Johnson & Johnson And Johnson

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Company History Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1886 by a New England Druggist named Robert Wood Johnson. Robert had his ingenuity inspired when Joseph Lister revealed that infections in the operating room were caused by airborne germs. Robert joined with his brothers, James and Edward, and started producing dressings in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1886. They started with only 14 employees and were situated in an old wallpaper factory. Johnson and Johnson became incorporated in 1887. (Johnson & Johnson) Today one of the largest health care companies in the world is Johnson & Johnson. They now have over 128,000 employees and more than 250 operational subsidiaries located in 60 countries around the world. Johnson & Johnson has more than $132.6 billion in total assets. Johnson & Johnson’s headquarters, however, is still located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Johnson & Johnson research, develop, manufacture, as well as sell health care products all over the world. (Johnson & Johnson) Johnson & Johnson’s operations are categorized into three business divisions: Consumer, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and Pharmaceutical. The Consumer segment’s products are promoted to the overall public and sold to both retail outlets and distributors all over the world. These products include wound care, skin care, baby care, and wellness and prevention platforms just to name a few. The Medical Devices and Diagnostics segment involves disposable contact lenses, surgical and bio-surgical

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