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Targeting the Greatest Threats in Infectious Disease

Our global vaccine business is applying innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging infectious diseases. By leveraging global, regional and local partnerships, we help to prevent illness and prepare for future threats, as well as support and increase access to medicine.

Vaccines represent a new dimension of global impact for Takeda. We are reaching more people and saving more lives than ever before, and this is an extraordinary privilege, responsibility and opportunity for all of us. Together, we are building on Takeda’s long history and developing a strong pipeline for the future.

Our Mission

To develop and deliver innovative vaccines that tackle the toughest problems in public health and improve the lives of people around the world.

Our Vision

To protect the health of people everywhere through vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases.


In our day-to-day work, all over the world, we focus on the following values while upholding the highest ethical standards:

  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Fairness
  • Honesty

Our Vaccines

  • BLB-750 (H5N1 Flu)
  • Measles Rubella
  • Mumps
  • Diphtheria Tetanus Toxoid
  • Seasonal Flu (Denka & Kaketsuken)
  • Varicella (Biken)
  • Japanese Encephalitis (Biken)

Our Leadership

Vaccines represent a new dimension of global impact - successful leadership at Takeda can be encompassed in these four pillars:

DEMONSTRATING strategic enterprise thinking, finding innovative ways to serve patients and build trust, reputation and business

CREATING the environment that inspires and enables people to move the organization forward

FOCUSING on the few priorities and delivers superior results

ELEVATING the capabilities of the organization for now and the future

Strategic Priorities

There are two priorities for VBU employees: developing new vaccines to meet unmet health needs and making sure they’re available and accessible to people who need them most.

Our Vaccine Pipeline

We have developed a pipeline that focuses on diseases that impact disproportionally low- and middle-income countries. Currently, our vaccine research is focused on dengue, zika and norovirus.


  • Chikungunya Vaccine



phase 2

  • Norovirus Vaccine

phase 3

  • Dengue Vaccine

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Key Locations

  • Cambridge, MA (HQ) | Global VBU HQ Operations
  • Zurich (HQ)
  • Singapore
  • Osaka/Tokyo (HQ)
  • São Paulo
  • Singen
  • Hikari

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