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.

The MedTech Conference, Sept. 24-26, in Philadelphia

Set for September 24-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, The MedTech Conference is powered by AdvaMed. The annual event is expected to draw about 3,000 med tech business leaders and others.

Vocational Schools to Share $3M to Partner with Businesses

From New Jersey Business magazine

Seven school districts will share $3 million in grants to bolster partnerships between business and county vocational-technical schools, the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) announced May 8.

The $3 million is part of the County Vocational School District Partnership Grant Program funded by the state. It supports county vocational-technical school districts that partner with business and industry, comprehensive K-12 school districts, and post-secondary institutions to expand high school students’ access and participation in career and technical education (CTE) programs.

Read more here.

Morris County manufacturing exec named SBA’s N.J. Small Business Person of the Year

From ROI-NJ

The second-generation owner of a maker of analytical instrumentation is being honored Tuesday as the Small Business Administration’s 2018 New Jersey Small Business Person of the Year.  Richard Spanier, co-founder of Rudolph Research Analytical, will be honored at a ceremony at the company’s office in Washington Township, Morris County.

Read more here.

New Rutgers App Seeks to Reduce Infant Mortality

From Rutgers Today

The SIDS Info app developed by Rutgers medical experts puts safe sleep recommendations in the hands of health care providers and new parents

Peter LaMont’s second child will be born next month, but the last time he put an infant to bed was 16 years ago. So, the Bridgewater father turned to the SIDS Center of New Jersey’s new SIDS Info app to catch up on safe sleep recommendations for babies.

The app was launched last month by the SIDS Center of New Jersey, which is based at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Hackensack Meridian Health.  Read more here.

Healthcare Leaders Discuss Disruption and Innovation

From New Jersey Business    Last Friday, the 2018 New Jersey Healthcare Stakeholders Summit was held at the New Jersey State Hospital Association’s (NJHA) headquarters in Princeton. The joint conference brought together representatives spanning New Jersey’s various healthcare communities, and those in attendance witnessed collaborative discussions about the state of healthcare, including the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces. Read more here.

Rutgers center launches program for minority retailers

From ROI-NJ

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University has started a new program aimed at helping African-American and Latino retailers and restaurateurs to grow in New Jersey’s cities.

The center said Friday in a news release that the launch of the Black and Latino Urban Entrepreneurship Retail Acceleration Program, or BLUE-RAP, would help members of the community thrive, purchase property and open additional locations in downtowns and other areas of places like Newark, New Brunswick and Jersey City.

“The participating BLUE-RAP entrepreneurs will gain critical skills to help them manage and grow their urban business ventures,” Lyneir Richardson, the center’s executive director, said in a prepared statement.

“They’ll receive intensive executive education, training, financial counseling and ongoing mentoring over a six-month period. They’ll also be introduced to thought leaders in such areas as finance, marketing, accounting and site selection who will share valuable ideas to help them improve profits, become loan-ready, expand to new locations, survive potential disruption from unexpected market forces and continue to be a part of the revitalization in their communities.”

Over its 10-year history, the center has assisted 370 New Jersey business owners who have contributed more than $80 million to local economies, it said.

Read more here.

Eric LeGrand to Speak March 20 at Rutgers Medical Device Development Center

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who has become a nationally recognized advocate for research on spinal cord injuries, will speak at a March 20 seminar sponsored by the Health Care Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers’ Medical Device Development Center.

Eris LeGrand, former Rutgers football player

 

 

 

 

 

The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in Rutgers’ Fiber Optics Auditorium in Piscataway. There is no cost to attend but registration is required here: .

HINJ President Testifies at Inaugural Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee

Dean J. Paranicas, President and Chief Executive Officer of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), testified February 1 at the inaugural hearing of the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

Dean J. Paranicas, President of HINJ, testifying Feb. 1 in Trenton

Paranicas said the panel will play a valuable role by focusing on the needs of New Jersey’s innovation economy, “which has a long legacy as a global leader spanning more than a century in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and food processing, all of which have their roots here.”

The state has made tremendous progress to foster innovation and research in recent years, he said, but more needs to be done. Along with offering specific recommendations, the HINJ President said: “A state’s attitude goes a long way in setting the tone.  In our case, New Jersey needs to embrace the life sciences as Texas embraces oil and gas and Michigan embraces the automobile industry.”

Paranicas commended Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin for establishing the committee and expressed appreciation to Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker for agreeing to serve as Chairman and to the Committee members for their participation.

The full text of Paranicas’ testimony is posted on the HINJ website here.

HINJ’s ‘Value of Medical Innovation’ Portal Showcases How Life Sciences Is Saving Money — And Lives

New Brunswick, NJ, December 1, 2017 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) continues to update its Value of Medical Innovation, a fact-driven, consumer-friendly digital library that delves into the myriad benefits of research-driven medical innovation, which saves money — and saves lives.

Introduced in September 2015, HINJ’s Value of Medical Innovation presents statistics from a number of resources, including the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), U.S. government sources and various medical research organizations. Continue reading

Rutgers Cancer Institute, Rutgers Health and University Hospital Unite with American Cancer Society to Fight Colorectal Cancer

New Brunswick, NJ, November 30, 2017 — Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health, and University Hospital in Newark have announced their commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening across New Jersey by joining a national effort with the American Cancer Society in the fight against this disease.

Through proper screening, doctors can find and remove hidden growths (called “polyps”) in the colon before they become cancerous.

A first-time screening is recommended for men and women beginning at age 50.  One should discuss appropriate screening intervals with their health professional based on age, health history and family history of the disease.  Those with a family history of the disease may be encouraged to start a screening regimen at a younger age. Continue reading