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.

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United Nations Report: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs

Cape Town and Geneva, November 30, 2017 — Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. Ahead of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has launched a new report showing that access to treatment has risen significantly.

In 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy.  By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines.

Such a dramatic scale-up could not have happened without the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their rights, backed up by steady, strong leadership and financial commitment. Continue reading

Leaders Gather at United Nations for Global Summit on ‘Superbug’ Threat

united-nations-un-1New York, NY, September 21, 2016 ― Lena H. Sun reports in The Washington Post that for decades, public health experts have warned of the dangers of “superbugs,” microbes that can’t be stopped with drugs.

Now, for the first time, world leaders are tackling the problem at a high-level summit today at the United Nations in New York.

The meeting underscores the growing awareness by governments as well as disease experts that drug resistance is not just a health problem but an enormous economic and security threat.

It’s also an international threat, because drug resistance spreads easily across species and throughout the world, observing no political boundaries. Continue reading

World Health Organization: Life Expectancy Increased by 5 Years Since 2000, But Health Inequalities Persist

Hands baby oldGeneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2016 ― Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs”.

Life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s.  Those gains reverse declines during the 1990s, when life expectancy fell in Africa because of the AIDS epidemic and in Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The increase was greatest in the African Region of WHO where life expectancy increased by 9.4 years to 60 years, driven mainly by improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control and expanded access to antiretrovirals for treatment of HIV. Continue reading