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.


Promoting Princeton: University Makes Concerted Push to Engage Businesses in Effort to Spur Partnerships, Collaboration

Coleen Burrus (Photo: Aaron Houston)

Princeton, NJ, February 10, 2017 — Andrew Sheldon reports on NJBIZ that Coleen Burrus added one word to her title shortly after being hired by Princeton University in spring 2015.

Director of corporate and foundation relations quickly became director of corporate engagement and foundation relations.  The simple move was meant to convey a specific shift at the college.

“We want to send the message that Princeton wants to be engaged with companies in a comprehensive way,” Burrus said. Continue reading

NJBIA 2017 Business Survey: $15 Minimum Wage and the Rush to Automation

NJBIA Logo - CROPPEDTrenton, NJ, January 6, 2017 — A $15 minimum wage would usher in a rush to automation for minimum wage jobs as businesses look for ways to cut costs to cover the higher pay, according to New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) President and CEO Michele Siekerka.

This year’s NJBIA Business Outlook Survey (BOS) asked member companies about the impact of a proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage.

Seventy percent said it would have an impact, with 34 percent saying they would need to reduce staff, 28 percent saying they would reduce employees’ hours, and 34 percent saying they would raise prices. Continue reading

Acting Governor Guadagno Announces Record Number of New NJ Businesses in 2015

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno

Trenton, NJ, July 21, 2016 ― A sign of continued positive trends in New Jersey’s economy, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno yesterday announced the number of new businesses that filed to start operations in New Jersey last year soared to a record 97,835, the highest level in state history, New Jersey Business reports.

The 2015 level is higher than 2014, when 94,898 new businesses were formed, and continues the upward momentum of new filings since the start of the Christie Administration in 2010 when there were 80,773 new filings, according to the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.

“I am proud to announce that 2015 was a record year for business growth in New Jersey,” Acting Governor Guadagno said.  “More than 97,000 new businesses filed to begin work in our state last year which marks the highest level in New Jersey history.” Continue reading

EDA: Tech Meetups in Northern New Jersey Encourage Networking Among Entrepreneurs

Recovery Sign-postTrenton, NJ, April 26, 2016 ― Understanding that networking is vital to fostering innovation within the Garden State, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) routinely promotes events and gatherings through which entrepreneurs can share information and learn from one another.

New Jersey’s many technology Meetups create an atmosphere of collaboration and, through frequent events, provide a platform for entrepreneurs to discuss topics that affect their businesses.

Meetup organizers often invite industry leaders to these events to provide attendees insight into areas relevant to New Jersey’s thriving technology industry. In addition to in-person events, Meetup websites offer members an online forum to communicate, leading to a free-flowing exchange of ideas. The Meetups are free to join, but there may be fees for specific events. Continue reading

Small Businesses Throughout New Jersey Benefit from EDA Programs

Recovery Sign-postTrenton, April 19, 2016 ― As the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) continues its efforts to raise awareness of State resources available to small businesses and not-for-profit entities, organizations across New Jersey are realizing the benefits of EDA programs.

Espinosa Beef and Provisions Inc. in Hudson County, C&A Marketing in Middlesex County, and Millville Rescue Squad in Cumberland County are all investing and expanding in New Jersey with support from these programs.

“It’s encouraging to see such a diverse group of businesses recognizing benefits of financing options offered by the State,” said EDA Chief Executive Officer Melissa Orsen. “Small businesses and not-for-profits create jobs and provide valuable resources to our residents and communities.” Continue reading

Lt. Governor Guadagno’s Red Tape Review Commission Tries to Ease Doing Business in NJ

Kim Guadagno high resTrenton, NJ, September 9, 2015 ― John Reitmeyer reports in NJ Spotlight that a recently signed measure is just the most recent to come out of the Red Tape Review Commission a panel that studies bureaucracy and conflicting regulations in state government and has been led by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for more than five years.

Though often overlooked, the bipartisan commission has inspired several measures like the recently signed nonprofit raffle bill that have rewritten state laws since it was created by executive order in 2010.  Other bills have changed state incorporation rules, modernized the issuing of liquor licenses, and eliminated executive branch boards and commissions. Continue reading

Event: NJ Civil Justice Institute to Host Fall Legal Reform Conference on September 18

Trenton, NJ, August 29, 2015 ― The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute will host a half day conference on September 18 to increase awareness of the hidden legal risk that is blindsiding New Jersey businesses – private lawsuits over regulatory violations.

The event, which is being held at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will feature a networking breakfast, two panel discussions with lawmakers, including: Continue reading

National Business Survey Finds Health Care Benefits Cost Increases to Hold Steady in 2016

Washington, DC, August 12, 2015 ― Health care benefit cost increases at large employers are expected to hold steady in 2016, due in large part to changes employers are making to their benefit programs.

At the same time, nearly half of large employers say if they don’t take additional measures to control costs, at least one of their health plans will reach the threshold that triggers the “Cadillac” excise tax under the Affordable Care Act in 2018, according to an annual survey released today by the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 425 large U.S. employers. Continue reading