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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 2015

PhRMA Releases Video on ‘How Medicines Can Curb Health Care Costs’

Washington, DC, August 31, 2015 ― The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in June released a new video that explains how continued innovation has helped patients to live longer, healthier lives.

Shifting the treatment paradigm by slowing, treating and curing diseases has helped patients avoid expensive hospital care.

Medicines have helped raise the average U.S. life expectancy from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years. Continue reading

Event: Innovation New Jersey to Celebrate 5th Anniverary Oct. 1 at AT&T

Fifth AnniversaryTrenton, NJ, August 31, 2015Innovation New Jersey will celebrate its 5th anniversary at AT&T Global Network Operations Center in Basking Ridge from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event will be co-hosted by the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) Foundation, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and HINJ.

To register, click here.

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PhRMA Video Focuses on Biopharmaceutical Research & Development; Failures Lead to Successes

PhRMA jpgWashington, DC, August 30, 2015 ― The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) has released a new video on the research and development (R&D) of new, innovative medications.

PhRMA’s Holly Campbell reports that prescription medicines save lives and cut health care costs.  However, conjuring a drug to life is a challenging undertaking — and the science is only getting harder.

While it may sound counterintuitive, as our understanding of science grows, so does the complexity of developing new medicines — particularly as treatments are increasingly tailored to the unique needs of individual patients. Continue reading

Event: NJ Civil Justice Institute to Host Fall Legal Reform Conference on September 18

Trenton, NJ, August 29, 2015 ― The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute will host a half day conference on September 18 to increase awareness of the hidden legal risk that is blindsiding New Jersey businesses – private lawsuits over regulatory violations.

The event, which is being held at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will feature a networking breakfast, two panel discussions with lawmakers, including: Continue reading

CDC Reports: Vaccine Exemption Rate for NJ Kindergarteners Creeps Up

Vaccine kid surprise faceTrenton, NJ, August 28, 2015 ― Tim Darragh reports in The Star-Ledger that New Jersey’s high rate of kindergarten-age children receiving their vaccinations before school is not quite as high, a new federal report shows and continues to fall below the national average.

The estimated percentage of kids entering kindergarten who received a pass on their vaccines rose to 1.8 percent in the 2014-2015 school year, up from 1.6 percent a year earlier, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

Event: New Jersey Chamber of Commerce to Host First-of-Its-Kind Business Summit September 17-18

NJ Chamber of Commerce LogoTrenton, NJ, August 28, 2015 ― The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce will host a first-of-its-kind New Jersey Business Summit at the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City and September 17 and 18.

This two-day summit will include many of the state’s chambers of commerce, business trade associations (including the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey), nonprofits, labor organizations and institutions of higher education, as well as representatives of the Christie administration, the state Legislature and local governments.  Continue reading

Rutgers Offers Health Majors Aid to Cover Surprise 60 Percent Tuition Hike

New Brunswick, NJ, August 27, 2015 ― Kelly Heyboer reports in The Star-Ledger that Rutgers University will offer scholarships to freshmen in several health majors to cover a 60 percent tuition hike students said took them by surprise, campus officials said.

Tuition for several majors in Rutgers’ School of Health Related Professions — including sonography, dental hygiene and nuclear medicine — were scheduled to jump from $345 to $552 per credit this fall. Continue reading

For 2015 Innovation Gala on Oct. 26, NJ Chamber of Commerce Asks: What Are Sci-Fi’s Greatest Hits?

iGALATrenton, NJ, August 27, 2015 ― The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is partnering with NJBIZ to host the Innovation Gala 2.0 – the iGALA, the Chamber’s second annual celebration of the state’s rich history of innovation.  The evening event will be held October 26 at The Palace in Somerset.

The 2015 event will salute science fiction and its impact on innovation.

To take the Chamber’s iPINION survey on sci-fi’s greatest hits, click hereContinue reading

Experts Agree: 21st Century Cures Act is Good for Patients, Researchers and Economy

Cures 2015Washington, DC, August 26, 2015 ― On July 10, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in support of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6).

The legislation, 352 pages long, includes a number of provisions to help accelerate the development of new cures and treatments, support scientists, and unleash a new generation of research.  In addition, H.R. 6 provides a needed, temporary boost of funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help carry out these policies.

Experts from around the United States continue to voice their support for the 21st Century Cures Act. Continue reading

Event: NJ Center for Biomaterials to Host Biomaterials Science Symposium November 9

New Brunswick, NJ, August 26, 2015 ― The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University will host its New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterial Science on November 9.

The focus of the 2015 symposium will be “The Promise and Challenge of Bioactive Materials” with a special focus on translation and industrial technologies.

This annual event is a premier regional meeting that has gained global recognition for its broad scope, stimulating themes, and interdisciplinary attendance.  Continue reading