The Novartis Biome Brazil, located in Sao Paulo, is our first digital innovation hub in Latin America.

Located in Sao Paulo, in close connection to the local vibrant innovation community, the Novartis Biome Brazil was born to tackle the country`s growing and complex healthcare challenges. Sao Paulo startup environment is blooming, identified as one of the top 10 global ecosystems for affordable talent1, where the Life Sciences sub-sector is especially notable.2

Novartis Biome Brazil reinforces our commitment to partner with the best in the ecosystem to combine our deep scientific experience with the expertise of the more than 500 local health techs3 and a highly skilled workforce to develop – and crucially – scale digital solutions that support physicians and improve patients’ lives.

Head of Biome and Strategy for Novartis Brazil
Mario Lemos

“We believe that only an ecosystem-wide collaboration, combining public and private sectors, can address healthcare challenges and opportunities in Brazil. The Biome Brazilian hub is a bridge to connect our teams and the local digital and innovation ecosystem to co-create and scale solutions that will ultimately improve patients’ lives.”

Local challenges drive local solutions… that can be globally scaled

Novartis Biome Brazil connects internal partners, healthcare professionals and passionate savvy tech entrepreneurs to find digital solutions that accelerate diagnosis, drive drug accessibility, early-stage research and development optimisation, improve access to clinical trials, and foster operational excellence processes, creating a range of services that extend beyond just medicines.

Our priorities in Brazil

Initially, we are mainly focused on five disease areas:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Ophthalmology
  • Immunology & Dermatology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer

We´re calling for action all passionate players of the health and tech ecosystem in Latin America to collaborate with us on ensuring a faster and greater access to health for patients in Brazil and beyond.


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