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Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S signs distribution agreement with DKSH for twelve countries in Asia Pacific

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S


Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S and DKSH, have partnered to provide high-quality cGMP quaternary ammonium compounds in twelve countries across Asia Pacific.

Koege, Denmark, January 16th, 2019 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor, will distribute Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’s pharmaceutical grade compounds (quats) to its large customer base in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech manufactures its pharmaceutical quats in accordance with the cGMP Guide ICH Q7 for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), the highest available quality standard in the industry. The quats, Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC), Cetrimonium Bromide (CTAB), Cetrimide and Strong Cetrimide, act either as preservatives or active ingredients in a diverse range of applications, including ophthalmic, nasal, oral, dental or topical treatments and medical devices, such as wound care.

DKSH was chosen for its proven experience in providing Market Expansion Services along the entire value chain and its solid logistics infrastructure. As a regional expert with more than 150 years of experience in the Asian markets, DKSH offers an omni-channel approach that presents a one-stop regional solution for its clients. DKSH provides tailored valued-added services and a deep capillary distribution network that will enable the distribution of Novo Nordisk’s products in the twelve markets across Asia Pacific.

Tanja Schaffer, Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Industry, DKSH, commented: “We are very pleased to partner with Novo Nordisk Pharmatech in Asia Pacific. Their pharmaceutical grade quats are a perfect fit for our API portfolio. We look forward to providing the quats to our large customer base in the region and to building a prosperous relationship with Novo Nordisk Pharmatech.”

Steve Profit, Global Sales & Marketing Director at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S, added: “For Novo Nordisk Pharmatech it is critical that we have a distribution partner that shares our business ethics and drive to offer the best services to our customers, so we are delighted to have DKSH as our new distribution partner. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’s FeF® GMP quats products fit perfectly with DKSH’s wide range of excipients, enabling the customers to take advantage of these synergies. Together, we will be able to offer the best quality and local distribution in the market. This will allow our customers to grow in this progressing global market.”

About Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S
Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S was established in 1949 as FeF Chemicals, acquired by Novo Nordisk in 1986 and has been part of the pharmaceutical group since then. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is the leading worldwide supplier of recombinant insulin for cell growth media and pharmaceutical grade quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical industry.

About DKSH
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 825 business locations in 37 markets – 800 of them in Asia – and 31,970 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 11.0 billion in 2017. DKSH was founded in 1865. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.

DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, covering Europe, North America and the whole of Asia. The Business Unit sources, develops, markets and distributes a wide range of specialty chemicals and ingredients for pharmaceutical, personal care, food & beverage as well as various industrial applications. In addition, it creates innovative and cutting-edge concepts and applications in 29 innovation centers located worldwide. With 100 business locations in 31 markets and around 1,010 specialized staff, Business Unit Performance Materials generated net sales of CHF 894.1 million in 2017.

For further information, please contact:

DKSH Performance Materials
Daniel Hollister
Manager, Group Communications, Performance Materials
Phone +44 20 8879 5500
daniel.hollister@dksh.com

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S
Vanessa León Toft
Marketing Manager
Phone +45 5667 1000
vnlt@novonordiskpharmatech.com
phone +45 5667 1000
email nnprinfo@novonordiskpharmatech.com
web www.novonordiskpharmatech.com
email Koebenhavnsvej 216, 4600 Koege
 
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