PCH has launched a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to identify, support and encourage the growth of consumer health hardware startups.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the program will be jointly overseen by PCH Access, the division of PCH that helps startups move seamlessly from an advanced prototype to a mass manufacturable consumer offering, and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, which focuses on supporting and fostering healthcare innovation.
The program, which is accepting applications starting today, will target exceptional consumer health hardware startups within a broad range of company lifestages, spanning from companies with an early prototype to companies with a product already on the market that are in need of distribution and regulatory support.
Participating companies will receive a comprehensive and customized support program, which may include office space, funding, product design, distribution, marketing and assistance navigating regulatory and clinical channels.
“Hardware and healthcare are converging as consumers increasingly interact with health-related devices,” said David Austin, vice president of PCH Access. “We will help take hardware health companies to market with a one-stop program to assist with product design, manufacturing and distribution, while navigating the complex regulatory framework surrounding healthcare.”
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