Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a pioneer and a global leader in biosimilars. We invest in research and development to improve the lives of patients and liberate healthcare resources through increased access to high-quality, affordable biologics.
With eight marketed biosimilars across immunology, oncology and endocrinology, we also have a leading biosimilars pipeline with more than 15 molecules in various stages of development.
After initiating the world’s first biosimilar development program in 1996, we went on to receive the world’s first approval of a biosimilar in Europe in 20061. Then, in 2009, we received the first marketing authorization of biosimilars in Japan and Canada2,3 and opened the US market with the first biosimilars approval in 20154.
Our biosimilars have been used in clinical practice for 15 years, are available in 1005 countries with over 730 million patient-days of experience6.
We have a unique heritage in pharmaceutical biotechnology and advancing biologic care, that dates back to the 1940s with the development of penicillin. In 1980, Sandoz produced one of the first recombinant proteins, an interferon alfa7. Sandoz also has well over 20 years of experience in biosimilar development1 – longer than any other company.
This has equipped us with extensive knowledge and world-class expertise in the development, manufacture and delivery of biosimilar medicines to the healthcare community and patients.
Marketing of biosimilars1
Biosimilar development experience since initiating the first biosimilar development programme1
Developing recombinant proteins7
Biotechnology experience dating back to the 1940s and the development of penicillin