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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Awards and Honors

Two New Jersey Residents Among 2017 MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Genius Grants’

Newark, NJ, October 18, 2017 — The MacArthur Foundation announced October 11 the 2017 recipients of its fellowship program, a prestigious award that promotes creativity and innovation with $625,000 awards.

Two of the 2017 class of MacArthur’s “genius grants” will go to two New Jersey residents, Jess Mazzola reported in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com.

The foundation describes the awards as “no-strings-attached” funding that goes to “extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.” Continue reading

HINJ Hosts Life Sciences Celebration 2017; Honors Six for Meritorious Contributions

New Brunswick, NJ, October 13, 2017 ― Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) yesterday morning honored four individuals, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization and a public high school for their meritorious contributions in public service, medical innovation/human health, patient access/advocacy and STEM education.

The recipients of HINJ’s fifth annual honors — presented at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple — were:

The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award

The Honorable Diane Allen
Member, New Jersey Senate (Burlington)

HINJ honored Senator Allen for her nearly 22 years of distinguished legislative service that has earned her a reputation as being one of the most effective patient advocates in the New Jersey Senate.  In the past year alone, Senator Allen, who will retire from the Senate in January, authored laws relating to elder abuse; domestic violence; improved support for veterans challenged with addiction and mental health issues; and the expansion of telemedicine, which is revolutionizing patient access to health care. Continue reading

THURSDAY MORNING! Join HINJ for 2017 Life Sciences Celebration in Trenton; Six Honorees Named

New Brunswick, NJ, October 10, 2017 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) will honor meritorious leadership in and contributions to New Jersey’s life sciences community at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2017, which will be held Thursday, October 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street, Trenton.

Online registration for the free event is now open.

HINJ’s 2017 honorees are: Continue reading

Tomorrow! ‘Made in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Day Set for October 6; Award Finalists Announced

Cedar Knolls, NJ, October 5, 2017 — Three individuals and 21 companies were named finalists for the 2017 Manufacturing Awards.

The awards, given by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, will be announced at the sixth annual “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day, Oct. 6, at the Bridgewater Marriott.

Awards will be presented to Manufacturer of the Year (Small, Medium, Large and Young/Startup categories), Innovator of the Year and the Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence. Continue reading

Rutgers Business School Team Wins $1 Million Hult Prize; Former President Clinton Presents ‘Nobel Prize for Students’

Former President Bill Clinton presents 2017 Hult Prize to Rutgers team

New Brunswick, NJ, September 21, 2017 — Susan Todd reports that a team representing Rutgers Business School won the $1 million Hult Prize for social entrepreneurship on September 16.

The award, which was announced by former President Bill Clinton, capped off 11 months of entrepreneurial effort with a polished, convincing pitch about the ability of its rickshaw transportation business to improve the lives of refugees overseas.

Student Gia Farooqi, new graduates Hasan Usmani and Moneeb Mian, and alumna Hanaa Lakhani created the Roshni Rides startup as a way of answering the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge of developing a business capable of restoring the dignity of one million refugees by 2022. Continue reading

HINJ Named Among ‘Best Lobbying Firms’ in NJBIZ’s First Readers Rankings Survey

New Brunswick, NJ, September 20, 2017 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) was among the New Jersey companies, organizations and universities named in NJBIZ’s inaugural “Readers Rankings” survey.

In a special supplement published with NJBIZ’s September 18 issue, HINJ was named as one of the “Best Lobbying Firms,” along with Gibbons PC, Princeton Public Affairs Group and Public Strategies Impact LLC, with which HINJ tied for #3.

HINJ member companies Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co., along with Rutgers University, were reader-ranked as the “Best Life Sciences Companies.” Continue reading

Carnegie Corp. Award for Stevens Institute President Nariman Farvardin Comes with $500K Grant

Nariman Farvardin

Hoboken, NJ, September 19, 2017 — Tom Bergeron reports on ROI-NJ, a new publication that just launched its website on September 12, Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin was one of seven college and university presidents selected by Carnegie Corp. of New York to receive the 2017 Academic Leadership Award, in recognition of exceptional leadership in higher education, the corporation announced.

The award includes a $500,000 grant to each honoree’s institution. Stevens said the money will help fund academic initiatives.

The award was established in 2005 to reflect the conviction of Andrew Carnegie that education and knowledge are fundamental tools for strengthening democracy and creating a more vibrant civil society, according to the corporation. Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 8 New Jersey Colleges Among Best; Princeton Again No. 1

Newark, NJ, September 15, 2017 — Payton Guion reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey has eight colleges ranked among the top schools in the country, according to the 2018 list from U.S. News and World Report, up from seven that made the grade in last year’s rankings.

Rowan University is the newcomer of the N.J. schools that made the list, coming in at 171 after not being ranked last year.

In ranking the top national universities, U.S. News considered 311 institutions. Continue reading

NJ Tech Council Announces 2017 CFO Award Finalists; Award Renamed in Memory of Caren Franzini

New Brunswick, NJ, June 1, 2017 — The NJ Tech Council 2017 CFO Awards Breakfast will be held on June 9 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, NJ.

Four awards will be given by the Tech Council, the region’s premiere membership trade organization supporting technology companies.

In addition, attendees at the CFO Awards Breakfast will have the pleasure of hearing keynote speaker Karen McLoughlin, the Chief Financial Officer at Cognizant, who will share insights from her experiences overseeing Cognizant’s worldwide financial planning and analysis, accounting & controllership, tax, investor relations, treasury, internal audit and enterprise risk management functions.  Continue reading

Rutgers-New Brunswick Inducts Top Two Percent of Graduates into the Matthew Leydt Society

New Brunswick, NJ, May 23, 2017 — Rutgers top graduates were honored by university President Robert Barchi this weekend and inducted into the Matthew Leydt Society, which spotlights the highest academic achievers at New Jersey’s only Big Ten University.

“You represent the top of your programs in terms of academic performance,” Barchi told those who braved the inclement weather and attended an afternoon tea in a tent set up on the grounds of the home of the president and his wife, Francis, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, on Saturday.  “We are very proud of you and your parents should be as well.” Continue reading