Behind the Novo Nordisk we know today lies an exciting story that goes back more than 90 years. Read more about hour history
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A qualified pharmacist, founded Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium together with his brother Harald Pedersen in 1925.
August Krogh a professor at the University of Copenhagen, received the Nobel Prize in physiology in 1920. His wife, Marie Krogh, was a doctor and a researcher in metabolic diseases.
Harald Pedersen, an unusually talented inventor, founded Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium together with his brother Thorvald Pedersen.
Some of the first machines for production of insulin at Novo.
In 1925 Harald Pedersen designed a special syringe – the Novo syringe – with which the patients could inject themselves with insulin. In 1985 Novo Industri introduced the first NovoPen® (bottom).
The Novo Syringe launched in 1925 and invented by Harald Pedersen,
founder of Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium.
The original master plan for site Bagsværd. Designed by the
architect Arne Jacobsen in 1959.
The Ant chair was designed for Novo by architect Arne Jacobsen in
Globalisation in the 1960's. Novo used SAS Airlines for airfreight
in 1966, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup.
The NovoPen® was launched in 1985 and it was designed
like a fountain pen.
A truck is offloading bovine pancreases in front of Nordisk Insulin
Laboratorium 1928 in Gentofte, Denmark.
Founder of Nordisk Insulin Laboratorium Hans Christian Hagedorn around 1940 at Niels Steensens Hospital, Gentofte, Denmark.
Novo laboratory in Copenhagen, 1958. Analysis of Heparin, used for treatment of blood clots.
Niels Steensens Hospital in 1953 (Steno Diabetes Center), Gentofte, Denmark, The hospital was designed by architect and professor Ivar Bentsen in 1932.
1958: Frozen pancreas are disintegrated in a cutting machine
designed by Harald Pedersen, Founder of Novo Terapeutisk