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: The Life Sciences Commercialization Hub

Jon 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.

The ‘State’ of New Jersey’s Innovative Industries

From New Jersey Business Magazine 

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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.