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 of NJ

Four Rutgers Researchers to Be Honored with Edison Patent Awards

Edison Patent AwardNew Brunswick, NJ, November 2, 2016 — The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present its 2016 Edison Patent Award to a Rutgers professor, two former faculty members at the university and a retired research staffer at the council’s annual awards event on November 3.

Raphael Mannino and Ruying Lu, former researchers in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, now both at Matinas BioPharma, will be honored for a new drug delivery technology they invented. Continue reading

R&D Council of New Jersey Accepting 2016 Edison Patent Award Submission Until May 20

Edison Patent AwardWashington, DC, April 18, 2016 ― The Research & Development (R&D) Council of New Jersey is now accepting, until May 20, submissions for its 2016 Edison Patent Awards.

Click here to access the 2016 Edison Patent Award nomination form and submission guidelines.

Established 54 years ago, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey has sustained its core mission of advancing research and development in New Jersey through a variety of initiatives, one in particular being the recognition of outstanding R&D work done in the state. Continue reading

Governor Christie’s Office and R&D Council Partner to Celebrate STEM Week March 13 –20

STEM 1Trenton, NJ, March 20, 2016 New Jersey Business reports that, in recognition and celebration of New Jersey’s world-class STEM economy, Governor Chris Christie has proclaimed March 13 through March 20, 2016 as STEM Week in New Jersey.

The week-long observance highlighted the Garden State’s strong presence and accomplishments in STEM — science, technology engineering and math — including its industry, academic and government sectors.

For the second consecutive year, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey partnered with the Governor’s Office to spotlight the importance of STEM Week by informing New Jersey residents of the state’s exceptional standing in the world’s scientific and technical community. Continue reading

R&D Council of NJ Names 2014 Edison Patent and Special Recognition Honorees; Event Set for Nov. 6

Chatham, NJ, September 25, 2014 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present its 2014 Edison Patent Awards on November 6 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)

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