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.


Pharmalot: FDA to Hold Two-Day Meeting on Off-Label Drug Marketing

STAT PharmalotBoston, MA, November 8, 2016 ― Pharmalot reporter-blogger Ed Silverman reports on STAT that, after years of anticipation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public, two-day meeting starting on Wednesday to review the extent to which so-called off-label information about medicines may be disseminated to physicians.

Nothing will get decided, though.  The meeting is designed simply to give the public — drug makers and patient advocates alike — a long-awaited chance to convey their opinions and debate the issue.

Off-label information refers to materials that describe unapproved uses of a drug.   Continue reading

At FDA, Drugs and Tweets Don’t Mix; Current 21st Century Cures Bill Does Not Update Pharma Marketing Regs

Washington, DC, June 8, 2015 ― Sarah Karlin reports in Politico that when it comes to communication, the U.S. House of Representatives’ 21st Century Cures Act is stuck in the 20th century.

The sweeping biomedical innovation bill aims to speed up development of medical treatments by taking advantage of the latest in science and technology.  But provisions meant to update the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on drug advertising were dropped.

The FDA’s current marketing and promotion regulations don’t even mention the Internet.  They focus instead on brochures, file cards and, inexplicably, lantern slides — a mid-1800s invention that was supplanted decades ago. Continue reading

NJBIA to Host ‘How to Make Social Media Work for Your Business’ June 26

Trenton, NJ, May 29, 2013 — The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) will host a half-day seminar on “How to make Social Media Marketing Work for Your Business” on Wednesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown. Continue reading

Studies: Pharma Promo Spending Down 8% in ‘12; Survey Finds Interest in Virtual Sales Calls

Norwalk, CT, March 20, 2013Pharmaceutical Commerce reports that Cegedim Strategic Data’s (CSD, Jersey City, NJ) annual summary of promotional spending showed a nearly across-the-board decline in 2012.  The year’s total spending of $27.35 billion dropping by 8% from 2011, which also had experienced a spending decline of 3 percent.

 CSD bases its data on a global panel of about 200,000 healthcare providers annually, getting responses on numbers of rep calls, quantities of samples handed over, meetings attended and so forth. Continue reading