Novartis Partnering

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Innovation through collaborations

Our Mission

Welcome to Global Business Development and Licensing (BD&L) and Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) at Novartis

Within BD&L our mission is:

  • To create long term collaborations

    to access therapeutic products, technology platforms and break through innovations with the potential to reimagine medicine, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.

  • To create long term shareholder value

    by refocusing our pipeline to the strategic priorities through divestments of assets.

  • To build a wide network within the life science community

    to have access to new innovation and to explore opportunities in our core strategic areas as well as outside which have the potential to set our future direction.


Our Leadership
“We are working with Novartis partners to shape the future of innovation”
Nigel Sheail Global Head M&A and BD&L

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Key Therapeutic Areas and focus

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    Disease Areas

    Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism, Hepatology, Immunology & Dermatology, and Renal, Neuroscience, Respiratory, Ophthalmology & ENT, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Renal / Nephrology

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    Platforms and Technologies

    Cell & Gene Therapy, Digital, Precision Medicine – Diagnostic Technologies, Biologics, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

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    Small Molecules & Generics, Biopharmaceuticals

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    Other Divisions & Functions

    M&A, Venture Investments, Alliance Management,Out-licensing and Divestments

Contact Us

Download the partnering contact sheet (PDF 0.2 MB)

For direct submissions of project proposals please use the following link