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Announcing the Innovations for Vets QuickFire Challenge: Lung Cancer & Physical Trauma

May 12, 2022 -
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May 12, 2022 – Johnson & Johnson Innovation, together with Johnson & Johnson Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, is proud to launch the Innovations for Vets QuickFire Challenge: Lung Cancer & Physical Trauma, a follow-up challenge to last year’s Veterans Lead QuickFire Challenge series. Innovators are invited to submit potentially ground-breaking ideas that aim to directly address the unique healthcare needs of the military community including lung cancer and physical trauma.

As a result of their time in service, Veterans are disproportionately impacted by certain diseases, with the prevalence of risk factors for chronic health conditions higher among the Veteran community compared with non-Veterans.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Veterans, despite being one of the most preventable cancers in the world. Veterans are also impacted by physical trauma, such as bone injuries, soft tissue damage, and incidental infections.

The innovator(s) with the best potential solution can receive grant funding from a total pool of $500,000, access to the global Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS network, and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.*

Apply at http://jji.jnj/vets by July 15, 2022.

The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, with the goal to help address today’s greatest health care challenges.

* Subject to the execution of the necessary documentation and (award) agreements.

About Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC works across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health sectors to accelerate early-stage, transformational solutions by catalyzing the best ideas, wherever they are in the world. We do this by harnessing our deep scientific capabilities coupled with a wide range of tools, including customized deal structures, company creation, incubation and startup services, capital investments and other innovative business models that aim to meet the diverse needs of entrepreneurs, scientists, and emerging companies. Our goal is to help life science and health technology innovations thrive through collaboration and partnership with the global ecosystem, so that together we can change the trajectory of human health. Meet our passionate team of science and technology experts and learn how to collaborate with us at www.jnjinnovation.com.

About Johnson & Johnson Office of Military & Veterans Affairs
Johnson & Johnson has a long and proud history of supporting military service members, dating to the Spanish-American War in 1898, when the Company held positions for employees and paid their salaries while they served. Today Johnson & Johnson is proud to lead in support of the military-connected community: from military service members to veterans to military families and military & veteran caregivers. Through the power of our presence and partnerships around the world, we are committed to keeping this community healthy and enabling them to bring their unique experiences and strengths to the world.

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