sed portfolio, which is focused on strategic
growth platforms in innovation-driven pharmaceuticals, high-quality and
low-cost generics, human vaccines and leading self-medication OTC brands.
Novartis is the only company with leadership positions in these areas. In
2006, the Group's businesses achieved net sales of USD 37.0 billion and net
income of USD 7.2 billion. Approximately USD 5.4 billion was invested in
R&D. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Group companies employ
approximately 100,000 associates and operate in over 140 countries around
the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com
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