Basel, December 9, 2013 - Findings from three large, randomized Phase III studies demonstrate the superiority of Tasigna® (nilotinib) compared to Glivec® (imatinib)* at achieving deeper molecular responses across various Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) patient populations, including newly diagnosed patients, patients with residual disease who switched to Tasigna after long-term treatment with Glivec, and patients who failed to respond to frontline Glivec (as defined by 2013 European LeukemiaNet [ELN] guidelines),,,.
Basel, December 7, 2013 - Novartis is highlighting new research from members of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine (Penn) on the investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy, CTL019.
Basel, December 6, 2013 - Novartis today announced that results of a Phase III trial of the investigational compound LBH589 (panobinostat) in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, met the primary endpoint of significantly extending progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma when compared to bortezomib plus dexamethasone alone.
Basel, December 5, 2013 - Today, Novartis senior executives gather in Basel, Switzerland for the first-ever Novartis Africa Day, to review the company's innovative work in Africa, including growing commercial activity, novel approaches to expand access to high-quality, affordable medicines, local talent development and the company's Malaria Initiative.
Basel, December 4, 2013 - Novartis will present updates on its broad cancer portfolio with more than 240 abstracts at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting and CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Basel, November 29, 2013 - Today's symposium of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) convenes experts to discuss "What does it take to eliminate a disease?"
Basel, Switzerland, November 28, 2013 - Novartis scientists have discovered a new drug target for treating malaria. The discovery, which is published online in the journal Nature, identifies phosphatidylinositol-4 kinase (PfPI4K) as the target of the imidazopyrazines, a novel experimental antimalarial compound class that inhibits the development of multiple malaria-causing Plasmodium species at each stage of infection in the human host.
Basel, November 22, 2013 - Novartis today announced the launch of a USD 5 billion share buyback, reflecting the company's confidence in its long-term growth prospects, as well as its commitment to deliver strong shareholder returns.
Basel, Switzerland, November 15, 2013 - The World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) awarded Novartis the Ethics in Business Award in the Outstanding Corporation category.
Basel, November 14, 2013 - In recognition of Novartis' significant on-going contributions to malaria control and elimination, the company has been honored with the Global Corporate Citizenship Award at the Malaria No More International Honors annual benefit.