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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.

Cooper Medical School at Rowan University

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Selected for CMS Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care

Cooper MD Anderson LogoVoorhees Township, NJ, July 25, 2016 ― The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has selected MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care.

The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists and will cover approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.

“We are proud to have been selected to participate and further advance the delivery of high-quality care for patients with cancer,” said Generosa Grana, MD, director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Continue reading

How a 3D Printer at Rowan University Could Mean a Breakthrough for Joint-Replacement Surgery

Rowan University logoGlassboro, NJ, July 7, 2016 — Caitlyn Stulpin reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that, in a lab located in the engineering building of Rowan University, a team of researchers gather around a 3D printer.  The team watches as the printer finishes up its latest job, leaving a knob of plastic behind.

But this isn’t just any piece of plastic.  It’s an FDA-approved piece of plastic that could one day be a knee replacement capable of releasing medicine to fight off infections in someone’s leg.

The driving force behind this project are the thousands of patients who rely on medical technology to replace their aging joints, but succumb to additional surgery to treat post-op infections. Continue reading

Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Report: ‘Eds and Meds’ Will Add Jobs in South Jersey

Medical Innovation 6Camden, NJ, June 17 ― Kim Mulford reports in the Courier-Post that demolition continued Tuesday at the future site of the Joint Health Sciences Center on Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

A new research and educational building will rise there, where a row of shops and a take-out restaurant once lined a busy block near Cooper University Hospital.

Expected to open in 2018, the building is the first phase of work by the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors to link the two institutions and create a walkable campus downtown, using $50 million in state funding. Continue reading

Rowan University Pursues Atlantic City Medical School Campus

Glassboro, NJ, February 16, 2016 ― The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Rowan University is preparing to take the first steps toward creating a medical school campus in Atlantic City, extending the footprint of its growing medical programs and potentially tapping a new student base there.

Rowan trustees are set to vote Wednesday on a feasibility study to explore an Atlantic City partnership between the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and AtlantiCare.

Trustees will vote on awarding a contract to the Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach to conduct the study “to understand the impacts associated with a potential four-year branch campus of a medical school,” according to the agenda for Wednesday’s board meeting. Continue reading