Johnson & Johnson is a U.S. manufacturer of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, perfumes and baby products founded in 1886 . The company headquarters is located in New Brunswick , New Jersey , United States . The company includes some 230 subsidiary companies with operations in over 57 countries. Its products are sold in over 175 countries. The brands of Johnson & Johnson are numerous medications and first aid supplies.
Edward Mead Johnson , inspired by a speech by antisepsis of Joseph Lister , joined in 1885 the brothers James Wood Johnson and Robert Wood Johnson to create a line of surgical dressings “ready to use.” The company produced its first products since 1886 and trained as a corporation in 1887 . Robert Wood Johnson was the first president of the company. Worked to improve sanitary practices in the nineteenth century, and lent his name to a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Upon his death in 1910 , was succeeded as president by his brother James Wood Johnson until 1932 , then by his son, Robert Wood Johnson II .
Johnson & Johnson’s name comes from the surnames of the founders of the company. Johnson & Johnson had revenues of $ 15 030 million during the first quarter of 2009, a net gain of $ 3 510 million and $ 1.26 per share. The results, lower than last year, were due to the stronger dollar (6%) which was added to the prior year’s revenues were augmented by the release of its OTC drug allergy, Zyrtec.