The beginning of Santen traces back to 1890 in Kitahama Osaka, with the founding of a private firm named Taguchi Santendo. The Company’s first eye drop, Daigaku Eye Drops, was launched in 1899. The first plastic eye drop container in Japan was launched by the Company in 1962. Since then, Santen has become an established leader in the Asian and European prescription ophthalmology marketplaces and continues to expand across global markets.
As a specialized pharmaceutical company in ophthalmology, Santen offers a whole range of products, covering therapeutic areas such as dry eye, glaucoma, etc.
We invest heavily in the research and development of innovative technologies going hand in hand with our existing and future product portfolio.
Santen’s commitment to serve unmet needs and preserve the quality of life inspires us to develop innovative solutions that protect and restore vision for people across the globe. Read more about our Research and Development.