NovoPen Insulin Delivery Device


The patent, issued in 1986, described “a dispenser suitable for use in dispensing a liquid medicine, for instance insulin solution. The dispenser is, in principle, constructed as a hypodermic syringe but differs in that it enables dispensing of a predetermined portion.” Both inventors lived in Denmark.

Ref: Jorn Rex and Otto A. Vogeley, “Dispenser,” U.S. Patent 4,592,745 (June 3, 1986), assigned to Novo Industri A/S.

Date Made: ca 1986Patent Date: 1986-06-03

Maker: Squibb-Novo, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, PrincetonDenmark: Hovedstaden, Bagsvaerd

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.0129.90Patent Number: US4592745AAccession Number: 2004.0129Catalog Number: 2004.0129.90

Object Name: insulin dispensersyringeinsulin delivery device

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.1 cm x 17 cm x 4.7 cm; 1 7/32 in x 6 11/16 in x 1 27/32 inoverall, box: 1 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 17.4625 cm x 4.7625 cmoverall, booklet: 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in; .635 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.065 cm


Record Id: nmah_1279047

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