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.

Governor’s STEM Scholars

Christie Administration Announces $1.5 Million Grant to Encourage New Paid Student Internships

Trenton, NJ, May 9, 2017 — The Christie Administration announced a new $1.5-million program through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to increase the number of high school and college students who are engaging in paid internships at New Jersey companies.

The announcement was made at the New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair at Rutgers University — a public event which hosted more than 2,000 candidates and 170 employers recruiting for full-time, part-time, and internship positions in a variety of industries.

The Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant will reimburse employers 50 percent of wages paid to new interns up to $1,500. Interns must be enrolled in a New Jersey high school or college. Companies must agree to consider interns for future job openings. Continue reading

National Journal: NJ Working to Build a Diverse New Generation of Science, Tech Innovators

Washington, DC,  September 19, 2014 ― Writing in National Journal, Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, and David Hodges, director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars, write that New Jersey — the state that gave the world the light bulb, the silicon transistor, and the antibiotic streptomycin — is working now to lead the way again.

“In New Jersey,” Cicatiello and Hodges write, “the clustering of highly educated people, top companies, and world-renowned research universities has made it one of the premier places in the country for biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemical production, and knowledge creation.”

“People like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, institutions like Rutgers and Johnson & Johnson, and inventions like the transistor and phonograph all helped the state become a hub for innovation.” Continue reading