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Paul A. Janssen, Ph.D.

In 1953, Dr. Paul Janssen started with pharmaceutical research in his parents’ company in Turnhout, Belgium. Since 1961, Janssen Pharmaceutica is part of Johnson & Johnson, the most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of healthcare products in the world. Janssen medicines are sold throughout the world. 
Dr. Paul Janssen was one of the most productive pharmaceutical researchers of the 20th century. He and his teams discovered many break-through medicines in various disease areas, such as anesthesia and pain management, psychiatry, mycology and gastro-enterology. He has more than 100 patents on his name.

Dr. Janssen received 22 honorary doctorates worldwide, more than 80 medical awards, and was honorary member of over 30 scientific institutes and organizations.

He was author or co-author of more than 850 scientific publications and held more than 500 scientific presentations all over the world. Up until his death, Dr. Paul remained very involved in the search for new medicines for diseases afflicting humankind.

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