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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.

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Academia

Rutgers-Camden’s New Nursing and Science Building’s Labs Offer Greater Learning and Research Opportunities

Camden, NJ, November 22, 2017 — “It’s been a long time coming,” says Danny Bubb, professor and chair of the physics and chemistry departments, as he gives a tour of the cutting-edge science labs in the new Rutgers University–Camden Nursing and Science Building (NSB).

Jeanne Leong reports that in the NSB, located at Fifth and Federal Sts. in Camden, the three new state-of-the-art physics labs provide students and faculty with access to resources including a high-powered microscope, laser systems, and a vibration-free work table only a few other colleges and universities even have.

“These new labs allow us to be very innovative with how we deliver our curriculum to engage students,” says Bubb. Continue reading

JerseyCAN’s New Report Explores STEM Innovations in NJ and Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Trenton, NJ, November 19, 2017JerseyCAN last month released a new report, Preparing the Children of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow: A Window into STEM Education in New Jersey, highlighting STEM innovations across New Jersey.

JerseyCAN met with over 70 individuals and organizations leading pioneering work in STEM education including: superintendents, principals, teachers, students, think tanks, foundations, corporate leaders, scientific institutions, the military, state leaders and academics. Continue reading

Rutgers-Newark Opens $59 Million State-of-the-Art Life Sciences Center

Newark, NJ, November 7, 2017 — Rutgers University-Newark celebrated the new Life Sciences Center (LSC II) on November 2, with a grand opening event for the $59 million, state-of-the-art, five-story science complex located on University Avenue in downtown Newark.

LSC II is the front door to the sciences quad, a contiguous, multi-building teaching and research complex that is home to the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN). Continue reading

NJ Labor Department Names Universities to Oversee Seven Talent Development Centers; Part of State’s ‘65 by 25: Many Paths, One Future’ Initiative

Trenton, NJ, November 6, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) on October 30 named seven state colleges and universities as the recipients of $8.4 million in state grants to oversee the state’s Talent Development Centers (TDC).

The grants will help create innovative career pathways and apprenticeships in the Garden State’s seven key industries.

The seven industries and New Jersey higher-education institutions:

  • Advanced Manufacturing – Camden County College
  • Construction & Utilities – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Financial Services – Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Health Care – Rutgers University
  • Life Sciences – Rutgers University
  • Retail, Hospitality & Tourism – Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Transportation, Logistics & Distribution – Rowan College at Burlington County

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Opinion: NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on ‘Quality Workforce Is Essential for STEM Economy’

Dr. Joel S. Bloom

Newark, NJ, November 5, 2017 — NJBIZ on October 31 published the following opinion piece by Dr. Joel S. Bloom, President of New Jersey Institute of Technology:

College affordability is a very real and very complex problem that deserves serious attention. There is no disputing that tuition rates have increased at an unsustainable rate over the last two decades and that student debt has risen as well.

There also is no disputing that state funding of higher education has significantly eroded during that same time frame. It is further difficult to debate the notion that New Jersey residents face a significant tax burden already and don’t have an appetite for tax increases to support higher education. Continue reading

Rider University’s Science and Technology Center Renovations Benefit Young Scientists

Lawrenceville, NJ, October 30, 2017 — Robert Leitner reports that a multi-purpose classroom and laboratory in Rider University’s Science and Technology Center has been outfitted with a new lecture area and workstations, as well as new equipment and facilities for experiments.

The renovations and improvements are part of Rider University’s ambitious plan to renovate the first floor of the original 30,000-square foot science building.

The project comes as the University is experiencing tremendous growth in the sciences with an increase of students gravitating toward disciplines in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue reading

NJ Launches ‘65 by ’25: Many Paths One Future’ Campaign; Higher Ed, Labor, Educators Partner with Business for Competitive, Innovative and Prosperous State

Princeton, NJ, October 28, 2017 — More than 100 education, business and industry leaders took part in the official launch September 19 of New Jersey’s 65 by ’25: Many Paths, One Future campaign at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton.

With the pace of innovation rapidly accelerating, New Jersey must provide real economic opportunities for residents by supporting and creating pathways for everyone to acquire the skills and education that will help them secure rewarding careers.

According to the latest data available, 50.2 percent of New Jersey’s workers have some level of education or training beyond high school — well short of the 65 percent economists say will be needed by 2025 to meet the demand for a skilled labor workforce equipped with high-quality, industry-valued post-secondary credentials. Continue reading

The College of New Jersey Cuts Ribbon on $76 Million, State-of-the-Art STEM Complex

Ewing, NJ, October 17, 2017 — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann, and The College of New Jersey President R. Barbara Gitenstein took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 12 to officially open the college’s new, state-of-the-art STEM building, Chemistry addition, and Forum.

The cost of the project, which broke ground in July 2015, was $76,211,000, including $40 million provided through the Building Our Future Bond.

An additional $1.075 million in funding came from the New Jersey Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund. The college funded the balance through a variety of sources, including philanthropy. Continue reading

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation from Celgene to Advance Multiple Myeloma Research at John Theurer Cancer Center

Former Roche campus to be new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Hackensack, NJ, October 11, 2017 — The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation announced on October 5 that it has received a substantial donation from Celgene Corporation to advance multiple myeloma research and transformational medicine that improve patient outcomes at Hackensack Meridian Health–John Theurer Cancer Center.

Supported by Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical leader in the discovery, development and delivery of treatment for diseases like multiple myeloma (MM), funds will help to establish the Multiple Myeloma Institute (MMI) — a leading-edge research facility at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine scheduled to open in 2018.

Celgene and John Theurer Cancer Center are accomplished leaders in developing novel therapies for patients with multiple myeloma. Continue reading

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Aims to Educate and Inspire the Next Generation of Health Care Innovators

Gregg Khodorov and Julia Tartaglia, second-year medical students, are co-presidents of Rutgers Biomedical Entrepreneurial Network. [Photo: Nick Romanenko, Rutgers University]

New Brunswick, NJ, October 10, 2017 — Carla Cantor reports that John Dutton learned his first lesson in entrepreneurship the hard way.

“I had a great idea for a medical product, a patent and a business plan — and still I got scooped,” says Dutton, who was 22 and a researcher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when he watched another company make good with a variation of his invention.

The following year, as a first-year student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dutton and two classmates, Steven Shterenberg and Matthew Michel, launched Rutgers Biomedical Entrepreneurial Network (BEN). Continue reading