Developing precision-targeted therapies against cancer
Through technology, passion and determination, Rakuten Medical is pioneering the development of new approaches to treat cancer.
We are a privately funded, global biotechnology company with offices in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Germany. We aim to become a leader in precision-targeted therapies through our proprietary, anti-cancer treatment platform, Illuminox™.
Illuminox is being studied to determine if it acts broadly across different tumor types and patient populations by potentially inducing tumor necrosis with minimal effects on normal tissue while triggering an immune response for enhanced anti-cancer activity throughout the body.
Rakuten Medical’s lead program, ASP-1929, has achieved Fast Track designation from both the FDA and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and it is in Phase 3 clinical trials for recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (rHNSCC). The Phase 2 study results on this investigational therapy suggest a high response rate in patients who have failed existing treatment options and have the potential to improve progression-free and overall survival.
Additional Phase 2 studies for ASP-1929 are also underway to evaluate the safety and efficacy in patients with other cancer types.
"We are for the cancer patients, to offer them the possibility to battle cancer, with precision-targeted medicines
We create a new way to fight cancer, with uncompromising science, passion and commitment.
Rakuten Medical pursues a future where cancer
is no longer a threat to the patients' lives."*
*ASP-1929 is an experimental therapy and has not been approved by the FDA
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Vice Chairman & CSO
Chief Medical Officer
President and COO
Chief Technology Officer
Director of the Board
President and Managing Director, Rakuten Medical Europe GmbH
Executive Director of Safety & Pharmacovigilance
Head of Quality
Head of People Operations
Leader, Talent Acquisition & Development
Director, Corporate & Business Development
Director of Strategic Planning and Operations, Head of Asia Business Promotion, Rakuten Medical Japan, K.K.
Sr. Director of Global Clinical Operations
VP Clinical Development, Rakuten Medical Japan K.K.
Manager of Operations, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Rakuten Medical Europe GmbH
Associate Director, Leader of Program Management
Director of Data Management
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