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.


Medical Device Group Launches Ad Campaign to Repeal Obamacare’s 2.3 Percent Excise Tax

Washington, DC, August 10, 2017 — Peter Sullivan reports in The Hill that the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is launching a new advertising campaign to push lawmakers to repeal Obamacare’s tax on medical devices.

AdvaMed will be running the digital and social media ads in 15 states this month, pushing lawmakers to repeal the medical device tax when they return from recess in September.  Continue reading

AdvaMed Survey Data Shows MedTech Industry Poised for Greater Investment and Growth with Full Device Tax Repeal

medical-device-tax-23Washington, DC, January 12, 2017 — Medical technology companies are leveraging the 2015 suspension of the medical device excise tax to expand their businesses and investments, according to a new survey from the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

The study explored various impacts from the tax’s suspension — from job retention and creation to elevated R&D infusions — and suggests a broad range of strong economic activity. Industry analysts believe, however, greater economic growth would occur with permanent device tax repeal.

“Our members are bullish on future industry growth and job creation, as these numbers indicate,” said AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker. Continue reading

Congress Likely to Permanently Repeal Medical Device Tax Under President Trump

medical-device-tax-23Washington, DC, December 12, 2016 — Reuters reports that when Donald Trump takes over as president on January 20, one of the first business tax breaks he delivers is likely to go to the U.S. medical device industry.

Trump and U.S. lawmakers are likely to repeal the tax permanently, according to lawmakers, lobbyists and industry executives.

Tax cuts are Republican gospel, and Trump’s new Republican administration is widely expected to make them happen. Continue reading

Gov. Christie Saves Pennsylvania Reciprocity Agreement After Achieving Over $250M in Taxpayer Savings

Governor Chris Christie

Governor Chris Christie

Trenton, NJ, November 22, 2016 — Governor Chris Christie announced today that he is now able to save the income tax reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania, thanks to health benefit reforms enacted since the FY17 budget passed.

In September, the State Health Benefits Commission and Plan Design Committee identified and enacted healthcare reforms to save State taxpayers over $200 million for Calendar Year 2017 ($100.5 million for Fiscal Year 2017). Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: Is Governor Christie Resolved to End Bi-State Tax Deal with Pennsylvania?

Tax 1040Trenton, NJ, November 8, 2016 — John Reitmeyer today reports on NJ Spotlight that Governor Chris Christie said over the summer that he wasn’t fully committed to his decision to scrap a longstanding tax agreement with the state of Pennsylvania that has allowed commuters in both states to pay personal income taxes where they live instead of where they work.

But with the start of the next tax year now getting closer, it’s looking more and more like the bistate pact will indeed be allowed to expire.

Reitmeyer reports that, across the river in Pennsylvania, state officials have already begun informing taxpayers that the arrangement with New Jersey, which has been in place for nearly 40 years, will be coming to an end as of December 31, 2016. Continue reading

Governor Christie Announces the End of New Jersey’s Income Tax Pact with Pennsylvania

Tax 1040Trenton, NJ, September 3, 2016 — Samantha Marcus reports in The Star-Ledger that Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced Friday it has notified Pennsylvania that the state is pulling out of a decades-old agreement that allows New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents who work across the river to pay income taxes where they live.

The tax change will reap tens of millions of dollars for New Jersey, but comes at a cost for some residents of both states who will get socked with higher income taxes.

More than 120,000 New Jerseyans commute to Pennsylvania, and a similar number of Pennsylvanians work here, according to the U.S. census. Continue reading

Gov. Christie Says Decision on Ending NJ-PA Tax Pact Coming Soon

Tax 1040Trenton, NJ, August 31, 2016 — David Levinsky reports in the Burlington County Times that Gov. Chris Christie says he’s close to making a decision on whether to end a nearly 40-year-old reciprocal income-tax agreement with Pennsylvania that spares residents who commute across the Delaware River for work from being taxed by the neighboring state.

Gov. Christie has been considering ending the pact since July, when he issued an executive order directing the state treasurer and attorney general to study the issue and the potential impacts.

He told reporters this week that he expected to reach a decision soon, after saying he was still reviewing the issue earlier this month. Continue reading

Opportunity New Jersey Created to Build the State’s Economy and Create Jobs

Trenton, NJ, March 1, 2016 ― The coalition members who sponsored the New Jersey Business Summit in September 2015 has announced the formation of a grassroots organization called Opportunity New Jersey whose mission is to increase awareness of the impact that policies and legislative action will have on the state’s economy and job growth for New Jersey citizens.

Opportunity New Jersey will use grassroots outreach to inform policymakers and the public about how proposals out of Trenton will impact the state economy.  The 501(c)(4) organization will raise the donations from individuals, businesses and organizations.

“We have invited state leaders to meet with the business community and to consider us as an asset in creating economic growth programs,” said Tom Bracken, president and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.  “Opportunity New Jersey will give us a wider platform to make sure that concerns about job growth are part of the discussion about addressing New Jersey’s economic challenges.” Continue reading

Congressional Drive to Repeal Medical Device Tax No Slam Dunk

Washington, DC, February 2, 2015 ― It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it.  With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.

Yet abolishing the tax won’t be easy, The Washington Post report.  Even though Republicans rank it a top priority and are backed by Democrats from states that rely on the industry for jobs.

The upcoming battle underscores the complex politics surrounding President Barack Obama’s health care law.  Another round of that fight looms next week, when the House will likely vote to repeal the entire 2010 law. Continue reading

MDMA Member Survey Shows Repealing Medical Device Tax Would Create Jobs, Increase R&D

Washington, DC, January 29, 2015 ― A new survey conducted by the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) shows that if the medical device tax were repealed, the overwhelming majority of medical technology innovators would increase hiring and make new investments in research and development (R&D).

Conducted over November and December in 2014, the MDMA surveye consists of over 100 responses from medical technology executives.

Top findings of the survey include: Continue reading