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.


Rutgers-Newark Opens $59 Million State-of-the-Art Life Sciences Center

Newark, NJ, November 7, 2017 — Rutgers University-Newark celebrated the new Life Sciences Center (LSC II) on November 2, with a grand opening event for the $59 million, state-of-the-art, five-story science complex located on University Avenue in downtown Newark.

LSC II is the front door to the sciences quad, a contiguous, multi-building teaching and research complex that is home to the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN). Continue reading

NJIT to Lead a New Project to Find Effective Strategies to Encourage Girls to Embrace STEM

Newark, NJ, September 26, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), with funding from National Science Foundation (NSF), will be countering the myth that boys are naturally better than girls in science and math.

NJIT will lead a new project — Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School (LiFE) — to find effective ways to showcase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a collaborative, innovative, people-rich space, to increase the number of girls interested in STEM.

NJIT is conducting the project with the Hillside, Morris Plains and Weehawken school districts in New Jersey. Continue reading

Hundreds of Thousands Rallied, But Where Does the March for Science Go Now?

Washington, DC, September 19, 2017 — Lev Facher reports on STAT that the hundreds of thousands of people who rallied on the National Mall and in cities worldwide for the March for Science in April came to be noticed.

It was a march meant to demonstrate enthusiasm and political clout, and by those measures, organizers believe they succeeded.

But as two dozen of them met in New York the following month for a debrief, they faced an obvious reality: A grass-roots organization that was quickly formed to plan a singular event was not, at least immediately, equipped for far-reaching and long-term science advocacy. Continue reading

Opinion: Allergan Chief Brent Saunders on Helping Our Daughters Stick with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)’

Brent L. Saunders

Parsippany, NJ, June 22, 2017Brent L. Saunders, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Allergan plc, yesterday wrote the following opinion piece on his CEO blog:

As the CEO of a biopharma company that is focused on innovation for patients, I was struck recently by the scientific thinking and discovery happening at an event that might surprise you: my daughter’s high school science fair.

The projects tackled scientific mysteries such as why different shades of color trigger a neurological response including mood, how mathematical statistics explain the so-called “Birthday Paradox” and more. Continue reading

Hudson County Community College’s New STEM Building, to Educate and Inspire

Jersey City, NJ, May 10, 2017 — When Hudson County Community College (HCCC) began formulating plans to build a STEM Building on its Journal Square Campus in Jersey City, the College’s Trustees, administrators and faculty wanted a structure that would incorporate all of the newest technologies with today’s best architectural design.

As always, the College sought to design a building that would blend with the architecture of the area, and would withstand the test of time. It must be comfortable, secure and student-centered.

It should be a place for students, faculty, staff and the community to learn, to share ideas, to be inspired, and to become the leaders of tomorrow. Continue reading

BioNJ to Host 2nd Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on December 2

STEM WomenTrenton, NJ, November 30, 2016 — BioNJ’s Second Annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference, scheduled for Friday, December 2 at Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ, will bring together professionals of all levels from the STEM community for an empowering professional development program.

Created in response to the success of the first Inspiring Women in STEM Conference in 2015, the speaker roster features a stellar group of outstanding women who have traveled remarkable journeys.

Through forward-thinking presentations, informative panel discussions, audience-participation exercises and fun networking activities, attendees will leave with valuable insights and actionable ideas to advance their Path to Power. Continue reading