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.

Awards and Honors

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

NJIT Presents Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks with Honorary Doctorate; Graduates Encouraged to ‘Dream Big’ at 101st Commencement

Rochelle Hendricks

Newark, NJ, May 22, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) conferred more than 2,300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees — the largest graduating class in the university’s history — at the 101st commencement ceremony May 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey’s first Secretary of Higher Education, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and delivered the commencement address in which she encouraged graduates to “dream big” and to “pay it forward” by becoming involved in the community. Continue reading

Five New Jersey Students Are Among 161 High School Students Named as 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC, May 22, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on May 5 announced the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

Five of this year’s honorees hail from New Jersey:

  • Sanjana Duggirala, East Windsor – Mercer Cty Tech Schools – Health Science Academy
  • Winona H. Guo, Princeton – Princeton High School
  • Lianah Sta. Ana, Freehold – Howell High School
  • Gavin P. Lifrieri, Fort Lee – Fort Lee High School
  • Benjamin Wenzelberg, Tenafly – Tenafly High School

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NJIT to Recognize Alumni Achievement at Annual Awards Ceremony May 20

Newark, NJ, May 19, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will recognize six alumni for their exceptional accomplishments that bring honor to the university at the annual Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony May 20.

For more information, visit www.njit.edu/alumni.

Tom Bury ’02 lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the CEO of Division 9 Design + Construction, a general contractor offering additional services resulting in convenient and cost-efficient outcomes for clients. Continue reading

Liberty Science Center Honors ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailblazer Katherine Goble Johnson as ‘Genius’

Katherine G. Johnson

Jersey City, NJ, May 16, 2017 — Amy Kuperinsky reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that, in 2015, Katherine Goble Johnson received the National Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

In 2016, the work of Johnson and her NASA colleagues was chronicled in the book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

The book told the story of how as a research mathematician and “human computer,” Johnson became one of the first African-American women to work at NASA, calculating crucial trajectories for space missions at a time when segregation dictated separate bathrooms. Continue reading