The mission of Novartis is to discover new ways to improve and extend people`s lives.

The company uses science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. They discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. They strive to change the practice of medicine and aspire to approach things differently – to make discoveries that take medicine in new directions. The company look at tomorrow for inspiration today, they are never satisfied with the status quo, they always imagine what’s next. They are passionate about what they do and the impact they have on patients and societies. They are Novartis and are reimagining medicine.

Lek is a Slovenian, GLOBAL nd global pharmaceutical company, but they are also an important part of an international pharmaceutical company Novartis. They are integrated in Novartis’ organizational structure, primarily in Global Drug Development, Novartis Technical Operations, Novartis Business Services and generic division Sandoz. They take care of business functions and services for the wider region. Lek merges more than 70 years of experience, knowledge and achievements in developing and producing high-quality pharmaceutical products with Novartis’ organizational units around the world. They develop, manufacture and market effective, safe and high-quality medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Lek’s role within Novartis:
At Lek, they develop original biological and biosimilars as well as generic medicines.
They manufacture biosimilars and effective generics, namely aseptic and solid dosage forms as well as anti-infectives.
They manufacture high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients for generic and biologic medicines.
They manage complex Sandoz development projects.
They pack and distribute medicines.
They market medicines in the domestic and global market.

Every year Lek invests heavily in the development, education and training of their employees, that is how they have been actively co-creating the Slovenian research and development environment. The company cooperates with Slovenian Universities and Centres of Excellence, that is also one of the reasons how they successfully link business and science.

Lek also plays an important role in the Novartis generic division Sandoz. They are leading Sandoz Development Centre and one of the key development sites for technologically demanding projects. They are proud to be leading the introduction of Sandoz products to global markets. A number of successful innovative projects are the result of their knowledge and experience.

Their culture is based on strong values, which help them carry out their mission and vision, choose the associates, develop talents and celebrate achievements.
They are guided and connected by:

The expertise and competencies of their associates have positioned Lek among the key Novartis global production centres for active pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines.