Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo Ireland Ltd.

R&D Network


To accelerate development of innovative pharmaceutical solutions for patients, our Group has established a global structure designed to support rapid research and development activities in the key regions of Japan, the United States, Europe and India. In Tokyo we are working on everything from drug discovery to development and manufacturing to expand our company's range of products.

Global clinical development of new compounds is directed from Edison, New Jersey, United States, where Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development is located. Important steps in pharmaceutical development such as drug metabolism and final medication formulation are carried out in Martinsried and Pfaffenhofen, located near Munich, Germany.

The roots of Daiichi Sankyo's European research and development activities run back to 1910, when the pharmaceutical company "Luitpold-Werk" was established in Munich, Germany.

Tissue and Cell Research Center Munich (TCRM)

The Tissue and Cell Research Center Munich (TCRM) is a Daiichi Sankyo research department that examines how the human body tolerates new medications. Our Employees at the TCRM also search for innovative therapeutic approaches in pharmaceutical research. The TCRM collaborates extensively with scientific organisations and university centres.

The department, located just outside Munich in the town of Martinsried, was set up in 1998. Most of its employees are scientists.