LEO Pharma and Veeva Systems Partner for Digital Patient-Centered Trials

LEO Pharma | September 30, 2021

LEO Pharma , a global leader in medical dermatology, and Veeva Systems announced a strategic technology partnership to enable scalable digital trials, paperless and patient-centered.

Building on its success with the Veeva Clinical Operations suite, LEO Pharma will complete its standardization on existing Veeva clinical technology, be an early adopter of future Veeva solutions, and help shape the Veeva digital trials roadmap. By adopting technology and optimized business processes, LEO Pharma plans to achieve the following goals while maintaining the highest standards in data accuracy, regulatory compliance and patient safety:
  • Significant improvement in the patient experience
  • Increased patient diversity through decentralized trials
  • Greater precision of clinical data
  • 25% reduction in the cost of clinical trials
  • 25% reduction in clinical trial time

LEO Pharma will use the integrated suite of Veeva clinical products, including eTMF, CTMS, CDMS, Site Connect, eConsent, ePRO, Virtual Visits and eSource.

We were exploring ways to transform clinical trials, but COVID-19 has accelerated this process. By responding quickly to changing market dynamics, we allowed our testing to continue without delay. The partnership with Veeva supports our 2030 strategy because it will help us deliver innovative treatments to patients faster while supporting a more sustainable business. Veeva's results in terms of product excellence make it the ideal long-term partner to help us achieve this goal, which allows us to help patients better and faster. 

- Jörg Möller, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D at LEO Pharma.

We are excited and honored to extend our long-standing partnership with LEO Pharma to be an early adopter of our comprehensive digital testing platform, We intend to help the industry move forward with a scalable digital trials platform that dramatically improves the clinical trial process for patients, sites and sponsors. 

- Peter Gassner , Founder and CEO of Veeva

About Veeva Systems
Veeva is the global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence and customer success, Veeva has more than 1,000 customers, from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechnology companies. As a public benefit company, Veeva is committed to balancing the interests of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders and the industries it serves.

About LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. The company is a leader in the field of medical dermatology, with a strong R&D portfolio, a wide range of therapies and a pioneering spirit. Founded in 1908 and majority-owned by the LEO Foundation, LEO Pharma has devoted decades of research and development to advancing the science of dermatology, setting new standards of care for people with skin diseases. LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark with a global team of 6,000 people, serving 93 million patients in 130 countries. In 2020, the company achieved net sales of 1,359 million euros.


The cost of developing a new drug can be as much as $11 billion. With these high costs, the mature pharma markets are stagnating. There is, however, an opportunity with emerging markets. Over the next five years, emerging markets will make up two-thirds of sales growth in the pharmaceutical industry.


The cost of developing a new drug can be as much as $11 billion. With these high costs, the mature pharma markets are stagnating. There is, however, an opportunity with emerging markets. Over the next five years, emerging markets will make up two-thirds of sales growth in the pharmaceutical industry.

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