JSR Establishes US Headquarters for JSR Life Sciences and North American Holding Company

March 14, 2019 - 06:59
Corporate

SUNNYVALE, CA – Mar. 14, 2019 – JSR announced today that it will establish a US headquarters for its biotechnology and life sciences focused businesses under the name JSR Life Sciences, LLC effective April 1, 2019.  The formation of JSR Life Sciences will centralize leadership and resources to support the company’s value proposition of driving innovation to provide a portfolio of integrated products, services and technologies to help partners develop and commercialize therapeutics and diagnostics that benefit global human health.

JSR Life Sciences, LLC will be a subsidiary of also newly established US-based JSR North America Holdings, Inc. and will operate as a strategic leader of JSR’s biotech and life sciences focused businesses and affiliate companies including MBL, KBI Biopharma, Selexis, Crown Bioscience and other affiliates throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. 

Until now “JSR Life Sciences” served primarily as a brand name under which JSR developed and sold advanced materials and products for the biotech industry.  This reorganization will foster new synergies among the companies’ different focus areas. 

Along with JSR Life Sciences, LLC, the company’s US-based semiconductor materials business, JSR Micro, Inc., will be held by the newly established JSR North America Holdings, Inc. which will provide shared administrative services to both entities. 

“This is an important step in further uniting the amazing talent and technologies of the JSR Life Sciences companies,” said Eric Johnson, president of JSR Life Sciences, LLC and JSR North America Holdings, Inc.  “We are creating a center of gravity for our biotech-focused businesses.  A US headquarters supports our commitment to innovating throughout the life sciences industry because it puts us into closer contact with industry leading companies throughout both the US and EU, while always remembering that it is our heritage as a Japanese company that has given us a solid, enduring foundation on which to build.”

About JSR Life Sciences, LLC

JSR Life Sciences, LLC is committed to the advancement of human health worldwide as a strategic partner to companies that discover, develop and deliver products to treat disease and improve the quality of life for patients.  Based in Sunnyvale, CA, JSR Life Sciences operates a network of manufacturing facilities, R&D labs and sales offices in key markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

About JSR North America Holdings, Inc.

JSR North America Holding Company, Inc. is a subsidiary of JSR Corporation and the holding company of JSR Micro, Inc. and JSR Life Sciences, LLC. 

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