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    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is a global and leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical ingredients for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The company is specialized in producing quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats) used as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients, and Recombinant Insulin for use in cell culture media to enhance cell growth, viability, and productivity.

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech helps the world´s largest pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries reducing their risk for raw materials by using pharma-grade products with a high level of consistency, purity, quality, and reliability.

    The mission is to enable better medicines by providing sustainable pharmaceutical materials through innovative and customised solutions.

    Product: Insulin Human AF

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech´ s high purity, non-therapeutic Insulin is sourced directly from parent company Novo Nordisk, the world’s largest insulin producer. It consists of insulin human crystals, biosynthetically produced by recombinant microbial expression in yeast.

    Recombinant Insulin stimulates the proliferation of cells and enhances the yield and is a key component in serum free growth media for mammalian cells. Human Insulin AF is used for the manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies, virus vaccines, gene therapy products and other biological drug products approved by regulatory bodies worldwide, including FDA and EMA.

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’ s Insulin Human AF is manufactured in accordance with internal quality systems, based on ISO 9001 and cGMP and is analysed according to the current European (Ph. Eur.) and US (USP) Pharmacopoeias. The product is manufactured in Novo Nordisk’s parent cGMP facilities, packaged in HDPE bottles, and supplied by Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S.

    Insulin Human AF has a shelf life of 60 months and the company has enough packed off-the-shelf Insulin Human AF in stock for at least five months of consumption, to be able to respond immediately to your specific requirements.

    With Insulin Human AF from Novo Nordisk Pharmatech, you avoid the risk of impurities such as mycoplasmas, which can pass line to line from the upstream bioreactor and contaminate your whole line.

    Product: Pharmaceutical grade Quats

    As the world’s leading supplier of pharmaceutical grade quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats), Novo Nordisk Pharmatech provides only the best and safest ingredients for the pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The Quats products are sold globally in more than 70 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Africa.

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech is a specialist and dedicated manufacturer of Quats in an unequalled, full cGMP grade ensuring exceptionally high purity and batch-to-batch consistency. Their Quats product range (including Benzalkonium Chloride, Cetrimide and Cetrimonium Bromide/CTAB) is suited for a wide range of pharmaceutical applications that require high purity and quality, such as vaccine production and as preservatives (excipients) or active ingredients (APIs) in many ophthalmic, nasal, oral and topical drugs and in a variety of solutions, ointments, gels, and creams.

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’ s Quats have excellent antimicrobial and surface-active properties, and are active against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, such as gram + and – & acid-fast bacteria, yeasts, moulds and enveloped vira such as HIV, herpes and corona. They are effective through a wide pH range, are surface active/adhesive cationic agents and do not add unpleasant odour/colour to finished formulations.

    The multi-compendial range of Quats complies to the highest regulatory guidelines, including ICH Q7, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP). Some Quats products also follow the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) or the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (ChP).

    Combining high-purity products and regulatory services have made the company an approved supplier to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. With more than 70 years of experience in producing Quats and more than 30 years CGMP manufacturing, Novo Nordisk Pharmatech deliver the same high-quality products batch after batch.

    Quality and control

    Being cGMP certified, Novo Nordisk Pharmatech ensures that every aspect of the manufacturing process is in control – from own suppliers to the finished product.

    All manufacture is carried out in accordance with cGMP (ICH Q7), ISO9001 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Qualification & Validation. Filling of Quats is performed under full clean room conditions while Insulin Human AF is packed in a classified (Class C) facility. The high product quality is ensured through efficient quality control, rigorous training systems, well-established SOPs and quality analysis carried out by highly experienced professionals.

    The cornerstone of their quality organisation is a stringent Quality Management System (QMS) which ensures the right quality products with a high degree of consistency. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’s QMS complies with DS/EN ISO 9001 in all aspects of the value chain and receive excellent ratings in audits from both customers and authorities, including the FDA and EMA.

    A comprehensive documentation package and tailored support, which continues through the whole product life cycle, gives you total peace of mind. The company provide a one-stop compliance and regulatory package, providing you with up-front access to certificates from authorities (including cGMP, ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001), qualification dossiers, statements and declarations, stability, and analysis documents, and much more. They also support their customers well after supplier qualification and delivery and through their whole product life cycle in case of any problems or issues.


    Environmental challenges have never been more critical or more urgent than they are today, and Novo Nordisk Pharmatech has proudly been CO2 neutral since 2018. Supplied with renewable energy produced by windmills and gas consumption comes from biogas certificates, they have zero CO2 emissions from energy consumption.

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech is also a part of Novo Nordisk´s bold environmental strategy, Circular for Zero. The ambition is Zero environmental impact by 2030. To achieve zero impact, both up and down our supply chain, working with our suppliers is paramount. With both current and future suppliers, they will collaborate proactively to embed circular thinking across the value chain and switch to circular sourcing and procurement.

    History and structure

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S was established in 1949 as Ferrosan Fine Chemicals, part of the Ferrosan Group that was acquired by Novo Industries in 1986, becoming part of Novo Nordisk A/S with the 1989 merger of Novo with Nordisk Gentofte. On September 1, 2015, the company changed its name to Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S, operating as a division of Novo Nordisk A/S from Køge, south of Copenhagen.

    The entire value chain from Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control to Sales and Marketing is located on site in Køge giving the company significant advantages in terms of agility.

    More than 70 years of experience have given Novo Nordisk Pharmatech the know-how to ensure maximum product purity and keeping impurities to even lower levels than pharmacopeial standards. This has made the company a leading global supplier of high-quality ingredients – enabling the customers to make even better medicines.

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