Ono Pharmaceutical

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Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Native name
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 4528
ISIN JP3197600004
Industry Pharmaceuticals
Founded1717;304 years ago (1717) as Fushimiya Ichibei apothecary
FounderIchibei Ono I
Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-8564
Area served
Key people
Gyo Sagara
(President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease2.svg JPY 261.8 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 2.4 billion) (FY 2017)
Decrease2.svg JPY 50.2 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 474 million) (FY 2017)
Number of employees
3,576 (consolidated, as of September 30, 2018)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2] [3]
Ono Pharmaceutical's headquarters in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan Headquarters of Ono Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd..JPG
Ono Pharmaceutical's headquarters in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (小野薬品工業株式会社, Ono Yakuhin Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan. It is headquartered in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, with its major plants in Higashinari-ku, Osaka, and Fujinomiya, Shizuoka., [4] and its central research institute at Minase, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima District, Osaka. [5]


Ono Pharmaceutical's roots go back to 1717 when Ichibei Ono (Japanese : 小野市兵衛) started his dealer business of pharmaceuticals in Osaka. His business expanded and changed its name a few times, and became Ono Pharmaceutical Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japanese : 小野薬品工業株式会社) in 1948. [6]

Ono has been listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange since 1963. Its consolidated earnings in the half year ending in March 2018 were 16 billion Japanese yen. [7]

Nivolumab, the cancer drug based on the research of Prof.Dr. Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University, who received the Nobel Prize later in 2018, is marketed by both Ono Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb. [8]

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