Novo Nordisk's operating profit increased by 12% in DKK and 6% at CER
Bagsværd 9 August - CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen about the results: "We're pleased with the sales growth in the first half of 2019, which is driven by all regions in International Operations. The launch of Ozempic® is expanding the GLP-1 market, and we're encouraged by the positive market reception in both North America and Europe. With the initiation of four major late-stage clinical trials, we continue to investigate the clinical benefits of semaglutide across multiple indications. The solid financial performance in the first half of 2019 has enabled us to raise our outlook for the full-year."
What if medicines injected by millions could be delivered in tablets? After almost 100 years of delivering injectable therapies, Novo Nordisk’s R&D team is finding answers to this enduring question. Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen is leading the way and he reflects on the magnitude of the scientific challenge and the progress made in his laboratories.
Novo Nordisk intends to achieve the target to use only renewable electricity in its global production facilities by 2020. The announcement on 30 April followed a new investment in a 672-acre solar panel installation, roughly the size of 500 football fields, in North Carolina, US, which will provide power to Novo Nordisk’s entire US operations from early 2020. Novo Nordisk is the first pharmaceutical company in RE100 to use only renewable electricity in production. RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of businesses committed to using 100% renewable electricity.
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When Becky Furuta was told her cycling career was over due to her diabetes, she defied doctors' orders to rise to the top of her profession.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Danish Red
Cross (DRC) and Novo Nordisk have partnered to tackle the growing
issue of chronic diseases that affect millions of people living in
humanitarian crises around the world. Focus will be on ensuring
efficient supply of low-cost human insulin in vials to Red Cross
globally; support for ICRC’s and DRC’s health programmes; 2-3 projects
to provide care to people with hypertension and diabetes in
humanitarian crises to be conducted within three years.
When Pâris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two, his mother Wendy began filming. She didn’t stop for 16 years.
9 August - first half
1 November - third quarter
The Danish Government and Novo Nordisk have announced grants of 3 and 5 million US dollars respectively to the Defeat-NCD Partnership. The aim is to raise 100 million dollars to fund mobilisation of knowledge, tools, capacities and finances to scale-up action to defeat NCDs in low-resource countries.