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.

Rutgers’ Business Portal Aims to Serve Innovation-Driven Corporate Community

New Brunswick, NJ, September 6, 20117 ― Rutgers University’s Corporate Engagement Team in 2015 launched a completely new version of its Business Portal, a website designed in consultation with industry leaders to serve New Jersey’s corporate community.

Rutgers’ new Business Portal offers users easy access to four key areas — research, technology licensing, professional development and recruiting — and provides two robust internal search functions and clear pathways to Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team, Office of Research Commercialization and Rutgers Translational Sciences.

Rutgers is a vital research partner for New Jersey business and industry.  The university’s faculty members — many of whom are global leaders in their fields — and research staff can assist New Jersey companies in collaborations built around the its specific goals.

Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team is composed of experienced professionals who know Rutgers’ research capabilities, projects and people.  They also know how business and industry people prefer to work with universities.

Faculty and research staffs pursue research in a diverse range of fields such as those listed below.

  • Chemistry & Materials Science
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
  • Food & Sensory Sciences
  • Medicine, Bioengineering & Biotechnology
  • Computer, Data Management & Mathematics
  • Energy & Environmental Sciences
  • Infrastructure & Transportation

“Rutgers is committed to working with industry in New Jersey, and this website is just one of the tools that we’ve developed to accomplish that strategic objective,” said Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D., R.Ph., Senior Vice President for Rutgers Research and Economic Development.

“The university is expanding the depth and scope of its industry partnerships, and our Corporate Engagement Team is spearheading the effort,” said Dr. Molloy.  “The Business Portal makes it easier to access that team and the university’s extensive research enterprise.”

Cherise Kent was appointed as director of Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team in August 2014 and led the development of the new website.

“The two search functions built into the Business Portal allow users to identify experts at Rutgers, explore our technologies available for licensing and locate the university’s research centers and facilities that best align with their interests,” Kent said.

“At the same time,” Kent added, “contact information is very easy to find for users who elect to forego a search and instead want personal assistance or advice from a knowledgeable Rutgers insider.”