R&D facts and figures

Fact Top 5

Novo Nordisk has been ranked in?the? top 5 of the Science Careers Top Employers since 2014

Fact 70pct

We engage in more than 70

fact 50countries

We conduct clinical trials in 50+

fact employ

We employ more than 5000
people in R&D ? ??

fact invest

We invest 13.2% of our sales
into R&D – €2.0 billion
in 2018

fact 1923

Novo Nordisk started producing
insulin in 1923


We have close to 100 years?of experience in developing


More than 27,500,000 people
use our diabetes care products? ??

Our global presence

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