Novo Nordisk Settles With Pfizer On Patent Infringement Suit

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk Inc. today announced the company has settled a lawsuit against Pfizer claiming that Pfizer's product Exubera(R) infringed patents owned by Novo Nordisk. The patents cover inhaled insulin treatment for diabetes.

The lawsuit was originally filed in August 2006 in United States Federal Court in the Southern District of New York.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company with an 84-year history of innovation and achievement in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition to diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women. Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line: a commitment to economic success, environmental soundness, and social responsibility to employees and customers. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 25,000 employees in 79 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Copenhagen and London. Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'NVO'. For global information, visit novonordisk.com; for United States information, visit novonordisk-us.com.

SOURCE Novo Nordisk Inc.

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