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.

Economic Development

NJ Labor Department Names Universities to Oversee Seven Talent Development Centers; Part of State’s ‘65 by 25: Many Paths, One Future’ Initiative

Trenton, NJ, November 6, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) on October 30 named seven state colleges and universities as the recipients of $8.4 million in state grants to oversee the state’s Talent Development Centers (TDC).

The grants will help create innovative career pathways and apprenticeships in the Garden State’s seven key industries.

The seven industries and New Jersey higher-education institutions:

  • Advanced Manufacturing – Camden County College
  • Construction & Utilities – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Financial Services – Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Health Care – Rutgers University
  • Life Sciences – Rutgers University
  • Retail, Hospitality & Tourism – Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Transportation, Logistics & Distribution – Rowan College at Burlington County

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Event: Hunterdon County’s Inaugural Hackathon Set for April 28-29 Aims to Ignite Technology Growth

February 24, 2017, Flemington, NJ — Hunterdon County Economic Development, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and Flemington Community Partnership are partnering to host Hunterdon County’s first-ever hackathon, HackHunterdon.

The 24-hour marathon tech product creation competition will take place on April 28-29 at the Feed Mill Station in Flemington, NJ.

“HackHunterdon’s hackathon is a primary piece of a collaborative, long-term effort to encourage small business and innovation growth in Hunterdon County,” said Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce President Chris Phelan. Continue reading

New Jersey Resources Support Entrepreneur David Fischell’s Mission to Create Life-Saving Medical Devices

Trenton, NJ, August 4, 2015 ― The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) continues its series highlighting how entrepreneurs and investors are helping to build New Jersey’s technology ecosystem

Serial entrepreneur Dr. David Fischell, of Fair Haven, has founded and led more than a dozen medical device companies to success in the last 20 years.

To Fischell, developing medical devices is a family affair.  David, along with his father Dr. Robert Fischell, a physicist, and his brother Dr. Tim Fischell, a cardiologist, started New Providence-based Svelte Medical Systems in 2007. Continue reading

Michele Brown to Leave EDA to Head Choose NJ; Founding CEO Returning to Texas

Trenton, NJ, January 23, 2015 NJBIZ reports that Michele Brown will step down as CEO of the state Economic Development Authority to become the CEO and president of Choose New Jersey, the privately funded business attraction arm of the state.

Choose New Jersey’s board approved the hiring of Brown during a meeting Thursday afternoon. She will fill the post left vacant by Choose New Jersey’s founding CEO, Tracye McDaniel, who announced last month that she was leaving to lead the Texas Economic Development Corp. Continue reading

New Jersey Alliance for Action to Host ‘Building Our Future’ Briefing on June 12

Edison, NJ, June 5, 2014 — The New Jersey Alliance for Action will host a briefing on “Building Our Future: NJ Higher Education Capital Construction” on Thursday morning, June 12 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

Featured speaker Joel S. Bloom, the President of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will detail $230 million worth of upcoming construction work at NJIT.

In addition, New Jersey Higher Education Secretary Rochelle Hendricks will speak. Continue reading

Rutgers Camden’s Jan. 30 Conference to Focus on Delaware Valley’s Economy

Cherry Hill, NJ, January 17, 2014 ― Current and future economic conditions for the Delaware Valley will be examined during the first 2014 session of the Rutgers Camden Business Outlook, reports The Daily Journal.

The conference will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30. Real estate, health care, energy and their roles in the current regional economy will be discussed during the event. Continue reading

New Jersey EDA Has Given 54 Tech and Biotech Firms About $60 Million in Assistance

Trenton, NJ, December 6, 2013 ― The Star-Ledger’s Tom De Poto reports that New Jersey has awarded 54 tech and biotech companies about $1.1 million each through its Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer program.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority yesterday said since the program was established in 1999, about $770 million has been awarded to more than 490 companies.

The program lets companies sell tax losses or research and development tax credits for at least 80 percent of their value to raise cash to finance their growth and operations. Continue reading

Dr. Chris Molloy Assumes Role as Rutgers SVP for Research and Economic Development

New Brunswick, NJ, November 6, 2013 — On November 1, Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D., who led the Rutgers-UMDNJ integration, assumed his new role the Rutgers’ senior vice president for research and economic development.

Dr. Molloy’s responsibilities include oversight and strategic planning for the university’s $700 million in annual research expenditures and management of the many institutional offices and resources that support Rutgers’ research and economic development activities. Continue reading

Rutgers Names Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D. Associate VP for Research Administration for Research and Economic Development

New Brunswick, NJ, August 28, 2013 — Rutgers has appointed Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D., professor in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as associate vice president for research administration in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

In this new position, she is responsible for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, corporate contracts, and research operations, including IT, budgeting, communications, and personnel. Continue reading