Janssen_Prof_RGBMarch 10, 2015 – Edmonton, AB – Business incubator TEC Edmonton has announced a strategic partnership with Janssen Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, along with Johnson & Johnson Medical Products. The partnership will introduce new opportunities for Alberta health care professionals, researchers and patients thanks to the TEC Health Accelerator.

Led by TEC Edmonton in partnership with Innovate Calgary, the TEC Health Accelerator is a new initiative designed to accelerate the growth of Alberta biotechnology companies and connect community entrepreneurs with medical and scientific researchers in Alberta. The program also bridges the gap between investors, Alberta startup companies, Alberta Health Services (AHS), potential industry partners and large animal/health agriculture companies. By connecting these entities, TEC Health Accelerator aims to broker major financing, partnership deals and revenue growth for clients in the healthcare space.

Janssen Inc. is a leading healthcare company that offers innovative products in areas of high unmet medical need like oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

A division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., Johnson & Johnson Medical Products markets medical devices and diagnostic solutions for use by health-care professionals and hospitals in Canada. The portfolio includes medical devices for minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, devices for women’s health, infection prevention and control, cardiovascular and neurovascular diagnostics and treatment, and breast implants for augmentation and reconstruction.

“We’re very excited to partner with Janssen and Johnson & Johnson Medical Products and their proven track record for top quality medical products and services,” said Chris Lumb, TEC Edmonton CEO. “Their support of TEC Health Accelerator means better ways to connect the Alberta health and business communities.”

Named 2014 “Incubator of the Year” by Startup Canada and “10th Best University Business Incubator in the World” by the 2014 University Business Index (UBI), TEC Edmonton launched the new TEC Health Accelerator on November 27, 2014.

For more information, visit www.tecedmonton.com or contact:

Randy Yatscoff
Executive VP, TEC Edmonton
Phone: (780) 492-5744
Email: randy.yatscoff@tecedmonton.com

Jason Ding
Program Director, TEC Health Accelerator
Phone: (780) 492-8977
Email: Jason.Ding@tecedmonton.com