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.


NJIT’s Computer Science Program Ranked #2 in the World

Newark, NJ, April 19, 2017 — The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) computer science program is the best in the nation and #2 in the world according to the 2017 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) list released April 3.

NJIT is also the only university outside of Asia and Australia to make the top 10.

To create their list, CWUR measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. Continue reading

Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Summit: World’s Smartest Computer to Help Treat 10,000 Veterans with Cancer

Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden

Washington, DC, June 30, 2016 ― Laura McGinley reported in The Washington Post that IBM’s supercomputer Watson, known for its “Jeopardy” prowess, is teaming up with the Department of Veterans Affairs in a bid to revolutionize cancer care for veterans.

Under the IBM-VA partnership, Watson technology will be provided free for two years to the VA’s precision-oncology program.  The artificial intelligence system will analyze genomic information, pinpoint cancer-causing mutations and help identify potential treatments for as many as 10,000 patients.

The IBM-VA partnership is one of dozens of initiatives being that was announced Wednesday as part of Vice President Biden’s all-day cancer summit at Howard University in Washington. Continue reading

Rutgers Supercomputer ‘Caliburn’ Ranked #2 Among Big Ten Universities, #8 Among U.S. Academic Institutions by ‘Top500’ List

Rutgers SupercomputerNew Brunswick, NJ, June 22, 2016 — The updated Top 500 ranking of world’s most powerful supercomputers ranks Rutgers’ new University’s academic supercomputer #2 among Big Ten universities, #8 among U.S. academic institutions, #49 among academic institutions globally and #165 among all supercomputers worldwide.

The Top 500 project provides a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing. Twice each year it assembles and releases a list of the sites operating the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world.

Rutgers’ new supercomputer, which is named “Caliburn,” is the most powerful system in the state. It was built with a $10 million award to Rutgers from the New Jersey Higher Education Leasing Fund.   Continue reading