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History

Behind the Novo Nordisk we know today lies an exciting story that goes back more than 90 years.

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Thorvald Pedersen (1887-1961)
A qualified pharmacist, founded Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium together with his brother Harald Pedersen in 1925.

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August and Marie Krogh (1874-1949)
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.

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Harald Pedersen (1878-1966)
Harald Pedersen, an unusually talented inventor, founded Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium together with his brother Thorvald Pedersen.

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Production of insulin
Some of the first machines for production of insulin at Novo.

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Insulin Novo

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The Novo syringe together with NovoPen®
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).

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The Novo Syringe
The Novo Syringe launched in 1925 and invented by Harald Pedersen, founder of Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium.

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Site Bagsværd
The original master plan for site Bagsværd. Designed by the architect Arne Jacobsen in 1959.

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The canteen at Fuglebakken, Copenhagen
The Ant chair was designed for Novo by architect Arne Jacobsen in 1952.

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SAS Airlines
Globalisation in the 1960's. Novo used SAS Airlines for airfreight in 1966, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup.

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August and Marie Krogh (1874-1949)
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.

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The NovoPen®
The NovoPen® was launched in 1985 and it was designed like a fountain pen.

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Truck offloading
A truck is offloading bovine pancreases in front of Nordisk Insulin Laboratorium 1928 in Gentofte, Denmark.

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Novo laboratory
Novo laboratory in Copenhagen, 1958. Analysis of Heparin, used for treatment of blood clots.

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Production site
Production site in Copenhagen 1970.

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Niels Steensens Hospital
Niels Steensens Hospital in 1953 (Steno Diabetes Center), Gentofte, Denmark, The hospital was designed by architect and professor Ivar Bentsen in 1932.

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Frozen pancreas
1958: Frozen pancreas are disintegrated in a cutting machine designed by Harald Pedersen, Founder of Novo Terapeutisk Laboratorium.

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Henry Breum and Mads Øvlisen
The two CEOs of the newly merged companies, Nordisk Gentofte A/S and Novo Industry A/S, Henry Breum og Mads Øvlisen 1989

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