About Plusultra pharma

As a research and development-based pharmaceutical company, we develop pharmaceuticals for unmet needs, such as orphan drugs. Before delivering new products, we always consider the needs of our customers.


Corporate Mission

Contribute to Society by Providing Critical but Neglected Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Management Policies


  1. Give priority to legal and ethical compliance in the course of business – never prioritize loyalty to company over moral.
  2. Share our Mission, Policies and Code of Conduct among all stakeholders (employees, shareholders, officers).
  3. Pursue evolution of the company, yet becoming larger is not our main goal.
  4. Comply with regulations and ethical codes.
  5. Ensure transparency and disclosure.
  6. Launch business overseas.


  1. Value employees and families, and respect self-development.
  2. Employ the principle of “select few”*, and create an environment where they can enjoy working.
    *Select few = experienced experts passionately devoted to working, irrespective of gender, age, nationality, religion or preference.
  3. Value suggestions and opinions from employees.


  1. Pursue high-quality products and data.
  2. Ensure post-marketing safety.
  3. Search for product seeds externally.


  1. Profits are a result of and means of achieving the Mission.
  2. Focus on higher return on sales/profits per employee.
  3. Keep in mind the disadvantages of failure – not the assumption of success – when making investment decisions.
  4. Profits are distributed to shareholders (dividends*), employees**, and to internal reserves.
    *Dividends: 1/3 of profits after tax
    **employees: up to dividends
  5. Invest asset only with a principal guarantee.


Putting ourselves in the position of people who look forward to our research progress as a research and development-based pharmaceutical company, develop pharmaceuticals for unmet needs, such as orphan drugs (for rare diseases), off-label drugs, and drugs for intractable diseases, and facilitate quick delivery of these drugs to patients and physicians in need.


Code of Conduct


When in doubt, the patient benefit takes priority.

 Our Challenges

  1. YMWS: “Yatte Minakucha Wakaranai, shikashi Songiri wo tamerauna”
    = You never know how it will turn out unless you try, but do not hesitate to cut losses
  2. ZY: “Zenrei ga nainara Yattemiru” = Even if there is no precedent, be the first to try it


  1. Never forget patients are waiting.
  2. Be unafraid to buy time.
  3. Set a specific deadline date* at the beginning to pursue the goal without worrying about possible delays.
    *Stay away from “approximately/around” and “early/late”, etc.
  4. If problems or mistakes occur, prevent their expansion first before preventing reoccurrence.
  5. Speedy decisions by managers who have authority of million(s) yen projects*.
    *3 million for Division Manager; 1 million for Department/Branch Manager/PM/PL


  1. Never take or lead to wasteful actions.
  2. No overtime work is considered optimal.
  3. Consider patient needs, scientific rationality and laws/regulations when pursuing higher quality in products/data.
  4. Pursue cost reduction with the principle of multiple sources, while regarding providers as partners.


  1. Embrace inter-departmental advice and cooperation – hiding in silos is a symptom of “Big Company” Disease.
  2. Superiors to confidently entrust tasks to subordinates, but never leave unmanaged.
  3. Hear anyone out – never interrupt in the middle.
  4. Start with conclusion/result when explaining/responding.
  5. Greetings may seem small, but they are important.

Family Line of Nobel

Alfred Nobel, known for inventing dynamite, established Nobel Industries in 1870. Through diversification via mergers, Nobel Industries evolved into the world’s leading chemical company, Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). The business unit of ICI, ICI Nobel, became Nobel Enterprises Industries Inc. when acquired by Inabata & Co., Ltd. in 2002. There, inaugurated as its group business is our company, Nobelpharma Co., Ltd.

Taking pride to inherit such a venerable name of Nobel, we are determined to contribute to society by providing pharmaceuticals and medical devices that only we can provide.

In 2020, overseas subsidiaries, Plusultra pharma GmbH and Plusultra pharma UK Ltd. were established in Duesseldorf, Germany, and Oxford, United Kingdom, respectively.




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