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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

New Jersey Innovation Institute Introduces Two Groundbreaking Biopharmaceutical Centers

Newark, NJ, June 24, 2017 — Companies in every sector are realizing that manufacturing matters.  For the biopharmaceutical industry, innovation is not about reducing unit part costs; instead, process technology is a strategic tool to reduce time to market, ensure consistent product quality and streamline regulatory approval.

As rapidly as science is advancing drug discovery, so too, must production technology keep pace.  But where will such innovation happen?

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is answering this question. Continue reading

Opinion: Assemblyman Gary Schaer on ‘A Blueprint for Tomorrow’

Asm. Gary Schaer

Trenton, NJ, June 20, 2017Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, last month shared the following with Innovation New Jersey readers:

Each time we tackle the state budget, we are reminded that it is a living, breathing document that, at its core, should fundamentally reflect our priorities.  As we enter final deliberations in crafting this year’s state budget, that reminder is all the more potent.

One of the reasons New Jersey’s economy lagged far behind most of the nation after the Great Recession is because we failed to make the proper investments to capitalize on our strengths and leverage our assets to grow our economy.  We cannot expect to move forward and grow as a state without planting the proper seeds.  Continue reading

NJBIA’s Melanie Willoughby on ‘NJ’s Innovation Ecosystem Taking Shape’

Melanie Willoughby

Trenton, NJ, June 18, 2017In the June “Innovative State” issue of New Jersey Business, the monthly magazine of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Melanie Willoughby, NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer, writes:

In today’s business world, anyone with a car can be a taxi-cab company, anyone with a house can be a hotel, and we all can walk around with desktop computers in our pockets.

Few people predicted these developments, but those who shape their organizations to be innovative are in a stronger position to take advantage of whatever changes are in store in the future. Continue reading

Fairleigh Dickinson University Dedicates Ronald J. Doerfler Center for Innovation and Project Based Learning

Madison, NJ, June 17, 2017 — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s new center for innovation and project based learning was dedicated in the memory of Ronald J. Doerfler BS’62, MBA’72 (Metro), who, together with his wife Krys, made a generous gift to make its construction possible.

The center is located in the Monninger Center at the Florham Campus in Madison.

Doerfler, who served on the University’s Board of Trustees, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and then a MBA from the University. Continue reading

Inspira Health Network Launches Innovation to Accelerate Development of Patient-Focused Products

Mullica Hill, NJ, June 16, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that Inspira Health Network is joining the growing trend of health care providers investing in innovation.

The health system announced Wednesday the establishment of the Inspira Innovation Center.

The center will focus on accelerating development and implementation of patient-focused products and technologies, according to a company statement. Continue reading

New Jersey Business Magazine’s June 2017 Issue Spotlights ‘The Innovative State’

Trenton, NJ, June 14, 2017 — The annual June 2017 “Innovative State” edition of New Jersey Business magazine, a publication of New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), includes an array of articles spotlighting the many high-tech industries, academic institutions and organizations that make the state a true center for research and development.

A separate feature article examines employees benefits, and an entire special section is devoted to what colleges and universities offer the business community in the innovation sphere.

Please click here to view the entire June edition.\

This free digital issue of the NJBIZ’s monthly magazine is brought to you by Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP.

 

New Jersey Business Magazine’s June 2017 Issue Spotlights ‘The Innovative State’

Trenton, NJ, June 12, 2017 — The annual June 2017 “Innovative State” edition of New Jersey Business magazine, a publication of New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), includes an array of articles spotlighting the many high-tech industries, academic institutions and organizations that make the state a true center for research and development.

A separate feature article examines employees benefits, and an entire special section is devoted to what colleges and universities offer the business community in the innovation sphere.

Please click here to view the entire June edition.

This free digital issue of the NJBIZ’s monthly magazine is brought to you by Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP.

 

Opinion: Former Merck CEO and Princeton University President Emeritus on ‘Trump’s War on Science Threatens U.S. Prosperity’

Princeton, NJ, June 12, 2017Roy Vagelos, retired Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. and Chairman of the Board of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and Shirley Tilghman, President Emeritus of Princeton University and a professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, published the following opinion piece in The Star-Ledger on June 6:

In the past 40 years, the U.S. has been the world leader in converting fundamental scientific discoveries into innovative new treatments for life-threatening disease.  New drugs, vaccines, and medical devices have improved human health and increased our lifespan. Continue reading

BioNJ’s BioPartnering Conference Delivered a Day of Innovation, Partnering and Learning

Trenton, NJ, June 10, 2017BioNJ’s Seventh Annual BioPartnering Conference, in partnership with J.P. Morgan, took place on May 23 at the Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University in Piscataway.

The event brought together 300 regional biopharma executives, investors, academic liaisons and business development professionals from the region for a day of education, networking and collaboration.

“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of last week’s event,” said BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2017 Innovation Showcases Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hoboken, NJ, May 27, 2017 — The ingenuity and inventiveness of Stevens Institute of Technology students and faculty were on full display May 3 at the university’s Annual Innovation Expo, a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship featuring an array of senior design projects, research presentations by faculty and invited industry leaders, a keynote speaker and the crowd-pleasing elevator pitch competition.

Scores of visitors, including members of the Stevens community, local and national entrepreneurs, distinguished guests and media gathered to learn more about the scientific discoveries and inventions taking place at Stevens, and to ask questions from the individuals behind those innovations. Continue reading