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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.

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Innovation

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

Hoboken, NJ, May 20, 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

AAAS Applauds Congress for Protecting Fiscal 2017 R&D Spending

Washington, DC, May 17, 2017 — Anne Q. Hoy reports that the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) applauded congressional leaders for their bipartisan support in backing fiscal 2017 funding for research and development programs, according to a letter AAAS sent to House and Senate leaders on May 9.

“We commend Congress and the White House for working together to prevent a government shutdown and finalizing appropriations for fiscal year 2017,” said Rush Holt, AAAS CEO and executive publisher of the Science family of journals, in the letter sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). Continue reading

Event: Jersey Technology: See It, Live It, Accelerate It at NJ Tech Council’s ‘Jersey Innovation Week’ May 15-20

 New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2017NJ Tech Council President and CEO James Barrood writes in NJBIZ on Jersey Innovation Week, May 15-20:

New Jersey is one of the world’s leading global centers of transformative technology and innovation.

But even within our high-tech industries, many don’t realize the breadth and vigor of New Jersey’s technology communities. And outside our industries, many stakeholders and citizens have only the vaguest sense of New Jersey’s many deep wellsprings of innovation.

We thought: Maybe you just have to see it to believe it. So, we’ve made that easy — at the first-ever Jersey Innovation Week, May 15-20. Continue reading

Rutgers University Team Wins HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition

New Brunswick, NJ, May 11, 2017 — Ken Branson reports that a team of Rutgers graduate students has created an award-winning proposal to turn an aging public housing development in Ohio into a vibrant community, where residents can interact in public spaces and on their front porches, backyards and playgrounds and mothers can watch their children play outside from their kitchen windows.

The plan, by four graduate students from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and one from the Department of Landscape Architecture in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), recently won the Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continue reading

Report: North American Robotics Market Surges 32 Percent in Unit Volume

Ann Arbor, MI, May 6, 2017 — North American robotics companies posted the strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.  Both robot orders and shipments achieved record levels.

An all-time high total of 9,773 robots valued at approximately $516 million were ordered from North American robotics companies during the first quarter of 2017.  This represents growth of 32 percent in units over the same period in 2016, which held the previous record. Continue reading

Scientific Groups Vow to Carry on Spirit of March for Science; Aim to Promote Sound Policies that Advance Discovery and Benefit Society

The Hon. Rush Holt

Washington, DC, April 29, 2017 — The nation’s leading scientific organizations vowed to build on the momentum generated by the March for Science — held on April 22 in Washington, DC and around the globe — by continuing to reach out to the public and policymakers at all levels to promote sound scientific policies that advance discovery and benefit society, according to a joint statement issued on April 24.

“We must build on this momentum created by the marches to more actively demonstrate the value of science to local, state and national policymakers, as well as in classrooms and local communities,” the letter said.

“We pledge to keep the March for Science momentum going, to remain at the forefront of this public engagement of science and to redouble our collective efforts to serve science and society.” Continue reading

Opinion: Rutgers President Robert Barchi: ‘March for Science and a Better America’

Robert Barchi, M.D., Ph.D.

New Brunswick, NJ, April 21, 2017On the eve of tomorrow’s March for Science in Washington and around the world, Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi writes in USA Today:

Scientists and other concerned citizens will gather in Washington and hundreds of other cities this weekend to march for science.

From astrophysicists, biologists, chemistry teachers and computer science students to lab technicians, surgeons, oceanographers and nurses, these advocates are united not by party or ideology but by a respect for research and the power of evidence-based decision-making.

The marchers want what all of us want: good health, clean water and fresh air, a strong economy and safe communities. Continue reading

Rutgers’ Office of Federal Relations Advocates for Science Year-Round

Francine Newsome Pfeiffer

Washington, DC, April 21, 2017 — As people across the nation prepare to take to the streets of Washington, D.C., and more than 400 cities to champion the value of science on April 22 (Earth Day), Rutgers’ Office of Federal Relations has a year-round mission to advocate for scientific research.

The Office of Federal Relations, located just steps away from the Capitol Building at 400 North Capitol Street NW in Washington, works closely with administrators, faculty, staff and students throughout Rutgers to build relationships with key federal policymakers that will help advance the important scientific work underway across the university.

The office works closely with the New Jersey congressional delegation and national associations of higher education to be a voice for Rutgers and for science on a national level. Continue reading

March for Science Partners Work to Put a Human Face on Science; Event Set for April 22 in Washington

Washington, DC, April 20, 2017 — Anne Q. Hoy reports for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that scientific organizations partnering with the March for Science are stressing the need for scientists to connect more directly with policymakers and the public both now and in the future to build support for science and explain its value for society.

More than 220 organizations, representing many leading scientific organizations and academic research powerhouses, are supporting what has grown into a global event with more than 500 satellite marches well beyond the National Mall in Washington on April 22, from Greenland and Ghana to India and Chile. Continue reading

National Science Foundation Study: U.S. Companies Performed 18 Percent of R&D Outside the U.S. in 2013;

Washington, DC, April 18, 2017 — U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

The total represented 18 percent of U.S. companies’ total R&D performance.  These same companies spent $323 billion on R&D performed within the United States in 2013.

Almost 50 percent of the foreign R&D performance by U.S. companies was in Europe, largely in the United Kingdom and Germany. Continue reading