November 11, 2019 — In honor of Perioperative Nurses Week, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS, together with the Association of periOperative Nursing (AORN), announced today that Hero Medical & Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have been selected as the awardees in Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care. The Challenge was designed with the aim to accelerate innovation that aims to improve perioperative care and change human health, including solutions that aim to address the physical and psychological impact of patients throughout pre, intra, and post-operative care.
To advance their research, Hero Medical & Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will receive a combined total of $100,000 in grant funding, access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem; and mentorship from experts at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
Hero Medical: Florida-based Hero Medical created the HERO Bandage, a simple one-piece wound care dressing for the head, limb or digits, designed for improved self-care and monitoring of chronic wounds.
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing: Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, RN and her team are developing a wireless auricular point stimulation © 2019, JHU, to provide a non-invasive, self-administered and nonpharmacological treatment for pre-, intra- and postoperative pain.
The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, with the aim to address today’s greatest health care challenges.
About Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC focuses on accelerating all stages of innovation worldwide and forming collaborations between entrepreneurs and Johnson & Johnson’s global healthcare businesses. Johnson & Johnson Innovation provides scientists, entrepreneurs and emerging companies with one-stop access to science and technology experts who can facilitate collaborations across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer companies of Johnson & Johnson. Under the Johnson & Johnson Innovation umbrella of businesses, we connect with innovators through our regional Innovation Centers; Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS; Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.; and our business development teams to create customized deals and novel collaborations that speed development of innovations to solve unmet needs in patients. JLABS provides the laboratories, expertise, education, tools and resources needed to help life science startups thrive, all with no strings attached. A Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center (CDI @ TMC) has been established to accelerate the development of medical devices. For more information about Johnson & Johnson Innovation, please visit: www.jnjinnovation.com.
About Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and health tech sectors to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS, we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS also produces campaigns to seek out the best science called QuickFire Challenges. For more information, visit www.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JLABS.
About Johnson & Johnson Nursing
Johnson & Johnson has supported the nursing profession for over 120 years because we believe nurses are uniquely positioned to change the global trajectory of health for humanity. Nurses, over 29 million strong, are our critical partners on the front lines of care and are the backbone of healthcare systems around the world. As we work to change the trajectory of health for humanity, Johnson & Johnson is proud to support and elevate the visibility and impact of nursing by championing nurse-led innovation, supporting skills development, developing nurse leaders and strengthening nurse resiliency. We are committed to advocating for, and empowering nurses globally as critical drivers of better health outcomes. Together with our partners, Johnson & Johnson is proud to shine a spotlight on nurses and their impact, and directly empower their work, because we believe they are, and have always been, catalysts to changing the trajectory of health for humanity. Nurses change lives. And that changes everything.
Founded in 1949, AORN unites and empowers leading surgical nurses, health care organizations and industry in working together to define standardized practice in the operating room. As the world’s largest professional association for perioperative nurses, the association’s evidence-based guidelines, continuing education and clinical practice resources lead to optimal outcomes in patient care. AORN makes surgery safe for every patient, every time.