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.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno

NJIT Hosts Ribbon Cutting of Renovated Central King Building

Newark, NJ, April 22, 2017 — Once home to thousands of Newark Central High School students, the Central King Building at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today exemplifies intelligent, creative and economically impactful urban redevelopment that serves NJIT students, industry and the local community.

On April 13, 2017, more than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of NJIT witnessed the official ribbon cutting of the renovated Central King Building, part of a campus transformation designed to enhance the student experience and solidify NJIT’s position going forward as one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities. Continue reading

New Jersey Is Progressive in Promoting STEM Education and Job Training

Trenton, NJ, March 21, 2017 — Lisa Goulian Twiste writes in New Jersey Business, the monthly magazine of the NJBIA, that the term STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) first caught on in the late 1990s, referring to education policy and curriculum designed to improve competitiveness in science and technology related subjects.

It was around this time the US began to see declining enrollment and graduates in STEM related fields, leading educators to increase programming at the junior high, high school and collegiate levels.

Almost two decades later, New Jersey is among the most progressive states in promoting STEM across grade levels, as government agencies, universities and corporations work together to advance education and programming. Continue reading

Gov. Christie’s Chief Counsel Thomas Scrivo Stepping Down to Chair NJ Economic Development Authority and Return to Private Practice

Thomas Scrivo

Trenton, NJ, March 13, 2017 — Thomas P. Scrivo, Governor Chris Christie’s Chief Counsel, will leave the Administration following a year and a half of service, but the Governor has appointed Scrivo to serve as the new Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).

In addition, Mr. Scrivo will return to private practice and form the law firm of O’Toole Scrivo with Senator Kevin O’Toole.

Succeeding Scrivo as Chief Counsel to the Governor will be Gregory Acquaviva, Vice President of State Government Affairs at UnitedHealth Group and former Chief of Staff to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. Continue reading

Choose New Jersey Unveils New Data-Driven Website; Spotlights Why Businesses Should Select the Garden State

Choose New Jersey logoPrinceton, NJ, September 8, 2016 — Anjalee Khemlani reports on NJBIZ that Choose New Jersey has launched a new website, giving it a more attractive look and making it easy to read across all devices — mobile and computers.

The new “data driven website” offers diverse content, a home page to spotlight the reasons to choose New Jersey for business, and gives businesses interested in the state all the information necessary to make a decision.

The home page has a top bar menu, followed by images of Princeton University and the Statue of Liberty. Continue reading

Lt. Governor Guadagno’s Red Tape Review Commission Tries to Ease Doing Business in NJ

Kim Guadagno high resTrenton, NJ, September 9, 2015 ― John Reitmeyer reports in NJ Spotlight that a recently signed measure is just the most recent to come out of the Red Tape Review Commission a panel that studies bureaucracy and conflicting regulations in state government and has been led by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for more than five years.

Though often overlooked, the bipartisan commission has inspired several measures like the recently signed nonprofit raffle bill that have rewritten state laws since it was created by executive order in 2010.  Other bills have changed state incorporation rules, modernized the issuing of liquor licenses, and eliminated executive branch boards and commissions. Continue reading