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The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC (MSRD) was established in 2019 by the Otsuka US Pharmaceutical Business. MSRD is named for Dr. Robert McQuade, Chief Strategic Officer for Otsuka in the US and President of MSRD.

MSRD helps advance studies in:

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Bob McQuade

"Otsuka is dedicated to investing in innovative and creative products that contribute to the lives of people everywhere. MSRD was created as an extension of this commitment to support and identify early stage opportunities that can change the landscape of how we treat mental illness and renal disorders in the future."

Dr. Robert McQuade

Chief Strategic Officer, Otsuka US
President of MSRD

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Our Mission

The purpose of MSRD is to search for, identify and fund innovative early-stage research/development programs that have the potential to build the future portfolio of Otsuka products.

Our Approach

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Search for early stage, creative assets and programs

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Establish open communication and agile collaboration

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Invest in novel treatments that address unmet medical need

Featured News

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The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development and Eikonizo Therapeutics Enter Agreement to Develop Treatments for Patients with Rare Diseases

PRINCETON, N.J. – (February 9, 2021) – The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC (MSRD), a member of the global Otsuka family of pharmaceutical companies, announces it has…

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MSRD Enters Collaboration Agreement with Rugen Holdings (Cayman) Limited to Develop Novel Treatment for Patients with Diverse Psychiatric Disorders

Activities will support the clinical development of Rugen’s potential first-in-class, orally administered drug candidate with initial clinical focus on treatment-resistant depression.   PRINCETON,…

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Our Team

Dr. Robert McQuade

Dr. Robert McQuade

Chief Strategic Officer, Otsuka US

President of MSRD

Xilu Jiao

Dr. Xilu Jiao

Associate Director

Strategic Research & Development

Nicole Sroczynski

Nicole Sroczynski

Senior Manager

Strategic R&D Operations

Nathan Styles

Dr. Nathan Styles

Senior Director

Strategic Research & Development