Our Partners


Through a history of many successful collaborations, Santen has built global alliances with venture businesses, universities, research centers, and other pharmaceutical companies. These partnerships continue to bring us closer to our goal of reducing the loss of social and economic opportunities for people around the world due to eye diseases and problems.

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May 2024
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Santen and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation concluded a contract for the joint sales promotion in Japan of Alesion® eyelid cream 0.5%, (generic name: epinastine hydrochloride), a long-acting treatment for allergic conjunctivitis.
Dec. 2021
Santen and Aerie announced a global expansion of the exclusive development and commercialization agreement for Rhopressa®/Rhokiinsa® and Rocklatan®/ Roclanda® executed in October 2020 by concluding a new agreement to target additional territories, including Europe, China and several other regions.
Aug. 2021
Sydnexis Inc.
Santen SA and Sydnexis Inc. entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for SYD-101, a novel investigational treatment for progressive childhood myopia, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). SYD-101 is currently undergoing a large multicenter phase III clinical trial in Europe and the US.
May. 2021
Glaukos Corporation
Santen entered into an expanded collaboration in the development and commercialization with Glaukos Corporation for the product development, commercialization, and sales of the Santen owned STN2000100 surgical device (DE-128) in North, Central, and South America, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to the U.S. executed in 2019.
Oct. 2020
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Santen and Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. entered into an exclusive development and commercialization agreement for Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) and Rocklatan® (netarsudil and latanoprost ophthalmic solution) for the treatment of patients with open-angle glaucoma, ocular surface diseases and retinal diseases in Japan, along with rights for several other Asian countries.
Jul. 2020
Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc
Santen and RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Osmotica Company, entered into an exclusive license agreement covering the development, registration, and commercialization rights in Japan, China, and other Asian countries as well as EMEA countries to RVL-1201, oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%, which is the first and only ophthalmic formulation approved in the United States for the treatment of acquired blepharoptosis or ptosis in adults.
Jun. 2020
Plano Pte. Ltd.
Santen and Plano concluded a strategic alliance to tackle the global burden of myopia.
May. 2020
jCyte, Inc.
Santen and jCyte Inc. concluded an exclusive licensing contract covering the development, registration and commercialization rights in Japan, Asia and Europe to jCell, a first-in-class investigational therapy in currently in clinical development for retinitis pigmentosa.
Feb. 2020
Santen and Verily, an Alphabet company, established a joint venture to develop and commercialize unique ophthalmic devices focused on applying microelectronics and scalable digital technologies to ophthalmology.
Jan. 2020
International Telecommunication Union
Santen and ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, entered into a partnership agreement to support “Be He@lthy, Be Mobile” in ophthalmology, an initiative of ITU and the World Health Organization.
Sep. 2019
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Santen and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation concluded a joint sales promotion contract concerning Alesion® Ophthalmic Solution 0.05% (JAN: epinastine hydrochloride), which is an anti-allergenic ophthalmic solution currently manufactured and marketed by Santen, and Alesion® LX, for which Santen has recently obtained approval.
Jun. 2019
Oxford Biomedica (UK) Limited
Santen and Oxford Biomedica entered into an R&D Collaboration and Option & License Agreement to research and develop gene therapy products for the treatment of an inherited retinal disease.
Apr. 2019
Glaukos Corporation
Santen Inc., a subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical, and Glaukos entered into a multi-year agreement whereby Glaukos will become the exclusive distributor of the MicroShunt (development code: DE-128) solely in the U.S. market.