Our Mission

Our Mission

To develop and offer pharmaceutical products that meaningfully benefit patients around the world, with a commitment to advancing patient care through transdermal drug delivery.


Our Values

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Our Leadership Principles


LEADERS HAVE A BIAS FOR ACTION. Speed matters in business. Leaders seize opportunities and attack projects with a real sense of urgency. They understand the status quo may be more dangerous than the unknown. They take calculated risks.


EXECUTE AND DELIVER RESULTS. Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle.


ACCOMPLISH MORE WITH LESS. Constraints breed resourcefulness, self­-sufficiency, and invention. There are no extra points for growing headcount, budget size, or fixed expense. Leaders are frugal and treat Noven's spending like it was their own.


DIVE DEEP. Leaders operate at all levels, stay connected to the details, audit frequently, and are skeptical when metrics and anecdote differ. No task is beneath them. They seek diverse perspectives and work to disconfirm their beliefs. Leaders are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. They are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them.


EARN TRUST. Leaders listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. They are vocally self-critical, even when doing so is awkward or embarrassing. Leaders do not believe their or their team's body odor smells of perfume. They benchmark themselves and their teams against the best.


RECRUIT AND DEVELOP THE BEST. Leaders raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion. They recognize exceptional talent. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others.


SET THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. Leaders have relentlessly high standards – many people may think these standards are unreasonably high. Leaders are continually raising the bar, inspiring and motivating teams to deliver extraordinary performance. Leaders ensure that defects do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.


HAVE A BACKBONE. Leaders are willing to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.


INVENT AND SIMPLIFY. Leaders expect and require innovation and invention from their teams and always find ways to simplify. They are externally aware, look for new ideas from everywhere, and are not limited by "not invented here."


POSSESS AND OWN. Leaders are owners. They think long-term and don't sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say "that's not my job."

Fast Facts

Core Business:
Specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of prescription pharmaceutical products.

Year of Incorporation:

Over 300

Chairman &
Chief Executive Officer:

Dr. Naruhito Higo

Media, General Business
& Other Inquiries:


Partnering and Other Business Development Opportunities
Tel: 551-233-2700

Employment Inquiries:
Marilyn Reynaldo
Associate Director –
Talent Acquisition

Community Support:
Corporate Social Responsibility

Affiliated Companies:
Noven is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. – bringing the benefits of patch therapy to patients around the world.

Noven's commercialized products are marketed and sold through Noven Therapeutics, LLC.

Grove Pharmaceuticals is the generic division of Noven Therapeutics, LLC.