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.

Choose NJ’s RFP Watch

Choose New Jersey’s RFP Watch provides up-to-date information on business opportunities throughout the Garden State at a cost that is affordable for all companies – with a place of business in New Jersey – large and small.

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Economic Impact

Rutgers’ Economic Report Showcases University’s $5.2 Billion Contribution to New Jersey’s Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, June 13, 2017 — Rutgers University fuels New Jersey’s economy as a leading research institution that generates $5.2 billion in economic activity annually and educates, employs and provides health care services to tens of thousands a year, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university on May 4.

To watch the Rutgers report’s accompanying video, click here.

The economic snapshot notes that for every $1 of state funds received by Rutgers, the university returned nearly $7 in economic activity in Fiscal Year 2016. Continue reading

Rutgers Health Care Improves Lives, Boosts Economy; Research Generates $31.5 Million in Royalty Income

New Brunswick, NJ, June 6, 2017 — Rutgers University is emerging as a national leader in academic health care, providing top-level services for patients while also boosting the economy statewide, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university.

Rutgers spent more than $684 million in patient care, delivering medical, dental, nursing and psychological services provided by clinicians and specialists and through research and more than 350 clinical trials in fiscal year 2016.

Rutgers Health, the university’s patient care organization that employs more than 1,300 health care professionals, handled 2.1 million patient visits to all locations in fiscal year 2016. Continue reading

Opinion: Bloustein School Dean James Hughes: ‘Is New Jersey’s $775 Million investment in Rutgers University Paying Off?’

Dr, James Hughes

New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2017In an opinion piece published in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, James W. Hughes, Ph.D., is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy:

The current year’s state budget of $34.5 billion includes $2.2 billion for higher education — and of that, about $775 million for Rutgers. Is New Jersey’s investment in its state university paying off?

Yes, handsomely. According to a new report by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, every dollar of that state appropriation brings nearly seven dollars in new economic activity in New Jersey. Continue reading

Report: New Jersey Independent Higher Education Contributes $3.5 Billion to State’s Economy

Trenton, NJ, May 12, 2017 — New Jersey’s nonprofit independent colleges and universities on May 9 released a report that details the $3.5 billion impact the sector makes on the state’s economy.

Prepared by Appleseed, the report demonstrates that New Jersey’s non-profit independent colleges and universities are awarding degrees in the state’s most sought-after fields, including STEM, education and nursing, at a higher rate than public institutions — despite a state investment of only $2,302 per independent college student vs. $11,460 invested in each public college student.

At an event marking the economic impact report’s release, Eugene J. Cornacchia, Saint Peter’s University President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ), emphasized that independent education is a smart investment in New Jersey and its residents. Continue reading

Rutgers’ New Economic Report Showcases University’s Contribution to New Jersey’s Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, May 5, 2017 — Rutgers University fuels New Jersey’s economy as a leading research institution that generates $5.2 billion in economic activity annually and educates, employs and provides health care services to tens of thousands a year, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university on May 4.

The economic snapshot notes that for every $1 of state funds received by Rutgers, the university returned nearly $7 in economic activity in Fiscal Year 2016.

The 20-page report — “Rutgers Grows the Garden State” — is produced by the economic advisory service at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Continue reading

HINJ’s ‘By the Numbers’ Portal Showcases Life Sciences’ Economic Impact in New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ, March 18, 2017 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) continues to update and expand New Jersey’s Life Sciences: By the Numbers, the association’s compilation of information from HINJ and third-party sources on the life sciences sector’s significant impact on New Jersey’s economy.

HINJ’s By the Numbers includes economic-impact data from a number of resources, including Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Choose New Jersey, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and We Work for Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ), among others. Continue reading

Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors Publish Report on Economic Impact on Camden and the State

Rutgers-Camden and Rowan UCamden, NJ, January 20, 2017 — The Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors (RURCBOG) has published an economic and fiscal impact report.

The 16-page report is attached to this email.  It also may be accessed online by clicking here.

The RURCBOG was created by the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, which took effect on August 22, 2012.

The Board’s mission reflects an extension of Camden’s significant “eds and meds” presence and is expected to leverage the educational and research assets to support growth in the region’s health care capacity.

Report: Princeton University Is Significant Economic Contributor to NJ; Heavy Focus on Research, Innovation Ecosystem

PrincetonPrinceton, NJ, January 12, 2017 — According to a new study, Princeton University has a substantial impact on the New Jersey economy, generating an annual total of $1.58 billion in economic output as an employer, research and innovation leader, sponsor of construction projects, purchaser of goods and services, and financial and civic contributor to local communities.

That total supports an estimated 13,450 jobs with $970.7 million in earnings.

The economic and other benefits the University generates within the town of Princeton and neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey are presented in a new report, “Education, Innovation and Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Princeton University.” Continue reading

HINJ Launches STEM Education Portal; Focus Is on Life Sciences’ Investment in Tomorrow’s Innovation Leaders

STEM 1New Brunswick, NJ, November 30, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has launched a STEM Education portal that focuses on the life sciences community’s investment in today’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators and students, who will become tomorrow’s innovation leaders.

HINJ’s new STEM Education portal presents information from a number of sources regarding the current state of STEM education in the United States, its significance to the nation’s and New Jersey’s economic well-being, its importance to advancing medical innovation, and the life sciences industry’ investment in programs designed to advance STEM education.

The STEM Education page is the latest offering on HINJ.org, which was re-launched in February 2013 as part of the association’s strategic plan to build a dynamic communications capability that delivers relevant, robust and timely information to internal and external stakeholders. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: Industry Voices Op-Ed: ‘New Jersey’s Universities Are Key to Innovation and the State’s Prosperity’

NJ SpotlightMontclair, NJ, October 21, 2016 — NJ Spotlight on October 3 published the following op-ed that was authored by:

James Barrood, President and CEO, New Jersey Technology Council
Thomas A. Bracken, President and CEO, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Anthony S. Cicatiello, President, The Research & Development Council of New Jersey
Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ
Dean J. Paranicas, President and CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Michele N. Siekerka, President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association

They wrote:

New Jersey is the cradle of American innovation in such transformative fields as telecommunications, the life sciences and chemicals, and is home to many iconic companies.  These industries have produced countless advances that have benefitted society enormously while driving our state’s economy for well over a century.

Much progress has been made in recent years to meet their needs and those of other industries and retain the substantial socioeconomic benefits New Jersey derives from a robust innovation economy.  Continue reading