Novartis was established in 1996 by the merger of two major Swiss pharmaceutical organizations, Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. The company is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and currently employs approximately 135,000 people in more than 140 countries.
Novartis uses science-based innovation to deliver better patient outcomes in growing areas of healthcare. Novartis is one of the largest R & D investors in the world with its research centres, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), located in several countries in Europe, the US and Asia. Novartis offers a wide range of healthcare products, including innovative medicines, ophthalmic products and generic medicines.
Find out more about Novartis in the world and other affiliates of the company at the following link: Novartis Worldwide