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The LEO Science & Tech Hub is a R&D innovation unit of LEO Pharma. We explore cutting-edge science and technology opportunities with relevance to dermatology. By partnering with public and private institutions in the world’s leading life science cluster in Boston, we act as a catalyst to transform early-stage innovations and technologies into solutions that will improve the quality of life for people with skin diseases. LEO Science & Tech Hub was officially inaugurated in September 2016.
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Precision Medicine in Dermatology.

Precision medicine aims at identifying the most suitable treatment for each individual patient.

In order to achieve this we will require a much deeper understanding about the different factors that contribute to the course of disease between patients with the same disease such as:

Environmental. Genetic. Molecular. Environmental. Genetic. Molecular.

Our current research projects aim at developing technologies that should enable us to adress these questions, resulting in solutions that can one day support treatment decisions.

News from the hub

Oct. 2017 27 LEO Science & Tech Hub: Alopecia Areata Research

You can read about the blog from Follicle Thought on LEO Science & Tech Hub and out interest in Alopecia on the below link. 

LEO Science & Tech Hub: Alopecia Areata Research

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Oct. 2017 11 LEO Science & Tech Hub Announces a Collaboration with Elektrofi for Formulation Technology to Improve Dermatological Drug Delivery

LEO Science & Tech Hub, today announced a collaboration agreement with Elektrofi, a Cambridge-based biotechnology company focused on drug delivery innovations, to explore advanced formulation technology for dermatological drug delivery.

“We are excited to announce this collaboration with Elektrofi to explore its innovative Elektroject™ process technology to increase our options in subcutaneous delivery of antibodies” said Michael Sierra, Ph.D., VP of LEO Science & Tech Hub. “Developing therapeutic solutions that are not only safe and effective but also convenient for patients with skin diseases is critical to improving patient experience and outcomes, which is a goal the Hub strives to achieve.”

Elektrofi leverages a novel therapeutic microparticle suspension system (Elektroject™) to engineer high-concentration, low-viscosity antibody formulations. While many antibody formulations become virtually unusable at high concentrations due to high viscosity, Elektroject™ suspensions result in antibody concentrations that are more than 15x the typically administered concentration without exceeding viscosity limits. This enables healthcare professionals to subcutaneously administer high doses of antibody-based therapies in a relatively small volume within seconds.

“We want to create a paradigm shift in drug delivery to dramatically improve the lives of patients,” said Jason Norris, Co-Founder of Elektrofi. “LEO Science & Tech Hub is a leader in accelerating precision medicine in dermatology, and we are delighted to enter this collaboration which will combine Elektrofi’s work in transforming drug delivery with the Hub’s expertise in dermatology.”

Please read the full press release on the following link.

 

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