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.

Patient Advocacy

HINJ Honors Four at Life Sciences Celebration 2015: Rep. Lance, Dr. Nils Lonberg, Deborah Brown and David Knowlton

hinj_logo_high_resNew Brunswick, NJ, October 30, 2015 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) this morning honored four for their contributions in public service, life sciences research, patient advocacy and health care policy.  The awards were presented at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2015, which was held at the Wyndham Garden Trenton.

The recipients of HINJ’s 2015 honors were:

  • The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award:  HINJ presented the Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award — named in honor of the late former U.S. Congressman and HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Franks — to U.S. Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) for his leadership in protecting patients and scientific research and the advancement of global human health.  Mr. Lance, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, played a key leadership role in passage of the House’s 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) in July 2015. Continue reading

PhRMA Presents 2015 Research & Hope Awards; Honors Cancer Researchers and Advocates

PhRMA Research Hope Award 2015Washington, DC, September 12, 2015 ― The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on September 9 announced the recipients of the 2015 Research & Hope Awards, honoring researchers and patient advocates for their roles in advancing innovative biopharmaceutical research and improving patient care.

This year’s awardees were recognized for their work in the fight against cancer, which claims the lives of more than seven million people worldwide every year.

PhRMA is joined by 26 patient and community health organizations in honoring the 2015 award winners at an annual dinner in Washington, D.C., featuring a keynote address by legendary NBC News anchor and New York Times best-selling author Tom Brokaw. Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a treatable but generally incurable blood cancer, in 2013. Continue reading

At Life Sciences Celebration, HINJ Honors Rep. Rush Holt, Dr. Joachim Kohn, Students 2 Science and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s NJ Chapter

New Brunswick, NJ, October 9, 2014 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) last evening honored two New Jersey leaders and two organizations for their contributions in public service, life sciences research, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and patient advocacy.

The awards were presented at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2014, which was held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin.

Those recognized were Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ-12); Joachim Kohn, Ph.D., FBSE, Director, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Students 2 Science, Inc.; and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s New Jersey Chapter. Continue reading