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.

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.

New Jersey: The Life Sciences Commercialization Hub, Dec. 10

John Crowley, chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, is the keynote speaker.  The event is Dec. 10 in Florham Park, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details are posted here.

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.


How to Do Business with Pharma and Medical Technology Companies Annual Conference November 13

The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), Somerset County Business Partnership and Morris County Chamber of Commerce invite you to this special event, so you can learn how to do business with biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies and about the issues facing the life sciences industry, a pillar of New Jersey’s economy.




It will be held on Tuesday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Porzio Life Sciences in Morristown.

Procurement executives from ELI LILLY, SANOFI and other life science companies will speak and answer your questions on how to become an industry vendor and will discuss trends in procurement and best practices.  Read more here.

Advance registration is required, which you can do online here or by calling 732-729-9622.

Seventh annual National Manufacturing Day event October 5 in Somerset

The seventh annual National Manufacturing Day event, sponsored by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc., will be held at The Marigold in Somerset on October 5  from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.

The MedTech Conference, September 24-26 in Philadelphia

The MedTech Conference will be held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Powered by AdvaMed, this annual event is expected to draw about 3,000 med tech business leaders and others.

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.