Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars and a division of the Novartis Group. Our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Our global portfolio comprises approximately 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, which accounted for 2017 sales of USD 10.1 billion. Our broad offering translates into substantial and ongoing savings for patients and payors, which help to ensure the sustainability of healthcare systems in the face of significant budgetary pressures, while also freeing up funding for innovative medicines. Our products reach well over 500 million patients. Our broad portfolio is spearheaded by our global leadership position in both biosimilars, the “cutting edge” of innovative off-patent medicines, and generic antibiotics, the foundation of global healthcare systems, as well as generic oncology medications. We also run a broad range of targeted corporate responsibility programs to increase access to medicine, medical information and appropriate medical training for healthcare professionals. In addition, we are actively building scalable, practical solutions to help address the growing global threat posed by anti-microbial resistance. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.