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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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Awards & Honors

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

R&D Council of New Jersey Accepting 2017 Edison Patent Award Submission Until May 26

Chatham, NJ, February 17, 2017 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is now accepting, until May 26, submissions for its 2017 Edison Patent Awards.

To learn more or to apply for the 2017 Edison Patent Awards, click here.

Winners will be honored at the annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 2. Continue reading

NJIT President Joel S. Bloom Named Educator of the Year by ACECNJ

Dr. Joel S. Bloom

Newark, NJ, February 6, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S․ Bloom has been named Educator of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACECNJ).

ACECNJ is the leading advocate for New Jersey’s consulting engineering profession, which strives to enhance the business practices of professional engineering companies in the planning, design and construction industry.

The honor will be bestowed at ACECNJ’s 46th Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on March 15, 2017. Continue reading

BioNJ Gala Speaker Predicts 21st Century ‘Cracking of Biology Nut’; Leaders Honored

Newark, NJ, February 3, 2017 — In what has become one of the top New Jersey life sciences events, the trade organization BioNJ last night held its 24th annual dinner meeting, networking event and innovation celebration at the Hilton East Brunswick, with some 650 people in attendance, reports George N. Saliba in New Jersey Business.

Rousing speeches by the likes of life sciences icon Fred Hassan, and, separately, journalist extraordinaire Joan Lunden, underscored the order-of-magnitude progress being made in the life sciences arena. Continue reading

NJ Department of Health Seeks 2017 Population Health Heroes

Trenton, NJ, February 3, 2017 — New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett today announced that the Department is seeking applications for its first Population Health Heroes Awards to recognize New Jersey’s innovative leaders who are making system, policy and environmental changes that improve health.

“Across the state, there is incredible work being done to keep the well healthy, support those at risk for health problems and prevent those with chronic conditions from getting sicker,” Commissioner Bennett said. Continue reading

Montclair State University Professor Pankaj Lal Receives Prestigious Presidential Award

Montclair, NJ, February 1, 2017 — Pankaj Lal, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Studies and associate director of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, is among 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

The awards, announced by President Obama on January 9, are the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on federally funded science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. Continue reading