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: June 2014

Rutgers–Camden Adds Bachelor in Health Sciences Degree Program

Camden, NJ, June 30, 2014 — The New Jersey Council of Presidents has approved a bachelor of arts in health sciences degree program for the Rutgers University–Camden College of Arts and Sciences. Courses will begin in the fall.

The new 120-credit multi-disciplinary academic major will include courses in the general sciences while also educating students in subjects essential to modern health-related professions, such as behavioral therapy, biomedical ethics, health psychology, health advocacy, and human development.

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the new major in March.   Continue reading

JLL Releases 2014 Global Life Sciences Cluster Report; New Jersey-New York Ranked No. 5

San Diego, NJ, June 25, 2014 — Global shifts in the life sciences landscape may be rewriting the global map, but U.S. cities continue to lead the world in biopharmaceutical resources and enterprises.  Access to talent and research is keeping cities like Boston, San Francisco and San Diego and New Jersey-New York City at the top of the U.S. life sciences clusters list.

Factors shaping these clusters, and the city rankings, were revealed in JLL’s (NYSE: JLL) third annual Global Life Sciences Cluster Report released today at the BIO International Convention. Continue reading

Rutgers Cancer Institute Research Identifies Potential New Treatment Approach for Lung Cancer

New Brunswick, NJ, June 25, 2014 — According to the National Cancer Institute, more than a third of all human cancers, including a high percentage of pancreas, lung and colon cancers are driven by mutations in a family of genes known as Ras.

Ras has long been considered to be a target that does not respond to cancer treating drugs, but recent research suggests new possibilities.  Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have demonstrated that targeting a metabolic dependency downstream of Ras could provide therapeutic benefit to patients with Ras-driven lung cancers. Continue reading

Rutgers Board of Governors Announces Two Endowed Chairs in Medicine

New Brunswick, NJ, June 20, 2014 — The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey yesterday announced that Leonard Y. Lee, interim chair of the Department of Surgery and chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery, has been named the James W. Mackenzie Chair in Surgery.  Dr. Lee is only the second faculty member to receive this honor.

In addition, Claire S. Philipp, professor of medicine and chief of the division of hematology, has been named the Melvyn, Ab and Yetta Motolinsky Chair in Hematology, endowed by the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation.  Philipp also is the second faculty member at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to hold the Motolinsky Chair. Continue reading

12th NJ Symposium on Biomaterials Science Calls for Posters; Forum Set for October 6 –7

New Brunswick, NJ, June 19, 2014 — The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials has announced that the 12th NJ Symposium for Biomaterials Science, “Bioactive Scaffolds: From Synthetic Polymers to ECM to Decellularized Tissues,” will be held October 6 and 7 at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ.

In addition, the host organization is now calling for poster abstracts, which are due no later than Tuesday, July 1.  Continue reading

Rutgers Breaks Ground for Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building

New Brunswick, NJ, June 16, 2014 — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rutgers University President Robert Barchi marked the start of a new era of science instruction and research today as they joined with state officials and members of the university community to break ground for the new home of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB).

The four-story, 145,000 square-foot facility will provide critically needed teaching, laboratory and support space that will enable Rutgers to expand and accelerate its innovative research in drug design, alternative energy, biomaterials and nanotechnology.The $115 million project is funded largely by the 2012 Building Our Future Bond Act.

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Rutgers to Break Ground for State-of-the-Art Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building June 16

New Brunswick, NJ, June 12, 2014 — Governor Chris Christie and state and Rutgers University officials will host a groundbreaking for the university’s new Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) Building, an academic and research facility, on Monday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at Wright-Rieman Laboratories, 610 Taylor Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway, N.J.

In addition to Governor Christie, other officials scheduled to attend the ceremony include Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education; Rutgers President Robert Barchi; Richard Edwards, Chancellor, Rutgers-New Brunswick and executive vice president for academic affairs; and Richard S. Falk, acting executive dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Rutgers ranks first among U.S. universities in federal funding for chemistry research. Continue reading

Moore Named Executive Director of NJ Business Action Center

Trenton, NJ, June 6, 2014NJBIZ reported that Lauren H. Moore, who has been serving as the interim executive director of New Jersey’s Business Action Center, officially got the job yesterday.

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno made the appointment of Moore, who is an executive with more than 25 years of economic development experience.

Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Guadagno, the New Jersey Business Action Center plays a key role in helping grow, retain and attract business to the State.  The center serves as a “one-stop” shop for business.  

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New Rutgers Institute Focuses on Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Homeland Security

New Brunswick, NJ, June 6, 2014 — Rutgers University today formally launched a new institute to address issues that remain fresh in the minds of residents across the state and region — emergency preparedness, disaster response and homeland security.

The institute will coordinate the university’s research, education, and readiness initiatives in these areas and serve as a single point of access for government agencies, businesses and other groups that contribute to and benefit from these efforts.

The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security encompasses new and established programs at the university that aim to protect people and property in the event of disasters and emergencies. Continue reading

New Jersey Alliance for Action to Host ‘Building Our Future’ Briefing on June 12

Edison, NJ, June 5, 2014 — The New Jersey Alliance for Action will host a briefing on “Building Our Future: NJ Higher Education Capital Construction” on Thursday morning, June 12 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

Featured speaker Joel S. Bloom, the President of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will detail $230 million worth of upcoming construction work at NJIT.

In addition, New Jersey Higher Education Secretary Rochelle Hendricks will speak. Continue reading