Santen moving

Santen Inc. is moving its U.S. corporate headquarters from Napa, CA, to Emeryville, CA, in July.

Napa, CA-Santen Inc. is moving its U.S. corporate headquarters from Napa, CA, to Emeryville, CA, in July. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan.

“In the preparation of our new strategic plan, we can see that there will be substantial expansion of the organization, and we could not have accommodated this growth in the existing facility in Napa,” said Akihiro Tsujimura, chief operating officer of Santen Inc. “Since we will experience a significant demand for new staff, we believe that the new location will make it easier to recruit the highest-quality talent, as we will have increased access to the greater San Francisco Bay area biopharmaceutical talent pool.”

A secondary reason for the relocation, according to company officials, was the need for convenient access to international transportation due to increased interaction with the company’s employees in Japan and Europe.

Santen will occupy nearly 50,000 square feet on the top two floors of a 16-story building.