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in the Nation's Capital

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 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 innovation.

 
 

JLABS @ Washington, DC together with BARDA

As part of the JLABS @ Washington, DC launch, 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, will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS to develop and maintain a specialized innovation unit that will be dedicated to the advancement of medical countermeasures aimed at securing our nation from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, as well as from pandemic influenza and emerging infectious diseases.

This agreement further builds on established collaborations between Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) and BARDA to accelerate new therapies and vaccines to protect communities against these threats and seeks to leverage JLABS’s experience catalyzing communities of entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to further promote and support the development of related treatments and prevention solutions.

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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 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)