The legacy of Xian Janssen started with Dr. Paul Janssen’s dream for people in China to have access to effective and improved healthcare.

Dr. Janssen was a Belgian scientist of international renown who believed in striving for constant innovation. He first visited China in 1976 and was among the first non-Chinese to visit the Terracotta Warriors. His trip took him one step closer toward his dream. 

His journey to establish a world-class pharmaceutical company in China endeared him to many friendships. He once famously exclaimed, “When you make a friend in China, it is for life. Personally, I have had nothing but good contacts with the Chinese.” 

Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd. was founded in 1985 on the wings of Dr. Janssen’s dream as one of the earliest multinational pharmaceutical companies to enter China after economic reforms started in the late 1970s. Over three decades, the company has steadily developed to become one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in China.

From its inception, Xian Janssen has dedicated its services to addressing the significant unmet needs of millions of Chinese patients. The company is united in its passionate pursuit of science for the benefits of patients and is committed to bringing innovative and integrated healthcare solutions to patients and health providers in China.