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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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Choose New Jersey’s RFP Watch provides up-to-date information on business opportunities throughout the Garden State at a cost that is affordable for all companies – with a place of business in New Jersey – large and small.

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

New Rochelle, NY, June 22, 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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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

Opinion: Assemblyman Gary Schaer on ‘A Blueprint for Tomorrow’

Asm. Gary Schaer

Trenton, NJ, June 20, 2017Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, last month 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

NJBIA’s Melanie Willoughby on ‘NJ’s Innovation Ecosystem Taking Shape’

Melanie Willoughby

Trenton, NJ, June 18, 2017In the June “Innovative State” issue of New Jersey Business, the monthly magazine of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Melanie Willoughby, NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer, writes:

In today’s business world, anyone with a car can be a taxi-cab company, anyone with a house can be a hotel, and we all can walk around with desktop computers in our pockets.

Few people predicted these developments, but those who shape their organizations to be innovative are in a stronger position to take advantage of whatever changes are in store in the future. Continue reading

Rutgers Poll Shows Neighborhood Satisfaction Differs Depending on Race and Income

New Brunswick, NJ, May 30, 2017 — Andrea Alexander reports that most adults in New Jersey are happy with the neighborhood they live in and satisfied with their access to healthy food; places to walk and exercise; and community services, including parks, playgrounds, and libraries.

But not everyone feels that way – and perspectives differ across race and income groups, according to the findings of a poll by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

The New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll found significant differences in the way people perceive the resources in their communities that can influence their health. Continue reading

Essex County College Names Dr. Anthony E. Munroe 8th President

Dr. Anthony Munroe

Newark, NJ, May 29, 2017 — Dr. Anthony E. Munroe is Essex County College’s new leader following his appointment as president by the College Board of Trustees on May 16.

Dr. Munroe, who previously served as president of Malcolm X College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago system, becomes Essex’s 8th president in its history.  He is serving as interim president through May 31.

The Board unanimously approved his appointment as president effective June 1 through May 31, 2020. Continue reading

House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Leave 470K More New Jerseyans Without Health Insurance

Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger that almost 470,000 additional New Jersey residents wouldn’t have health insurance coverage under the House Republican-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Thursday.

More than half of the 469,500 residents — 246,000 — would not be covered due to the American Health Care Act’s $834 billion cut to Medicaid, which would end the extra federal funding for new enrollees in states like New Jersey that expanded the program under the current health care law. Continue reading

Christie Administration Releases 2017 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending

Trenton, NJ, April 26, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Education last month released the 2017 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending.

“The annual spending guide is a tool designed to provide transparency to New Jerseyans about how schools spend their taxpayer dollars to educate students,” said Acting Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington.

The Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending includes two types of total expenditures for school districts’ annual budgets: Continue reading

Christie Administration Recognizes NJ’s 30,000 Emergency Medical Services Professionals

Trenton, NJ, May 23, 2017 — New Jersey Department of Health is marking National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week (May 21-27).

New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett recognized the more than 30,000 EMS professionals throughout New Jersey for their commitment and dedication to service.

“New Jersey’s EMS professionals put their lives on the line every day to respond to more than one million calls and are available 24 hours a day,” Commissioner Bennett said.  “We should recognize and honor their dedication to the residents of our state during National Emergency Medical Services Week.” Continue reading