Nycomed is a Norwegian pharmaceutical company. Nycomed was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical in September 2011. Production is located in Norway, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, India, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Head office is located in Zürich, Switzerland. Total revenue was €3,400 million (2006) and the group had 12,000 employees. The Nycomed company annually awards a prize totaling 20,000 euros to four excellent junior scientists at the University of Konstanz. Also, the award promotes the concept of scientific exchange and networking of its winners.