'Novopen II' insulin delivery device, Denmark, 1989

1989 in Denmark
Novo Nordisk

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Autopen 2 unit Series II (1993-932), left and New Novopen II (1993-1451) right. Both are insulin delivery systems with
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`New' Novopen II insulin delivery device for use with Novo Nordisk Penfill cartridges, by Novo Nordisk A/S, 1989.

The ‘Novopen II’ (shown on the right) is a handheld device used by people with diabetes to inject insulin into the body. Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to break down sugars in the body. The injected dose can be varied easily. The pen is a discreet way to administer insulin and is easy to use. Made by Novo Nordisk A/S, the Novopen II can be bought from medical suppliers. It is shown here with a similar device (1993-932).


Object Number:
insulin delivery device
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • drug delivery device
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • drug delivery device
  • hypodermic syringe
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