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.

Choose NJ’s RFP Watch

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.

To learn more click here

Awards & Honors

NJIT Senior University Lecturer Osama Eljabiri Is Recipient of America’s Highest Honor for Public Service

Newark, NJ, August 2, 2017 — Last summer, 55 students from across the state of New Jersey attended a statewide cybersecurity boot camp run by Senior University Lecturer Osama Eljabiri via Real World Connections (RWC), a STEM education program Eljabiri created over a decade ago.

“It was a huge success,”  Eljabiri recalls. “It was the first time NJIT offered a cybersecurity camp to high school students. The students left in tears because they did not want the program to end.”

Eljabiri’s tireless efforts to catalyze interest in STEM-related fields by providing enrichment opportunities to thousands of New Jersey middle school and high school students has earned him a 2017 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. Continue reading

EVENT: Save the Date! HINJ to Host 2017 Life Sciences Celebration on October 12 in Trenton

New Brunswick, NJ, July 31, 2017 ― Please mark your calendar to join the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) in honoring 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.

HINJ’s 2017 honorees are: Continue reading

Five Princeton University Professors Receive Simons Investigators Awards

Princeton, NJ, July 30, 2017 — Five Princeton University professors have been selected to receive 2017 Simons Investigators awards, which are presented by the New York-based Simons Foundation.

The awards honor outstanding scientists nationwide that are engaged in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, theoretical computer science, mathematical modeling of living systems, and Math+X, which encourages novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering.

The awards provide $100,000 annually for an initial five years and can be renewed for an additional five years. Continue reading

Former VP Biden to Keynote Stockton University’s 2017 Hughes Center Honors; Six New Jersey Leaders to Be Recognized November 9

Galloway, NJ, July 18, 2017 — Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker when Ambassador William J. Hughes receives the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hughes Center Honors on Nov. 9, 2017.

The Hughes Center Honors are awarded for professional excellence and a commitment to public service, civility and bipartisanship which reflect the life and career of Ambassador Hughes, who served as U.S. ambassador to Panama and as a U.S. congressman for 20 years.

The event, which is open to the public, will start at 5:30 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. Continue reading

Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman to Receive American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity Award

Harvey Kesselman

Galloway, NJ, May 8, 2017 — Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman will receive the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), the organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals announced.

The Cesar Estrada Chavez Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers’ rights and humanitarian issues.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for my leadership,” said Kesselman. “Stockton is the true champion for its commitments to humanitarian issues and working to overcome economic inequality, with projects on the regional, national and international levels.” Continue reading

Bloomfield College Professor Dr. Anita Pasmantier Named Fulbright Scholar; A First for College

Dr. Anita Pasmantier

Bloomfield, NJ, May 7, 2017 — Bloomfield College Professor of Finance, Dr. Anita Pasmantier, has been named a Fulbright Scholar, marking the first time a member of the Bloomfield College community has received this honor.

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative created in 1946 that awards grants to American scholars each year to teach or conduct research in the more than 125 participating nations throughout the world.

“I am honored to receive this Fulbright Scholar award,” said Dr. Pasmantier. “I am very appreciative of the support that I have received from the Bloomfield College faculty and administration during the application process.” Continue reading

BioCurrent Technologies Wins ‘Best in Show’ at 1st Pitch Life Science Competition New Jersey

Piscataway, NJ, May 1, 2017 — Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA) announced that BioCurrent Technologies (BioCurrent), a microbe-based, sustainable nanomaterials company, was named “Best in Show” by the audience and “Most Fundable” by the investor panel at MABA’s 1st Pitch Life Science New Jersey event held on April 18, 2017 at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J.

“We were very excited to be selected for 1st Pitch Life Science and even more excited to have been selected as both Best in Show and Most Fundable.

“We learned a lot from both the excellent panel as well as the thoughtful questions from the audience, and are grateful to our team, including David Howard and Matthew Chiusano from Ramapo College, who helped us develop our presentation,” said Mark Miller, CEO of BioCurrent. Continue reading

Rowan College at Burlington County Student Anna Wilson Earns Top Female Student in Statewide Mathematics Competition

(Clockwise, starting from left front) Rowan College students Tommy O’Shaunessy, Anna Wilson, Cheyanne Kelly, and Pingping Song

Mount Laurel, NJ, April 20, 2017 — A Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) student recently earned distinction as the Top Female Student in a statewide mathematics competition featuring top math students from two- and four-year colleges in the region.

Anna Wilson, 18, of Shamong, tied for ninth place overall out of 77 students, making her the first RCBC student to place in the top 10 at the New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition, which also earned her a tie for the Top Female Student at the competition.

Wilson was among eight students, also including Pingping Song, Tommy O’Shaughnessy, Caitlin Proto, Jonathan Zablin, Cheyanne Kelly, Bryan Bugyi and Liam Doherty, who participated in the competition at The College of New Jersey in Ewing after months of preparation. Continue reading

Rutgers University Students and Alumni Receive 14 Fulbright Grants

New Brunswick, NJ, February 24, 2017 — Rutgers University students and alumni received 14 Fulbright grants this year, putting the university on the list of top producers among research institutions across the nation.

The highly competitive awards, administered by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, offer students and young professionals the opportunity to pursue graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Of the 14 Rutgers students and alumni who earned the award this year, three are using their Fulbright grants to conduct research and 11 are engaged in English-teaching assistantships. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology Provost Dr. Christophe Pierre Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Hoboken, NJ, February 21, 2017 — Dr. Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

An internationally recognized leader in the fields of vibrations, structural dynamics and nonlinear dynamics, Dr. Pierre has made research contributions in numerous areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, including the dynamics of complex large-scale structural systems, and has been recognized for his pioneering work on mode localization in disordered structures. Continue reading