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.


Opinion: Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor: Making America Great Again? NJ Can Lead the Way

Newark, NJ, January 30, 2017Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor writes in The Star-Ledger:

What does it mean to “make America great again?”

Not an easy question to answer, and surely one that will evoke many different solutions, as we all bring diverse experiences and expertise to the search for an answer.

Fully cultivating America’s diverse talent pool is key to finding any reasonable answer. We need all minds on deck to right the course of America. Continue reading

Newark Introduces City-wide Initiative to Create a ‘Smart City,’ Better Connecting Resident to Each Other and the World

connected-worldNewark, NJ, October, 29, 2016 — Newark officials on October 17 joined with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university, and corporate partners to announce a long-term program that would help propel the city into becoming one of the most technologically-connected cities in the nation.

Newark is taking the necessary steps toward becoming a “Smart City,” as part of a sweeping White House initiative that brings together academia, government and business to innovate and create the next generation of urban technology and infrastructure. Continue reading

NY Times Includes Newark’s Triangle Park in Its ‘Many Faces of Innovation in U.S. Cities’

Newark Triangle ParkNew York, NY, July 25, 2016 The New York Times reports that innovation has always been a messy business, a twisting path of colliding ideas and accidental discoveries.  What has changed over time is not how we innovate but where we innovate.

Bruce J. Katz, who founded the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and is an author of the “Metropolitan Revolution,” said it had shifted from research parks and suburban corporate campuses to companies that work with networks of researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

And innovation isn’t limited to start-ups.

Cities are undertaking groundbreaking projects to remake themselves physically, culturally and economically. Continue reading

Choose New Jersey Launches Smart Students Program for High School Students in Newark and Camden; Officials Applaud

Choose New Jersey logoPrinceton, NJ, January 5, 2016 ― Working closely with leadership in the City of Newark and other partners, Choose New Jersey, Inc. today launched a scholarship and internship program to recognize the best and brightest students in Newark and Camden who choose to attend a New Jersey institute of higher learning.

Known as Smart Students Choose New Jersey, the pilot program will reward the highest academically ranked graduating senior at each of Newark’s 33 public, private and charter high schools and Camden’s 11 public, private and charter high schools who choose to attend a New Jersey college or university.

The program will offer a one-time scholarship of $2,000 and a paid summer internship opportunity each year over three years. Continue reading