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We are honored to announce that LEO Science & Tech Hub is a finalist for the Newcomer category of Xconomy Awards. The Hub was founded in September 2016 as a catalyst to transform early-stage innovations into solutions in dermatology. We have successfully launched many collaborations with leading research institutes and start-ups in Boston to explore technologies that advance precision medicine in dermatology. http://www.xconomy.com/xconomy-awards-boston/finalists/
LEO Pharma announces an investment in the biotechnology company Novopyxis to support the development of an early-stage drug delivery device designed to increase the penetration of topical treatments in the skin.
The hand-held aerosol device will be clinically tested on people with alopecia, where there is a high need for alternative treatment options to painful steroid injections. Alopecia is an autoimmune disease leading to hair loss from all or some parts of the body, usually the scalp.
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Cambridge, Mass., June 15, 2017 – LEO Science & Tech Hub today announced a two-year collaboration with the Karp Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) to develop minimally-invasive technology to advance dermal biomarker assessment. The Karp Lab, led by Jeffrey Karp, PhD, at BWH focuses on the development of platform technology and translational research to improve patient care. LEO Science & Tech Hub is an R&D innovation unit of LEO Pharma dedicated to identifying, developing, and funding innovative solutions that improve the lives of people with skin diseases.
LEO Science & Tech Hub and the Karp Lab will explore and develop technologies that could enable frequent and minimally-invasive assessment of relevant dermal biomarkers during clinical studies as well as the potential for diagnostic use in point-of-care testing. This kind of assessment could limit the number of painful skin biopsies patients must endure, and provide physicians with immediate feedback on how well a drug regimen is working. Read more on the following link.
We are looking forward to host the official inauguration of the LEO Science & Tech Hub in Boston by Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) on Friday, September 30th, 2016. The event, which also includes participation from the Danish Minister for Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, brings together members of the Boston life science community to explore opportunities for partnership and innovation.