Novo Nordisk is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsvaerd, Denmark, with production facilities in seven countries, and affiliates or offices in 75 countries.
Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services. Key products include diabetes care medications and devices. Novo Nordisk is also involved with haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The company makes several drugs under various brand names, including Levemir, NovoLog, Novolin R, NovoSeven, NovoEight and Victoza.
Novo Nordisk employs more than 40,000 people globally, and marketed its products in 180 countries.
Behind the Novo Nordisk that people know today lies an exciting story that goes back 90 years. It began with the two small Danish companies Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium and Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium founded in 1923 and 1925, respectively. The two companies started the production of the revolutionary new drug insulin that had just been discovered by two Canadian scientists.
Since the earliest days, both Nordisk and Novo had focus on the development of products to benefit people with diabetes. Competing intensely with one another, the companies developed into two of the best in their field. When at last they decided to merge in 1989, they created Novo Nordisk. A company that has been expanding rapidly ever since with leading positions within diabetes care, obesity care, haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy.
Today the Novo Nordisk Way shows responsibility to patients, employees, communities and investors.
Novo Nordisk will in the future continue to build on the legacy left by the founders of Novo Nordisk and do whatever it takes to change diabetes. Our history tells us it can be done.
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