Innovative Drug Discovery, Focused Drug Development

Astex is a leader in innovative drug discovery, development and commercialization, committed to the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. As part of Japan’s leading pharmaceutical company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Astex operates from two sites with drug discovery research headquarters in Cambridge, UK and clinical development headquarters in Pleasanton, California, USA.

  • Rich product portfolio with multiple drugs in clinical development
  • Backed by the resources and commitment of a top 20 pharmaceutical company
  • Productive partnerships and alliances with world-leading academic centres and companies

Oncology Focused

We are a leader in innovative small-molecule therapeutics with particular expertise in fragment-based drug discovery, the most important advance in discovery chemistry in the last 20 years. Although our discovery platform has been successfully applied to therapeutic targets addressing a variety of disease areas, our primary clinical area of focus is cancer.