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1989 - Foundation with several purposes

The Articles of Association of the Novo Nordisk Foundation amalgamate the articles of the merging foundations. The Novo Nordisk Foundation is a foundation with corporate interests with the following purposes:

  • to provide a stable basis for the commercial and research activities of Novo Nordisk A/S;
  • to support physiological, endocrinological, metabolic and other medical research;
  • to contribute to the preservation and operation of the research hospital activities of Novo Nordisk A/S; and furthermore
  • to support other scientific, humanitarian and social causes.

Clauses 1 and 4 come from the Novo Foundation, clause 3 from Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium and clause 2 from the Nordisk Insulin Foundation with “other medical research” added.