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: August 2013

Top High School Students Study Science at Annual Governor’s School at Drew University

Madison, NJ, August 5, 2013 — The computers are more powerful and the computer programming languages have changed.  The research topics now include the impact of global warming.

Even the group photograph is different. When New Jersey’s Governor’s School in the Sciences welcomed its first class of high school students in 1984, a professional photographer snapped a black-and-white portrait of the group. Nowadays, a digital photo is taken. Continue reading

TEDxNJIT to Present ‘Think Big, Think Small’ September 12

Newark, NJ, August 5, 2013 — On Thursday, September 12, TEDxNJIT will host its fourth event.  “Think Big, Think Small,” which is the fourth TEDxNJIT event, will inspire you to think of how small ideas can have a big impact and big ideas are implemented in a small scale.

The TEDxNJIT event will be held at Kupfrian Hall’s Jim Wise Theater on the Newark campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Continue reading

New Rutgers Institute to Research Link Between Infections and Inflammatory Diseases

Newark, NJ, August 2, 2013 — Andrew Kitchenman reports on NJ Spotlight that medical research has increasingly implicated inflammations in a wide range of diseases.  Now, a new institute at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark intends to take advantage of that growing body of data to develop state-of-the-art treatments.

Announced this week, the Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases will merge three Rutgers facilities. Continue reading

Rutgers President and 164 Other University Leaders Call on Congress, President Obama to Close Innovation Deficit

New Brunswick, NJ, August 2, 2013 — Deeply concerned about major federal budget cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi on July 31 joined 164 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.”

In an open letter to President Obama and Congress published as an advertisement today in the influential Washington, D.C. publication, Politico, Barchi and his fellow university leaders wrote that closing the innovation deficit — the widening gap between needed and actual investments in research and education — must be a national imperative. Continue reading

House GOP Freshmen Push to Repeal 2.3% Medical Device Tax

Washington, DC, August 2, 2013National Journal’s Billy House reports that the nearly 40-member House Republican freshman class is pressing party leadership to finally allow action on a bill to repeal a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices that was enacted to help pay for President Obama’s health care plan.

That bill remains frozen in the House Ways and Means Committee, despite having 259 bipartisan cosponsors in the 435-seat chamber. Continue reading

Health Insurance Marketplace Training: Becoming a Certified Application Counselor Organization

New York City, August 1, 2013Ray Hurd, Regional Administrator (Boston & New York Offices) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has emailed the following to interested persons:

As you are aware, there are a number of ways to help consumers enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Whether through Navigators, In-Person Assistors or Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organizations, help is available. Continue reading