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.


Administration Hopes to Spend $1 Billion for Cancer Research; But Will that Fund ‘Moonshot’ or ‘Slingshot’?

Cancer Research blueWashington, DC, February 2, 2016 The New York Times reports that the Obama administration announced yesterday that it hoped to spend $1 billion to fund a cancer “moonshot” in search of a cure.

But in the costly world of biological research, such a sum may be better described as a cancer slingshot, researchers said.

“The good news is that the budget is no longer being cut,” said Dr. Peter Adamson, the chairman of the Children’s Oncology Group, which conducts national clinical trials. “But we’re not going to the moon on $1 billion.”

The stated goal of the initiative is to spur a decade’s worth of advances in cancer research in five years. Continue reading

House E&C Chair: As VP Biden Works on a ‘Moon Shot’ to Cure Cancer — ‘We Have a Rocket Ship Ready to Go/

Research 1Washington, DC, January 29, 2016In an opinion piece published yesterday on Huffington Post, U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) write:

In President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, a new “moon shot” to cure cancer was launched into orbit, and Vice President Joe Biden is at the controls.

The talk of a “moon shot” is the exact mindset that we need — and America can and should lead the way.  And the good news is, we’re already half way there. Continue reading

President Creates Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Task Force; Aims to Remove Bureaucratic Hurdles, Support Scientific Advances

Cancer Research blueWashington, DC, January 28, 2016 ― Michael D. Shear reports in The New York Times that President Obama this morning signed a presidential memorandum creating a White House task force on cancer, the first step in what Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has called a “moonshot” to cure the disease, administration officials said.

The president appointed the Vice President to lead the panel, which will include representatives from at least 13 cabinet-level departments and government agencies.

Those agencies are the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Energy, and Veterans Affairs.

Members will also represent the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation, among others. Continue reading