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Novartis delivers solid Q3 results, with strong growth in Innovative Medicines. Announces strategic review of Sandoz

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

  • Q3 net sales grew +5% (cc¹, +6% USD)
    • Innovative Medicines grew +7% (cc, +8% USD)
    • Strong performance of key growth drivers: Entresto (+44% cc), Cosentyx (+22% cc), Kesimpta (USD 109 million), Jakavi (+26% cc), Zolgensma (+28% cc), Promacta/Revolade (+18% cc) and Kisqali (+27% cc)
    • Sandoz declined -2% (cc, -1% USD), affected by continued pricing pressures. Ex-US sales grew …
Novartis signs new initial agreement with BioNTech to support fill and finish of the mRNA Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • At least 24 million doses of the mRNA-based vaccine will be filled in 2022 into vials under sterile conditions at Novartis Technical Operations state-of-the-art facility in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • New agreement follows earlier supply agreement for the fill and finish of more than 50 million doses in 2021 at the Novartis Stein site in Switzerland

Basel, October 21, 2021 — Novartis announced today that it has signed an initial agreement to leverage its manufacturing capacity and capabilities to address the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding …

Sandoz completes acquisition of GSK’s cephalosporin business, reinforcing leading global position in antibiotics
  • Sandoz gains rights to three established brands sold in more than 100 markets
  • Transaction, including leading global brand Zinnat®, complements Sandoz leadership in generic penicillins with leading position in cephalosporins
  • Acquisition confirms Sandoz commitment to antibiotics, following announcement of further investment plans for European-based manufacturing network

Basel, October 11, 2021 – Sandoz, a Novartis division, has successfully completed the acquisition of GSK’s cephalosporin antibiotics business.

Novartis to present broad range of portfolio data at ECTRIMS, reinforcing long-standing commitment to people living with multiple sclerosis
  • Novartis will present 41 abstracts from a wide-ranging multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio, including new data on Kesimpta® (ofatumumab) and Mayzent® (siponimod)

  • Novartis will be commencing Phase III pivotal trials investigating remibrutinib in RMS. Remibrutinib is a highly selective, potent oral BTK inhibitor with a potential best-in-class profile1
  • Late-breaking safety data will be presented, including outcomes of COVID-19 in relapsing forms of …
Novartis to present broad range of portfolio data at ECTRIMS, reinforcing long-standing commitment to people living with multiple sclerosis
  • Novartis will present 41 abstracts from a wide-ranging multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio, including new data on Kesimpta® (ofatumumab) and Mayzent® (siponimod)

  • Novartis will be commencing Phase III pivotal trials investigating remibrutinib in RMS. Remibrutinib is a highly selective, potent oral BTK inhibitor with a potential best-in-class profile1
  • Late-breaking safety data will be presented, including outcomes of COVID-19 in relapsing forms of …
Sandoz Resolves Legacy Federal Government Civil Investigation in the U.S. Regarding Generic Drugs
  • Company previously disclosed settlement agreement in principle and fully provisioned for this resolution

Basel, October 1, 2021 – Sandoz Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Sandoz, has entered a settlement agreement with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning the Department’s years-long pricing investigation into the U.S. generic drug industry. This settlement is an expected outcome of the resolution the company reached in March 2020 with the DOJ Antitrust Division regarding the same investigation and underlying …

Enabling our associates to work safely on our sites

As a leading healthcare company, Novartis is playing an important part by supporting vaccination to help overcome the pandemic. The safety of all associates, our customers, business partners and the communities where we run our operations remain a top priority for us. As company we have agreed on a long-term strategy supporting the global vaccination efforts and the COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be a powerful tool enabling us to move back to a more regular life.

In countries, where sufficient vaccine is available – and where it is in line with local law and regulations – we …

Sandoz Resolves Legacy Federal Government Civil Investigation in the U.S. Regarding Generic Drugs
  • Company previously disclosed settlement agreement in principle and fully provisioned for this resolution

Basel, October 1, 2021 – Sandoz Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Sandoz, has entered a settlement agreement with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning the Department’s years-long pricing investigation into the U.S. generic drug industry. This settlement is an expected outcome of the resolution the company reached in March 2020 with the DOJ Antitrust Division regarding the same investigation and underlying conduct. Today’s …

Novartis data show rapid and effective disease activity control with remibrutinib (LOU064) in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
  • Results from a Phase IIb study show all remibrutinib doses provided significant improvements in UAS7 change from baseline at week 4 and week 12 compared to placebo, and a favorable safety profile across the entire dose range tested
  • All doses provided clinically meaningful improvements with respect to the proportion of patients achieving UAS7=0 (complete absence of hives and itch) and UAS7≤6 (well-controlled disease activity) vs. placebo over the treatment period, starting as early as Week 1