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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.

Genomic Science

Rutgers Cancer Institute: Poor Responding Gynecologic Cancers Get Boost from Genomic Profiling

Rutgers CINJ LogoNew Brunswick, April 19, 2016 ― Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey examining gynecologic cancers that poorly respond to therapy shows genomic profiling can help identify alternate and targeted treatments.

The findings are being presented as part of a poster presentation by members of the Rutgers Cancer Institute precision medicine team at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) which begins this weekend in New Orleans.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71,500 women are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer each year in the United States, with 26,500 deaths from one of these diseases.  Continue reading

Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ Establishes Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science

BoraieGanesan_rotNew Brunswick, NJ, October 23, 2015 — Helping to propel groundbreaking research in the field of precision medicine at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science has been established.

The chair is named for New Brunswick developer Omar Boraie (photo left), who has made a $1.5 million pledge to support it.

Considered the gold standard in higher education, endowed chairs express the commitment of a university to an academic discipline at the highest levels — and ensure its continued support and progression. Continue reading