SANTA CLARA, September 18, 2018 — Johnson & Johnson Innovation today announced that Berlin, Germany-based Qompium NV, developer of mobile applications for the healthcare sector including Fibricheck, has been selected as the winner of the Health Technology Innovator QuickFire Challenge: Mobile Wellness Management, the first in the new Health Technology Innovator QuickFire Challenge series. The announcement was made by Rowan Chapman, the Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara.
FibriCheck develops user-friendly medical-grade mobile applications for better health.
As part of the Mobile Wellness Management Challenge, FibriCheck is receiving a $25,000 grant, optional residency at an available JLABS location, acceptance into the HealthTech @JLABS program, and mentorship and coaching from Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s global network of experts.
“We believe that health technology, specifically within mobile, offers the ability to create innovation and personalized solutions that can drastically improve healthcare outcomes, services and research across the globe,” said Kate Merton, head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS in New York. “The Mobile Wellness Management Challenge was launched with this in mind, and is testament to our ongoing commitment to help accelerate the development of health technologies and solutions that have the potential to improve the health and wellness of people around the world. We are pleased to provide FibriCheck with the resources to further develop its mobile health technologies that can positively impact the lives of patients.”
The Health Technology Innovator QuickFire Challenge: Mobile Wellness Management was launched on March 9, 2018 to encourage global entrepreneurs and innovators to submit game-changing mobile health technologies or solutions across all stages (ideation, pre-clinical, clinical, and post-approval) that are designed to advance healthcare. Applicants were encouraged to submit their best ideas that use mobile health technology in the areas of: interception and prevention of disease, intelligent devices for therapy delivery, customer collaboration with providers and payers, and ubiquitous and accessible healthcare.
The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS, to address today’s greatest health care challenges. JLABS facilities have incubated more than 420 companies to date, advancing biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and health tech programs across all JLABS locations: New York City; San Diego; San Francisco; South San Francisco; Boston; Lowell, MA; Houston; Toronto; Beerse, Belgium; and Shanghai opening in 2019.
For more information about the QuickFire Challenges, please visit: https://jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/quickfire-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,
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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.