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.

New Jersey 2020 Rare Disease Day in Trenton Feb. 24

The New Jersey Rare Action Network will host Rare Disease Day on Monday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State St., Trenton. Join patients, families, caregivers, medical professionals, industry representatives and state legislators at this important event to discuss the challenges rare disease patients face and learn how you can make a difference. Go to www.rarenj.org.

HINJ Honors Pioneering Genetics Researcher Jay Tischfield of Rutgers

The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) honored Prof. Jay A. Tischfield of Rutgers University–New Brunswick at a Dec. 9 event, “in recognition of innovative and creative leadership in genetics research, scholarship and commercial collaborations.” Tischfield, who is CEO, founder and scientific director of RUCDR Infinite Biologics and the Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Distinguished Professor of Genetics at Rutgers, received the 2019 HINJ Research Recognition Award. More here.

HINJ Statement on Health Care Proposal from Sen. Booker

HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer Dean J. Paranicas issued a statement on Nov. 15 about the new health care proposal from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.): “Intellectual property is the very lifeblood of American innovation – whether it is created in New Jersey, Silicon Valley, MIT or the Pentagon, or whether it’s in biopharmaceuticals, software, nanotechnology or defense – which is precisely why preserving it has been a core American value since our country’s founding. Sen. Booker’s proposal calls for the federal government to effectively confiscate a life sciences company’s patented intellectual property through compulsory licensing if price negotiations fail – after the company has risked billions of dollars and worked for a decade or more to bring a new treatment or cure to patients.” Please read more here.

Princeton’s Third Annual Regional Academic Drug Discovery Day

The Third Annual Regional Academic Drug Discovery Day at Princeton University will be a day of programming for stakeholders in drug discovery from industry, academia and government. Please read more here.

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Conference Nov. 18

Rutgers 60th Annual Roy Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference – Somerset  The Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy will be holding its Annual Bowers Conference on Monday, Nov. 18, at The Palace At Somerset Park in Somerset. The theme is “Transforming New Jersey Health Care Affordability, Consumerism, & Innovation: A Call To Action.” The agenda is posted here. You can register here.


40th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Celebration

Join New Jersey’s research community in celebrating incredible accomplishments in research and development, innovation leadership and STEM education at the 40th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Celebration on Nov. 14 at the Liberty Science Center. Please read more here or contact Kim Case at kcase@rdnj.org for more information.

Celebrate Princeton Innovation 2019

Each year, Princeton’s research community comes together with friends in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to celebrate the impacts of University technologies on everyday lives. The annual reception honors faculty researchers, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates who are making a difference through their discoveries and entrepreneurial spirit.

Save the date for this year’s event: Nov. 14, 2019 at Princeton University. Read more here.

Regional Academic Drug Discovery Day 2019

More than 200 stakeholders in drug discovery from industry, academia and government will come together on the Princeton University campus for a full day of programming. (Check out the program at last year’s event hosted by Rutgers.) Read more here.

The USPTO: Strategies for Intellectual Property Protection in China

You’re invited to a program of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office hosted by Princeton Corporate Engagement. This a free, one-day seminar will bring together experts from the U.S. government, intellectual property attorneys, and local business people to share practical insights and strategies on China for U.S. IP rights holders. Read more here.

Op-Ed: Life Sciences Are Key to Building an ‘Innovation Economy’ in New Jersey

By Dean J. Paranicas, President & CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ)  A core component of Gov. Murphy’s policy agenda is an “innovation economy.” We agree, as other states, countries and regions, looking to redefine their own economies, have become increasingly aggressive in attracting investment from innovator industries. If the bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters is any indication, the competition will only intensify. Read more here.