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: March 2014

NJ Employer Coalition for Technical Education Publishes Newsletter

Trenton, NJ, March 13, 2014 — The New Jersey Employer Coalition for Technical Education has published a newsletter, which is available here.

The New Jersey Employer Coalition for Technical Education needs your support in an effort to help prepare tomorrow’s workforce for the growth in technical job skills.  Read about what the coalition is doing here, then add you and your company to our growing membership.  Membership is free. 

If you’d like to be part of the Employer Coalition, contact Judy Savage at (609) 392-6222 or email her at jsavage@careertechnj.org.



‘Century for the Cure’ Bike Ride to Generate $1.2M for Rutgers Cancer Institute

New Brunswick, NJ, March 11, 2014 — Marking a decade of supporting research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), the Century for the Cure charity bike ride is gearing up for another successful year. Registration has opened for this year’s September 14 event, and organizers are hoping to raise $250,000 — adding to the $1.2 million the ride has raised through the years.

Ride founder Scott Glickman knows from personal experience how important cancer research is, as he battled Stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma some 15 years ago.  Having been successfully treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, he wanted to make resources available that would further unlock the mysteries of cancer.  Continue reading

Rowan Foundation Creates New Venture Fund, Commits $5 Million

Glassboro, NJ, March 11, 2014 — The Rowan University Foundation, the philanthropic and fundraising arm of Rowan University, committed to allocate $5 million to a new venture capital fund to fuel new research initiatives by faculty, students and alumni.

“With an endowment of nearly $175 million, the Foundation is in a position to make a meaningful investment in the University’s researchers and entrepreneurs in a way few universities can,” said Paul Tully, Foundation chair.

“While Rowan’s students and faculty will undoubtedly be successful in attracting outside funding, some may first need seed money to get their ideas started,” Tully continued.  “Through the Rowan Venture Fund, the Foundation will provide an opportunity to support research ideas at their earliest stages.” Continue reading

Urban Promise to Host ‘Taste of Promise’ March 14 in Pennsauken

Pennsauken, NJ, March 7, 2014 Urban Promise will host Taste of Promise on Friday evening, March 14, starting at 6 p.m., at the Camden County Boathouse on the Cooper River, 7050 North Park Drive in Pennsauken, NJ.

The event will present a sampling of food and desserts from local restaurants, wines from around the world, live and silent auctions and live music.

The evening will feature food and wine from Caffe Aldo Lamberti, Seasons 52, The Tortilla Press, Sylvie’s Crepes, Healthy Garden Café, Starbucks, Johnson’s Farm, Georgetti’s Pasta & Sauce Market, Fisher Vineyards, Born to Serve, Yards Brewing Company, Regal Wine Imports and WineWorks. Continue reading

Rutgers Strategic Plan Calls for Greater Collaboration with Business; Improved Access, Simplified Processes Among Recommendations

New Brunswick, NJ, March 4, 2014 — Expanding the collaboration with the business community is among the recommendations made in Rutgers’ new five-year strategic plan, which was unveiled last month. 

“As the strategic plan makes clear, our distinguished faculty are at the core of our university’s aspiration,” Rutgers President Robert Barchi said. 

“Among Rutgers faculty are many innovative researchers who are leaders in their fields, and their expertise is one of the powerful assets we can offer to industry,” Dr. Barchi said.  “Rutgers research has enormous economic potential, which has grown even stronger as our biomedical and health sciences portfolio has expanded.  We want to build public-private partnerships that take full advantage of these resources and create jobs that stay in New Jersey.” Continue reading