Johnson & Johnson launches Center for Device Innovation at Texas Medical Center
"By creating a nexus for innovation, where scientists and engineers of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies can collaborate with academicians, expert clinicians and external entrepreneurs to leverage the unique size, scope and capabilities of TMC's member institutions, we are confident that we can dramatically enhance health care around the world," Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson, said.
CDI at TMC will be led by Dr. William Cohn, a cardiac surgeon and serial medical device entrepreneur well known for his prior successes. Cohn will both push internal research and development projects and work with external entrepreneurs and innovators.
The research facility will house research and development staff developing products through rapid prototyping.
"We are eager for the opportunity to expand our collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation," Robert Robbins, president and CEO at TMC, said. "Working together, we are creating a globally competitive innovation ecosystem here, and the new Center for Device Innovation at TMC will enable us to expeditiously bring discovery and innovation to fruition, directly improving the health of patients.”