Novartis’s Evolving R&D: An Interview With CMO Narasimhan At J.P. Morgan
Novartis is under pressure to deliver new drugs in areas like oncology, cardiovascular disease and dermatology, where it is making significant investments. Chief Medical Officer Vasant Narasimhan talked about the company’s strategy in these areas and others, the company’s recent R&D reorganization and business development in an interview during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.
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