Tag: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Novartis and The Max Foundation Transform Pioneering Cancer Access Program for People in Lower-Income Countries

Novartis announced a new collaboration with The Max Foundation to support continued access to treatment at no cost for nearly 34,000 current patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), gastrointestinal tumors (GIST) and other rare cancers. The two organizations have been long-time collaborators in providing access to care for patients in…

Novartis Foundation Welcomes Vas Narasimhan to Board of Trustees

Dr. Vas Narasimhan The Novartis Foundation (No. 2 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) announced on March 23 that Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D., joined its Board of Trustees in January. He replaces Rainer Boehm, who stepped down from the Board upon his retirement as Chief Commercial and Medical Affairs…

Novartis Study: SEG101 Antibody Reduces Frequency of Sickle Cell Pain

Results from the Phase II SUSTAIN study show that SEG101 (crizanlizumab, formerly SelG1), an anti-P-selectin antibody, reduced the median annual rate of sickle cell-related pain crises (SCPC) by 45.3 percent compared to placebo (1.63 vs 2.98, p=0.010) in patients with or without hydroxyurea therapy1. Novartis (No. 2 on the DiversityInc…

Novartis Acquires Selexys Pharmaceuticals Corporation, SelG1 Antibody for Pain Reduction in Sickle Cell Disease

Novartis (No. 2 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) announced it has acquired Selexys Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a company specializing in development of therapeutics in certain hematologic and inflammatory disorders. Novartis exercised its right to acquire Selexys following receipt of results of the SUSTAIN study, a Phase II trial evaluating…