Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

May 23:  2019 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey

A public forum on “ScreenNJ: Cancer Prevention, Education and Detection” will be held from 8:35-10 a.m. in the Rutgers College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Ave. Topics will include the Cancer Burden in New Jersey, Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, Lung Cancer Screening and Prevention, and the ScreenNJ Statewide Program. At 11:30 a.m., the keynote speaker, Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, Chief, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, will discuss “Cellular Immunotherapy for the Common Epithelial Cancers.”

Questions: chaudhs4@cinj.rutgers.edu or 732-235-3957. Register (free, required) here.

NJ HFMA The Five “Cs” of the New Healthcare: Consolidation, Collaboration, Connection, Consumerism and Change

May 21, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tinton Falls–Eatontown

Read more & register here.

Partners Launch New Statewide Campaign Aimed at Preventing Drug Diversion

From 6ABC Philadelphia: A new campaign about prescription drug abuse takes aim at people in New Jersey who are selling homes. The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, N.J. Realtors, PhRMA and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey announced the ‘Safe Home, Safe Sale’ campaign Feb. 19. You can read more in the NJBIZ story and on the campaign website.]

HINJ Board Chair Alex Kelly of Allergan was among the speakers at the Feb. 19 event.


Rutgers Hosts Safe Patient Handling Event

The New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Labor are co-sponsoring a Safe Patient Handling Conference on March 19 at the Rutgers Busch Campus Center in collaboration with the New Jersey Hospital Association and the New Jersey Work Environment Council Health Professionals and Allied Employees.  More information is posted here.

Rare Disease Day in Trenton March 11

Working with the Rare Action Network, HINJ is among the organizers of the annual Rare Disease Day event in Trenton. This year it will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the State Museum. If you have any questions, or plan to attend, please contact Haskell at berman@hinj.org or 732-729-9622.

Annual Conference Draws Healthy Crowd

The NJLSVA annual vendors conference was held on Nov. 13 at Porzio Life Sciences in Morristown. Speakers included procurement officials from Eli Lilly and Sanofi; Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, (D-Somerset), who chairs the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee; Assemblyman Chris DePhillips (R-Bergen) a committee member; and representatives from the New Jersey Business Action Center and U.S. Small Business Administration. Despite the rainy weather and traffic tie-ups, more than 80 vendors attended. The event was moderated by Dean Paranicas, president and chief executive officer of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and organized by Haskell Berman, HINJ senior vice president, state affairs.

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From Left: Haskell Berman of HINJ, Assemblymen Andrew Zwicker and Chris DePhillips and Dean Paranicas of HINJ.

2018 Regional Academic Drug Discovery Conference

The N.J. Academic Drug Discovery Consortium second annual meeting will be held Nov. 15 at Rutgers University in Piscataway. Read more and register here.


New Jersey’s Connected Economy: Measuring the Ripple Effect of Economic Policy

This in-depth new report from NJPRO, the New Jersey Policy Research Organization, is relevant to every industry in New Jersey, elected officials, and citizens.

Zwicker on biotech report: Public dollars, leveraged with private dollars, are key to innovation

Andrew Zwicker, who earned his Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins and serves as the head of the Science Education Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, knows a little bit about funding. That is why the Democratic Assemblyman from the 16th District said he is optimistic about the direction the state is going. Zwicker served as vice chair of the state’s Biotechnology Task Force, which released a 44-page report June 13 on how to reinvigorate the state’s life science industry the right way.

Read more here.

The ‘State’ of New Jersey’s Innovative Industries

From New Jersey Business Magazine