Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Basel, Switzerland, with a history going back more than 150 years. The company’s mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Novartis harnesses the power of science to address evolving healthcare needs and deliver better health outcomes. Novartis focuses on growing areas of healthcare where innovation plays an important role: pharmaceuticals, generic medicines and biosimilars, and eye care devices. Novartis products are available in 155 countries and they nearly 1 billion people globally in 2017. About 120,000 people of more than 140 nationalities work at Novartis worldwide.