Novartis is responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with safety of associates and patients globally as our primary concern. We are also contributing to research efforts, supporting communities and ensuring stable supply and price of essential medicines. This information center provides a central hub for updates, guidance and other resources.

Novartis response to COVID-19

In the face of a global crisis, Novartis has quickly mobilized R&D capabilities, medicines, clinical trials expertise and philanthropic aid to ...

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Novartis signs new initial agreement with BioNTech to support fill and finish of the mRNA Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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Enabling our associates to work safely on our sites

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Coronavirus Antivirals

NIBR Science of Therapeutics Symposium: Coronavirus Antivirals

Watch videos from our science event focused on finding therapeutic solutions to this ongoing health crisis.


Novartis and Molecular Partners announce start of EMPATHY clinical trial for ensovibep for the treatment of COVID-19

May 27, 2021

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Molecular Partners’ COVID-19 antiviral candidate, Ensovibep, maintains potent neutralization against emerging viral variants in vitro

May 06, 2021

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Novartis signs initial agreement to reserve capacity and implement the technology transfer for the production of the active pharmaceutical ingredient for Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra®

April 16, 2021

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Molecular Partners and Novartis report positive initial results from Phase 1 study of COVID-19 antiviral therapy

March 09, 2021

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Novartis CEO joins Sal Khan in the Khan Academy Homeroom

In this podcast, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan and Sal Khan discuss about modern day breakthroughs in the world of medicine and what we can expect for the future of health as we emerge from COVID-19.

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Novartis CEO outlines how to improve pandemic preparedness, warns another one is bound to happen

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan discusses how to improve pandemic preparedness at the CNBC Evolve Global Summit.


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Can partnerships help boost vaccine supply?

An interview with Dr Steffen Lang, Global Head of Novartis Technical Operations on how Novartis is involved in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines.

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Containing COVID-19 to serve patient needs

The coronavirus crisis has not only challenged the medical community to seek new treatments and vaccines. Keeping up with the production of ...


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Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund

Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund is providing urgently-needed support for healthcare workers and communities in over 50 projects around the world.

Research and collaborations


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World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO coronavirus disease (COVID-19) resources

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC coronavirus disease (COVID-19) resources

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International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

COVID-19 online hub

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Microsoft COVID-19 tracker

COVID-19 Tracker

Microsoft’s coronavirus disease outbreak tracker includes data from the WHO, CDC (US) and European CDC.

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