In 1878, Gisaburo Shiono, Sr. founded the company that became Shionogi & Co., Ltd. Still located on the original site in Osaka, Japan, today’s Shionogi retains its entrepreneurial spirit while having the resources of a fully integrated pharmaceutical company serving patients worldwide.
140 Years of Entrepreneurship
Our research scientists have discovered therapeutics including naldemedine, rosuvastatin and dolutegravir, and are currently working on many more potential future products.
In 2008, Shionogi acquired Sciele Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2011, merged it with Shionogi’s small existing development organization in New Jersey. The resulting company became Shionogi Inc., which has the mandate to bring Shionogi innovation to U.S. patients. In 2017, Shionogi Inc. gained approval of Symproic®, the first medicine both discovered and globally developed by Shionogi.
Shionogi Inc. now has a development organization capable of conducting multiple simultaneous late-stage clinical programs and submitting new drug application (NDA) filings worldwide, and we are now establishing the commercial capabilities to effectively bring these medicines to the appropriate patients.