It starts with a
Spark
in the Nation's Capital

Last spring, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC and Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) announced a collaboration to launch a new JLABS @ Washington, DC, a 32,000-square foot biotech and life science facility to be located at the new Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus.

This Children’s National expansion is set on a nearly 12-acre portion of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in the nation’s capital. This collaboration marks the second time Johnson & Johnson and Children’s National have teamed up to emphasize the importance of investing in the health and well-being of babies and children around the world.

Its proximity to federal research institutions and agencies, universities, and academic research centers enables the new Children’s National campus to leverage the rich ecosystem of public and private sectors to help bolster biohealth , medical device, and life science innovation.

 
 

Biotech Incubator for CBRN and Infectious Diseases in Washington, DC

First introduced in conjunction with the launch of the JLABS site opening in Washington, D.C., JLABS @ Washington, DC serves as the hub for Blue Knight. Created in collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Blue Knight is a collaboration dedicated to and aimed at anticipating health security threats, activating the global innovation community, and amplifying technological advancements to prepare for and respond to our rapidly evolving global health environment.

As we continue to combat 21st century health threats and emerging infectious diseases, the path to better prepared, protected, and healthy individuals, families, and communities may rely on unlocking the collective power of the global community.

Through expert programming and residency opportunities, Blue Knight aims to stimulate innovation and incubation of technologies to improve health security and our nation’s response to health security threats and emerging infectious diseases.

Learn more about Blue Knight.

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  • Up to $150,000 in total grant funding
  • One year of residency at JLABS @ Washington, DC
    with the use of a bench, workstation and access to the JLABS @ Washington, DC community for one year
  • Mentoring by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Washington, DC metropolitan area is the 4th largest research and biotech cluster in the US.

Home to 70 federal labs, 800 life sciences companies...

... and 9.5 million square feet of lab space.

The workforce is young, well educated, vibrant and diverse...

.. with DC ranked as one of the top 5 best cities to live...
(US News and World Report)

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Learn about our other lab spaces:

JLABS @ NYC

JLABS @ SSF (San Francisco, CA)

JLABS @ San Diego