Daiichi Sankyo

Who We Are


A Legacy of Innovation, 110 Years and Counting

As the U.S. subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical innovator, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. draws on a rich heritage of innovation, integrity and accountability. While the success of our medicines speaks for itself, our corporate mission defines our vision and purpose:
To enrich quality of life around the world through the development of innovative pharmaceuticals.
How do we bring this corporate mission to life? By bringing together medical and scientific expertise, a collaborative and ethical culture, and a robust pipeline. At Daiichi Sankyo, innovation is more than a corporate motto. It's a philosophy we put into practice each and every day.
Established in 2006 by the merger of two 100-year-old Japanese pharmaceutical companies, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. inherited a rich legacy of innovation and scientific expertise across therapeutic categories. Today, we're just as dedicated to improving quality of life for the patients who need our medicines as our founders were a century ago. Our scientific expertise, robust pipeline and collaborative and ethical culture make a world of difference in the lives of patients and employees, and in the communities where we live and work.

Values and Mission


Company Values

Daiichi Sankyo company values are the guiding principles that direct our decision-making and the performance of our daily work. They speak to what is important to us as an organization and as individuals. They speak to what our patients, customers and employees can expect from us – Innovation, Integrity and Accountability.


Pharmaceutical innovation and therapeutic advances have had a dramatic impact on the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Innovation is our passion, as well as a fundamental requirement in our ongoing pursuit to create innovative, world-class medicines.


We are distinguished by integrity. We strive not only to do things right, but to do the right things to improve the health and well-being of patients.


Accountability is the cornerstone of our culture. It is at the intersection of research and patient need that we find our greatest challenges and our most extraordinary opportunities. We demonstrate our compassion for people by honoring our commitments to all those who depend on us to provide innovative therapies to patients.

Global Vision/Mission

Our global vision is to become a Global Pharma Innovator – a company that continuously develops innovative medicines. We're working to achieve this through social, economic and humanistic means.
Our global mission is to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life around the world through the creation of innovative pharmaceuticals, and through the provision of pharmaceuticals addressing diverse medical needs.

Company Culture

Growth. Empowerment. Rewards.

Daiichi Sankyo is proud that we are a successful company. We recognize all of our employees contribute to that success through their daily individual and collaborative work efforts. We create an environment at Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. that is both inspirational and aspirational to reinforce excellence in everything we do, and we have a unique and exciting way for our employees to create and achieve their professional goals. Our culture fosters:
Growth. We encourage our employees to proactively take on assignments that stretch their skills; to learn from some of the best minds in the industry; to follow an established path to success or forge their own.
Empowerment. Innovation thrives in an environment of freedom and accountability. If employees see an opportunity for improvement, we support them in finding that "better way."
Rewards. A Daiichi Sankyo career has significant rewards for employees: competitive pay and benefits; a welcoming, respectful and collaborative environment; and the pride that comes from knowing you are making a difference in peoples' lives.
Through growth, empowerment and rewards, our employees share in the success they help Daiichi Sankyo achieve. 

Proven Track Record

Our culture and organizational structure are founded on the principle of creating and maintaining successful partnerships. We prize our collaborative atmosphere and believe the scientific expertise of our researchers, as well as the creative talents and diverse thinking of all our world-class teams, are the driving force behind our success.
Daiichi Sankyo has a strong history of successful collaboration dating from the 1970s. Through the years, our entrepreneurial spirit has evolved to include licensing in/out, collaborations and M&A. We have a full range of both global and local integrated organizational and commercial capabilities combined with a track record of successful large, first-in-class product launches – and the financial strength to ensure appropriate investment in the products.
What makes us a successful partner? Our strong relationships with leading pharmaceutical innovators, which stem from:
  • A nimble culture and organizational structure that enables us to optimize and adapt to market challenges
  • A flat organization, which improves productivity and increases access to senior executives and personnel who are the key decision-makers
The mentality and resourcefulness of a start-up company, with the funding of a large corporation – which cultivates an entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture.

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