External discovery

LEO Pharma has established an external discovery function, which runs integrated drug discovery projects with global partners. This enables us to increase the total number of projects running in LEO Pharma, while feeding the pipeline with innovative opportunities for identifying competitive drugs.

External discovery looks for expertise, technologies and research groups that complement LEO Pharma’s competences, and which can significantly impact on our internal capacity. The resulting collaborations help bring fresh ideas to maturity, supplying our internal discovery with viable lead optimisation-ready projects that may lead to future competitive drugs within our focus areas.