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.

Innovation Ecoystem

NJBIZ Interview: HINJ CEO Says Stopping the ‘Brain Drain’ Is Key to Restarting NJ Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, May 5, 2015 ― In an interview with NJBIZ’s Andrew Sheldon, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) President and Chief Executive Officer Dean J. Paranicas underscored a potential threat to the often-touted workforce that makes up the state’s strong life sciences industry.

“New Jersey has the largest out migration of students to other places of any state in the United States,” Paranicas told Sheldon.  “It’s well established that when students go to another state to go to school, a high percentage don’t return to their home state, so it’s helpful having an infrastructure — both in the public sector in the private sector — that can sustain and support New Jersey’s students.” Continue reading

New Jersey Gives Innovation a Zone of Its Own; Focus on Academic, Corporate and State Collaboration

Montclair, NJ, July 8, 2013 — In a lengthy NJ Spotlight story, Tara Nurin reports that, as New Jersey looks for new ways to attract and retain high-paying jobs in a climate where seemingly every state competes for the same or similar companies, legislators and pro-business forces are heavily promoting collaboration between academia and industry as a way to attract investment and cut the time it takes to get a product or process out of the lab.

Increasingly, the state is offering tax credits and other incentives to encourage businesses to locate near universities.  The result, Nurin reports, is an “innovation zone,” where institutions of higher education lend research, facilities, and talent to neighboring companies, with the goal of reducing time to market — and time to profit. Continue reading