Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. Our strategy is to deliver better outcomes for patients through science-based innovation. We aim to lead in growing areas of healthcare. Novartis was created in 1996 through the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz and has a rich history spanning over 200 years. Strong values define our culture and help us execute the Novartis strategy in line with our mission and vision.