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The world's first film preparations (ODF, Orally Rapid Disintegration Film Formula, and ADF, Adhesive and Disintegration Film Applicable to Oral Mucosa) were developed and manufactured by Kyukyu (QQ) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. These innovative formulations quickly caught on as convenient forms of medication and subsequently gained widespread acceptance. Since 1963, the year of QQ's foundation, our improvement in adhesion technology and extremely-thin coating technology has led to a specialization in patches for anti-inflammatory diseases in the field of orthopedic medicine. Due to our persistence and determination in developing state-of-the-art technology as an R&D company, we have managed to enhance our technology to a higher degree of control at the "µm" level.

The global pharmaceutical market has been changing dramatically and already-existing business models have become unviable. Under these conditions, it is becoming more and more difficult to develop groundbreaking new drugs, even for mega pharmas. As a technology-pharma, we seek to take maximum advantage of these adverse circumstances, and aims to combine proven compounds with our own technologies and maximize the medical and commercial potential of such. Our full intention is to address unmet medical needs under the following five goals.

  • 1. Bioavailability Enhancement
  • 2. Controlling of Drug Release (Fast onset or prolonged effect)
  • 3. Good Portability
  • 4. Easy Swallowing and Taste Masking
  • 5. High Degree of Comfort and Convenience

Our mission is to offer good value to our customers through innovative safe, and secure medications. From our point of view, sucth high value medication equals "patient-friendly medicine." We are ready to meet the daily challenge of developing patient-friendly medicines and delivering them to patients in a timely fashion.

While QQ is only a mid-sized pharmaceutical company in the regional city of Toyama, Japan, a continued reliance on QQ's expertise has led collaborator candidates to choose us for the development of new drugs of the patch or film dosage variety. Based on this reliance, we are confident we will leave a footprint that will linger on into the future of medicine. "Quest for Quality... and Performance of Life" - We have a passion to provide all people with not only good quality of life but also a more fulfilled and precious life.

President Hirohiko Inada
Profile
Name
KYUKYU PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,LTD.
President
Hirohiko Inada
Foundation
October 1963
Capital
¥95,000,000
Number of Employees
220
Business Items
Manufacturing and Sales of Ethical Drugs /OTC Drugs
Head Office
2-10 Nihonbashi-honcho 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan Google Maps
Headquarter
32-7 Hibari, Imizu City, Toyama 939-0351 Japan Google Maps
< Toyama Plant >
TEL:0766-56-9901
FAX:0766-56-9911
< Laboratory >
TEL:0766-56-2501
FAX:0766-56-9911
Main Transactors
Astellas Pharma Inc.
DAIICHI SANKYO CO.,LTD.
DAIICHI SANKYO HEALTHCARE CO.,LTD.
Eisai Co.,Ltd.
Elmed Eisai Co.,Ltd.
MOCHIDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,LTD.
SANWA KAGAKU KENKYUSHO CO.,LTD.
Kowa Company, Ltd.
Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
Pfizer Japan Inc.
Teva Takeda Pharma Ltd.
Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Main Banks
Hokuriku Bank, Kosugi Branch
Sumitomo-Mitsui Bank, Toyama Branch
History
1963
Company founded as a drug seller.
1969
Obtain permission to manufacture Drug.
1994
Toyama Plant constructed. (Plasters production line)
1996
Toyama Plant expanded. (Cataplasms production line)
2002
Hirohiko Inada becomes president of Kyukyu Pharmaceutical co.,ltd.
2005
Toyama Plant expanded. (Films and Patches production line)
2011
Toyama Plant expanded. (Quality Control building)
Films production line expanded.
2017
Toyama Plant expanded. (New production building,Research building)
Plasters production line expanded.
 
Quest for high quality pharmaceuticals to meet patients' needs.
Quality system continuously improved with scientific approaches.
Performance of life by providing a stable supply of reliable products while attaching great importance to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
( 1 ) QQ strives to contribute to a better living environment of local community through its business activity as a social member.

( 2 ) QQ as a life science company willingly furthers social action programs such as scholarly activity, cultural activity, and sporting activity which are involved in QQ's management principles.
QQ promotes personal social action programs conducted by employees.
Message from Management
Corporate information
Corporate philosophy
Corporate Social Responsibility