Eisai is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. We define our corporate mission as "giving first thought to patients and their families, and to increasing the benefits health care provides," which we call human health care (hhc). With operations in the U.S., Asia, Europe and it's domestic home market of Japan, Eisai employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.

History

1941: Eisai founded in Japan
1961: Eisai listed on the Tokyo/Osaka stock exchange
1970: Eisai establishes commercial operations in Indonesia
1981: Eisai establishes its North American operation in California
1988: European operations established
1990: Eisai establishes its UK R&D operation, Eisai London Research Laboratories, at University College London
1993: Eisai introduces the corporate philosophy of hhc (human health care)
1997: Aricept® (donepezil hydrochloride), for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, first launched (USA)

Pariet® (rabeprazole sodium) a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders, first launched (Japan)
2001: First Environmental and Social Report published
2004: European Regional HQ established (London)
2005: Eisai started marketing Zonegran® (zonisamide) in the US, for the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults
2006: Plans announced for a Strategic European Base in UK
2007: Prialt® (ziconotide), for the treatment of severe, chronic pain in patients who require intrathecal (IT) analgesia, launched in Europe

Inovelon® (rufinamide) is first launched in Germany, for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)
2009: European Knowledge Centre opens in Hatfield, UK as European centre

 

Eisai in Europe: Milestones

Eisai has been operating in Europe for more than 20 years and our products are available throughout the European Economic Area. Eisai is also preparing to enter other European markets.

1988: European operations established
1990: Eisai establishes its UK R&D operation, the London Research Laboratories, at University College, London
1995: Commercial operations begin in the UK
1996: Commercial operations start in France and Germany
1997: Aricept® (donepezil hydrochloride), for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, first launched in Europe
1998: Pariet® (rabeprazole sodium), a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders, launched in Europe
2001: Eisai begins commercial operations in Spain
2004: European Regional HQ established in London
2005: Eisai establishes commercial operations in Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Ireland

Zonegran® (zonisamide), for the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults, launched in Europe
2006: Plans announced for a Strategic European Base in UK

Eisai establishes commercial operations in Portugal, Norway and Denmark

Prialt® (ziconotide) used for the treatment of severe, chronic pain is first launched in the UK and Germany
2007: Ground breaking ceremony for European Knowledge Centre (EKC)

Commercial operations begin in Finland and Hungary

Inovelon® (rufinamide), for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a form of severe childhood epilepsy, launched in Europe
2008: First Eisai launch of NeuroBloc® (botulinum toxin type B) for cervical dystonia in the UK and Germany
2009: European Knowledge Centre opens in Hatfield, UK as hub of European operations

Zebinix (eslicarbazepine acetate) approved in Europe for the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults Eisai subsidiary launched in Austria

Eisai subsidiary launched in Austria Zebinix® (eslicarbazepine acetate) launched in Germany, Denmark, Austria and the UK for the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults

Eisai opens regional office in Bahrain

Eisai files submission to health authorities in Switzerland for eribulin (E7389), novel anti-cancer agent, for the treatment of metastatic and locally advanced breast cancer

Eisai and Quintiles enter into a strategic collaboration to develop Eisai's anticancer compounds

Eisai opens new manufacturing and process research base in India
2010: Eisai launches 'aboutmemoryproblems.com' website designed to help people recognise the early signs of Alzheimer's disease and provide guidance for seeking help and advice for those who are concerned about someone close to them

Zebinix® (eslicarbazepine acetate) launched in Sweden for the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults

Eisai submits regulatory applications for investigational anticancer agent eribulin mesylate (E7389) in Japan, the United States and Europe

Eisai subsidiary launched in Canada

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