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Novo Nordisk Appoints Per Falk, M.D., Ph.D., as Vice President for Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs for North America
Date:8/5/2009

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company focusing on diabetes care, today announced the appointment of Per Falk, M.D., Ph.D., as vice president for Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs for North America. Dr. Falk joins the U.S. Executive Team and will report directly to Jerzy Gruhn, president of Novo Nordisk Inc., the Novo Nordisk U.S. affiliate, and senior vice president for Novo Nordisk A/S, North America.

Dr. Falk brings 23 years of medical, research and pharmaceutical experience to his new position where he will lead clinical research and medical affairs in endocrinology and biopharmaceuticals, as well as regulatory affairs and medical communications.

Dr. Falk joined Novo Nordisk in 2002 as a vice president to establish the Experimental Medicine unit in Denmark. Later he served the company in Tokyo where he was responsible for drug development and market authorization of Novo Nordisk's medical entities in Japan and Australia. In 2008, Dr. Falk transitioned to the United States as the associate vice president of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs - Diabetes & Metabolism where he was responsible for clinical development and medical affairs for all of Novo Nordisk's diabetes and metabolism products, including those in development and on the market.

"As a company, Novo Nordisk has exciting opportunities and ambitious targets in diabetes and biopharmaceuticals with the end goal of improving patients' lives," said Jerzy Gruhn, president of Novo Nordisk Inc. "Dr. Falk is a proven asset to the company and is the ideal leader to help drive the development and marketing of new and lifesaving products to benefit millions of patients across the continent."

Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Dr. Falk held positions as Director for Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Molecular Biology in AstraZeneca's CV/GI research uni
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