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.

Choose NJ’s RFP Watch

Choose New Jersey’s RFP Watch provides up-to-date information on business opportunities throughout the Garden State at a cost that is affordable for all companies – with a place of business in New Jersey – large and small.

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22 N.J. companies make 2018 Fortune 500 list

The annual Fortune 500 list of the nation’s biggest companies by revenue came out Monday, and 22 New Jersey companies made the cut — although only one placed in the Top 50.

That was New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, which ranked 37th overall, with revenue of $76.45 billion. Newark-based Prudential Financial was the next-highest-ranked Garden State company, coming in at No. 52 with revenue of $59.69 billion.

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With Taxpayers on the Brink, NJ Needs to Ease Off on Small Businesses

NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka is urging policymakers to ease off on the litany of costly mandates and revenue raisers under consideration during this critical budget season.

In an op-ed in the Bergen Record, she observes  that Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed increasing taxes by $1.7 billion in the upcoming budget even as he prepares to sign legislation that will likely increase energy costs. This is on top of new laws ordering businesses to provide paid sick leave for all of their employees and increasing their liability in pay equity lawsuits.

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Strong action is needed to preserve the competitiveness of America’s life-science industries

Washington D.C. – Living standards in the United States increasingly depend on the competitiveness of industries that compete internationally, particularly those that succeed by producing new innovations.

The life-science sector, which includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices, is one of those industries. It is also an American success story: Our country captures more than 40 percent of the world’s major patents in both pharmaceuticals and medical devices. But as described in a new report written for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the continued health of the U.S. life-sciences sector is at risk because a growing number of foreign competitors are making determined efforts to gain global market share, often using unfair tactics.

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The MedTech Conference, Sept. 24-26, in Philadelphia

Set for September 24-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, The MedTech Conference is powered by AdvaMed. The annual event is expected to draw about 3,000 med tech business leaders and others.

Vocational Schools to Share $3M to Partner with Businesses

From New Jersey Business magazine

Seven school districts will share $3 million in grants to bolster partnerships between business and county vocational-technical schools, the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) announced May 8.

The $3 million is part of the County Vocational School District Partnership Grant Program funded by the state. It supports county vocational-technical school districts that partner with business and industry, comprehensive K-12 school districts, and post-secondary institutions to expand high school students’ access and participation in career and technical education (CTE) programs.

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Morris County manufacturing exec named SBA’s N.J. Small Business Person of the Year

From ROI-NJ

The second-generation owner of a maker of analytical instrumentation is being honored Tuesday as the Small Business Administration’s 2018 New Jersey Small Business Person of the Year.  Richard Spanier, co-founder of Rudolph Research Analytical, will be honored at a ceremony at the company’s office in Washington Township, Morris County.

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New Rutgers App Seeks to Reduce Infant Mortality

From Rutgers Today

The SIDS Info app developed by Rutgers medical experts puts safe sleep recommendations in the hands of health care providers and new parents

Peter LaMont’s second child will be born next month, but the last time he put an infant to bed was 16 years ago. So, the Bridgewater father turned to the SIDS Center of New Jersey’s new SIDS Info app to catch up on safe sleep recommendations for babies.

The app was launched last month by the SIDS Center of New Jersey, which is based at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Hackensack Meridian Health.  Read more here.

Healthcare Leaders Discuss Disruption and Innovation

From New Jersey Business    Last Friday, the 2018 New Jersey Healthcare Stakeholders Summit was held at the New Jersey State Hospital Association’s (NJHA) headquarters in Princeton. The joint conference brought together representatives spanning New Jersey’s various healthcare communities, and those in attendance witnessed collaborative discussions about the state of healthcare, including the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces. Read more here.

Rutgers center launches program for minority retailers

From ROI-NJ

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University has started a new program aimed at helping African-American and Latino retailers and restaurateurs to grow in New Jersey’s cities.

The center said Friday in a news release that the launch of the Black and Latino Urban Entrepreneurship Retail Acceleration Program, or BLUE-RAP, would help members of the community thrive, purchase property and open additional locations in downtowns and other areas of places like Newark, New Brunswick and Jersey City.

“The participating BLUE-RAP entrepreneurs will gain critical skills to help them manage and grow their urban business ventures,” Lyneir Richardson, the center’s executive director, said in a prepared statement.

“They’ll receive intensive executive education, training, financial counseling and ongoing mentoring over a six-month period. They’ll also be introduced to thought leaders in such areas as finance, marketing, accounting and site selection who will share valuable ideas to help them improve profits, become loan-ready, expand to new locations, survive potential disruption from unexpected market forces and continue to be a part of the revitalization in their communities.”

Over its 10-year history, the center has assisted 370 New Jersey business owners who have contributed more than $80 million to local economies, it said.

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Eric LeGrand to Speak March 20 at Rutgers Medical Device Development Center

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who has become a nationally recognized advocate for research on spinal cord injuries, will speak at a March 20 seminar sponsored by the Health Care Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers’ Medical Device Development Center.

Eris LeGrand, former Rutgers football player

 

 

 

 

 

The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in Rutgers’ Fiber Optics Auditorium in Piscataway. There is no cost to attend but registration is required here: .