Our Purpose and Ambition
Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars and a division of the Novartis Group. Sandoz contributes to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. That is our purpose. Our business ambition is to be the world’s leading and most valued generics company.
Our global portfolio comprises approximately 1,000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, which accounted for 2019 sales of USD 9.7 billion. Our broad offering translates into substantial and ongoing savings for patients and payors, which help to ensure the sustainability of healthcare systems in the face of significant budgetary pressures, while also freeing up funding for innovative medicines.
Our products reach more than 500 million patients. Our broad portfolio is spearheaded by our global leadership position in both biosimilars, the “cutting edge” of innovative off-patent medicines, and generic antibiotics, the foundation of global healthcare systems. We also run a broad range of targeted corporate responsibility programs to increase access to medicine, medical information and appropriate medical training for healthcare professionals.