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Leo Pharma

Leo Pharma A/S
Aktieselskab A/S Danish Public Limited stock based corporation
Industry Pharmaceutical industry
Founded 1908
Founder August Kongsted and Anton Antons
Headquarters Ballerup, near Copenhagen, Denmark
Area served
Key people
Gitte Aabo (CEO)
Products Prescription drugs for dermatology, bone remodeling thrombosis and coagulation
Revenue 1,039 million (2011)[1]
Profit €84 million (2011)[1]
Total assets €3,896 million (2011)[1]
Total equity €2,882 million (2011)[1]
Number of employees
5,000 (2011)
Footnotes / references
Wholly owned by a foundation (nonprofit)

Leo Pharma A/S is a multinational Danish pharmaceutical company, founded in 1908, with a presence in about 100 countries. Its headquarters are in Ballerup, near Copenhagen[2] The company is 100% integrated into a private foundation.[3]

Leo Pharma develops and markets products for dermatology, bone remodeling thrombosis and coagulation.[4] In 1945 it was the first producer of penicillin outside the USA and UK.

LEO pharma mission is to help people achieve healthy skin, while its Vision is to be the preferred dermatology care partner improving people’s lives around the world.

The history of LEO Pharma'

In 1908, pharmacists August Kongsted and Anton Antons bought the LEO Pharmacy in Copenhagen, Denmark.

With the purchase, they established 'Københavns Løveapoteks kemiske Fabrik', today known as LEO Pharma. From humble beginnings in the basement of the Copenhagen pharmacy, LEO Pharma has grown into a truly global concern, helping people all over the world to enjoy a better quality of life. LEO Pharma celebrated its centenial in 2008. Flags bearing the LEO logo were flying in every country where LEO products are available, more than a hundred flags in total. Today, LEO Pharma is stronger than ever with a growing global presence, a dedicated work force of more than 4,800 specialists and a strong pipeline of unrivalled pharmaceutical products within dermatology and thrombosis.


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  2. ^ Leo Pharma A/S published list of products
  3. ^ Leo Pharma A/S official website
  4. ^ Highbeam news clipping service, UK

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