Novo's CSO Has A Lifetime Product Plan For Diabetes Patients
Novo Nordisk's executive vice president and chief scientific officer, Dr. Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, talks to Scrip about the Danish firm's biggest challenges as a leader in the development of diabetes therapies – including the positioning of its numerous marketed type 2 diabetes therapies and how the company can stay innovative in a saturated disease space.
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