The information on this website is intended for healthcare professionals only and is provided solely for the purpose of scientific exchange. By accessing this website you accept this legal disclaimer and you expressly confirm your status as a healthcare professional.
This website is not country specific and may therefore contain information that is not applicable to your country. The website is not intended to provide medical advice and/or treatment guidance. Therefore, before prescribing any product, always refer to information approved by regulatory authorities in your country such as the prescribing information and/or the Summary of Product Characteristics. Novo Nordisk accepts no liability for the accuracy, completeness or use of information on this website, and disclaims any liability to update the information contained on this website.
Klara Owen is the senior medical director medically responsible for all projects in type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the Cell Therapy R&D Transformational Research Unit (TRU), Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark. She holds an MD degree from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Her PhD, from the same university, centred around the dynamic interplay between weight change and glycaemic and lipid metabolism. She is also board certified in internal medicine and diabetology, as well as holding an MSc in drug development science from King’s College, London, UK.
After 12 years of both in- and outpatient practice in internal medicine and obesity/type 2 diabetes, for the last 5 years as Consultant Diabetologist, Klara joined Novo Nordisk A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark, to support treat-to-target diabetes clinical trials with design and surveillance of trial execution. She then moved to the newly formed obesity division, focusing on translation from research into clinical development for a number of novel obesity treatment compounds. Klara subsequently joined Zealand Pharma, supporting the development of short-acting glucagon analogue for a congenital hyperinsulinism indication and a dual hormone artificial pancreas collaboration with BetaBionics, Boston, MA, USA.
Recently, Klara joined the cell therapy TRU to support the research and translational work of developing human embryonic stem cell-derived islet clusters for treatment, and potentially cure, of T1D. In addition to her work on the T1D projects, she supports the pre-project portfolio in a number of other indications, while continuing to be a passionate advocate of listening to patient perspectives to modify, change or re-prioritise development programmes.