With a global history of more than 130 years specializing in vision care, Santen has established a worldwide presence in the research, development, marketing, and sales of innovative eye care products and services that enable optimal sight. From the front of the eye to the back and from common to rare conditions, understanding and treating the entire eye is a legacy we’re proud of.
Santen USA, established in Emeryville, CA in 1993, leverages our global heritage to advance therapies that address today’s unmet vision needs in the world’s largest ophthalmic market. We are advancing new therapeutics in collaboration with academic centers, and pursuing innovative diagnostics and treatments enabled by technology that may preserve and improve eye health.
Our deep roots start in Japan, Santen’s worldwide headquarters, where the company began in 1890. Since then, Santen has become an established leader in the Japanese, Asian, and European prescription ophthalmology marketplaces and continues to expand across global markets, including the United States. Today, Santen employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and sells specialty ophthalmic products in more than 60 countries.
With a clear focus on vision, we aim to deliver the highest quality products, to act with integrity, to earn the trust of our partners and customers, and to deliver sight-saving innovations to physicians and patients.
We’re all eyes at Santen, and we see patients and families in everything we do.