May 4, 2020 — In honor of the approaching National Nurses Day Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, together with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), announced today that BabyLiveAdvice and Breegi Scientific have been selected as the awardees in Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health. The Challenge was designed with the aim to accelerate innovation with the potential to improve neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health.
To advance their research, BabyLiveAdvice and Breegi Scientific 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.
BabyLiveAdvice, LLC: BabyLiveAdvice is a Telehealth enabled service that provides education, advice and support via live provider for expectant mothers/parents from preconception to early childhood.
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.
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization. Our mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy.