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      Read all stories about surgical sutures, and see how Johnson & Johnson's revolutionary product has improved the outcomes of patients going into surgery.
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      9 Johnson & Johnson innovations that helped drive medicine forward

      From a superior way to sterilize surgical products to lifesaving medicine to treat a drug-resistant disease, check out just some of the ways Johnson & Johnson has exemplified innovation—and shared its breakthroughs with the world.
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      A physician wearing surgical gloves uses a stratafix suture

      “I’ve developed innovative sutures that help save lives”

      Johnson & Johnson got its start as a pioneer of sterile surgical sutures and continues to make advancements today. Jesse Nawrocki, Ph.D., shares how he and his award-winning team are working to make surgery easier for doctors and safer for patients.
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      7 Johnson & Johnson inventions we’re grateful for

      In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re gathering to celebrate just a few of the many ways that the company has changed life, and health, as we know it over the last 130 years.
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      PROMO ONLY- "I Have More Than 700 Patents": Meet Johnson & Johnson's Most Prolific Inventor- Fred Shelton Promo

      “I have more than 700 patents": Meet Johnson & Johnson’s most prolific inventor

      Frederick Shelton has spent 21 years engineering cutting-edge innovations to help propel medicine forward. On what would have been Thomas Edison’s 172nd birthday, this latter-day great American inventor shares the life-changing medical devices he’s most proud of designing.
      An infographic with fun facts about the history of Johnson & Johnson’s surgical sutures

      Sutures: The iconic Johnson & Johnson invention that revolutionized medicine

      To commemorate the month that the company first listed sutures in its 1887 inventory book, we’re unspooling fun facts about the ubiquitous medical innovation.
      Caring & giving
      The Africa Mercy ship

      Making miracles at sea: The floating hospital that’s providing free medical care to people who need it most

      For this season of giving, we take a look at a special, 25-year partnership between Mercy Ships and Johnson & Johnson that’s leaving hope, healing and resilience in its wake.
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      FINAL PROMO- Why Johnson & Johnson Once Had an Entire Team of Glassblowers- Glassblowers Furnace

      Why Johnson & Johnson once had an entire team of glassblowers

      The company debuted its iconic catgut sutures in June of 1887, cementing its reputation as a healthcare innovator—and these unexpected artisans played a pivotal role.
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      Lede collage- J&J Anniversary Inventions

      13 life-changing healthcare inventions that are celebrating milestone birthdays in 2018

      Johnson & Johnson has been in the innovation business for more than 130 years. Check out these first-of-their-kind company products, which have revolutionized flu protection and even changed the way we wear contact lenses.
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      The Johnson & Johnson historic product heat index: 11 of the hottest company innovations

      From the creation of sterile surgical sutures in 1887 to the debut of the first water-resistant sunscreen in 1976, these products were some of the most significant inventions of their time.
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      Around the world

      Around the world with Johnson & Johnson: 6 unbelievable places company products have been

      From Antarctica to outer space, learn about the surprising locales where Johnson & Johnson items have popped up.