LEO Pharma Open Innovation

What is LEO Pharma Open Innovation?

LEO Pharma Open Innovation is a collaborative space created to explore partnerships in a mutually beneficial and much easier manner. By opening up and allowing external partners insight and free access to some of our disease-relevant biological research models we provide a first stepping stone with big potential.

In practice, anyone can have their own molecules tested for disease-relevant effects, without having to disclose confidential information or giving up intellectual property rights. With no strings attached, we jointly explore the scientific potential of your molecules using our fully integrated research platform.
We invite you join us in discovering new treatments for patients with skin disorders. Should the open innovation results generate a mutual interest LEO Pharma can provide the means to take an early discovery idea all the way to the clinic and ultimately to the patients.
An executive one page summary is available for download: Executive summary

Looking for new drug research ideas

With the Open Innovation initiative, LEO Pharma seeks to identify and develop early projects that could either continue from a scientific perspective or as in licensing candidates, via the more classic collaboration process through Business Development or Partnership and Alliances.
Collaboration could potentially start with a simple thought:
        “Maybe our new molecules could work…”
Many great ideas start with a simple thought, "Maybe..." and "What if..."
At LEO Pharma we believe that the distance from that thought to actually putting it to the test and generating scientific data to support the idea should be as short as possible.
LEO Pharma has undertaken significant research into patients, understanding their needs and the underlying disease mechanisms in order to establish relevant in vitro assays capable of answering some of the questions.
Our intention is to explore new collaboration possibilities and innovations, without the need for you to give up ownership of your own molecules.


Please refer to the process page for further details on how to participate and we are excited to explore new science with you!