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.

NJ Innovation Institute (NJII)

NJ Innovation Institute and Rutgers Announce Plans to Form the New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute to Advance Pharmaceutical Industry

Newark, NJ, November 18, 2017 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, and Rutgers University last month announced plans to form the New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute (NJCMI) to advance innovative manufacturing technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.

The NJCMI serves as a center of excellence combining state-of-the-art technologies, infrastructure, facilities and technical expertise to support the development and continuous manufacturing of products for the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition, it provides training, education and workforce development solutions for those who want to expand or gain additional training and expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Continue reading

SSTI Recognizes Outstanding Initiatives Driving Regional Prosperity, Innovation; NJ Innovation Institute Among 2017 Honorees

Washington, DC, September 22, 2017 — From teaching high school students in rural western Kentucky how to become entrepreneurs to connecting entrepreneurs with a worldwide network of partners in a virtual hub, organizations are finding innovative ways to build regional prosperity.

Four outstanding examples — including New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Health IT Connections program — were recognized September 14 by the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), a national organization working to strengthen initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Continue reading

NJ Innovation Institute Recruiting Cohort for Health IT Connections Program — Business Development for ‘Scale-up’ Health IT Companies

Newark, NJ, July 21, 2017 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is calling for applications to participate in the seventh cycle of the successful Health IT Connections program, set to kick off October 6, 2017.

The Health IT Connections program was established in 2014 to grow the health IT cluster in the region by supporting growth-stage health IT entrepreneurs through intensive training and mentoring.

In addition, the program helps drive cluster growth by connecting businesses to new customers, strategic partners and suppliers.  The program is funded in part from JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business ForwardSM initiative.  No fees or equity is required by entrepreneurs to participate. Continue reading

New Jersey Innovation Institute Introduces Two Groundbreaking Biopharmaceutical Centers

Newark, NJ, June 24, 2017 — Companies in every sector are realizing that manufacturing matters.  For the biopharmaceutical industry, innovation is not about reducing unit part costs; instead, process technology is a strategic tool to reduce time to market, ensure consistent product quality and streamline regulatory approval.

As rapidly as science is advancing drug discovery, so too, must production technology keep pace.  But where will such innovation happen?

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is answering this question. Continue reading

NJ Innovation Institute Opens Agile Strategy Lab in Renovated Central King Building

Newark, NJ, June 9, 2017 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners.

Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.

Once home to thousands of Newark Central High School students, the Central King Building on the NJIT campus exemplifies intelligent, creative and economically impactful urban redevelopment that serves students, industry and the local community. Continue reading

New Jersey Innovation Institute President & CEO Donald H. Sebastian Named to ‘Made in New Jersey’ Honor Roll

Dr. Don Sebastian

Dr. Don Sebastian

Newark, NJ, October 31, 2016 — The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) and New Jersey Business magazine named Donald H. Sebastian, Ph.D., President & CEO at New Jersey Innovation Institute, to the Made in New Jersey Honor Roll.

In addition to Dr. Sebastian, others added to the Made in New Jersey Honor Roll included Untied States Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and United States Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen.

Dr. Sebastian has been a staunch advocate for the importance of manufacturing to a robust technology-based economy for over 30 years.  Continue reading

Rowan Medicine Joins New Jersey Innovation Institute to Improve Clinical Care in State

Rowan University logoStratford, NJ, May 20, 2016 ― Rowan Medicine, the faculty practice plan of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, has joined with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) on a federally funded initiative to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical services, while simultaneously reducing costs.

Through its Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), the federal government seeks to move practices from a fee-for-service model that reimburses caregivers for dispensing treatment at episodic visits to what is known as a “value-based” care system that compensates them for keeping their patients well through ongoing, evidence-based disease management.

The program is aimed in particular at the sickest patients with complex conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease who often cycle in and out of emergency rooms, as well as have longer hospital stays. Continue reading

Event: NJII to Host ‘Transatlantic Workforce Development and Job Creation’ Business Forum March 24

NJIT's Innovation InstituteUniversity Heights Newark, NJ, January 29, 2016 —The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will host “Transatlantic Workforce Development and Job Creation,” a business forum on March 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at NJIT in Newark.

New Jersey is home to world-class pharmaceutical, biotech, health care, medical device companies, and other knowledge-intensive firms and their related R&D.  These companies are actively seeking ways to partner with European companies to enhance transatlantic competitiveness through technical tie-ups and cooperating on technology and innovation.

Join NJII for a discussion of issues and challenges in workforce development and job creation for the success in the transatlantic economic development.  Continue reading

New Jersey Innovation Institute Receives $49.6M Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award

Newark, NJ, October 15, 2015 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

NJII will receive up to $49.6 million to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in the New Jersey region with tools, information, and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend health care dollars more wisely. Continue reading