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June 18, 2014
06:35 EDTNVSNovartis overhaul expected to improve core operating income margin
For its first "Meet Novartis Management" investor day, Novartis gathered more than 20 of its top executives to meet with approximately 100 investors and analysts in Basel. The conclusion of the portfolio review announced in April would create a new and more focused Novartis. Each of the three remaining businesses have both the innovation power to produce breakthroughs in areas of unmet medical need and the global scale to achieve growth across geographies - which is critical to winning in the changing healthcare landscape. The new Novartis is expected to be more profitable. Under the announced new structure, the Group's core operating income margin in 2013 would have been 27.2%, 250 basis points higher than the announced 24.7% on a pro forma basis. Through the creation of Novartis Business Services, Novartis is taking steps to improve profitability by generating synergies across businesses by harmonizing services across Group and divisions. The scope of NBS covers over $6B in expenses, and complements other ongoing productivity initiatives, including manufacturing footprint.Looking ahead, the Group's strategic priorities of innovation, growth and productivity remain unchanged. CEO Joseph Jimenez says, "Following the expected completion of the portfolio transformation transactions, the new Novartis will be more focused, more profitable, with the potential to grow faster."
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July 1, 2015
05:16 EDTNVSNovartis division Alcon receives CE Mark for AcryS of IQ Aspheric IOL
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June 30, 2015
05:32 EDTNVSNovartis launches first Apple Watch app for visually impaired people
Novartis Pharmaceuticals (NVS) announced the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches. The discreet, hands-free nature of using ViaOpta app with wearable devices, such as Apple Watch (AAPL) and Android Wear (GOOG), provides users with an experience that seamlessly fits into their existing routines allowing those with visual impairments to navigate daily life with even greater ease.
June 29, 2015
08:35 EDTNVSAnacor announces amendment to KERYDIN commercialization agreement
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05:15 EDTNVSNovartis acquires Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, terms not disclosed
Novartis announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Spinifex Pharmaceuticals. Spinifex Pharmaceuticals is a U.S. and Australian-based, privately held development stage company, focused on developing a peripheral approach to treat neuropathic pain such as EMA401, a novel angiotensin II Type 2 receptor, or AT2R, antagonist. Financial terms were not disclosed.
June 26, 2015
07:44 EDTNVSNovartis drug Farydak recommended by CHMP for EU approval
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June 25, 2015
14:02 EDTNVSNovartis initiated with a Buy at HSBC
Price target CHF 115.

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