• Adakveo is the first targeted sickle cell disease therapy for prevention of recurrent vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) available for use in Europe
  • Clinical data showed that use of Adakveo led to a significant reduction in the rate of VOCs and to fewer days spent in hospital
  • VOCs disrupt patients’ lives physically, socially, and emotionally – and can increase risk of organ damage and early death

Basel, October 30,

  • Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI) in Kobe, Japan becomes first CAR-T cell therapy commercial manufacturing site in Asia
     
  • Novartis global CAR-T manufacturing footprint now spans four continents, bringing Kymriah closer to patients and healthcare professionals around the world
     
  • Prestigious FBRI is recognized for its world-class expertise and established practice in CAR-T cell therapy
     
  • Global CAR-T manufacturing growth includes recent FDA approval for further capacity expansion in the US, …
  • Latest data show Cosentyx® provides fast and strong skin clearance, significant improvement in quality of life and a favorable safety profile1,2
     
  • Moderate-to-severe psoriasis affects more than 350,000 children worldwide3, with the physical and psychological burden disrupting important formative years4
     
  • FDA has accepted a submission for Cosentyx in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in children and adolescents aged 6 to <18 years
     
  • Cosentyx is backed …
  • Acquisition expands the Novartis footprint in ophthalmology and enhances the company’s position as an AAV-based gene therapy powerhouse.

  • Novartis gains two pre-clinical optogenetic AAV gene therapy programs and novel delivery technology for treating inherited retinal dystrophies and geographic atrophy.

  • Inherited retinal dystrophies, including advanced retinitis pigmentosa, affect greater than 2 million patients worldwide, and geographic atrophy affects approximately 5 million patients worldwide.

  • Novartis has been granted an option to in-license global rights of MP0420 and MP0423 – multi-targeted direct acting antiviral therapeutic candidates demonstrating potential efficacy against COVID-19
  • MP0420 and MP0423 are potential medicines with a unique approach for both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, with the possibility to manufacture at scale, easy administration and with the potential to bypass cold storage
  • Switzerland based Molecular Partners, a global leader in the development of DARPin …
  • Q3 net sales from continuing operations1were in line with prior year (cc2, +1% USD):
    • Growth drivers included Entresto USD 632 million (+45% cc), Zolgensma USD 291 million (+79% cc), Cosentyx USD 1 012 million (+7% cc), Kisqali USD 183 million (+50% cc) and Promacta/Revolade USD 442 million (+16% cc)
    • Sandoz …
  • C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is a rare renal disease, affecting young patients with a poor prognosis and significant unmet need.1–3 
  • Iptacopan (LNP023) is a potential first-in-class, oral, potent and selective factor B inhibitor of the complement system’s alternative pathway, targeting the underlying cause of C3G.4–6
  • Data presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2020 Annual Meeting shows that investigational iptacopan
  • Orphan drug designation is reserved for medicines treating rare, life-threatening or chronically debilitating diseases
  • IgA nephropathy (IgAN), while rare, is the most common form of glomerulonephritis, affecting mostly young adults with no approved treatment option and significant risk to progress to e
  • Huntington’s disease is a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease that leads to progressive disability and death

  • There are no approved disease modifying therapies that delay disease onset or slow progression of the disease

  • Branaplam (LMI070) is an orally administered, small molecule RNA splicing modulator that could potentially reduce the levels of mutant huntingtin protein

Basel, October …