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Janssen Belgium - major pharmaceutical innovation hub in Europe

Janssen Belgium - major pharmaceutical innovation hub in Europe

The Janssen campus in Belgium (or Janssen Pharmaceutica) is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. A unique fusion of expertise, capabilities and partnerships in R&D, manufacturing and new product launch. Together, we are creating a future where disease is a thing of the past.

On the Janssen Pharmaceutica campus in Belgium, you will find an air of excitement and authenticity. Everyone is committed to making the difference for people’s lives and to pushing the boundaries of what science and innovation can mean. With over 5.000 employees in Belgium with a deep passion for the patient, we aim for breakthrough solutions. Solutions that go beyond finding a cure for diseases. These days our vision has evolved into addressing disease along the entire continuum of health: from prevention to interception to cure. As an innovative campus, we focus on important fields of research such as neuroscience, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and metabolism and pulmonary hypertension. Fields in which the unmet medical need is high and much is to be done and to achieved.

Innovation powerhouse

Janssen in Belgium has been focusing on research and development for more than 60 years. The campus in Belgium has been instrumental in the discovery and development of a new generation of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, infectious diseases and neurological drugs. It was here in Beerse that the first FDA-approved tuberculosis drug in 40 years was discovered and developed.

From basic research to distribution

Our progress in research and development is remarkable. In addition to our historical research and development site in Beerse, our campus includes two pharmaceutical plants that play a central role in the worldwide Supply Chain. Our international distribution facilities in Courcelles and La Louvière play a pivotal role in ensuring that our medicines are sent quickly and safely to pharmacies and hospitals around the world, so that they are available to the patients who need them. And our Clinical Pharmacology Unit in Merksem contributes significantly to Belgium’s top position in clinical trials. From early research and development, through supply chain to patient access – our people are making an important contribution to the health of many.


We are not doing this alone, of course. We collaborate in a high-value network of partnerships with top universities, hospitals, research centers and companies. In 2015, we established the first JLABS in Europe to accommodate life science startups focused on innovations across the entire healthcare spectrum. Our goal is to attract the best and brightest talent in science and technology to our campus, and to work with European partners in healthcare to help start new, highly innovative companies. We offer support to our partners in various areas, such as: providing office space and laboratories, support in finding working capital and the use of the knowledge of our own experts.

Unique environment for talent

The Janssen campus in Belgium provides a diverse, international, and welcoming environment with world-class facilities that help our people and partners achieve their goals. We invest in a vibrant and engaged community of talent determined to make a positive impact with a continuous focus on the patient. Are you one of the talents we are looking for? You will get a warm welcome at our campus in Belgium. You will soon discover a campus of opportunities!

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