Novartis' China plans grew from science roundtables

PharmAsia News sat down with Paul Herrling, head of corporate research at Novartis, and En Li, VP and head of research for Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Shanghai, to discuss the massive R&D efforts the company now has underway in China.

Novartis began its involvement in China 10 years ago with discussions with Chinese scientists about traditional Chinese therapeutics and how that fit in with Novartis' effort to develop new compounds using natural ingredients. Now Novartis is budgeting $96 million for a new R&D center in China and plans to make the Chinese market one of its top 10 globally.

- read the story from In Vivo

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