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.


Rutgers Research: A Fat-Regulating Enzyme Could Hold the Key to Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Other Diseases

Dr. George Carman

New Brunswick, NJ, September 21, 2017 — Todd B. Bates reports for Rutgers Today that It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body.  Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity.

But scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills. Their findings were published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry last month.

“The goal of our lab is to understand how we can tweak and control this enzyme,” said George M. Carman, Ph.D., Board of Governors professor in the Department of Food Science in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Continue reading

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Doubles Commitment to Helping Children Grow Up at a Healthy Weight

Princeton, NJ, February 10, 2015 ― Recognizing that obesity remains one of the biggest threats to the health of our children, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced it will commit $500 million over the next ten years to expand efforts to ensure that all children in the United States — no matter who they are or where they live ― can grow up at a healthy weight.

Building on a $500 million commitment made in 2007, the nation’s largest health philanthropy will have dedicated more than $1 billion to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic.   Continue reading