Hans Christian Hagedorn

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Not to be confused with the German philologist of the same name.
Hans Christian Hagedorn (1888-1971)

Hans Christian Hagedorn (6 March 1888 – 6 October 1971) was the creator of NPH insulin and Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium. This is known today as Novo Nordisk.

Biography[edit]

Hagedorn and August Krogh (1874–1949) obtained the rights for insulin from Banting and Best in Toronto. In 1923 they formed Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium, and in 1926 with August Krogh he obtained a Danish Royal Charter as a non-profit foundation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Deckert (August 27, 2007). "Hans Christian Hagedorn (1888-1971)". Ugeskrift for Lægerer. 169 (35): 2883. PMID 17877991.