company_name = Sandoz
Andreas Rummelt, CEO
num_employees = 23,000
amlodipine, atenolol, amoxicillin, azithromycin, citalopram, enalapril, fentanyl, lisinopril, loratadine, metformin, metoprolol, omeprazole, penicillin, ranitidine, simvastatin, terazosin
revenue = USD 7.2 Billion (2007)
homepage = [http://www.sandoz.com/ www.sandoz.com]
Sandoz is the generics subsidiary of
Novartis, a multinational pharmaceutical company. The company develops, manufactures and markets off-patent medicines as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnological active ingredients.
Sandoz reported sales in 2007 were
US$7.2 Billion. It employs more than 23,000 people in 130 countries. Its global headquarters are in Holzkirchen, Germany, just south of Munich. The most important sites are Broomfield, Colorado, Cambé, Kalwe, Kundl, Ljubljana, Magdeburg, Stryków, and Wilson, North Carolina.
Sandoz was founded in
2003under the brand name of one of the predecessor companies of Novartis. Before the merger to form Novartis in 1996, Sandoz Laboratories was a Swiss pharmaceuticalcompany, best known for inventing LSDin 1938and later marketing it as a psychiatric drug under the trade name "Delysid"Fact|date=September 2008. The laboratories also made saccharinand a number of other now-common chemicals.
2002, Sandoz expanded with the acquisition of Slovenian company Lek, which employs about 2,820 people.
2005, Sandoz expanded greatly with the acquisition of Hexal of Germany and Eon Labs of the U.S. Sandoz headquarters relocated to that of Hexal, in Holzkirchen, Germany. CEO of Sandoz, currently, is Andreas Rummelt.
* [http://www.sandoz.com/ Sandoz official website]
* [http://www.sandoz.com/assets/content/en/Sandoz_Virtual_History/index.shtml Sandoz' history, a virtual tour]
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