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Johnson & Johnson and Radboud University

Making biomedical, pharmaceutical and clinical research available to patients faster. That is the ambition with which Johnson & Johnson is collaborating with Radboud University and Radboud University medical center.

In 2019, the parties signed a letter of intent, with the aim of enabling researchers to link high-level academic innovative research with the industry's translation capabilities.

Focus areas

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine develops medicines. The topics of projects and initiatives in which we collaborate align with Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine's focus areas: Oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Retina.

Complement and cooperate

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine, Radboud University medical center and Radboud University are leaders in innovative healthcare. We complement each other and cooperate in the fields of scientific research, pre-clinical and clinical research, education, care, sustainability and talent development.

"A partnership between a broad, classical university and academic hospital with a global pharma company is a dream playground for interdisciplinary research. Creating molecules that cure patients cannot be solved by chemists, doctors or AI researchers alone: it needs scientist to step out of their own domains and solve problems together with colleagues with very different expertise, speaking different languages and with a a completely different outlook on the world!" - Jeroen Jansen, Analytical Chemistry & Chemometrics, Radboud University

News & Agenda

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Inspiration and encounters at fifth Radboud partner day - Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine

On 5 June 2024, the Radboud - J&J Innovative Medicine Partner Day took place for the fifth time. Over 100 researchers, teachers and specialists came together to exchange knowledge and discuss opportunities for new collaborations.

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The power of community building for sustainability

Building a community committed to your company or organisation's sustainability policy. Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine and Radboud University did it and share their knowledge and experiences in a report.


Internships at Johnson & Johnson

Internships in the Netherlands and Belgium for students from a variety of fields, from management sciences to medical biology, and from artificial intelligence to medicine.

Guest lectures by Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine gives a guest lecture in the health track of the Science, Management & Innovation master's degree programme. Interested in a guest lecture by Johnson & Johnson? Then get in touch.


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Sustainability is high on the agenda at Radboud University, Radboudumc and Johnson & Johnson. Through scientific research, we contribute to insights and solutions on complex and cross-disciplinary climate issues.


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Early detection and treatment of lung cancer

Radboudumc and J&J are jointly working on research into the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. This collaboration is part of the European IHI project IMAGIO.

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Innovative data sharing to reduce impact of cancer (HERACLES)

The HERACLES project aims to reduce the impact of cancer by establishing an innovative, privacy-friendly infrastructure and agreement system for broad data sharing.


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Nasal spray for severe depression

Patients with difficult-to-treat depression can come to Radboudumc for treatment with esketamine nasal spray. This spray was developed by Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine.

Research and innovation

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Single cell technology in drug discovery

Better understanding of complex biological processes at the cellular level, can lead to better understanding of how drug molecules work, better predicting side effects, and which patient groups benefit more or less from medication.

Innovation acceleration and spin-off incubation

When it comes to taking your research to market, Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine can be an interesting partner for Radboud researchers or spinoffs.

Patient care

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Health Monitor

Johnson & Johnson has developed a Health Monitor aimed at patient well-being. It has been and is being tested at Radboudumc.

Working together on grant applications

Radboud University, Radboudumc and Johnson & Johnson work together in various subsidised public-private partnerships. Do you wonder if Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine could be a suitable partner in a consortium project application? Please contact Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine or ask for advice from one of the Radboud University and Radboudumc collaboration contacts - see under Contact.

Your career and Johnson & Johnson

Are you a student or employee at Radboud University or Radboudumc and do you want to boost your career? Why not consider Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine. Explore how you can work in research, product development, scale-up and manufacturing, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, sustainability, marketing and sales. Discover new career opportunities and dive into the world of a major pharmaceutical company. 
Every spring, Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine organises the 'Introduction Days Pharmaceutical Industry', with an informative and interactive programme at several locations, including Beerse (BE) and Leiden (NL). These introduction days are intended for second- and third-year bachelor's students. Interested? Then inquire with the Career Service Science department (Radboud University) or Career Service Radboudumc (Radboud University). 
For other career opportunities, please visit the career pages of Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine.

About Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is a global company. With Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine (formerly the Janssen pharmaceutical companies) it is active in the development, production and sale of innovative medicines. With Johnson & Johnson MedTech it is active in developing and marketing products in medical technology. In Europe, J&J Innovative Medicine has research facilities in Leiden (the Netherlands) and Beerse (Belgium).


Do you want to know more about the strategic collaboration between Radboud University, Radboud university medical center and Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine? Contact Ed Koster (Radboud University), Antoine Wellink (Radboud University) or paul.vanderhoeven [at] (Paul van der Hoeven) (Radboud University medical center).