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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.

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Innovation Ecosystem

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

SSTI: 50 State Table Reveals University R&D Change Over Five Years

R&D 5Westerville, OH, December 19, 2016 ― Robert Ksiazkiewicz reports in the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) news blog that nearly half of the U.S. states and the District of Columbia saw a 10 percent or greater increase in higher education R&D expenditures from FY 2010 to FY 2015.

Five of those states — Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Utah — saw at least a 20 percent change, according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey for 2015.

Between FY10-15 overall U.S. research and development (R&D) spending at U.S. universities grew 12.1 percent, from about $61.2 billion to $68.7 billion. Continue reading

GEN Publishes 2016 Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters List; New Jersey/New York Ranked No. 3

New Jersey pin horizontalNew Rochelle, NY, November 22, 2016Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) has published its 2016 Top 10 US Biopharma Clusters list.  New Jersey/New York is number three on the list, the same position it was on GEN’s 2015 Top 10 list.

This year’s Top 10 are:

  1. Boston-Cambridge
  2. San Francisco Bay Area
  3. New Jersey/New York
  4. Maryland/DC Metro
  5. San Diego
  6. Greater Philadelphia
  7. Seattle
  8. Raleigh/Durham
  9. Los Angeles/Orange County
  10. Chicagoland Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Are Resurgent in New Jersey; State’s Universities Are Leading the Way

New Jersey signHoboken, NJ, November 9, 2016 — Laurie Peterson reports on NJ Spotlight that it has almost become an adage: New Jersey was once the center of innovation in the country but no longer.  That title is now held by California, or Massachusetts, or New York, or even Washington.

But recently, funding, professional support, and office space for entrepreneurs have been springing up all over the state — for those who know where to find them. Universities are helping to lead the way.

A number of New Jersey universities are seeing it as part of their role to encourage business incubation. Continue reading

NJBIZ: Rutgers, RWJBarnabas Working on Major Research, Educational Partnership

Rutgers RNew Brunswick, NJ, October 15, 2016 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that Rutgers University and RWJBarnabas Health are working on an extensive strategic partnership that could include research investment and medical student internships.

RWJBarnabas is interested in investing and supporting research at Rutgers, as well as making Rutgers medical students a top priority for educational and internship programs at the health system.

The relationship would potentially give RWJBarnabas “bench-to-bedside” access to the results of research at the university. Continue reading

Zuckerberg and Dr. Chan Dedicate $3 Billion for Initiative to Rid World of Major Diseases by End of Century

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Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan

San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2016 ― Ariana Eunjung Cha reports in The Washington Post that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, yesterday announced a $3 billion effort to accelerate scientific research with the wildly ambitious goal of “curing all disease in our children’s lifetime.”

Cha reports that the many components of the initiative include creating universal technology “tools” based on both traditional science and engineering on which all researchers can build, including a map of all cell types, a way to continuously monitor blood for early signs of illness, and a chip that can diagnose all diseases (or at least many of them).

The money will also help fund what they referred to as 10 to 15 “virtual institutes” that will bring together investigators from around the world to focus on individual diseases or other goals — an idea that has the potential to upend biomedical science. Continue reading

Rutgers Introduces Faculty Research Portal; New Website Aims to Support Research

Rutgers RNew Brunswick, NJ, August 21, 2016 ― Rutgers this month announced its newest website, the Faculty Research Portal, is now live.

The aim of the new website is to serve as a one-stop shop for research-related needs and to provide user-friendly information about grant submission and management, finding funding, research regulatory affairs, and related processes.

A team in Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) created the site, along with a new website supporting the PREP program for early career faculty.

New Jersey Business Publishes ‘Innovation Ecosystem’ Special Supplement; Highlights Academic-Industry Collaborations

NJ Business Innovation Ecoysystem 2016Trenton, NJ, June 9, 2016New Jersey Business magazine, a publication of New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) has published a special supplement, “Innovation Ecosystem: Forging Academic & Industry Collaborations,” that was unveiled this week at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) annual international convention in San Francisco.

The supplement includes profiles of Montclair State University, Rowan University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology.

In the report’s introductory letter, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks wrote, “Now, more than ever, our New Jersey colleges and universities are becoming fully engaged partners with business and industry.  Together, we are conducting exciting research, equipping students with industry-valued credentials and degrees, while driving innovation that will keep us competitive in the global economy.” Continue reading

NJBIA: New Partnership to Foster Innovation in NJ Receives Approval of Assembly Higher Education Committee

Innovation Ahead signTrenton, NJ, May 26 2016 ― The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) reported that a new partnership to foster innovation in New Jersey received the approval of the Assembly Higher Education Committee last week.

A-1668, which establishes the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships, would promote innovation by helping businesses and academia work more closely together.

NJBIA supported the bill, which was first introduced last session in the Senate, now S-354.

The commission would bring together leaders in academia, business and state government to identify and stimulate academic-business collaborations to advance economic development and employment. Continue reading

Rutgers Corporate Engagement Team Creates New Business Portal

Rutgers 250 AnniversaryNew Brunswick, NJ, December 2, 2015 ― The Corporate Engagement Team at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has created a completely new version of its Business Portal, which is a website designed in consultation with industry leaders to serve New Jersey’s corporate community.

The Business Portal offers users easy access to four key areas—research, technology licensing, professional development and recruiting—and provides two robust internal search functions and clear pathways to Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team, Office of Research Commercialization and Rutgers Translational Sciences.

“Rutgers is committed to working with industry in New Jersey, and this website is just one of the tools that we’ve developed to accomplish that strategic objective,” said Christopher J. Molloy, senior vice president for research and economic development.   Continue reading