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ferring history

about us ferring history

Dr. Frederik Paulsen founded Nordiska Hormon Laboratoriet in 1950. He set-up the business in two rented rooms in Malmö, Sweden. In 1954, he changed its name to Ferring. He named the company after the strong, closely knit community of people originating from the island Föhr who called themselves Feringers, and spoke Fering.

World leader in peptide hormones
Ferring became a pioneer in developing and selling pharmaceutical products based upon natural, pituitary-produced peptide hormones. Dr. Paulsen was convinced that these new compounds could be used to supplement deficiencies and correct abnormalities, thus playing an invaluable role in the treatment of life-threatening conditions.

Five decades later, Dr. Paulsen's predictions have proved remarkably accurate. Today, peptides from Ferring are widely used in Ferring's treatments. The development of the product MINIRIN (desmopressin), used to treat nocturnal enuresis, or bedwetting, formed the basis of Ferring's international expansion and boosted revenues from the late 1980s on.

See the timeline for more information about Ferring's development

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