Johnson and Johnson
A healthcare company with more than 130 years of history, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) manufactures a wide range of products. The company is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has over 250 subsidiaries, and its products are available in over 175 countries worldwide. Pharmaceuticals, packaged consumer goods, and medical devices make up J&J’s three business divisions.
The Johnson & Johnson medical devices division consists of nine companies that specialize in the following fields: Aesthetics, general surgery, hernia surgery, urologic surgery, bariatric surgery for obesity, arrhythmias, cardiovascular diseases, ear, nose, and throat conditions, diabetes care, insulin delivery devices, surgical instruments and infection prevention, self-measured blood glucose monitors, vision care, neurovascular disease, and orthopaedics. In order to create market-appropriate, accessible, and affordable solutions, Johnson & Johnson’s group of companies in the medical device sector seeks to identify the needs of local and emerging markets. The company, for example, sells the OneTouch® SelectSimple® blood glucose monitoring system in emerging markets, designed to be affordable and easy to use.
The group also offers an infection prevention solution, known as ENDOCLENS-NSX™, for the same market segments, which is available in Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, China, Brazil, India and Russia. The OneTouch® Verio® Glucose testing platform has been developed to suit the needs of diabetics in emerging markets, helping sufferers to cope with their illness, where the blood glucose level is displayed and the patient is notified when the glucose level is too high or too low. Calibra Medical, acquired by Johnson & Johnson, recently created a wearable insulin patch which delivers the correct basal insulin dose to diabetic patients at mealtimes. Another example of products in Johnson & Johnson’s medical device portfolio includes wound closure devices that best match the wound healing requirements of different patient tissue types.
Johnson & Johnson’s medical device business contains three global franchises, Ethicon (specialising in surgery), Biosense Webster (cardiovascular & specialty solutions), and DePuy Synthes (orthopedics).
PUREVUE™ Visualization System
With the PUREVUE™ Visualization System, an operating room (OR) footprint is reduced by combining a light source, an image processor, and local image management. It features intuitive touch screen navigation and customizable settings for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). A proprietary sensor is integrated into the autoclavable camera head, which is ideal for endoscopy.
VIPER PRIME™ System
The VIPER PRIME™ System is a technique that allows percutaneous placement of pedicle screws without the use of guidewires, Jamshidi needles, and pedicle preparation instruments. A screw tip design and an integrated stylet that is completely controlled by the screwdriver are among the features of the VIPER PRIME™ System, enabling surgeons to target pedicles and insert screws in a single instrument pass.
August 4, 2021