|Novartis AG (Novartis) provides healthcare solutions. The Company's portfolio includes medicines, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, generic pharmaceuticals and consumer health products. The Company operates in four divisions: pharmaceuticals, vaccines and diagnostics, sandoz, and consumer health. On August 25, 2010, Novartis completed the acquisition of a further 52% interest in Alcon, Inc. (Alcon). On June 1, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Oriel Therapeutics Inc. On February 3, 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of Corthera Inc. On April 8, 2011, the Company completed the merger of Alcon, Inc.