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.

R&D Council NJ

R&D Council of NJ Presents 2014 Edison Patent Awards

Chatham, NJ, November 7, 2014 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey presented its 2014 Edison Patent Awards last evening at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

This year’s Edison Patent Award winners are:

  • Immunomedics (Biotechnology)
  • TE Connectivity SubCom (Communication Technology)
  • Colgate-Palmolive (Consumer Products)
  • U.S. Army ARDEC (Defense)
  • NJIT (Enabling Technology)
  • Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology (Energy)
  • BASF (Environmental)
  • Exxon Mobil Research & Engineering Company (Industrial Process)
  • Avaya Labs (Information Technology)
  • Honeywell (Materials Technology)
  • Merck & Co. (Pharmaceutical Process)
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Pharmaceutical Formulation)
  • Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (Telecommunications) Continue reading

R&D Council’s Cicatiello on Long-Term Data Protection Critical for Future of NJ’s Biotech Sector

Newark, NJ, October 20, 2014 Writing in today’s Star-Ledger, Anthony S. Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, writes:

A trade deal being brokered thousands of miles from New Jersey could have a profound effect on our state’s financial future.

Representatives from the United States and other Pacific-Rim countries will meet in Australia this month to continue negotiations on a major new international free-trade agreement. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to foster trade among the United States and some of the major economies of the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

But in order to complete the deal, negotiators will have to come to agree on a number of vexing issues. One especially important to the New Jersey economy is protection of intellectual property. A key sector of our economy could be fatally undermined if U.S. negotiators don’t stand firm. Continue reading

National Journal: NJ Working to Build a Diverse New Generation of Science, Tech Innovators

Washington, DC,  September 19, 2014 ― Writing in National Journal, Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, and David Hodges, director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars, write that New Jersey — the state that gave the world the light bulb, the silicon transistor, and the antibiotic streptomycin — is working now to lead the way again.

“In New Jersey,” Cicatiello and Hodges write, “the clustering of highly educated people, top companies, and world-renowned research universities has made it one of the premier places in the country for biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemical production, and knowledge creation.”

“People like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, institutions like Rutgers and Johnson & Johnson, and inventions like the transistor and phonograph all helped the state become a hub for innovation.” Continue reading

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2014 Governor’s STEM Scholars Program

Chatham, NJ, April 23, 2014 — The Governor’s STEM Scholars program is now accepting applications for 2014.This program is a public-private initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Secretary of Higher Education.

The program provides the students — from tenth grade through Ph.D. — with a unique and comprehensive introduction to sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the state.  

The students will learn about STEM through a series of conferences that take place around the New Jersey, along with field trips to research labs and Q&As with STEM professionals.   Continue reading

R&D Council NJ Announces 2013 Edison Patent Award Winners; Ceremony November 7

Chatham, NJ, September 10, 2013 — The Research & Development Council of New Jersey has announced the winners of the 2013 Thomas Edison Patent Awards. More than 30 inventors and 12 New Jersey companies and universities will be recognized at the organization’s 34th Patent Award Ceremony.

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, AT&T, Avaya, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, Glenbrook Technologies, JP Laboratories, NJIT, Novartis, Rutgers, Siemens, and TE Connectivity SubComwill be acknowledged for innovative patent work spanning twelve R&D categories Continue reading