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.

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Philanthropy

Princeton University and Benefunder Agreement Offers Opportunities to Support Research

Princeton, NJ, February 14, 2017 — Princeton University has entered into an agreement with Benefunder to offer the opportunity for donors to support Princeton’s faculty engaged in leading-edge research and innovation programs through Benefunder’s philanthropic “marketplace.”

Benefunder provides a targeted approach for donors who want to focus their support on research and innovation that addresses causes about which they feel most passionate. Continue reading

HINJ Portal Highlights Member Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Activities

CSR chasing arrowsNew Brunswick, NJ, July 4, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has updated its online portal to HINJ member companies’ myriad corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including their corporate philanthropy, patient outreach initiatives and sustainability/green practices.

Launched in November 2014 and promoted via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, HINJ’s CSR online portal has become one of the most-visited areas of the association’s website.

The portal — “HINJ Members’ CSR Activities” — is accessible by clicking on the second tab under the HINJ homepage’s Corporate Social Responsibility menu. Continue reading

Stevens Receives Major Philanthropic Gift from Alumnus Frank Semcer and Wife Mary Jane for Multi-Disciplinary Tissue Engineering Lab

Stevens Institute of TechnologyHoboken, NJ, June 18, 2016 ― Stevens Institute of Technology has received a major philanthropic gift from alumnus Frank Semcer ’65 and his wife, Mary Jane Semcer.

The funding will establish a new Multi-Disciplinary Tissue Engineering Lab as part of the Center for Healthcare Innovation, as well as a faculty chair within the Center and scholarships for student researchers.

Semcer’s gift was announced at a campus event on June 2, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey.  His gift is part of a recently launched $150 million, three-year fundraising campaign, “The Power of Stevens,” which is designed to expand upon the university’s historic legacy, educate the leaders of tomorrow’s workforce and develop new problem-solving technologies and innovations. Continue reading

HINJ Portal Highlights Member Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Activities

CSR chasing arrowsNew Brunswick, NJ, May 29, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has updated its online portal to HINJ member companies’ myriad corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including their corporate philanthropy, patient outreach initiatives and sustainability/green practices.

Launched in November 2014 and promoted via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, HINJ’s CSR online portal has become one of the most-visited areas of the association’s website.

The portal — “HINJ Members’ CSR Activities” — is accessible by clicking on the second tab under the HINJ homepage’s Corporate Social Responsibility menu. Continue reading

HINJ Portal Highlights Member Companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Activities

CSR chasing arrowsNew Brunswick, NJ, April 29, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has updated its online portal to HINJ member companies’ myriad corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including their corporate philanthropy, patient outreach initiatives and sustainability/green practices.

Launched in November 2014 and promoted via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, HINJ’s CSR online portal has become one of the most-visited areas of the association’s website.

The portal — “HINJ Members’ CSR Activities” — is accessible by clicking on the second tab under the HINJ homepage’s Corporate Social Responsibility menu. Continue reading

Benefunder Partners with Rutgers to Advance Innovation via High-Impact Philanthropy

New Brunswick, NJ, March 20, 2015 ― Benefunder, an organization that works with wealth management firms to connect donors with top researchers across the nation, has announced a partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to help advance scientific breakthroughs and discoveries into the market.

Through the new collaboration, researchers universitywide will have access to Benefunder’s unique funding platform, including faculty from Rutgers’ Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, which is ranked #1 nationally for research funding.

While Rutgers’ nearly $746 million in annual research and development expenditures places it among the nation’s top 30 universities, the institution faces a decline in overall federal funding for research, while its home state of New Jersey has also decreased its support for research. Continue reading

Billionaires with Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

New York, NY, March 17, 2014 — According to The New York Times, American science, long a source of national power and pride, is increasingly becoming a private enterprise. 

In Washington, budget cuts have left the nation’s research complex reeling.  Labs are closing.  Scientists are being laid off.  Projects are being put on the shelf, especially in the risky, freewheeling realm of basic research.  Yet from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, science philanthropy is hot, as many of the richest Americans seek to reinvent themselves as patrons of social progress through science research.  

The result is a new calculus of influence and priorities that the scientific community views with a mix of gratitude and trepidation. Continue reading

HINJ Member Companies’ Economic Impact Exceeds $26 Billion in 2012, Finds New Study Conducted in Association with Deloitte

New Brunswick, NJ, November 13, 2013 ― Key findings from the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey’s (HINJ) 2012 economic impact survey indicate that the life sciences continues to play a leading role in driving New Jersey’s economy and reinforces the state’s reputation as the “Medicine Chest of the World.”

According to the study, which was conducted by Deloitte for the ninth consecutive year, participating HINJ member companies had a total impact on New Jersey’s economy of $26.6* billion in calendar year 2012, a healthy increase of 9.9 percent from 2010.

“HINJ member companies continue to be a major force in New Jersey’s economy in their pursuit of advancing global health,” said Dean J. Paranicas, President and Chief Executive Officer of HINJ.  “Our enduring goal is for patients everywhere to have access to the medicines, therapies and medical technologies they critically need.” Continue reading