artistic rendering of nerves within brain

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:

Artistic visualization of the nervous system in the brain

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Artistic visualization of kidneys

RENAL

Rendering of synaptic cleft between two neurons

AREAS OF UNDERSERVED

MEDICAL NEEDS

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

decorative overlapping shapes

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

lit flashlight icon

DISCOVERY

Search for early stage, creative assets and programs

conversation icon

DIALOGUE

Establish open communication and agile collaboration

knight chess piece icon

DELIVERY

Invest in novel treatments that address unmet medical need

Featured News

artistic rendering of pulse

The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development Enters Agreement with Sentinel Oncology to Develop Breakthrough Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome

PRINCETON, NJ – The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC (MSRD), a member of the global Otsuka family of pharmaceutical companies, announces today that it has entered an…

Learn More...

artistic rendering of pulse

McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development Enters Collaboration with Aché to Develop Potential Treatment for General Anxiety Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PRINCETON, NJ – The McQuade Center for Strategic Research and Development, LLC (MSRD), a member of the global Otsuka family of pharmaceutical companies, announces today that it has entered an…

Learn More...

artistic rendering of pulse

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…

Learn More...

Our Team

Dr. Robert McQuade

Dr. Robert McQuade

Chief Strategic Officer, Otsuka US

President of MSRD

Xilu Jiao

Dr. Xilu Jiao

Director

Strategic Research & Development

Nicole Sroczynski

Nicole Sroczynski

Associate Director

Strategic Research & Development

Nathan Styles

Dr. Nathan Styles

Senior Director

Strategic Research & Development

Nicole Mead

Dr. Nicole Meade

Associate Director

Strategic Research & Development