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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.


NJIT Researchers Developing, Testing Instruments to Detect and Treat a Primary Symptoms of Concussion

Newark, NJ, September 29, 2017 — Amid the adrenaline rush and dreams of glory in sports arenas large and small this fall, there will be some hard knocks as well, leading to difficult, on-the-spot decisions.

Athletes, coaches, doctors and parents will be called upon to determine as quickly and accurately as possible whether a player should sit out after taking a blow to the head.  These choices can have life-long consequences.

Tara Alvarez, director of NJIT’s Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory, who studies the visual symptoms of concussion, said, “As members of a team, players feel an obligation to contribute and so they sometimes push themselves more than they should, jumping back into the game before their brains are ready.” Continue reading

NIH Reports Biomarker in Blood May Help Predict Recovery Time for Sports Concussions

NIH in BlueBethesda, MD, January 11, 2017 — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely returning to play after a sports-related concussion.

The study, supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) with additional funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), published online in the Jan. 6, 2017 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Continue reading