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.


NJIT President Joel Bloom to Lead NJ Delegation at ICSB Knowledge Summit; Aims to Boost Economic Growth, Job Creation

Dr. Joel S. Bloom

Newark, NJ, May 14, 2017 — NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has been invited to speak at the 2017 International Council for Small Business Knowledge Summit on Micro-, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

Bloom, who was asked by New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks to lead the NJ delegation, will join other academic leaders to examine how MSMEs have the potential to make a long-lasting positive impact on global development needs, as the engine for economic growth and job creation. Continue reading

NJIT Hosts Ribbon Cutting of Renovated Central King Building

Newark, NJ, April 22, 2017 — Once home to thousands of Newark Central High School students, the Central King Building at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today exemplifies intelligent, creative and economically impactful urban redevelopment that serves NJIT students, industry and the local community.

On April 13, 2017, more than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of NJIT witnessed the official ribbon cutting of the renovated Central King Building, part of a campus transformation designed to enhance the student experience and solidify NJIT’s position going forward as one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities. Continue reading

NJIT’s Computer Science Program Ranked #2 in the World

Newark, NJ, April 19, 2017 — The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) computer science program is the best in the nation and #2 in the world according to the 2017 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) list released April 3.

NJIT is also the only university outside of Asia and Australia to make the top 10.

To create their list, CWUR measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. Continue reading

NJIT’s Biomedical Engineering Program Ranked #1 Best Value in New Jersey

Newark, NJ, April 10, 2017 — The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offered the best value biomedical engineering program in 2016 for undergrads in New Jersey according to BestValueSchools.com.

This program is also ranked eighth nationally. NJIT’s biomedical engineering program is part of the Newark College of Engineering (NCE), the oldest and largest professional engineering school in the United States.

Rankings were determined by a variety of factors including graduation rate, accreditation date, degree and engineering popularity and net price. Continue reading

NJIT and Talem Technologies Receive $600,000 Grant to Explore Exoskeleton in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

NJIT LogoNewark, NJ, January 22, 2017Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), on January 18 announced a $600,000 grant to be awarded to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Talem Technologies (Talem) as part of the organization’s ongoing exploration of robotic technology to assist people living with Duchenne.

PPMD is funding a two-year study to incorporate NJIT’s technology – an embedded computer, software, a force sensor and a motor – as an add-on to an existing passive, spring-loaded device developed by Talem Technologies founder Blake Mathie as a zero-gravity support for people with Duchenne. Continue reading

From Cells to Science and Society: NJIT Dean Kevin Belfield Is Engaged Across a Broad Spectrum of Research and Education

NJIT LogoNewark, NJ, August 8, 2016 ― Dean Maskevich writes that, as a researcher, Kevin Belfield is working at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on the forefront of medical innovation to develop a minimally invasive imaging technique that could revolutionize how wound healing and the growth of cancerous tissue are monitored.

A professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Belfield is also dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA), and in this role he is helping to build the success of programs that span a very broad spectrum of research and education at NJIT. Continue reading

New Jersey Student Uses 3-D Printer for DIY Dental Work

Newark, NJ, April 18, 2016 ― John Kalish reports on InnovationTrail.org that a college student in New Jersey, tired of his crooked teeth, decided to fix them — all by himself, using a 3-D printer and other digital fabrication tools.

Amos Dudley is about to graduate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a degree in digital design.  The 24-year-old is a self-described hard core geek with a passion for 3-D printing.  So it was this technology he turned to when he decided he wanted to straighten his teeth.

Dudley had the idea to make a series of dental devices known as aligners using one of the 3-D printers at the college.  After consulting a couple of orthodontics texts, he got started.  First he took some old school impressions of his teeth with a putty-like material he bought online. Continue reading

NJIT’s Economic Impact New Jersey Exceeds $1.7 Billion

NJIT Economic Impact ReportNewark, NJ, April 1, 2016 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) creates at least $1.74 billion of economic value for the Garden State each year, according to a new analysis of the Newark-based research university’s economic impact.

NJIT is a leading national polytechnic, STEM-focused public institution of higher education.  NJIT’s unique portfolio of teaching, research, service and economic development makes it one of the largest suppliers of the technology workforce, and the largest technology incubator, in the state.

Powering New Jersey’s Economy

The analysis, based on the work of independent consultants, found that the largest component of NJIT’s impact—stimulating new economic activity of about $724 million every year in the state of New Jersey, and approximately $350 million within the city of Newark—is a result of the university’s ongoing operations. Continue reading

R&D Council and NJIT Host Governor’s STEM Scholars Event; Job Prospects High for STEM Students

STEM 1Newark, NJ, February 8, 2016 ― Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that the Research and Development (R&D) Council of New Jersey, in conjunction with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), hosted the third meeting for the Governor’s STEM Scholars on Feb. 6 on the NJIT campus.

Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research and Development Council, said in his council statement, “Each time I come to these conferences and listen to some of the research that’s going on, I find myself amazed by the creativity, ingenuity and innovation that we have here in the state, even among some of our younger scholars. Continue reading

Kessler Foundation and NJIT Secure $5M Grant to Study Wearable Robots

NJIT LogoNewark, NJ, January 18, 2016 ― A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.

Researchers from the two institutions are working together on the next generation of robotic exoskeletons to improve mobility and to enable safer, more independent functioning for people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and stroke. Continue reading