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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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JerseyCAN’s New Report Explores STEM Innovations in NJ and Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Trenton, NJ, November 19, 2017JerseyCAN last month released a new report, Preparing the Children of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow: A Window into STEM Education in New Jersey, highlighting STEM innovations across New Jersey.

JerseyCAN met with over 70 individuals and organizations leading pioneering work in STEM education including: superintendents, principals, teachers, students, think tanks, foundations, corporate leaders, scientific institutions, the military, state leaders and academics. Continue reading

Opinion: New Jersey Is Headed for 21st Century with Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy

Governor-Elect Phil Murphy

Washington, DC, November 15, 2017 — The Hill published the following opinion piece by Douglas Singleterry and Zenon Christodoulou on November 11:

New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy grew up several miles southwest of Kendall Square.  With proximity to MIT, this section of Cambridge has been hailed as the “most innovative square mile on the planet” due to the number of tech startups.

Last year, a study confirmed that Boston rivals Silicon Valley as the nation’s premier location for digital innovation.  “Before Silicon Valley, there was New Jersey,” Murphy reminded Garden State voters throughout the gubernatorial election.   Continue reading

NJ Launches ’65 by ’25: Many Paths One Future’ Campaign; Higher Ed, Labor, Educators Partner with Business for Competitive, Innovative and Prosperous State

Princeton, NJ, November 12, 2017 — More than 100 education, business and industry leaders took part in the official launch in September of New Jersey’s 65 by ’25: Many Paths, One Future campaign at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton.

With the pace of innovation rapidly accelerating, New Jersey must provide real economic opportunities for residents by supporting and creating pathways for everyone to acquire the skills and education that will help them secure rewarding careers.

According to the latest data available, 50.2 percent of New Jersey’s workers have some level of education or training beyond high school — well short of the 65 percent economists say will be needed by 2025 to meet the demand for a skilled labor workforce equipped with high-quality, industry-valued post-secondary credentials. Continue reading

Opinion: NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on ‘Quality Workforce Is Essential for STEM Economy’

Dr. Joel S. Bloom

Newark, NJ, November 5, 2017 — NJBIZ on October 31 published the following opinion piece by Dr. Joel S. Bloom, President of New Jersey Institute of Technology:

College affordability is a very real and very complex problem that deserves serious attention. There is no disputing that tuition rates have increased at an unsustainable rate over the last two decades and that student debt has risen as well.

There also is no disputing that state funding of higher education has significantly eroded during that same time frame. It is further difficult to debate the notion that New Jersey residents face a significant tax burden already and don’t have an appetite for tax increases to support higher education. Continue reading

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks: In Service to the Community

 

Secretary Rochelle Hendricks

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

Huddled together with colleagues in the State Police emergency management headquarters in West Trenton during the first hours after Superstorm Sandy, I made calls and sent emails to assess student and staff safety and security needs, property damage to campuses, academic challenges across the State, and to identify temporary shelters.

What emerged was the readiness, the eagerness to volunteer in service to those persons and communities in need.

We dealt with immediate crises. Power outages. Roads blocked by fallen trees. Shortages of food and water. Continue reading

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

New Rochelle, NY, October 29, 2017Genetic 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.

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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NJ Launches ‘65 by ’25: Many Paths One Future’ Campaign; Higher Ed, Labor, Educators Partner with Business for Competitive, Innovative and Prosperous State

Princeton, NJ, October 28, 2017 — More than 100 education, business and industry leaders took part in the official launch September 19 of New Jersey’s 65 by ’25: Many Paths, One Future campaign at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton.

With the pace of innovation rapidly accelerating, New Jersey must provide real economic opportunities for residents by supporting and creating pathways for everyone to acquire the skills and education that will help them secure rewarding careers.

According to the latest data available, 50.2 percent of New Jersey’s workers have some level of education or training beyond high school — well short of the 65 percent economists say will be needed by 2025 to meet the demand for a skilled labor workforce equipped with high-quality, industry-valued post-secondary credentials. Continue reading

NJ Launches ‘65 by ’25: Many Paths One Future’ Campaign; Higher Ed, Labor, Educators Business Partner for Competitive, Innovative Garden State

Princeton, NJ, October 24, 2017 — More than 100 education, business and industry leaders took part in the official launch September 19 of New Jersey’s 65 by ’25: Many Paths, One Future campaign at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton.

With the pace of innovation rapidly accelerating, New Jersey must provide real economic opportunities for residents by supporting and creating pathways for everyone to acquire the skills and education that will help them secure rewarding careers.

According to the latest data available, 50.2 percent of New Jersey’s workers have some level of education or training beyond high school — well short of the 65 percent economists say will be needed by 2025 to meet the demand for a skilled labor workforce equipped with high-quality, industry-valued post-secondary credentials. Continue reading

NJ Legislature’s New Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus Explores How to Retool, Grow State’s $40B Manufacturing Industry

Trenton, NJ, September 20, 2017 — John Reitmeyer reported on NJ Spotlight that a group of state lawmakers in the midst of evaluating New Jersey policies related to the manufacturing industry got a crash course on September 19 on how technology — from robotics and automation to biotech and chemical engineering — is reshaping a sector that used to dominate the state’s economy.

The members of the Legislature’s new “manufacturing caucus” met for several hours in Paterson — a birthplace of U.S. manufacturing centuries ago — taking testimony from industry leaders on a range of topics that included how the state currently regulates and taxes the more than 10,000 manufacturers who still call New Jersey home. Continue reading

PhRMA’s ‘Research in Your Backyard’ for New Jersey Explores Clinical Trials’ State Impact

New Brunswick, NJ, September 15, 2017 — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on June 28 released a new report entitled “Research in Your Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs, Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in New Jersey,” which finds that 25,127 patients participated in clinical trials around the state in 2013, generating an economic impact of $617 million.

The report was released at an event co-hosted by PhRMA, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and We Work for Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ) that was held at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Continue reading