Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland ranking number two in sales (46.806 billion US$) among the world-wide industry in 2010.

Renamed to Novartis following an acquisition by Ciba-Geigy it owns Sandoz a large manufacturer of generic drugs. Novartis is a full member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). Around 119,418 employees are working with us all over the world.