Nutley-based Eisai Inc., the US subsidiary of Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co., Ltd., held a grand opening for its new headquarters, the Eisai US hhceco Center, in Nutley. This new facility, on the ON3 Campus, is strategically located to advance the company’s human health care (hhc) mission. The Eisai US hhceco Center will expand the diverse and powerful life sciences community in New Jersey, and aim to address pressing medical challenges in cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological diseases.
At the grand opening celebration, Eisai’s Global CEO, Haruo Naito, highlighted how the company is expanding its longstanding hhc mission to address healthcare’s most pressing challenges, based on the concept of an ecosystem model in which organizations share technologies, exchange values and grow together to deliver health-related solutions that matter to people and contribute to society – called hhceco.
“We’re excited to welcome the new Eisai US hhceco Center to our very own Nutley. This new collaborative and innovative center will bring hundreds of jobs to our state,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “New Jersey has become a hub for innovation in many industries, and Eisai’s extraordinary innovative research that will take place here will contribute to life-changing scientific and medical solutions for people living with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.”
With preeminent neighbors that provide healthcare and educate the next generation of clinical specialists, Eisai’s US hhceco Center is ideally located to foster existing collaborations and develop important new relationships. Additionally, the building offers a dynamic, technologically advanced environment that further enables the company’s commitment to innovation. The new 332,800 square foot facility brings approximately 800 jobs to the Nutley-Clifton area and, at full capacity, will accommodate 1,300 employees.
“We are thrilled to have Eisai’s U.S. Headquarters here in New Jersey and in this hub of innovation,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “This campus is the heart of Hackensack Meridian Health’s strategy to build the health system for the future. Our School of Medicine and the Center for Discovery and Innovation are foundational to our mission, to transform healthcare and to be the leader of positive change.”
“The official Grand Opening of the Eisai US hhceco Center reinforces our 30-year commitment to New Jersey and signifies the beginning of a new chapter as we establish an ecosystem platform to collaborate with industry, government, medical organizations and the community to deliver breakthrough medicines and new solutions that alleviate the health concerns of people so they can live healthier and more fulfilling lives,” said Ivan Cheung, chairman & CEO of Eisai Inc., global Alzheimer’s Disease officer, and senior corporate officer, Eisai Co., Ltd. “We are so honored to celebrate this important milestone for our company with such an esteemed group of dignitaries and contributors to the New Jersey life sciences community. ”
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