Company summary

We are Rakuten Medical, Inc., a privately funded, clinical stage, global Biopharmaceutical Company with locations in San Mateo, CA (Corporate Headquarters) and San Diego, CA (R&D Science Park), and regional offices in Japan, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and Germany.

We are supported by investors that have the commitment to build a fully integrated R&D and commercial biopharmaceutical company to innovate, develop, and commercialize cutting edge cancer therapies.

Currently are developing therapies based on a novel proprietary technology platform that utilizes antibodies conjugated with payloads that are specifically activated at the tumor site. Our first clinical product is in Phase 3 pivotal clinical testing to treat terminal cancer patients. This is a first-in-class product with unique pharmacological activity and with the potential to have a broad impact in cancer. Given the rapid progression of the clinical studies we are quickly growing our teams to build and enhance in-house expertise with the intent to expand our R&D operations, clinical programs and prepare for the commercialization of our products.

Products or services

Our long-term objective is to commercialize a number of therapies based on Photoimmunotherapy to treat a broad range of solid tumor types, as single agent and in combination with other immunomodulatory agents, to generate robust and long lasting anticancer immunological responses.

Rakuten Medical is currently sponsoring a global Phase 3 multicenter clinical study for ASP-1929 to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ASP-1929 in patients with recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. Additional Phase 2 studies are also in place to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ASP-1929 in patients with other cancer types.


Our mission is to offer new, safe, and effective cancer treatment options that could transform and improve the lives of patients.

Rakuten Medical was created out of passion, ambition, and the motivating strength to take on the battle against a disease that affects millions across the world – cancer. Rakuten Medical embraces a culture of compassion. We abide by our promise to develop effective, safe and innovative therapies for patients as soon as scientifically possible, without delay, to extend and improve cancer treatment worldwide. Our slogan is “CONQUERING Cancer. For LIFE”.

Rakuten Medical Taiwan, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.


Elton Chang


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