Johnson & Johnson launches Bay Area science and technology campus.
Johnson & Johnson has opened today its San Francisco Bay Campus. It is a state-of-the-art Research & Development (R&D) facility in the Bay Area. It is one of the world’s most established global hubs for innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a nearly 200,000-square-foot facility and can house about 400 employees. It is more than double the R&D presence of Johnson & Johnson in the Bay Area.
The campus would bridge critical scientific and technological capabilities by co-locating Janssen R&D, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, and Johnson & Johnson Technology. It would further integrate the company into the Bay Area innovation ecosystem to strengthen and increase collaborations with the innovators to accelerate growth.
Joaquin Duato is the Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. Their increased presence in the Bay Area affirms their commitment to combining science and technology to deliver transformative healthcare solutions. He said on campus, the talented teams will use their diverse experience and expertise to tackle society’s greatest health challenges to create a better future for patients. The R&D would focus on the new site, which spans Janssen’s therapeutic areas and essential functions, including emerging science and technologies for gene and RNA therapies, novel treatments and approaches for retinal and infectious diseases, and advanced data science, including artificial intelligence machine learning. Co-locating expertise at the site would expand the Company’s world-class discovery engine and industry-leading pipeline.
The Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre in California would facilitate investments and collaborations to accelerate early-stage healthcare innovation with academic and industry partners in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Bay Campus would continue to build strong relationships with entrepreneurs, scientists, and inventors to support and invest in highly differentiated innovations. The company is also planning to increase its focus on the Johnson & Johnson technology organization to enhance its ability to create innovative digital solutions to advance human health.
The Bay Area hub is being designed as a high-performance green campus which would reinforce the company’s pledge to be responsible stewards in creating a healthy and more sustainable future.
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