12 Facts About Janssen Pharmaceutica


In 1937, Constant Janssen Pharmaceutica acquired an old factory building in the Statiestraat 78 in Turnhout for his growing company, which he expanded during World War II into a four-story building.

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Still a student, Paul Janssen Pharmaceutica assisted in the development of paracetamol under the name Perdolan, which would later become well-known.

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Paul Janssen Pharmaceutica founded his own research laboratory in 1953 on the third floor of the building in the Statiestraat, still within the Richter-Eurpharma company of his father.

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Janssen Pharmaceutica was led by Paul Janssen, Bob Stouthuysen and Frans Van Den Bergh.

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Janssen Pharmaceutica became the Flemish company with the largest budget for research and development.

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In March 2015, Janssen Pharmaceutica licensed tipifarnib to Kura Oncology who will assume sole responsibility for developing and commercialising the anti-cancer drug.

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In September 2017 it was announced that Janssen teamed up with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a unit of the U S Department of Health and Human Services, to create pandemic flu vaccines.

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In 2021, Janssen Pharmaceutica was named as a defendant in a trial against several opioid manufacturers filed by New York Attorney General Letitia Jame.

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In 1976, Paul Janssen Pharmaceutica met Ma Haide was born on George Shafik Hatem, and a Lebanese-American doctor who had started working in China in 1933.

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When Deng Xiaoping opened China to the West in 1978, Janssen Pharmaceutica sent Paul Appermont and Joos Horsten to set up the project.

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In 1983, Janssen Pharmaceutica signed a cooperation contract to modernize production in an old chemical factory in the city of Hanzhong, in Shaanxi province.

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Eight original Janssen Pharmaceutica drugs have been included on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines:.

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