We are a globally founded healthcare company with headquarters outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. Our US headquarters is based in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

For more than 100 years, we have been driving change to defeat diabetes. This has given us the expertise and capabilities to help defeat other serious chronic diseases, including obesity, rare diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.

From our labs to our factory floors, we are discovering and developing innovative biological medicines and making them accessible and affordable to patients throughout the world.

Today, we treat over 6 million US patients and have more than 20 medicines helping people across 4 therapeutic areas. 

We believe it takes more than medicine to drive change in the lives of patients with serious chronic conditions.

By coupling a deep disease understanding with empathy, we’re always innovating so we can provide more solutions in the future.

Learn how we are transforming care through science across our key therapeutic areas:

Founded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we have a responsibility to the people we serve and the communities and environments that we work in. We believe in driving our business through sustainable, conscious and responsible practices that bring value to society. Every day we strive to maintain a healthy planet, guided by our ambition to achieve zero environmental impact.

Access and affordability are also of paramount importance. We share the joint responsibility to make our medicines both accessible and affordable. Our NovoCare Affordability Program has helped over 1 million US patients afford their medicines.

See where we stand on issues related to affordability and access.

As a life sciences employer focused on treating a diverse array of patients, our employee populations must reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  That's why we have a responsibility to make Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) part of everything we do—from developing our products to building and supporting our workforce.

Learn how we bring this approach to life through our culture. 

Our US headquarters plays a critical role in the vibrancy of the life sciences industry. Here we are responsible for sales, marketing and clinical trials management for all Novo Nordisk US products. 

Our Cell Therapy R&D Transformational Unit (TRU) spans the full value chain of drug discovery, from early research to clinical development. Thie site is focused on innovation in stem cell-based replacement therapies. 

Our greater Boston hub, located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, brings together the best minds in life science innovation. Here, we are building for the future, creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research.

Over 30 years ago, we established our Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, North Carolina. This is where several diabetes and obesity medications are manufactured. Learn about our campus here.

Our West Lebanon, New Hampshire site expands our manufacturing capacity and is focused on hemophilia and growth hormone disorder products. Learn more here

Our Seattle team develops and industrializes game-changing software, such as medical device solutions and machine learning platforms.

In 1923, our Danish founders began a journey to drive change for patients with diabetes through the creation of insulin. After 100 years, our mission has expanded, but our goal of improving the lives of our patients has not.

Read about our history of innovation and philanthrophy

The Novo Nordisk Way describes the values and behaviors that guide everything we do. It is rooted in the principles and vision of our founders who set out on an ambitious journey to drive change for patients with diabetes in 1923. 

Today, we are thousands of colleagues applying the same passion, skills, and commitment to our purpose of driving change to defeat serious chronic diseases, built upon our heritage in diabetes. 

Our key values of openness, accountability, and respect underpin our work to drive change for a healthier world. To help us live these values, 10 Essentials guide the decisions and actions of every Novo Nordisk colleague. We:

  • Create value by having a patient-centered business approach.
  • Set ambitious goals and are empowered to achieve them.
  • Hold ourselves accountable for our financial, environmental, and social performance.
  • Remain curious and innovate for the benefit of patients and society at large.
  • Build and maintain good relations with our stakeholders.
  • Value inclusiveness and diversity and treat everyone with respect.
  • Focus on performance and personal development.
  • Foster a healthy and engaging working environment.
  • Strive for agility and simplicity in everything we do.
  • Choose to never compromise on quality and ethics.