Novartis

About Novartis

Novartis is the leading provider of medicines in Slovenia operating through Lek, Novartis Pharma Services and Sandoz. Together we build and maintain our reputation as a dynamic, ethical and trusted pharmaceutical company. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues.  We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. We strive to change the practice of medicine. We aspire to approach things differently – to make discoveries that take medicine in new directions. We look to tomorrow for inspiration today.  Never satisfied with the status quo, we imagine what’s next. We are passionate about what we do and the impact we have on patients and societies. We are Novartis and we are reimagining medicine.

Lek is an important part of an international pharmaceutical company Novartis. As part of Novartis, our mission is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We merge our more than 70 years of experience, knowledge and achievements in developing and producing high quality pharmaceutical products with Novartis’ organizational units around the world. We are a Slovenian, European and global pharmaceutical company, people centered and future oriented.

Together with all divisions of Novartis in Slovenia we are the leading healthcare provider in Slovenia.

We develop, manufacture and market effective, safe and high-quality medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Our role within Novartis:

- At Lek, we develop original biologic and biosimilars as well as generic medicines.

- We manufacture biosimilars and effective generics, namely aseptics and solid dosage forms as well as anti-infectives.

- We manufacture high-quality active pharmaceutical ingredients for generic and biologic medicines.

- We manage complex Sandoz development projects.

- We pack and distribute medicines for numerous markets across the world.

- We market medicines in the domestic and global market.


We are integrated in Novartis’ organizational structure, primarily in Global Drug Development, Novartis Technical Operations, Novartis Business Services and generic division Sandoz. We take care of business functions and services for the wider region.

More than 4,400 employees at four sites across Slovenia help create our success: in Ljubljana, Lendava, Mengeš and Prevalje. We foster a culture of innovation and out-of-the-box-thinking. We value diversity and inclusion, and acceptance of everyone, at every step. We are aware that development and progress are only possible with motivated employees, therefore we create a positive and safe work environment. We invest heavily in the development, education and training of our employees. For decades, we have been actively co-creating the Slovenian research and development environment. We cooperate with Slovenian Universities and Centers of Excellence. We successfully link business and science.

Our culture is based on strong values. They help us carry out our mission and vision, choose our associates, develop talents and celebrate achievements. We are guided and connected by: innovation, quality, collaboration, performance, courage and integrity.