COVID-19 Information Center

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COVID-19 Information Center

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 address the coronavirus disease pandemic.

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Latest news

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

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NIBR Science of Therapeutics Symposium: Coronavirus Antivirals

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

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Novartis signs initial agreement to provide manufacturing capacity for CureVac COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The agreement will see Novartis utilizing its new high-tech production facilities in Kundl, Austria.

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Perspectives

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

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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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Monocle’s The Big Interview Podcast

Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, is joined by Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.

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COVID one year on: Learning the lessons for sustainable patient access

CEO of Sandoz, Richard Saynor, reflects on the past year and on-going efforts to maintain overall manufacturing and supply security for essential medicines.

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Latest stories

Novartis helps COVID-19 vaccine supply

A conversation with Joachim Momm, head of a Novartis manufacturing site that will be helping to produce Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses.

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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 existing drugs is equally challenging. Novartis has taken a series of measures to maintain production levels and serve millions of patients.

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Novartis COVID-19 Stories

Read how Novartis is approaching the pandemic through the eyes of its associates.

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Guidance
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    Patients and Caregivers

    Novartis is working to ensure supply of our medicines, enhance virtual services, protect the integrity of clinical trials and support patient organizations during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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    Healthcare Professionals

    Novartis is working closely with healthcare professionals during the coronavirus disease pandemic. We are embracing new ways of working and have rapidly scaled up multichannel engagement.

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    Investors and Shareholders

    Novartis is regularly updating our Investor and Shareholder communities on the impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and our response.

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    Job candidates

    Novartis is supporting candidates during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. During this time interviews will continue as planned and, where appropriate, will be switched to virtual interviews using readily available technology.

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    Suppliers

    Novartis is providing suppliers with recommended good practices guidance during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic based on the most up-to-date World Health Organization (WHO) technical information.

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    COVID-19 country resources

    Novartis provides country-specific information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in local languages.

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.

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Research and collaborations
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