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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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Research & Development Council of New Jersey

R&D Council of New Jersey Accepting 2017 Edison Patent Award Submission Until May 26

Chatham, NJ, February 17, 2017 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is now accepting, until May 26, submissions for its 2017 Edison Patent Awards.

To learn more or to apply for the 2017 Edison Patent Awards, click here.

Winners will be honored at the annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 2. Continue reading

Research & Development Council of N.J. Hosts 37th Edison Patent Awards; 12 Fields Honored for Contributions

Edison Patent AwardHoboken, NJ, November 4, 2016 — Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that the members of New Jersey’s most innovative industries, from communications to pharmaceuticals, were dressed in black tie on November 3 to attend the Research & Development Council of New Jersey‘s 37th annual Edison Patent Awards at the Liberty Science Center.

The ceremony, hosted in the center’s IMAX dome, honored the innovators behind some of the most forward thinking patents filed in the state.

Opening the event, Council President Anthony Cicatiello said, “We are living in a time when the world is facing a set of challenges unique in human history where new technologies are disrupting businesses, economic models are adapting to a changing and global world and where things that once seemed impossible are suddenly tantalizingly within reach. Continue reading

R&D Council Announces 2016 Edison Patent Award Winners; Special Individual Honorees for Marcus Weldon, Caren Franzini and Nariman Farvardin

Edison Patent AwardChatham, NJ, October 26, 2016 — The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is proud to announce the 12 winners of the 2016 Edison Patent Awards.  Winners will be honored at the 37th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 3 at the Liberty Science Center.

AdvanSix (Honeywell), ExxonMobil, Immunomedics, Lockheed Martin, Merck, NJIT, Nokia Bell Labs, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Rutgers University (recipient of two awards, one co-owned with Matinas BioPharma), Siemens and TE Connectivity will be awarded for innovative patent work spanning 11 R&D categories.

Those categories include agriculture, biotechnology, defense, drug delivery technology, enabling technology, energy, industrial process, industrial product, medical device, medical technology and telecommunications. Continue reading

R&D Council of NJ Names 2016 Edison Patent and Special Recognition Honorees; Event Set for Nov. 3

Edison Patent AwardChatham, NJ, October 15, 2016 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present its 37th Annual Edison Patent Awards on November 3 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

The 2016 Edison Patent Award winners — which include Merck & Co., Inc. and Immunomedics, two member companies of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) — are:

  • Agriculture: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (
  • Biotechnology: Immunomedics
  • Defense: Lockheed Martin
  • Drug Delivery Technology: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Enabling Technology: NJIT
  • Energy: Siemens
  • Industry Process: Honeywell
  • Industrial Product: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
  • Medical Device: Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Medical Technology: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Telecommunications: Nokia Bell Labs
  • Telecommunications: TE Connectivity Continue reading

R&D Council of New Jersey Chair Dr. Troy Sarich on ‘New Jersey’s Living Legacy of Innovation’

Innovation Ahead signTrenton, NJ, June 27, 2016 ― Dr. Troy C. Sarich, who serves as Chairman of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey and as Vice President of Real World Evidence at Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, writes in New Jersey Business that “fostering innovation in New Jersey has been one of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey’s primary objectives since its inception.”

Dr. Sarich continues:

Founded in 1962, the council serves as a forum, facilitator and promoter for New Jersey’s STEM economy and its leaders.

The council’s main objectives include advocating for a prosperous research & development environment in the state, promoting innovation within the private and public sectors, and encouraging excellence in STEM education through scholarships, standards reform, and student initiatives. Continue reading