Ortho-Gynol was introduced in 1931 as the first prescription family planning product from the Ortho Products operating unit. This pioneering contraceptive gel was based on the need for trusted family planning products.
HALDOL® (haloperidol) was discovered by Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. in 1960. Patients taking HALDOL® could be treated at home instead of in an institution. It became the gold standard for treating schizophrenia for more than 25 years.
Ortho Pharmaceutical introduces the second oral contraceptive available in the United States (Ortho-Novum 10 and Ortho-Novum 2, produced by Syntex).
Ortho Diagnostic Systems introduces RhoGAM Rho(D) immune globulin, the first medication developed to prevent Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn.
We introduced the PER.C6 human cell line technology that enables faster and most cost effective discovery, development and production of a range of potentially transformational vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.
PROCRIT®, approved by the U.S. FDA for use in 1989, is a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of anemia.
Centocor, now part of Janssen Biotech Inc., introduces REMICADE®, a prescription medication used to treat many auto-immune conditions, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis.
AdVac ® technology, based on the development and production of adenovirus vectors is introduced. It can be used with PER.C6® technology to develop recombinant vaccines against life-threatening infectious diseases such as Ebola.
Established in celebration of the legacy of “Dr. Paul” and in recognition of current researchers demonstrating a similar spirit, the Dr. Paul Janssen Award was first presented in 2006.
ZYTIGA®, a prescription medication used in combination with prednisone to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, is introduced.
DARZALEX® (daratumumab) injection for intravenous infusion is indicated for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior lines of therapy.