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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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Life Sciences

Rutgers’ 10 Big Construction Projects Are Changing the Face of All Campuses

A rendering of Rutgers’ new Life Sciences Center in Newark

New Brunswick, NJ, September 19, 2017 — Len Melisurgo reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that the campus landscape at Rutgers University keeps transforming, with a slew of construction projects that were recently completed or are going through their final touches.

Students returning for classes this semester will notice a new look to College Avenue in New Brunswick, as well as a brand new nursing and science building in Camden and a massive chemistry complex that’s towering over the Busch Campus in Piscataway.

Here’s a look at those projects and other major construction work that’s adding amenities and lending a new appearance to the various Rutgers campuses across the state. Continue reading

NJIT to Host Ribbon-Cutting of Renovated Life Sciences and Engineering Center on September 21

Newark, NJ, September 18, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the official ribbon-cutting of the renovated Life Sciences and Engineering Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m., 134-139 Summit Street, Newark, NJ.

The new Life Sciences and Engineering Center represents a transformation of the original Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science into an expanded, multi-disciplined life sciences center, providing 21st-century research facilities and new opportunities for collaboration and learning.

The new addition boosts the building’s square footage by 57 percent, leaving room for a 47,000-square-foot expansion in the future.   Continue reading

PhRMA’s ‘Research in Your Backyard’ for New Jersey Explores Clinical Trials’ State Impact

New Brunswick, NJ, September 15, 2017 — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on June 28 released a new report entitled “Research in Your Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs, Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in New Jersey,” which finds that 25,127 patients participated in clinical trials around the state in 2013, generating an economic impact of $617 million.

The report was released at an event co-hosted by PhRMA, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and We Work for Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ) that was held at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Continue reading

NJ Economic Development Authority Launches NJ CoVest Fund to Provide Seed Capital to Early Stage Companies

Trenton, NJ, September 4, 2017 — Emerging technology and life sciences companies can now apply for seed capital through the new NJ CoVest Fund, offered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).

The NJ CoVest Fund is designed to fill the funding gap that occurs between product development and commercial operation expansion, while at the same time helping New Jersey companies thrive and compete in the global marketplace.

The online application is available at www.njeda.com/njcovest. Continue reading

Vendors Event: HINJ and Somerset County Business Partnership to Host 2017 Life Sciences Vendors Procurement Conference on November 2

New Brunswick, NJ, September 1, 2017 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey’s (HINJ) annual Life Sciences Vendors Procurement Conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 2 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 and Lamington Road, North Branch, NJ.

The event — entitled “How to Do Business with Pharma and Medical Technology Companies” — will be co-sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) with support from Eli Lilly and Company and Allergan.

Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset) will be the special guest speaker at the event that aims to educate businesses, large and small, on trends on procurement and issues of importance to the industry. Continue reading

Choose New Jersey CEO Michele Brown: ‘Access to Lab Space, Funding and Partners Help Biotech Companies Grow in Garden State’

Michele Brown (Photo: NJBIZ/Aaron Houston)

Trenton, NJ, August 1, 2017Choose New Jersey, Inc. led a delegation representing more than 20 New Jersey organizations — including top life sciences companies, universities, trade associations, state officials — as it showcased New Jersey’s assets and resources for biotechnology companies at BIO International 2017, which was June 19-22 in San Diego, California. 

Prior to the BIO event, Choose New Jersey President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Brown in June wrote:

When Hurel Corporation outgrew its incubator space at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) in North Brunswick, New Jersey in 2016, it marked an important milestone for the biotechnology company. Continue reading

EVENT: Save the Date! HINJ to Host 2017 Life Sciences Celebration on October 12 in Trenton

New Brunswick, NJ, July 31, 2017 ― Please mark your calendar to join the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) in honoring meritorious leadership in and contributions to New Jersey’s life sciences community at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2017, which will be held Thursday, October 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple. 100 Barrack Street, Trenton.

HINJ’s 2017 honorees are: Continue reading

HINJ’s ‘Value of Medical Innovation’ Portal Showcases How Life Sciences Is Saving Money — And Lives

New Brunswick, NJ, July 9, 2017 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) continues to update its Value of Medical Innovation, a fact-driven, consumer-friendly digital library that delves into the myriad benefits of research-driven medical innovation, which saves money — and saves lives.

Introduced in September 2015, HINJ’s Value of Medical Innovation presents statistics from a number of resources, including the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), U.S. government sources and various medical research organizations. Continue reading

Opinion: Assemblyman Gary Schaer on Life Sciences, New Jersey and ‘A Blueprint for Tomorrow’

Asm. Gary Schaer

Trenton, NJ, July 3, 2017Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, in May 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

Ex-Roche Campus Reinvented as ‘On3’ Science Center; Developer Seeks to Create Mini-Metropolis in the Suburbs’ for Life Sciences

Nutley, NJ, June 23, 2017 — Owen Proctor reports in The Record/NorthJersey.com that the former Hoffmann-La Roche campus that borders Clifton and Nutley has a new name.

“On3” seeks to incorporate living, working and playing in the Route 3 site, according to Prism Capital Partners’ principal Eugene Diaz. He described the redevelopment as “a mini-metropolis in the suburbs.”

The firm wants to reinvent the 116-acre campus that the pharmaceutical giant began vacating in 2012, creating a synergy among like-minded businesses geared toward life sciences. Continue reading