Novartis is a health care company that sells pharmaceuticals, eye care products and generic medications. The company specializes in medications for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. The company also provides drugs for respiratory diseases, immunology and dermatology, and cell and gene therapy.
Novartis has more than 50 medications in its portfolio. The company is committed to increasing access to life-saving medications with low-cost generic drugs.
The company is based in Switzerland and was formed in 1996 after a merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. In 2015, the company continued to affirm its intent to expand in Asia, Africa and Latin America to provide quality medicines in areas of high need.