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.


National Institutes of Health Redirecting Grants to Boost Young Scientists’ Careers, Research

Bethesda, MD, June 12, 2017 — Thomas M. Burton reports in The Wall Street Journal that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said it would begin redirecting up to about $1.1 billion in research-grant money a year to early- and midcareer scientists to help boost their careers and preserve U.S. science.

The agency said it would begin the redistribution immediately with about $210 million annually, but that the amount would steadily increase over five years to about $1.1 billion a year. Continue reading

Science, Education Leaders Call on President-Elect Trump to Name a U.S. Science Adviser


Rush Holt

Washington, DC, December 6, 2016 — The heads of 29 top U.S. scientific and higher-education organizations — including Rush Holt, CEO of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former New Jersey Congressman — wrote to President-elect Donald Trump on November 23, urging him to quickly appoint a “nationally respected leader with appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills” to serve as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

Such a senior-level adviser would be able to assist the White House in “determining effective ways to use science and technology to address major national challenges,” the group noted. Continue reading

How 11 States Attracted the Smartest Scientists, Research

Washington, DC, August 13, 2013The Washington Post reports that nations have long competed to lead the world in scientific achievement.  The United States, for example, now spends nearly 3 percent of its GDP on basic R&D.  But the benefits of public spending on research are also becoming clear at the state level.

A new paper published by the UC-Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti and Daniel Wilson of the San Francisco Federal Reserve finds that states that created tax or other incentives for the biotech industry over the last 20 years have experienced tremendous growth in the number of “star” scientists inhabiting those states. Continue reading