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 Tech Council (NJTC)

Kean University Students Present Innovative Medical Device at Tech Council Event

Union, NJ, July 2, 2017 — Kean University computer science students Andrey Suvorov of Edison, Claudia Fortes of Union and Peter Krivoshik of Ringoes presented at What’s Next in Medical Devices, an the NJ Tech Council event, on Tuesday, June 13 at Princeton University.

Kean computer science professor Jenny Li, Ph.D., and her students developed LifeLine, an autonomous life-saving device, in collaboration with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Continue reading

Event: Jersey Technology: See It, Live It, Accelerate It at NJ Tech Council’s ‘Jersey Innovation Week’ May 15-20

 New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2017NJ Tech Council President and CEO James Barrood writes in NJBIZ on Jersey Innovation Week, May 15-20:

New Jersey is one of the world’s leading global centers of transformative technology and innovation.

But even within our high-tech industries, many don’t realize the breadth and vigor of New Jersey’s technology communities. And outside our industries, many stakeholders and citizens have only the vaguest sense of New Jersey’s many deep wellsprings of innovation.

We thought: Maybe you just have to see it to believe it. So, we’ve made that easy — at the first-ever Jersey Innovation Week, May 15-20. Continue reading

New Jersey Ranks Fifth in Patents Awarded in U.S.

Englewood, NJ, March 20, 2017 — Michael Hill reports on NJTV News that the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) says the world can marvel at the inventions created in the state and New Jersey’s spirit of innovation — innovations such as researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory putting the world one step closer to creating fusion energy.

“Eventually, we want to use the energy that comes out of these fusion reactions, much like comes out of the sun, to convert heat to electricity,” said Jonathan Menard, program director for NSTX-U. Continue reading

Today! HINJ, BioNJ and NJ Tech Council Partner on NJEDA’s ‘Early Stage Biotech Investing in 2017’ Strategies Forum on January 17

Register Here SquareTrenton, NJ, January 17, 2017 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), BioNJ and the New Jersey Tech Council are partnering with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to present “Early Stage Biotech Investing in 2017: Strategies for a Changing Environment.”

The forum will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT), a life sciences incubator, at 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick, New Jersey.

The aim of the forum is to present an insightful conversation about how life sciences companies will be funded by venture capital firms in 2017.  Continue reading

NJ Tech Council Hosts 2016 Awards Celebration

nj-tech-council-logoSomerset, NJ, November 28, 2016 — Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that the New Jersey Tech Council hosted its annual awards celebration on Thursday, November 17 at The Palace in Somerset.

The event recognized and celebrated “technology companies in the region for their accomplishments in leadership, collaboration and innovation.”

Tech Council CEO and President Jim Barrood said, “This is our celebration.”  “A celebration of everything that makes our community so amazing,” he added. Continue reading

NJBIZ: On Its 20th Anniversary, New Jersey Tech Council Looks Back — And Ahead

nj-tech-council-logoNew Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2016 — Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that when Maxine Ballen and John Martinson began to design what would eventually become the New Jersey Technology Council, they knew they were working on a project that would introduce the business community to the inevitable: The future of business was in technology, they contended.

And, with the NJ Tech Council now celebrating its 20th year, time has more than proven them correct.

“It was introducing a new concept and a way of getting legislators to realize that this is an important sector that they need to give attention to,” Ballen said.  “It was also a way to make the more traditional businesses realize that they needed to start to understand the needs of the technology companies.” Continue reading

NJBIZ Editorial: NJ Tech Council’s Jim Barrood on ‘Recruiting New Business Is a Job for Everyone’


Jim Barrood

New Brunswick, NJ, November 7, 2016In a November 6 editorial, NJBIZ writes:

Some may call it a publicity stunt — and, since we are writing about it here, it would be a successful one — but we feel the open letter from the New Jersey Tech Council to the New York tech community encouraging its members to cross the river is more than that.

To us, it’s another effort by forces in our state to help business and industry grow and flourish. And there can never be enough efforts in that direction.

The letter, penned by Jim Barrood, the Tech Council’s CEO and president, came in response to the latest battles new-era companies Airbnb and Uber are having with New York City and its seemingly anti-business Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue reading

NJBIZ Industry Insights: NJ Tech Council Sponsors Innovation Video Contest for High School Students

James C. Barrood

James C. Barrood

New Brunswick, NJ, October 24, 2016James C. Barrood, CEO and president, NJ Tech Council, writes for NJBIZ:

I happened to visit the Thomas Edison Laboratories in West Orange this past weekend with my two young daughters. It was fantastic: if you’ll pardon the light-bulb pun, a truly “illuminating” experience.

Even though I’ve studied Edison’s life and even once produced a video about him, I was delighted to learn several new things about our state’s most legendary innovator. For example, I never knew he was involved in making portable batteries for electric cars. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: Industry Voices Op-Ed: ‘New Jersey’s Universities Are Key to Innovation and the State’s Prosperity’

NJ SpotlightMontclair, NJ, October 21, 2016 — NJ Spotlight on October 3 published the following op-ed that was authored by:

James Barrood, President and CEO, New Jersey Technology Council
Thomas A. Bracken, President and CEO, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Anthony S. Cicatiello, President, The Research & Development Council of New Jersey
Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ
Dean J. Paranicas, President and CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Michele N. Siekerka, President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association

They wrote:

New Jersey is the cradle of American innovation in such transformative fields as telecommunications, the life sciences and chemicals, and is home to many iconic companies.  These industries have produced countless advances that have benefitted society enormously while driving our state’s economy for well over a century.

Much progress has been made in recent years to meet their needs and those of other industries and retain the substantial socioeconomic benefits New Jersey derives from a robust innovation economy.  Continue reading

NJTC Hosts Second Innovation Forecast

Somerset, NJ, February 15, 2016 ― Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) hosted its second Innovation Forecast on February 11 at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The event featured speakers from Samsung, Campbell Soup Company, Google and Janssen Healthcare.

Its keynote speaker was Sanjay Macwan, senior vice president and chief technology officer at NBCUniversal. In his address, told from the perspective of a media company, he urged the audience to consider the trends he was presenting across all industries.

“It’s really important to look beyond your boundaries at other industries,” he said. Continue reading