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.

Senator Cory Booker

Senators Menendez, Booker Announce $3M for Rutgers Research on Coastal Climate Change Risk, Resilience

Senators Robert Menendez  and Cory Booker

Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker

Washington, DC, September 16, 2016 — U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker on September 13 announced that Rutgers University — New Brunswick has been awarded $2,999,055 in federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop research into the risks of climate change on coastal communities and their resilience to such threats,

“As we approach the fourth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it is absolutely critical that we do all we can to understand and respond to the real threat that climate change poses to the Jersey Shore and other low-lying communities throughout our state,” said Sen. Menendez.

“This grant,” Sen. Menendez continued, “will help Rutgers develop cutting edge methods to safeguard our families, fortify our coastal environment, and shelter our economy from the worst impacts of climate change.  I am proud that Rutgers is committed to remaining a leader in climate education and innovation to protect our coastal communities from sea level rise and more frequent and more powerful storms.” Continue reading

Watch: Sens. Menendez and Booker Discuss Obamacare, Other Key Issues

Newark, NJ, December 11, 2014 ― Steve Adubato’s one-hour interview with US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker aired Wednesday on PBS and via streaming at NJ.com.

On the topic of the Affordable Care Act, while supportive of the overall act, Sen. Booker acknowledged (at 36:50) there was room for change.

“One [change] that is very important for the state of New Jersey…is the medical device tax,” Senator Booker said.  “One of the ways some of the aspects of [ACA] are being paid for…are to tax medical devices, and, for me, that is inhibiting a lot of New Jersey businesses and affecting a lot of New Jersey jobs.”  Continue reading

Government and Industry Leaders Herald Launch of New Jersey Innovation Institute, An NJIT Corporation

Newark, NJ, April 22, 2014 — Government and industry leaders today gathered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to join NJIT President Joel S. Bloom for the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that provides a new model for business innovation through the leveraging of industry, government, and higher education assets and investment.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, and New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak attended the NJII event and discussed the importance of the venture as well as its potential to facilitate economic development through the marriage of industry-driven agendas and NJIT’s intellectual and technological assets.

Bloom noted NJIT’s long history of partnership with private industry, saying, “Economic development…is in NJIT’s blood and is expressly stated as part of our mission.” Continue reading