Our roots in Canada go back to the 1920s when both Ciba and Sandoz were established in Montreal and to the 1940s when J.R. Geigy opened in Toronto. Novartis was created in 1996 following the merger of CIBA-Geigy and Sandoz.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. is a leading research-based company with a wide-ranging program for the development and marketing of innovative prescription medications in Canada. The Company's national head office building, completed in 2003, is located in Dorval, Quebec.
In Canada, Novartis has five distinct companies.
On March 7th, 1996 Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy, the two Swiss-based chemical/life sciences giants, became Novartis