Immunology & Dermatology

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New advances in immunology and dermatology

Novartis is a global leader in immunology and dermatology. We are transforming the lives of people living with immunologic diseases, focusing on specialty dermatology, rheumatology, autoinflammatory, transplant, and specialty liver diseases where there remain high unmet medical needs.

Novartis Immunology and Dermatology Focus Areas


Novartis is focused on helping patients with moderate-to-severe skin diseases, including psoriasis and chronic spontaneous urticaria, which can significantly impact their quality of life.


Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are painful, chronic inflammatory diseases that can have a serious impact on quality of life. This conditions can lead to irreversible joint or spinal bone damage if left untreated.

Rare Diseases

Periodic fever syndromes are a group of diseases that cause serious recurrent fever and pathogenic inflammation through non-infectious activation of the immune system. There is an urgent need for improvement in diagnosis so that innovative treatments can be given, especially as most patients are young, with symptoms typically starting in infancy or childhood.


Novartis is working to develop new therapies for non-viral liver diseases including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is the leading cause of liver transplants for people under 50 in the U.S.

Empowering Patients

At Novartis, we believe in empowering people living with diseases to be involved in their own care. This is the reason why we support patient advocacy programs and invest in community building.

  • Skin to Live In

    Skin to Live In is an online community for people living with psoriasis and urticaria.

  • This AS Life

    This AS Life offers expert advice for those affected by ankylosing spondylitis.

  • PsA and Me

    PsA and Me is a community for people who have been affected by psoriatic arthritis.

  • Periodic Fevers

    This resource aims to provide comprehensive and accurate information about autoinflammatory diseases.

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Vas Narasimhan CEO, Novartis