New Alliances at a Glance

Alliances At-A-Glance

To achieve our goals of bringing safe and effective medicines to patients in need, as well as achieving long-term growth, Daiichi Sankyo partners with a variety of organizations to focus on progressing promising products that complement our in-house portfolio.

Our strategy involves in-licensing new products and product candidates, acquiring companies that will drive our portfolio in key therapeutic areas, as well as partnering on specific aspects of research, development and/or commercialization.

Our decades-long history of effective collaboration exemplifies our ability to license products in and out of Daiichi Sankyo, develop and maintain valuable partnerships, and successfully complete mergers and acquisitions.

Here is a snapshot of our activity:


Bristol-Myers Squibb

A research collaboration to evaluate Opdivo® (nivolumab) and DS-8201 in HER2-expressing breast and bladder cancers


Max Planck Innovation GmbH and Lead Discovery Center GmbH

An agreement between Daiichi Sankyo, Max Planck Innovation and the Lead Discovery Center providing Daiichi Sankyo with the option to receive the exclusive rights to a new lead compound for the treatment of cancer to be discovered and developed at the Lead Discovery Center


Heptares Therapeutics, Limited

A drug discovery and licensing agreement with Heptares Therapeutics that is focused on a single G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that plays a crucial role in relieving pain


Kite Pharma

A strategic partnership with Kite Pharma, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, Inc.,  for the exclusive rights of development, manufacturing and commercialization in Japan of Kite’s cellular cancer therapy axicabtagene ciloleucel (KTE-C19)



An exclusive agreement to commercialize nine biosimilars in Japan, including several biosimilars in late stage development, including biosimilars of adalimumab, bevacizumab and trastuzumab



An agreement  with Celixir for an exclusive license in Japan to develop and market Heartcel™, an immune-modulatory progenitor (iMP) cell therapeutic agent for ischemic heart failure currently in development


AgonOx, Inc.

A strategic collaboration with AgonOx, Inc. to develop an undisclosed immuno-oncology target


Inspirion Delivery Sciences

A  collaboration to commercialize two abuse-deterrent opioid medications, MorphaBond™ ER and RoxyBond™, both of which feature a unique, patent-protected abuse-deterrent technology


Zymeworks, Inc.

A cross-licensing and collaboration agreement to develop proprietary cancer immuno-oncology products



A co-commercialization agreement for Movantik®, a medication indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic non‑cancer pain


Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

A comprehensive alliance to develop first-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular-metabolic diseases. The collaboration is built on an open-innovation model to bridge the gap between target discovery and pre-clinical drug development.


Virtici, LLC and Celdara Medical, LLC

A collaboration to jointly investigate novel therapeutic candidates and thereby further strengthen the Daiichi Sankyo developmental pipeline across multiple therapeutic areas


University of California, San Francisco

A drug discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases

Note: This is not a complete list of Daiichi Sankyo alliances

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