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.

Monthly Archives: May 2013

Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition to Host 4th Annual Primary Care Summit

Newark, NJ, May 31, 2013 — The Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition will host its 4th Annual Primary Care Summit on Wednesday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at the NJIT Campus Center in Newark.  The program includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and free continuing education credits.

This free event will focus on emerging policy and practice issues that are important for primary care stakeholders.  Expert panels will lead discussions on area public health trends, shared savings programs, integrated primary and behavioral healthcare, and practice management tools to help providers track patient outcomes. Continue reading

NJBIA to Host ‘How to Make Social Media Work for Your Business’ June 26

Trenton, NJ, May 29, 2013 — The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) will host a half-day seminar on “How to make Social Media Marketing Work for Your Business” on Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown. Continue reading

NJ Employers Offered Incentive to Hire Displaced Pharma Employees

Trenton, NJ, May 24, 2013 — Attention, New Jersey employers!  You are being offered a one-time incentive to hire employees who have been displaced from New Jersey’s pharmaceutical industry.

Offset the cost of recruiting and training talented new hires with an On-the-Job Training (OJT) program.  Get reimbursements of 50 to 90 percent of your new hire’s hourly wage for up to six months — as much as $14,000. Continue reading

Chief Justice Rabner Pushes for Reform to NJ Courts

Trenton, NJ, May 24, 2013The Star-Ledger reports that, in a far-reaching effort to make New Jersey’s justice system faster and more affordable, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner will create two committees to find the best ways to overhaul the courts.

Rabner, who is in charge of running all the state courts, said in his yearly speech to the State Bar Association on May 17 that that criminal and civil cases could both be moving more quickly in New Jersey.  He pointed to states that limit the number of filings or expert reports that lawyers can submit — or the overall length of trials. Continue reading

HINJ Forum: Health Experts Call Chronic-Disease Management Key to Controlling Costs

Montclair, NJ, May 24, 2013NJ Spotlight’s Andrew Kitchenman today reports that, while warning that New Jersey residents face a bleak health future if the state’s healthcare system doesn’t improve management of chronic diseases, a panel of experts agreed yesterday that positive steps are already occurring to improve the situation. 

Those steps include improving coordination of patient care, expanding patient health records, encouraging patients to take appropriate medications and helping caregivers deal with their own health problems.  Continue reading

HINJ Forum: Prevention, Disease Management Can Create Health Cost Savings for Business, Say Panelists

Somerset, NJ, May 23, 2013NJBIZ’s Tom Zanki reports that business and government can reduce the massive costs of chronic illnesses, most of which are preventable or can be better managed, with smarter coordination, speakers at a health care panel said today. 

Figuring how to improve that coordination is the challenge.

HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) President and Chief Executive Officer Dean J. Paranicas, citing figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said about 75 percent of health care spending, or $1.9 trillion out of $2.5 trillion, is focused on treating chronic disease. Continue reading

Sequester Withholding of FDA User Fees Irks Drug and Medical Device Makers

Washington, DC, May 21, 2013Roll Call reports that, for years, makers of drugs and medical devices have paid the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in exchange for the agency committing to certain performance goals, including evaluating submitted drugs, therapies and technologies before they may be introduced into the marketplace.  

But now, Roll Call reports, the FDA may not be able to accomplish all those goals, because some of the funds are being cut by the sequester.   Continue reading

The Governor’s Conference for Women Set for June 3 in Trenton

Trenton, NJ, May 21, 2013 — You are invited to participate in The Governor’s Conference for Women, a day-long event to celebrate New Jersey’s women leaders.  As an attendee, you will have the unique opportunity to interact and connect with professional women leaders from across the Garden State.

This year’s Conference will feature a keynote address by Governor Chris Christie.  You will also hear from thought-provoking state leaders who will provide you with insight and information you won’t want to miss!  Continue reading

Sebelius Can Take Place of Controversial Medicare Board, Say CRS

Washington, DC, May 17, 2013The Hill has reported that if congressional Republicans succeed in blocking a controversial new Medicare board created in the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can step in instead, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

GOP leaders have resisted the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a 15-member panel tasked with slowing the growth in Medicare spending.  The IPAB would make targeted cuts in Medicare’s payments to doctors and other providers. Continue reading

Attn. New Businesses! NJ Entrepreneurial Network to Host ‘Gathering of Angels’ on June 12

Princeton, NJ, May 17, 2013 — The New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network (NJEN) will host its annual “Gather of Angels” half-day event on Wednesday, June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East in Princeton.

Representatives of major regional Angel Investor groups and Business Accelerators will be available to meet with you in NJEN’s “Reverse Venture Fair” format.  Up to 15 early-state companies will be selected to exhibit their businesses before and after the meeting. Continue reading