Novo-Nordisk A/S is a healthcare company incorporated on November 28, 1931 in Denmark. The Company has diabetes product portfolios, including new generation insulins, a full portfolio of modern insulins as well as a human once-daily GLP-1 analog. In addition, it also has a position within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy, and Company's first product to treat obesity, Saxenda, was launched in the United States in April 2015 and is also available in Denmark, Italy and Canada. The Company manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a difference to patients, the medical profession and society. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products and has two business segments: diabetes & obesity care and biopharmaceuticals. The diabetes care segment covers insulins, GLP-1, other protein-related products (such as glucagon, protein-related delivery systems and needles), oral anti-diabetic drugs and obesity. The biopharmaceuticals segment covers the therapy areas of haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The Company's insulin and other pharmaceutical products are marketed and distributed through subsidiaries, distributors and independent agents with responsibility for specific geographical areas. The important markets are North America, China, Japan and the European countries. In addition there is an increasing contribution to its total sales from key markets in the sales region International Operations such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Turkey, Argentina, Australia, India, Brazil, Iran and Russia.
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