Novo Nordisk To Focus On Diabetes, Not Inflammatory Disorders

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Novo Nordisk has decided to discontinue all its research and development (R&D) activities within inflammatory disorders while increasing efforts within diabetes prevention and treatment, obesity and diabetes complications. 
The decision to discontinue all R&D within inflammatory disorders follows a review of Novo Nordisk’s strategic position in the therapeutic area after the recently announced discontinuation of the company’s most advanced compound, anti-IL-20 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. 

The decision will directly impact approximately 400 employees. Novo Nordisk currently estimates that it will be possible to offer other positions within the company to more than half of the affected employees. The company has initiated negotiations with the relevant local unions regarding redundancy plans.

Novo Nordisk expects that all ongoing clinical activities within inflammatory disorders will be finalised within the coming 6 months. After closure of the clinical trials, patients will be followed in accordance with the protocol and further treatment will be the responsibility of their doctors and according to local practices.

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