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 2014

NJ Chamber of Commerce Survey: What Are New Jersey’s Greatest Innovations?

Trenton, NJ, September 8, 2014 New Jersey celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. 

As part NJ350_Innovation_Ballotof the festivities and in cooperation with the State and NJBIZ, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is conducting a survey to determine the greatest innovations to come out of the Garden State throughout its long and rich history of innovation.  

The survey’s results in eight categories — Healthcare, Medicine, Transportation, Energy, Entertainment/Communications, Food, Day-to-Day Living and Innovation Breakthroughs — will be announced at the Celebration Innovation Gala on October 27 at The Palace in Somerset.

To vote, click here.

PhRMA Launches ‘Innovation Hub’ Site to Showcase Data, Research on Biopharma Innovation

Washington, DC, September 7, 2014 ― The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has launched a new website to showcase the latest data and research on innovation in the biopharma industry.  The new website — the Innovation Hub is accessible via www.Innovation.org.

PhRMA’s new site provides easy access to PhRMA resources related to the R&D process, the biopharmaceutical pipeline, and progress fighting diseases such as hepatitis C, Alzheimer’s, leukemia, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Continue reading

Kean University and Union County College Awarded $3.25 Million Title V Grant

Union, NJ, September 5, 2014 ― The Star-Ledger reports that Kean University will receive a big boost, thanks to a just-announced five-year, $3.25 million federal Title V grant.

The award enables Union County College to partner with Kean University to develop a multi-faceted program focusing on increasing the success rates of students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines.

Title V funds are allocated through U.S. Department of Education to strengthen institutions that serve a high proportion of Hispanic and low-income students.   Continue reading

Rutgers Names Gary Aston-Jones Director of Brain Health Institute

New Brunswick, NJ, September 2, 2014 ― Gary Aston-Jones, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, will join Rutgers University as director of the Brain Health Institute and the Murray and Charlotte Strongwater Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Health.

Dr. Aston-Jones has conducted seminal studies into brain systems that contribute to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, addiction, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Most recently, was the William E. Murray SmartState Endowed Chair of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as the director of the Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience for the last eight years. Continue reading