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Our History

Our History

Dr Janssen


The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are uniquely positioned and privileged to make a positive difference to the lives of patients and their loved ones, at all stages of life.

Dr Paul Janssen's heritage laid the foundation for over eighty medicines that have now saved millions of lives.

The Journey


Dr. Paul establishes Janssen Pharmaceutica, one of the first independent research laboratories, based in Belgium.



Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V becomes part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.



Janssen continues to grow to 34 foreign affiliates and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.



The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research is created for transformational contributions towards improving human health.



Actelion becomes part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.



Fortune Magazine ranks Johnson & Johnson as the number one company in Pharmaceuticals on the World's Most Admired Companies List.


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Our Purpose & Promise




Janssen in the UK




Our Credo