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: September 2013

HINJ Honors Six at Inaugural Life Sciences Celebration

New Brunswick, NJ, September 26, 2013 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) honored five New Jersey leaders and a nationally recognized high school last evening for their contributions in human health, public service, patient advocacy, life sciences, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. 

The awards were presented at HINJ’s inaugural Life Sciences Celebration, which was held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.

Those recognized included former Governor Thomas H. Kean, the late United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Dr. Christopher J. Molloy, Dr. Joseph R. Bertino, Dr. Debra L. Wentz, and Biotechnology High School.

HINJ was pleased to host three former New Jersey Governors.  In addition to Governor Kean, Governor Brendan Byrne and Governor James Florio attended the event.

To view a video from the celebration, click here.

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Rutgers to Host Pharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance Workshop September 26

Piscataway, NJ, September 17, 2013 — The NSF Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) based at Rutgers University will host industry representatives at the inaugural meeting of the Rutgers’ Consortium on Regulatory Compliance Exploration and Services (CRCES), on Thursday September 26 at Rutgers, Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ.

C-SOPS and representatives from biopharmaceutical companies will work together in this consortium to provide on-going support to pharma companies to maintain regulatory compliance in their manufacturing and R&D — despite an ever changing regulatory environment. Continue reading

PICO New Jersey to Host ‘Promoting Good Care: Innovation & Organizing in Health Care’ September 19

Newark, NJ, September 16, 2013 —PICO New Jersey is pleased to announce the agenda for its second annual health care conference, “Promoting Good Care:  Innovation & Organizing in Health Care.”

The free event will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Grand Ballroom located in the Campus Center at 150 Bleeker Street in Newark.

The full day’s agenda will include an address from keynote speakers Dr. Ken Coburn of Health Quality Partners and Ezra Klein of The Washington Post. Continue reading

No Fines for Employers that Don’t Tell Staff of Obamacare Exchanges by October 1

Newark, NJ, September 16, 2013 — Ed Beeson reports in The Star-Ledger that the Obama administration has announced it won’t fine employers who miss an Oct. 1 deadline for a basic, but potentially overlooked requirement of the Affordable Care Act.

Under the healthcare law, employers are required to circulate a notice to their workers about the health insurance exchanges that are opening up on Oct. 1.  These online exchanges, or marketplaces, will sell health policies to individuals who don’t get coverage through their jobs and to small businesses looking to buy coverage for their workers, among others. Continue reading

Choose New Jersey Launches Web Tool Designed to Showcase Ideal Business Locations

Princeton, NJ, September 11, 2013 — Choose New Jersey and GIS Planning have launched a new interactive tool designed to make finding commercial properties in the Garden State faster and easier. 

ChooseNJSites.com (http://www.ChooseNJSites.com) features a searchable database of available business and industrial real estate sites – as well as deep data on the state – making it as simple as a mouse click to determine ideal business locations. Continue reading

R&D Council NJ Announces 2013 Edison Patent Award Winners; Ceremony November 7

Chatham, NJ, September 10, 2013 — The Research & Development Council of New Jersey has announced the winners of the 2013 Thomas Edison Patent Awards. More than 30 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities will be recognized at the organization’s 34th Patent Award Ceremony.

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, AT&T, Avaya, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, Glenbrook Technologies, JP Laboratories, NJIT, Novartis, Rutgers, Siemens, and TE Connectivity SubComwill be acknowledged for innovative patent work spanning twelve R&D categories Continue reading

Montclair State’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship to Host ‘Crowdfunding’ Forum September 20

Montclair, NJ, September 7, 2103 — Montclair State University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship will host “Crowdfunding – Latest Insight on Implementation of the JOBS Act” on September 20 at the university’s Conference Center from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The crowdfunding ecosystem is rapidly growing and there is a vast amount of energy pouring into the crowdfunding space as a result of the JOBS Act.  There are myriad issues that still need to be addressed as organizations begin to shift their business models to take advantage of crowdfunding. An enormous amount of resources and capital are at stake. Continue reading

Montclair State to Host Sokol Science Lecture on ‘Cell Phones and Cancer Risk’ October 1

Montclair, NJ, September 6, 2013Montclair State University will present the Margaret and Herman Sokol Science Lecture Series on “Cell Phones and Cancer Risk: What Do We Really Know?” on Tuesday, October 1 at 8 p.m.

The guest present will be Dr. David McCormick, Senior Vice President and Director, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute.  Continue reading

Virtua Extends Invitation to NJLSVA Members for ‘Healthcare Collaborations Summit’ on October 4

Marlton, NJ, September 5, 2013 — Virtua Hospital extends an invitation to members of the New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) to attend the “Healthcare Collaborations Summit: Driving Partnerships for the Future,” which is being hosted by Virtua and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

The event will be held on Friday, October 4 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Continue reading

Rutgers Pioneers Dual Doctorate in Pharmacy/Medicine

New Brunswick, NJ, September 5, 2013 — A dual-degree program combining a doctorate in pharmacy with a medical degree has been developed by Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

The schools, part of the new Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will launch the new PharmD/MD program within the next year.  Health-care education professionals believe that this program will be the first of its kind. Continue reading