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Each new medicine begins with an idea


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Our expertise in treating serious chronic diseases


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Our philosophy of scientific collaboration


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Our scientists are constantly breaking new ground


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Meet Novo Nordisk at BIO-Europe: 5–7 November, 2018

Meet us at Europe’s largest life-science partnering conference.

In 2018, BIO-Europe will be hosted for the first time in Copenhagen, close to our Danish R&D facilities. The event will take place at Bella Center on 5–7 November. Novo Nordisk’s participation will focus on our research in diabetes, atherosclerosis and NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) as well as our work with stem cell-based therapy.

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Our scientific approach

As a global healthcare provider, Novo Nordisk's key contribution is to discover and develop innovative medicines. Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen explains how we "innovate to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases worldwide".


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Our therapy areas

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Partnering opportunities

We are looking to work with external partners that have complementary expertise to our own, both across our therapy areas and within each step of the pharmaceutical value chain.


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A global approach to R&D

Novo Nordisk's research and development facilities in Denmark, USA, UK, India and China form a global network that covers the entire pharmaceutical value chain across our therapy areas.


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We proudly and regularly publish our scientists’ new findings.


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We can turn your ideas into new medicines.


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Careers in R&D

We are looking for scientific talent to join us.


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Where to meet us

We attend partnering events and scientific conferences all over the world.

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