8 July -?On ISTH in Australia two press releases were presented: Concizumab phase 2 data demonstrate its potential as a safe and efficacious subcutaneous prophylaxis treatment for all patients with haemophilia. “These results are particularly important for patients with haemophilia B and inhibitors, for whom treatment options are limited, as underscored by the FDA having granted concizumab Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the treatment of haemophilia B with inhibitors,” said Amy Shapiro, investigator in the explorer4 trial and lead author of the paper in Blood.
Refixia?: New data show nonacog beta pegol (N9-GP) is effective and well tolerated for the prevention and treatment of bleeding in children with haemophilia B.?“Minimising and managing bleeds in children with haemophilia B can be especially challenging for families,” said Ludovic Helfgott, executive vice president of Novo Nordisk Biopharm Operations. “We are delighted that these results further support the good efficacy of nonacog beta pegol in preventing and treating bleeds in children with haemophilia B.”
20 June -?The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Esperoct? for the treatment of adolescents (≥12 years of age) and adults with haemophilia A. The authorisation covers all 28 European Union member states.?“We are excited about the approval of Esperoct? in the EU, and we consider it an important expansion of the treatment options for patients with haemophilia A,” said Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, executive vice president and chief science officer of Novo Nordisk. “We are confident that Esperoct? will provide people with haemophilia A a simple and less burdensome, predictable dosing regimen for prophylaxis as well as treatment of bleeding episodes, resulting in improved quality of life."
30 April?-?Novo Nordisk today announced that it will achieve its target to use only renewable electricity in its global production facilities by 2020. The announcement follows a new investment in a 672-acre solar panel installation, roughly the size of 500 football fields, in North Carolina, US, which will provide power to Novo Nordisk’s entire US operations from early 2020. Novo Nordisk is the first pharmaceutical company in RE100 to use only renewable electricity in production. RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of businesses committed to using 100% renewable electricity.
When Becky Furuta was told her cycling career was over due to her diabetes, she defied doctors' orders to rise to the top of her profession.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Danish Red
Cross (DRC) and Novo Nordisk have partnered to tackle the growing
issue of chronic diseases that affect millions of people living in
humanitarian crises around the world. Focus will be on ensuring
efficient supply of low-cost human insulin in vials to Red Cross
globally;?support for ICRC’s and DRC’s health programmes;?2-3 projects
to provide care to people with hypertension and diabetes in
humanitarian crises to be conducted within three years.
When Paris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two, his mother Wendy began filming. She didn’t stop for 16 years.?
9 August - first half?
1 November - third quarter?
The Danish Government and Novo Nordisk have announced grants of 3 and 5 million US dollars respectively to the Defeat-NCD Partnership. The aim is to raise 100 million dollars to fund mobilisation of knowledge, tools, capacities and finances to scale-up action to defeat NCDs in low-resource countries.