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 $21 Million State-of-the-Art Life Sciences and Engineering Center Opens for Innovation

NJIT President Joel Bloom (second from left) and Gov. Chris Christie

Newark, NJ, November 24, 2017 — An array of innovation-focused New Jerseyans – scientists, student researchers, alumni, company executives and elected officials — gathered on campus on September 21 to hail the much-anticipated opening of NJIT’s new Life Sciences and Engineering Center, a $21 million state-of-the-art research facility focused on the future of health care.

Governor Chris Christie helped cut the ribbon on the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s $19 million Life Sciences and Engineering Center, funded by $13.5 million in state Higher Education Capital Facilities grants, including Building Our Future Bond Act (GO Bond) funds. Continue reading

National Academy of Engineering Honors NJIT’s Dr. Louis Lanzerotti for His ‘Extraordinary Impact’ on Science and Policy

Dr. Louis Lanzerotti

Newark, NJ, October 31, 2017 — Tracy Regan reports that Louis Lanzerotti, Ph.D., a distinguished research professor of physics best known for shedding light on the space environment around Earth and its impact on hardware in space and critical infrastructure on the ground, received the 2017 Arthur M. Bueche Award from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his “extraordinary impact on the engineering profession.”

Named in memory of Bueche — the top technical officer for General Electric Co., an advocate for science and technology adept at applying research to benefit society, and an adviser to universities, presidents and international organizations — the annual award recognizes pivotal contributions not only in the arena of science and technology, but in public policy as well. Continue reading

ExxonMobil Expanding New Jersey Research and Engineering Center in Clinton

Clinton, NJ, October 19, 2017 — ExxonMobil announced on October 13 that it has broken ground on the expansion of its research facility in Clinton, NJ, a key center of innovation that supports the company’s broad research and development programs.

Expansion of the facility, home to ExxonMobil’s fundamental and process research and development, including advancing algae biofuel and carbon capture technologies, is expected to be completed in 2019 and will include employees relocating from its research facility in Paulsboro, NJ. Continue reading

Stevens Names Dr. Jean Zu as Dean of Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

Dr. Jean Zu

Hoboken, NJ, March 27, 2017 — Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology announced that Jean Zu, Ph.D., P.Eng., an accomplished scholar of mechanical vibrations and dynamics, and mechatronics, has been named the new dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) at the university following an international search.

Zu, currently chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, will begin her appointment at Stevens on May 1, 2017. Continue reading

Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Holds Grand Opening for New, State-of-the-Art Building

Glassboro, NJ, February 2, 2017 — Call it a necessity.  Engineering Hall, the new building that Rowan University officially opened on Jan. 26, will enable the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering to increase its enrollment to 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students by 2023; expand its programs; and grow its collaborations with business, industry and government offices.

The nationally recognized College has been in high demand since it opened in 1996, and that demand has only grown stronger recently. Continue reading

Rutgers’ Ronke Olabisi Aims to Develop Biomaterials that Can Speed Healing in Space and on Earth

Ronke Olabisi

Ronke Olabisi

New Brunswick, NJ, January 25, 2017Ronke Olabisi once dreamed of becoming an astronaut.  Now she’s conducting research that could help space travelers and Earth-dwellers heal faster and stay healthy.

“If healing people faster on Earth is going to be helpful, then it’s really going to be helpful in space,” said Olabisi, an assistant professor in Rutgers’ Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Spaceflight affects every single system.”

Bones, muscle and other tissues gradually break down in space, posing major problems for anyone wanting to go to Mars and beyond, said Olabisi, who works in the School of Engineering. Continue reading

NJIT Breaks Ground on a State-of-the-Art Life Sciences and Engineering Facility

NJIT President Joel S. Bloom and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

NJIT President Joel S. Bloom and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

Newark, NJ, October 2, 2015 ― Tracey Regan reports that an enthusiastic gathering of state elected officials, including Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, industry scientists and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) faculty, students, administrators and alumni joined together yesterday to break ground on NJIT’s newest academic building, a $19 million state-of-the-art life sciences and engineering facility focused on the future of health care.

The four-story facility, which will house 24,500 square feet of shared laboratories and meeting spaces, IT infrastructure and cutting-edge scientific instrumentation, is designed to promote collaboration in fields ranging from biomedical engineering and the biological sciences to electrical engineering and healthcare technologies. Continue reading