Science & innovation

Each new medicine begins with an idea


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Our therapy areas

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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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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The development of oral devices

For many years we have worked on a scientific challenge: finding a way to deliver biological medicines in tablets rather than via injection. A recently published study in Science shows our progress, also explained in this film. The study is the result of a research collaboration with MIT, working to develop novel devices for oral administration of macro molecules.

Our therapy areas

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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