Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson was founded by the brothers Edward Mead, James and Robert Johnson in 1886 as a family business. Their first products were in the care of wounds for example plasters and bandage material.
Johnson & Johnson made a name for itself as a supporter, since - particularly after environmental catastrophes or wars - it came to the aid of the American people with free medical care products.
The product portfolio grew rapidly through strategical business acquisitions and Johnson & Johnson was quickly established as one of the leading companies in the field of health care. Important pillars are the fields of health consume, medicinal and pharmaceutical products especially. The Consumer Health Care Product section is the most important: almost every household had Johnson & Johnson products, they supported people from birth to old age.
In 2009, the company made a total turnover of 61.9 million US dollars, and had its registered offices in New Brunswick (New Jersey), where it had been for many years. They have a team of almost 120,000 employees worldwide. The German branch of Johnson & Johnson is registered in Neuss (North Rhine - Westphalia).
Johnson & Johnson is one of the largest and most successful manufacturer of contact lenses. They are one of the few manufacturers to offer a comprehensive range of 2 week lenses. The focus here is innovative use of materials: starting with the Acuvue 2 contact lenses, the follow-on product Acuvue Advance was brought onto the market and won the French specialist prize "Silmo d'Or" as the most innovative product of the year in 2004. Using the material Hydraclear, the contact lens allows three times more oxygen into the eye than other lenses. However, since innovation is never a still think, the contact lens range Oasys is made of better material and had been given the UV protection class 1. This is resistant to 99 % of UVA beams and 95% of the UVB rays. Both names of lenses are available as toric lenses.
Johnson & Johnson are also paving ground in the field of daily lenses. If the daily lens 1-Day Acuvue Moist was comfortable due to its moisture rich ingredient, the contact lens 1 Day Acuvue TrueEye was the first daily lens in the world to be made of silicon hydrogel.