Who We Are
At our core is perseverance, a fierce determination to overcome any obstacle regardless of setbacks, on behalf of patients and their loved ones. We place greater value on what we can achieve together than on what we can do alone because the needs of those we serve always come first. We will not be bound by doing what’s been done before. Instead, we free ourselves from preconceived notions to discover solutions that advance patient care. Our mission is clear: Otsuka-people, creating new products for better health worldwide.
We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission in three important categories.
Busaburo Otsuka founded Otsuka in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, with an unconventional idea and the belief that anything is possible. Otsuka has been on a journey of creativity and innovation ever since.
The first Otsuka US research and development base was established in Rockville, Maryland. Just a few years later, in 1989, Otsuka’s first US commercial organization was created, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc (OAPI).
Otsuka’s second US location, in Princeton, New Jersey, was opened. We continued our evolution, and in 2007 Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc (OPDC), was created to oversee all commercial pharmaceutical and medical device activities in the United States.
Today the two companies, OAPI and OPDC, are part of one family—the Otsuka Holdings Co, Ltd, that has over 180 companies, with more than 45,000 employees in 28 countries around the world.
Our Family of Companies
Our parent, Otsuka America, Inc (OAI), consists of multiple companies committed to offering innovative products that go beyond healthcare to improve the health and well-being of patients. Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development, Inc. (OPDC) belong to a distinguished family of US affiliates.