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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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NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT)

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

Newark, NJ, October 17, 2017 — The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, and Rutgers University announce 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

NJ Health Foundation Awards NJIT’s Dr. Eon Soo Lee $50,000 Grant to Develop Biochip for Simplified, Faster Disease Detection, Diagnosis and Monitoring

Dr. Eon Soo Lee

New Brunswick, NJ, October 5, 2017New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant to Eon Soo Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

The purpose of the NJHF grant is to help advance the development of a microfluidic chip that provides instant diagnostic results, advancing earlier detection and diagnosis for patients, announced James M. Golubieski, the foundation’s president.

If successful, the biochip will expedite the diagnosis of many diseases including viral infections (HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and toxoplasmosis) and cancers (leukemia, ovarian, prostate, thyroid, liver and testicular). Continue reading

NJIT Researchers Developing, Testing Instruments to Detect and Treat a Primary Symptoms of Concussion

Newark, NJ, September 29, 2017 — Amid the adrenaline rush and dreams of glory in sports arenas large and small this fall, there will be some hard knocks as well, leading to difficult, on-the-spot decisions.

Athletes, coaches, doctors and parents will be called upon to determine as quickly and accurately as possible whether a player should sit out after taking a blow to the head.  These choices can have life-long consequences.

Tara Alvarez, director of NJIT’s Vision and Neural Engineering Laboratory, who studies the visual symptoms of concussion, said, “As members of a team, players feel an obligation to contribute and so they sometimes push themselves more than they should, jumping back into the game before their brains are ready.” Continue reading

R&D Council of NJ Names 2017 Edison Patent and Special Recognition Honorees; Event Set for Nov. 2

Chatham, NJ, September 28, 2017 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present its 2017 Annual Edison Patent Awards on November 2 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

The 2017 Edison Patent Award winners — which include Merck & Co., Inc. and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, member companies of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) — are:

  • Biomaterials: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Biomedical: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Energy: Siemens Energy
  • Environmental: BASF
  • Imaging Systems: Princeton Plasma Physical Laboratory
  • Industrial Process: ExxonMobil
  • Information Technology: Avaya
  • Instrumentation: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Materials: Honeywell
  • Medical: Ethicon
  • Pharmaceutical: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutical: Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Technology Transfer: Princeton University
  • Telecommunications: Nokia Bell Labs

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NJIT to Lead a New Project to Find Effective Strategies to Encourage Girls to Embrace STEM

Newark, NJ, September 26, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), with funding from National Science Foundation (NSF), will be countering the myth that boys are naturally better than girls in science and math.

NJIT will lead a new project — Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School (LiFE) — to find effective ways to showcase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a collaborative, innovative, people-rich space, to increase the number of girls interested in STEM.

NJIT is conducting the project with the Hillside, Morris Plains and Weehawken school districts in New Jersey. Continue reading

Event: NJBIA to Host 2nd Annual Innovation Summit on September 27; Focus on ‘Reimagining Your Company to Drive Innovation’

Trenton, NJ, September 25, 2017 — The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) will host its second annual Innovation Summit on Wednesday, September 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the National Conference Center at 399 Monmouth St., East Windsor, NJ.

The theme of the summit is “Reimagining Your Company to Drive Innovation.”

The half-day event will bring together thought leaders and feature both successful venture capitalists and internationally recognized CEOs who will tell their story on what it takes to cultivate innovation in your business. Continue reading

NJIT’s $21 Million State-of-the-Art Life Sciences and Engineering Center Opens for Innovation

NJIT President Joel Bloom (second from left) and Gov. Chris Christie

Newark, NJ, September 25, 2017 — An array of innovation-focused New Jerseyans – scientists, student researchers, alumni, company executives and elected officials — gathered on campus on September 21 to hail the much-anticipated opening of NJIT’s new Life Sciences and Engineering Center, a $21 million state-of-the-art research facility focused on the future of health care.

Governor Chris Christie helped cut the ribbon on the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s $19 million Life Sciences and Engineering Center, funded by $13.5 million in state Higher Education Capital Facilities grants, including Building Our Future Bond Act (GO Bond) funds. 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

NJIT to Host Ribbon-Cutting of Renovated Life Sciences and Engineering Center on September 21

Newark, NJ, September 18, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the official ribbon-cutting of the renovated Life Sciences and Engineering Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m., 134-139 Summit Street, Newark, NJ.

The new Life Sciences and Engineering Center represents a transformation of the original Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science into an expanded, multi-disciplined life sciences center, providing 21st-century research facilities and new opportunities for collaboration and learning.

The new addition boosts the building’s square footage by 57 percent, leaving room for a 47,000-square-foot expansion in the future.   Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 8 New Jersey Colleges Among Best; Princeton Again No. 1

Newark, NJ, September 15, 2017 — Payton Guion reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey has eight colleges ranked among the top schools in the country, according to the 2018 list from U.S. News and World Report, up from seven that made the grade in last year’s rankings.

Rowan University is the newcomer of the N.J. schools that made the list, coming in at 171 after not being ranked last year.

In ranking the top national universities, U.S. News considered 311 institutions. Continue reading