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.

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Choose New Jersey’s RFP Watch provides up-to-date information on business opportunities throughout the Garden State at a cost that is affordable for all companies – with a place of business in New Jersey – large and small.

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Choose New Jersey Showcases State’s Assets, Resources at BIO International 2017 This Week

Princeton, NJ, June 22, 2017 — A delegation representing more than 20 New Jersey organizations, including top life sciences companies, universities, trade associations, State government and Choose New Jersey, Inc. is showcasing New Jersey’s assets and resources for biotechnology companies at the New Jersey Pavilion (Booth #1737) at BIO International 2017, June 19-22 (2017) in San Diego, California.

During the world’s largest biotechnology conference, members of the New Jersey delegation are holding business meetings with executives representing companies in North America, Europe and Asia interested in learning more about the benefits of a New Jersey location. Continue reading

Report: $35.6 Billion Invested Globally in University Spinouts Between 2013-2016

Washington, DC, June 22, 2017 — Over the past four years, 1,668 deals involving university spinout companies from across the globe attracted approximately $35.6 billion from 2013 to 2016, according to a new report from Global University Venturing.

The report, however, highlights that global deals peaked in 2014 with 529 deals and total investments dollars peaked in 2015 with nearly $14 billion invested.

As the authors highlighted, these global numbers were unsustainable and 2016 saw significant declines in both deals and dollars. In 2016, the total deals reported were 407 (21.6 percent decrease from 2015) and dollars invested was $6.4 billion (a 54.3 percent decrease from 2015). Continue reading

Center for Venture Research New Report: Angel Dollars and Deals Down in 2016

Durham, NH, June 22, 2017 — The angel investor market in 2016 experienced a decrease in investment dollars and deal size, according to a new report from the Center for Venture Research (CVR) at the University of New Hampshire.

CVR researchers found that total investments were $21.3 billion in 2016, a decrease of 13.5 percent from 2015.

In 2016, a total of 64,380 startups and other entrepreneurial ventures received angel funding – a decline of 9.5 percent from 2016.  Continue reading

Opinion: Labor Leader Greg Lalevee on ‘Workers Win When Jersey Drug Companies Innovate’

Greg Lalevee

Springfield, NJ, June 21, 2017The Record/NorthJersey.com on June 15 published the following opinion piece by Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825:

New Jersey’s nickname, “Medicine Chest of the World,” is backed up by the numbers.

Our state is home to more than 3,000 life sciences establishments.  Thirteen of the world’s top 20 biopharmaceutical companies have made the Garden State their U.S. headquarters.

These firms are innovating and saving lives every day — and they couldn’t do it without help from supportive government policies and New Jersey’s well-trained and talented union workforce. Continue reading

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dean Bonita Stanton Featured in ‘Industry Magazine’

Dr. Bonita Stanton

South Orange, NJ, June 21, 2017 — Dean Bonita Stanton, M.D., of the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was interviewed and featured in the June 2017 issue of Industry Magazine.

The article, “Healthcare’s Horizon,” explores the new School of Medicine as a shift in paradigm for both medical pedagogy and health care delivery.

Noting how “The anticipated Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will offer an innovative team-based approach that will mirror how healthcare will be delivered in the future,” the article begins: Continue reading

Opinion: Assemblyman Gary Schaer on ‘A Blueprint for Tomorrow’

Asm. Gary Schaer

Trenton, NJ, June 20, 2017Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, last month shared the following with Innovation New Jersey readers:

Each time we tackle the state budget, we are reminded that it is a living, breathing document that, at its core, should fundamentally reflect our priorities.  As we enter final deliberations in crafting this year’s state budget, that reminder is all the more potent.

One of the reasons New Jersey’s economy lagged far behind most of the nation after the Great Recession is because we failed to make the proper investments to capitalize on our strengths and leverage our assets to grow our economy.  We cannot expect to move forward and grow as a state without planting the proper seeds.  Continue reading

Rutgers Q&A: Dr. Perry Halkitis, Openly Gay Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health, Seeks to Shatter Perceptions, Improve LGBTQ Health

Dr. Perry Halkitis

New Brunswick, NJ, June 20, 2017 — When Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., the incoming dean at Rutgers School of Public Health, is asked to discuss the accomplishments that make him most proud, his research in HIV/AIDS, his mentorship of young scholars and practitioners, and his roles as senior associate dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies come to the fore.

But equal to those achievements is Dr. Halkitis’ identity as an openly gay man in academia and a first-generation college student.

Halkitis, who will join Rutgers in August, is enthusiastic about furthering the research he pursued at NYU. Continue reading

NJ Innovation Institute Opens Agile Strategy Lab in Renovated Central King Building

Newark, NJ, June 9, 2017 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners.

Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.

Once home to thousands of Newark Central High School students, the Central King Building on the NJIT campus exemplifies intelligent, creative and economically impactful urban redevelopment that serves students, industry and the local community. Continue reading

Study: NJ Would See Job Loss Under House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal and Replace Proposal

Washington, DC, June 19, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger/NewJersey.com that New Jersey would lose more jobs than all but five other states under the House Republican health care bill, according to a study released June 14.

The Garden State would lose 42,000 jobs by 2026, behind only New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and Illinois, according to the study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that supports efforts to increase health coverage.

Overall, according to the study, the 10 states with the largest job losses by 2026 are:

  1. New York (86,000)
  2. Pennsylvania (85,000)
  3. Florida (83,000)
  4. Michigan (51,000)
  5. Illinois (46,000)
  6. New Jersey (42,000)
  7. Ohio (42,000)
  8. North Carolina (41,000)
  9. California (32,000)
  10. Tennessee (28,000).

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Rutgers Board of Governors Elects Sandy Stewart to Serve as Chair; Mark Angelson Vice Chair

Sandy J. Stewart

New Brunswick, NJ, June 19, 2017 — The Rutgers Board of Governors on June 15 selected two business leaders with strong ties to the university as the new leaders of the governing body.

Sandy J. Stewart, the current vice chair of the board and a highly respected biotech industry entrepreneur and scientist, was elected to serve as chair.

Mark A. Angelson, a 2014 gubernatorial appointee to the board, was elected to serve as board vice chair. He brings experience in law, business, government and international education. Continue reading