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Ibraheem Badejo



Ibraheem Badejo

Ibraheem Badejo

Senior Director, New Ventures

J&J Innovation

Why I'm a JPAL

Supporting early stage companies to bring transformative solutions to patients. Sharing my early stage company experiences.


Ibraheem (Ib) is Senior Director, New Ventures at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston. He leverages his expertise in smart materials and biomaterials to support the medical device sector.

From 2010 to 2013, Ib was a Research Fellow at Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for external and front-end innovations and intellectual property for Ethicon Biosurgery. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Director of Applied Research & New Technology Assessment of novel biomaterials. Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientist of Closure Medical Corp (acquired by J&J in 2005). Prior to joining Closure, he held various positions at Bayer, North Carolina State University, College of Charleston. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University.

During his career, Ib has led teams in the development of commercialized biomaterials based products and new technology / products licensed or acquired.

Ib received his BA degree in chemistry from Avila University. He received his PhD in Organic chemistry from the University of Toledo, where he was the Robert Whiteford Memorial Scholar for Outstanding Graduate Research and a Petroleum Research Fund Fellow. He is also the recipient of 24 US patents with others pending.


"Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help."


Fun fact:

Once a high school teacher.