Novartis Ousted Top Scientists Over Manipulation of Data for Gene Therapy

August 14, 2019

(STAT News) – Novartis dismissed the top two scientists at its gene therapy division shortly after CEO Vas Narasimhan learned of internal data falsification that has since snowballed into a damaging scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The company previously said it was “in the process of exiting” scientists who were responsible for the scandal but did not identify them.