Going global, Takeda opens up 165,000-square-foot R&D facility in San Diego

Months after?consummating its hefty $62 billion deal to buy Ireland?s Shire, Japanese drugmaker Takeda is strengthening its roots in the United States and enriching its global research heft, by unveiling a 165,000-square-foot facility in San Diego, California, in addition to its existing R&D center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and plant in Shonan, Japan.

The new facility, announced on Tuesday, will extend Takeda?s $TAK 14-year presence in San Diego, and is home to more than 250 employees focused on R&D related to gastroenterology and neuroscience.

The San Diego research center will also play a key role in connecting local