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J&J bets up to $935M that Geron's drug can shake a checkered past

Days after finally getting the FDA's go-ahead to resume the stop-and-start development of its lead candidate, Geron has signed a deal to cut Johnson & Johnson in on the process, putting the biotech in line for as much as $935 million if all goes according to plan.

J&J heads to Texas with its R&D farm system, scouting for biotech startups

Johnson & Johnson is expanding its network of biopharma incubators, taking to Texas with a plan to host as many as 50 local biotech startups.

Nanoparticle size: Smaller is better, up to a certain point

The optimal size of  nanoparticles  is 50 nanometers, smaller than the 100- to 200-nm ones deployed today, concludes a study by University of Illinois researchers.

UPDATED: Janssen recalls 13,500 bottles of Xarelto because of contamination

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit is recalling 13,500 bottles of its top-selling anticoagulant Xarelto because of microbial contamination.

Janssen rethinks drug discovery in a changing R&D environment

For William Strohl, the new head of Janssen's Biotechnology Center of Excellence, the future of drug R&D involves novel targets, "fit-for-purpose" antibodies and lots of collaborations.

J&J builds 9-month supply of Doxil with creative problem solving

A Johnson & Johnson exercise in creative problem solving has paid off for doctors and patients who rely on its ovarian cancer drug Doxil, availability of which has been uncertain for years. Its Janssen unit has accumulated a significant supply after assuming manufacturing at Boehringer Ingelheim plant that otherwise was closed down at the end of the year.

Industry Voices: The contributions of immunology translational medicine to clinical pharmaceutical development

Translational medicine, which bridges the science of the emerging preclinical portfolio and the early development space where molecules are studied in humans for the first time, is an important if not essential element of successful pharmaceutical development. 

J&J's Imbruvica thumps GSK's Arzerra in head-to-head leukemia trial

Results are in from a showdown between chronic lymphocytic leukemia drugs Imbruvica, from Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit, and GlaxoSmithKline's Arzerra. And as it turns out, it wasn't much of a contest.

J&J's new incubator opens its arms to med tech startups

Janssen, the biotech unit of Johnson & Johnson, is looking beyond just pharmaceuticals with its latest life sciences incubator, seeking out medical device and diagnostics startups to fill its planned lab space.

J&J scouts for 50 Bay biotechs with new Janssen incubator

Johnson & Johnson's Janssen arm is planning to open another biotech incubator, this time setting its sights on South San Francisco in hopes of finding a few promising drug developers.