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Takeda Vaccines (formerly LygoCyte pharmaceuticals), is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of vaccines that prevent human infectious diseases primarily in the respiratory and gastrointestinal markets. Takeda Vaccines is part of Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ Vaccine Business Unit (VBU) which was launched in January 2012. LigoCyte was incorporated in 1998 and acquired by Takeda in October 2012. Takeda Vaccines operates a development facility in Bozeman, Montana. Takeda has advanced its proprietary vaccines into human clinical testing, positioning Takeda for growth and success in the vaccine industry. Takeda is a global company with 18 research centers throughout the world, conducting business in 70 countries, with over 200 years of history and over 30,000 employees.