Nashville, TN, April 6, 2019 – Today, during the opening session at AORN Expo in Nashville, Tennessee over 5,000 Perioperative Registered Nurses heard from Melissa Fischer, Senior Manager of Clinical Education, and a registered nurse, on the long-term commitment of Johnson & Johnson to supporting nurses. During her remarks, Melissa announced the first-ever Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care, launched together with AORN and Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS.
The challenge invites nurses around the world to submit unique ideas for new devices, consumer products, health technologies, protocols, preventative & community health approaches, and screening tools for perioperative care (pre, post, intra) with the potential to profoundly impact patient care and change human health.
The awardee(s) of the Challenge will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding; mentoring and support from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies; and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life.
Lynda Benton, Senior Director of Corporate Equity was in attendance and remarked, “Johnson & Johnson has supported the nursing profession for over 120 years because we believe that nurses are the backbone of healthcare systems around the world and are uniquely positioned to change human health. As we strive 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 through unique opportunities like the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge.” Lynda and her team worked closely with AORN to bring this unique opportunity forward.
Following her speech, Melissa commented, “I am overwhelmed by the positive reaction the attendees had to this announcement. I am very excited to engage with the nurses this week and can’t wait to see some of the ideas these innovative care providers will bring forward.”
For more information on the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care, see the attached one-pager or go to https://nursing.jnj.com/.
Johnson & Johnson and Our Commitment to 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. 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. For more information visit https://nursing.jnj.com/, or JNJ Nursing on Facebook and Twitter.
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.