Quality Generic Medicines
Our core business is the development, production and distribution of high-quality, cost-effective generic medicines. Generic medicines contain the same active substance as the original brand of medicines and are therapeutically equivalent to the brand name versions. The main difference is that generic medicines do not incur the same initial research and development costs, so they can be sold for a lower price. As a global generics leader, Sandoz therefore helps to improve access to essential medicines worldwide.
Sandoz delivers high quality products that meet not only external regulatory requirements, but our own rigorous internal standards. We also produce far more than just standard generic medicines with our current products and our extensive product pipeline including difficult-to-make products and state-of-the-art biosimilars. For instance, we have a strong reputation for the production of generic versions of essential anti-infective medicines (e.g. antibiotics).
Our decades of experience in developing and producing such medicines have enabled us to establish a pioneering position in many of the therapeutic areas of the future. Our global network of development and production sites play a key role in helping us to maintain this leading position.
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