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.


Inventions and Startups: The 20 Most-Successful Kickstarter Projects Based in the Garden State

Newark, NJ, August 7, 2017 — Erin Petenko reports in The Star-Ledger that Kickstarter has been an outlet for the dreams of New Jersey inventors and startups since the site first launched in 2009.

Projects headquartered in the Garden State have raised $16.7 million from nearly a quarter-million backers, leading to at least 1,400 successful projects, according to data gathered from the Kickstarter website.

The top projects have a certain brainy bias in geography: Princeton topped the list in most funds raised for projects, while Jersey City projects had the most backers. Continue reading

Two Startups Based on Rutgers Inventions Chosen as Best University Startups; Showcased at U.S. Capitol

Rutgers 250 AnniversaryNew Brunswick, NJ, September 24, 2016 ― Two new companies built on Rutgers inventions were presented on September 20 at University Startup Demo Day, an event in the U.S. Capitol Building for members of Congress members and staff, as well as venture capitalists, angel investors and corporate representatives.

The two Rutgers spinouts are:

  • Celvive Inc., which is refining a stem-cell technology for regenerative medicine applications, such as helping patients recover from spinal cord injury.

NJ Chamber of Commerce Honors State’s Greatest Innovators, Innovations

Trenton, NJ, October 29, 2014 NJBIZ reports that at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Innovation Gala held Monday in Somerset, the chamber revealed its picks for the 25 greatest innovators in New Jersey history as part of the celebration of the state’s 350th anniversary.

Some of the names are familiar to every American, and some only to those who study their particular field.  But everyone on the list compiled by the chamber in conjunction with NJBIZ is a star in the field of invention. Continue reading