Member Contact: Dr Simon Fisher
Position: Chief Scientific Officer
Industry: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas. In 2016, the Group achieved net sales of USD 48.5 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 118,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are sold in approximately 155 countries around the world.
We have more than 60 years’ history in Australia and employ around 800 associates across our three divisions. We believe continued R&D is essential to innovation and in Australia we invest around 20M annually in local clinical trials.
Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We are committed to patients, associates, healthcare partners and society at large to improve access to healthcare and essential medicines as we aspire to become a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine.
To find out more about Novartis in Australia visit www.novartis.com.au