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

Life Science Companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Joint Communique

Commitments to expanded global access for COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

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New report shows how AI in health is critical for COVID-19 response and recovery

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Choice with Responsibility: Reimagining how we work

Novartis now offers associates the choice to decide how, when and where they work within their country of employment to create the greatest impact for their role while taking personal responsibility to inform managers and align with teammates for effective collaboration, based on the nature of their work.

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Our industry is at an inflection point. Novartis research shows technology talent increasingly drawn to pharma industry since COVID-19, to solve healthcare challenges

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Sandoz responds to increased demand for antibiotics and other essential medicines for patients during COVID-19

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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.

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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Ensuring medicine supply to patients during COVID-19

Read how two sites within the Novartis Technical Operations (NTO) network ensured business continuity at scale and speed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Going the extra mile to keep clinical trials on track during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Novartis team couriers an experimental treatment across Europe to a patient as transit grinds to a halt.

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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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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
Perspectives

How COVID-19 is reshaping the global healthcare ecosystem

On Bloomberg Live, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan shares insights on the importance of collaboration during COVID-19.

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Leader perspectives during COVID-19

A mini-video-series in which Novartis leaders connect on video calls to discuss some of the biggest questions for healthcare as we navigate the global pandemic.

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Pharma’s pandemic response could help attract tech talent 

Novartis Chief Digital Officer Bertrand Bodson talked to FiercePharma about pharma’s COVID-19 pandemic reputation boost with potential tech hires. 

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Developing drugs during a pandemic

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan spoke with WIRED’s Steven Levy and shared his perspective on some of the ways forward for the industry and the world. 

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Resources