Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. It has been created in 1996, through a merger that took place between Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. The history of these two predecessor companies goes back 250 years, so Novartis can pride itself with a broad history of developing innovative products and marketing them in order to contribute to a progress in health and science.
The company manages its businesses with global scale and strives to create strong customer ties, focusing on their innovative patented medicines, generics and eye care devices.
Divisions of Novartis
The Innovative Medicines Division has two business units, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology. Through both of these divisions, they commercialize innovative and patented medicine, whether it is for primary care, in order to enhance the health quality of patients, or through a portfolio of patented oncology, hematology and rare disease medicines, in order to address urgent issues and needs of people suffering of cancer, these two divisions are meant to improve and extend people’s lives.
As the constantly address the unmet needs of patients worldwide, it also focuses on pest control, through its Novartis Animal Health division. As they constantly research new ways of improving their products, a new line of non-toxic biocides has been introduces a few years ago. It is derived from plants’ essential oils and it can provide insect control in livestock and production animal facilities. Avoiding thus the unnecessary use of chemical-based products, they manage to deliver efficacy in this industry as well. Clearly addressing issues such as safety precautions, environmental concerns and application warnings that are normally related to pest control products, the company proves that through constant innovation, negative impacts can be avoided and positive results are not that hard to achieve.
They have businesses which are supported by global organisations with leading capabilities in research, development, manufacturing and business services. Besides this, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), has more than 6,000 scientists and physicians worldwide, and it is the place where innovation comes to file at Novartis.
As a very successful company, Novartis has its own set of values which stand at its core and help with its development. These are Innovation, Quality, Collaboration, Performance, Courage and Integrity. The culture of Novartis is defined by these principles, and having as proof their constant evolution, one can see that a strong core can lead to great performances.