Health Care

Cardiac care
Nov 30, 2023

J&J MedTech buys cardiac device company for $400M

"The team at Laminar is driven by our vision to develop and deliver an innovative solution to help patients live without the fear of stroke, or the need for long-term use of blood thinners,” Lamar President and CEO Randy Lashinski said about the company's technology.

Cooper University Health Care has opened the first phase of its $150 million outpatient campus at the site of a former Sears store in Moorestown Mall.
Nov 30, 2023

Cooper Health opens phase 1 of $150M Moorestown campus (slideshow)

Located in the site of a former Sears store that closed in 2020, the 166,000-square-foot, three-story building is the health network’s largest outpatient facility to date.

Nov 29, 2023

Eagle Pharmaceuticals founder steps down

The Woodcliff Lake-based company has named Chairman of the Board Michael Graves as interim executive chairman of the board and interim principal executive officer.

On Nov. 25, Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils hosted 13-year-old Charlie Shomers, a cancer patient and lifelong Devils fan.
Nov 29, 2023

PHOTOS: Not all heroes wear skates

The New Jersey Devils and RWJBarnabas Health recently hosted Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center and gave 13-year-old Charlie Shomers a gameday experience like no other.

Parker at Somerset, which was one of 34 New Jersey facilities to earn a place on the U.S. News 2024 Best Nursing Homes list, opened in 2022.
Nov 28, 2023

U.S. News includes 34 NJ facilities on 2024 Best Nursing Homes list

The publication evaluated more than 15,000 facilities across the nation, with a total of 2,804 centers earning the highest marks for either or both short- and long-term care.

Johnson & Johnson employees and Special Olympics New Jersey volunteers (from left) Allison Schulz and Ben Laing accept the 2023 Volunteer Group of the Year Award on behalf of J&J during SONJ's annual Leadership Conference.
Nov 28, 2023

Special Olympics NJ recognizes J&J for continued support

The conference’s keynote address was given by Adam Taliaferro, J&J’s director of state and community engagement and a former Penn State football player who suffered a career-ending spinal cord injury and is now an advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Product recall
Nov 27, 2023

Novartis recalls organ rejection medication

As it did in a September announcement, the East Hanover-based drugmaker said crystal formation in some bottles of its Sandimmune Oral Solution could potentially lead to incorrect dosing.

Kathleen Jacobs will serve as the first chief investment officer for RWJBarnabas Health, beginning Jan. 9, 2024.
Nov 27, 2023

RWJBarnabas appoints network’s 1st CIO

Kathleen Jacobs will join the state’s largest academic health system from New York University, where she held the same title for the past eight years.

Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics
Nov 21, 2023

Quest teams with Spanish biotech to bring advanced colorectal screening to US

The Secaucus-based diagnostics company “is continually exploring opportunities to serve large unmet clinical needs with new innovations, developed both organically and with third parties," according to Vice President and General Manager, Oncology, Kristie Dolan.

The team from the ALS Center at the Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was honored during the ALS United Mid-Atlantic 2023 Annual Celebration on Nov. 10.
Nov 21, 2023

ALS chapter rebrands after legal separation from national organization

The facility at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune belongs to the newly renamed ALS United Mid-Atlantic. 

Merck's headquarters in Rahway.
Nov 21, 2023

Merck to acquire Caraway Therapeutics for up to $610M

The Cambridge, Mass.-based target works on treatments for neurodegenerative and rare diseases, including Parkinson's disease and ALS.

On Sept. 14, 2023, Johnson & Johnson unveiled a new brand and visual identity. - JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Nov 20, 2023

Johnson & Johnson settles 2 talc-related lawsuits

J&J did not say how many cases the resolution covered but told NJBIZ it is “in furtherance of our stated goal of achieving a complete, equitable and efficient resolution of the talc litigation.”