The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has just come to an end in Las Vegas, and I was lucky enough to be there again. Since 2002, when CES was still focused on consumer electronics (TV, DVD, audio and some first smart home concepts), I have been visiting CES regularly.
To “skip a stone” takes more than just practice. It requires discriminating selection, as only a tiny subset of stones will do. The perfect stones for this are those that have been polished by time – rounded of rough edges and protected from too much mid-body girth. Slowly acquired features derived from countless collisions along the water’s edge and its constant energy and commotion. Skipping requires momentum, but not just speed. It requires a discrete angular velocity that will enable the first encounter to be rebounded into a series of repeating patterns that allow the stone to touch, taste, re-lift and return across the awaiting surface – again and again. A useful metaphor for many things, but particularly apropos as we gather our things, board our planes, trains or (likely time-shared) automobiles to rejoin as a community at the J.P. Morgan 2018 Healthcare Conference and, our 36th “skip” as an industry. Again, we are all returned to San Francisco to reflect on the trajectory of the biotechnology industry and now healthcare in general. To see how we, as a community, can bring forward new medical advances that are needed all across the world.
The Power of the Patient Perspective: Alzheimer’s Q&A with Tatyana Beldock
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is shocking in itself. But learning that you or a loved one has early onset Alzheimer’s — when the disease appears before age 65 — can be particularly devastating.
The Patient Perspective: a Look at Crohn’s Disease
As part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation's in-person patient Q&A series, the team recently met with a woman diagnosed with Crohn's disease when she was only 13. Jackie Benson, Ph.D., who leads west coast immunology-focused collaborations for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, moderated the conversation. Dr. Benson discusses some of the key takeaways from the inspiring meeting.
Once again, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation team fully participated at BIO-Europe®, taking place this year in Berlin on 6-8 November. Attended by more than 4,000 biotech and pharma leaders and over 2,000 companies, BIO-Europe® is Europe’s largest life science partnering conference and a great place for the JOHNSON & JOHNSON Innovation team to “make the connection”.
At Johnson & Johnson Innovation we believe that a great idea can come from anywhere, and our people are testament to that! Our experienced team comprises people who have their origins in the very sectors in which we are aiming to partner and, as a result, they understand the challenges and aspirations of the start-up community.
“Diversity” isn’t the only issue, it’s “Inclusion” too
The demographics of our world and workplaces continue to evolve. More and more often we see individuals around us who don’t seem exactly “like us.” Perhaps it is in our schools or in our neighborhoods, and increasingly it is in our place of work. For decades now, the obstacles to participate have been slowly coming down and, for those willing to take on these opportunities less and less has stood in their way-- but we still have a long way to go.
The Power of the Patient Perspective: Q&A with Sylvaine Cases, Ph.D.
Understanding the science behind the diseases that afflict us is necessary to develop new treatments, but sometimes hearing about a person’s first-hand experiences about their patient journey can help to enlighten us with insights that can lead to innovation.
Janssen Neuroscience Co-chairs National Academies of Science Workshop on the Blood-Brain Barrier
Space is often described as the final frontier for exploration, but medical researchers know that the challenges to understanding and treating diseases of the brain are similarly daunting. Despite steady progress in brain science, effectively penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to deliver medicines for many neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders remains a major hurdle.
New Dr. Paul Janssen Project Catalyzes and Convenes Champions of Science Across Generations and Geographies
Johnson & Johnson has launched the Dr. Paul Janssen Project to catalyze and convene champions of science across generations and geographies. Science is everywhere. It impacts our lives in every imaginable way. Now more than ever, science needs champions!