A-Station” has been established to further accelerate drug discovery research through evolution of the open innovation system established by Kyoto University and Astellas in the AK project where clinical and basic research of the university and drug discovery research of the company are closely linked in a timely manner. A-Station is a new platform for collaboration between industry and academia and under this scheme, Kyoto University and Astellas will conduct joint research projects in all therapeutic areas in a prompt and flexible manner.”

Astellas news release, June 5, 2017