Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland, after Zurich and Geneva.
However, the so-called big cities in Europe are really not on the table for Chinese people. There are only 170,000 people in Basel, which is not as large as any county in China.
However, in this small city, there are two powerful super companies. They are the Swiss pharmaceutical duo, Roche and Novartis. Novartis ranks second in the world, and Roche ranks third in the world.
According to statistics in 2018, Pfizer in North America ranked first in the world, with annual sales of 45.3 billion US dollars, Novartis and Roche, respectively, 41.8 billion US dollars and 41.7 billion US dollars, the gap Not too big.
Moreover, in terms of R&D investment, the most important aspect of a pharmaceutical group, the Swiss pharmaceutical duo has surpassed the world’s number one Pfizer.
Among them, Roche invested US$9.1 billion, Novartis invested US$7.8 billion, and Pfizer’s R&D investment was only US$7.6 billion.
It can be seen from this that in the field of pharmaceuticals, the gap between the Swiss duo and North American Pfizer is really very small, and it is possible to overtake it at any time.
As for the Salmedon Group, which ranks fourth in the world, its annual sales are only 35 billion US dollars, which is not at the same level as the three major pharmaceutical companies.
Huawei spends 14.9% of its annual revenue on research and development. For this reason, China is in an uproar. .
However, what is the truth?
In this world, there is no low R&D investment for any ambitious enterprise!
Crazy Roche Pharmaceuticals spends 21.8% of their annual income on research and development!
Novartis invested 18.6%, Pfizer invested 16.7%, and Salmedon invested 21.2%. France’s Sanofi, which ranks fifth in the world, actually invested Twenty-four point two percent!
If you carefully study the R&D investment ratio of world-renowned technology companies, you will find such a fact.
Although Huawei is the pride of China, they are not the craziest in this world, and there are many companies with higher R&D investment than Huawei.
And this is the universal law in the field of scientific research in the world.
Huawei’s investment in research and development is not high, but because it is in China’s special environment, it seems relatively high.
Most successful companies in the world are crazy R&D companies, and Huawei just follows the universal rules of the world.
Assuming that you have studied the financial statements of the world’s top 50 pharmaceutical groups, you will find a truth. There is only one fundamental reason why no Chinese company has been selected into the top 50 global pharmaceutical groups, and that is the lack of emphasis on research and development.
The most powerful pharmaceutical groups in the world don’t invest less than 15% in research and development. In this fiercely competitive field, there has never been the craziest, only crazier.
Currently the strongest pharmaceutical group in China is Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine, with annual sales of 2.1 billion US dollars and 12% investment in research and development. The gap between them is not small.
After receiving Luo Jia’s instructions, Wang Liguo and Cheng Yu drove to Basel, entered the global headquarters of Novartis Group, and showed the rotating Galaxy badge of Star Technology to Novartis’ administrative department.
In a short while, there was a commotion at the front desk. The beautiful blonde picked up the phone and reported to the higher level.
Facts have proved that Star Technology’s current status in the arena is extraordinary. When Wang Liguo entered the Novartis Group, it was already 4:30 in the afternoon, and there were only 30 minutes left before get off work.
Shortly after, news came from the president’s office, please, the company’s senior management will meet with Wang Liguo, and the off-duty time will be delayed for this reason.
Shrugging their shoulders, Wang Liguo and Cheng Yu stepped into the elevator. As members of the Tough Guys, they have never been used to the lazy and sloppy work habits of Europeans. Isn’t it just getting off work late, and it seems like a big deal.
In fact, Basel is a German-speaking area. The locals speak the same language as the Germanic people in Germany, and there is almost no difference in race. It is already a very hardworking representative of the whole of Europe.
In the Latin-speaking area, such as Greece, Italy, Spain, France, etc., Europeans’ inefficiency in handling affairs can make Chinese people anxious to death.
The blond girl with big wavy hairstyle pushed open the door of a conference room, Wang Liguo and Cheng Yu walked in, and met Sim Khan, the president of Novartis.
He is of Indian descent and has dark skin. In a company dominated by whites, he has achieved such a high position, which shows that Sim Khan still has a few brushes.
However, as the president of Xingchen Technology in the European region, Wang Liguo is not an ordinary person. This theoretical physicist and an outstanding graduate of the London Business School, his professional knowledge spans science and business. , but there are really not many with such a wide professional span.
After exchanging a few pleasantries, Wang Liguo went straight to the topic and explained his reason for coming.
The matter has come to this point, and Star Technology has come to the door, Sim Khan actually talked about him, and refused to admit that Novartis had a serious safety accident.
Wang Liguo smiled after hearing this, and said to Sim Khan: “Mr. President~ Soverse.com~ Today we are not here to pursue responsibility, but to save you!”
“Although Lake Constance is not big, Germany is on the other side of the lake. Along the Lin River, it can reach Strasbourg, France, and the lower reaches of the Lin River connect Austria and Italy, and finally flow into the Mediterranean Sea.”
“The entire European water system is interconnected. If you continue to drag it down, you may drag the whole of Europe into the water!”
“At that time, don’t blame us for not reminding you.”
Sim Khan’s dark face twitched a few times, he thought quickly for a few minutes, and asked tentatively, “Do you have a way to destroy that creature?”
This is an admission.
Wang Liguo glanced at Cheng Yu, nodded and said, “Of course, we have the natural enemies of that creature. It is our last chance to take advantage of them being still in Lake Constance and not being transferred to the European continent.”
Sim Khan gritted his teeth. This matter really cannot be delayed any longer. If piranhas multiply in Lake Constance and spread to the whole of Europe, Sim Khan and Novartis Group will definitely die without a burial. land.
As for whether Sim Khan believes that Star Technology can eliminate piranhas.
Of course I believe it, because the samples were stolen from Xingchen Technology. The peerless genius Wen brothers have joined Xingchen Technology and will be in charge of the newly established Life Science Department. Sim Khan is also very clear about this.
“What about the conditions? What conditions do you want?” Sim Khan asked.
Wang Liguo shrugged, “It’s very simple, return everything that should be returned to us, destroy everything that should be destroyed in the laboratory, and you will bear all the costs of this final operation.”
Sim Khan was stunned. He never expected that the conditions offered by Xingchen Technology would be so simple. There must be no tricks