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

Senate Confirms Tavenner to Head Medicare and Medicaid Services

Washington, DC, May 16, 2013The Washington Post reports that the United States Senate, by an overwhelming 91-7 vote, confirmed Marilyn Tavenner to oversee Medicare, Medicaid, children’s health insurance and coverage for the uninsured under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Continue reading

CIANJ to Host ‘Restructuring Medical Education in NJ’ on May 17

Paramus, NJ, May 14, 2013 — The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) will host a healthcare roundtable, “Restructuring Medical Education in NJ:  Its Challenges and Benefits,” on Friday, May 17 in Teaneck from 8 to 9:30 a.m. 

New Jersey’s great location, easy accessibility and its skilled workforce fueled the creation of a dynamic life sciences industry here — earning our state its nickname “The World’s Medicine Cabinet.”

Now, New Jersey’s life sciences industry is poised for a new era of growth being ushered in by the integration of Rutgers University with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), which is designed to enhance the school’s performance and foster a new synergy with the life sciences industry.  Continue reading

Congressional GOP Leaders Won’t Name Candidates to Health Care Advisory Board

Washington, DC, May 10, 2013The Washington Post reports that House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act.

The 15-member IPAB would have the power to force payment cuts on insurers, drug companies and other service providers if Medicare costs rise beyond certain levels. Continue reading

HINJ to Host ‘Chronic Disease Management’ Policy Forum on May 23

New Brunswick, NJ, May 8, 2013 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) will host a health policy forum titled “Chronic Disease Management:  Improving Outcomes & Bending the Cost Curve” on Thursday, May 23 at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township.

HINJ invites you to join leaders of New Jersey’s healthcare community for a discussion about how better management of chronic disease can improve patient outcomes and lower costs.  Speakers will include: Continue reading

NJ Chamber to Host Banking & Insurance Commissioner Kobylowski at May 24 Roundtable

Trenton, NJ, May 7, 2013 — The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce will host New Jersey Banking and Insurance Commissioner Kenneth Kobylowski at a breakfast roundtable that will be held Friday, May 24 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. Continue reading