We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.
A global leader in healthcare
One of the world's leading healthcare companies, Novartis' dedication to scientific research, imagination, and new technologies has led to the creation of thousands of groundbreaking products and services in the areas of pharmaceuticals, nutrition, eye-care, and animal health.
That dedication is reflected in our name – Novartis – which is derived from the Latin, novae artes, signifying new skills. It reflects our drive to be on the leading edge of the healthcare industry, a visionary company with a "product pipeline" filled with remarkable breakthroughs.
Our commitment to patients
Novartis puts patients first. We want to create value for all patients, including those who cannot afford treatment. In 2008, our access-to-medicines programs, valued at USD 1.26 billion, reached 74 million patients globally. In the developing world, we extend free leprosy and tuberculosis treatment and offer our antimalarial drug Coartem without profit through multilateral institutions and public-private partnerships.
Diseases and Conditions
Disease education is the first step to a healthier life.
Our success depends on the creativity and performance of our associates.