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

New Brunswick, NJ, August 11, 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

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks: ‘In Praise of Peace and Prosperity’

Secretary Rochelle Hendricks

Trenton, NJ, August 4, 2017New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks writes in her July 2017 newsletter:

Judging by the many excellent submissions we received for our special International Theme blog, New Jersey colleges and universities clearly understand the critical importance of preparing our students to serve and compete in an increasingly global society.

I am delighted that New Jersey institutions are offering opportunities for study in West Africa, Cuba, the Alps and Venice, to name but a few of the international locations described in stories elsewhere in our blog today.   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

McKinsey & Company Study Suggests Ways NJ Could Bolster Economy; State Has Failed to Live Up to National Figures

New York, NY, July 24, 2017 — Meg Fry reports in NJBIZ that global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. on July 18 released a new study examining New Jersey’s post-recession economy and suggestions on how businesses and organizations in the state could most effectively work together to add more than 250,000 jobs and $150 billion to the economy over the next decade.

Fry reports that the nonpartisan analysis, titled “Re-seeding the Garden State’s Economic Growth,” not only drew from the most current economic and business data but also from 70 influential business leaders across public, private and social sectors and a survey of the state’s business community. Continue reading

GEN Publishes 2017 Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters List; New Jersey/New York Again Ranked No. 3

New Rochelle, NY, July 10, 2017 — Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) on June 5 published its 2017 Top 10 US Biopharma Clusters list.  New Jersey/New York is number three on the list, the same position it was on GEN’s 2016 Top 10 list.

Greater Philadelphia ranks at number seven.

GEN’s Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters are:

  1. Boston-Cambridge
  2. San Francisco Bay Area
  3. New Jersey/New York
  4. San Diego
  5. Maryland, Virginia and DC Metro
  6. San Diego
  7. Greater Philadelphia
  8. Seattle
  9. Raleigh/Durham (includes Research Triangle Park)
  10. Los Angeles/Orange County
  11. Chicagoland

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NPR All Tech Considered: Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned as Nation’s Center of Innovation

Washington, DC, July 8, 2017Laura Sydell on June 5 reported on National Public Radio (NPR) on New Jersey’s history of innovation:

People from New Jersey are used to defending their state.

But, in fact, New Jersey has a history to brag about. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the phonograph and the movie camera there. Many decades later, Bell Labs invented the transistor in the state.

Geography favored New Jersey. On one end, it borders New York City, and on the other end is Philadelphia. That means easy access to Wall Street financing, transportation and industry headquarters. 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

NPR All Tech Considered: Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned as Nation’s Center of Innovation

Washington, DC, June 28, 2017Laura Sydell on June 5 reported on National Public Radio (NPR) on New Jersey’s history of innovation:

People from New Jersey are used to defending their state.

But, in fact, New Jersey has a history to brag about. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the phonograph and the movie camera there. Many decades later, Bell Labs invented the transistor in the state. Continue reading

Choose New Jersey Showcases State’s Assets, Resources at BIO International 2017 This Week

Princeton, NJ, June 22, 2017 — A delegation representing more than 20 New Jersey organizations, including top life sciences companies, universities, trade associations, State government and Choose New Jersey, Inc. is showcasing New Jersey’s assets and resources for biotechnology companies at the New Jersey Pavilion (Booth #1737) at BIO International 2017, June 19-22 (2017) in San Diego, California.

During the world’s largest biotechnology conference, members of the New Jersey delegation are holding business meetings with executives representing companies in North America, Europe and Asia interested in learning more about the benefits of a New Jersey location. Continue reading

Opinion: Labor Leader Greg Lalevee on ‘Workers Win When Jersey Drug Companies Innovate’

Greg Lalevee

Springfield, NJ, June 21, 2017The Record/NorthJersey.com on June 15 published the following opinion piece by Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825:

New Jersey’s nickname, “Medicine Chest of the World,” is backed up by the numbers.

Our state is home to more than 3,000 life sciences establishments.  Thirteen of the world’s top 20 biopharmaceutical companies have made the Garden State their U.S. headquarters.

These firms are innovating and saving lives every day — and they couldn’t do it without help from supportive government policies and New Jersey’s well-trained and talented union workforce. Continue reading