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HINJ and Somerset County Business Partnership to Host 2017 Life Sciences Vendors Procurement Conference on November 2

HINJ’s annual Life Sciences Vendors Procurement Conference is scheduled for Thursday, November 2 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 and Lamington Road, North Branch, NJ.

The event — entitled “How to Do Business with Pharma and Medical Technology Companies” — will be co-sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) with support from Eli Lilly and Company and Allergan.

Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset) will be the special guest speaker.  In addition, procurement executives from Eli Lilly and Allergan will be present to answer attendees’ questions on how to become an industry vendor.

For the event flyer, please click here.  To register for the free morning event, please click here or call 908-218-4300.

HINJ Mourns passing of our board chair, jeffrey s. sherman

Jeffrey S. Sherman

The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) deeply mourns the passing on July 20, 2017 of our esteemed Board Chair, Jeffrey S. Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

Mr. Sherman’s passing is a profound and tremendous loss for all of us. We will miss Jeff’s steady leadership, intellect, pragmatic approach, warm sense of humor, engaging and inclusive personality, and his longstanding devotion to HINJ.

We are grateful for Jeff’s distinguished and dedicated service and his many contributions to our organization as a Trustee, Treasurer and as our Board Chair, all of which have enriched HINJ. He will be long remembered and appreciated by those who served with him.

We extend our deepest condolences to Jeff’s family and his colleagues at BD at this most difficult time.

Save the Date! HINJ to Host 2017 Life Sciences Celebration on October 12 in Trenton

Please mark your calendar to join the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) in honoring meritorious leadership in and contributions to New Jersey’s life sciences community at HINJ’s Life Sciences Celebration 2017, which will be held Thursday, October 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple,100 Barrack Street, Trenton.

HINJ’s 2017 honorees are:

  • The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: The Honorable Diane Allen, Member, New Jersey Senate (Burlington)
  • Research: Elfrida R. Benjamin, Ph.D., Senior Director, Translational Sciences, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Research: Robert G. Nagele, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geriatrics & Gerontology, Adjunct Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Patient Advocacy: Susan G. Komen North Jersey
  • STEM Education: Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • Special Recognition: Robert S. Prezant, Ph.D., Former Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Montclair State University, Founder, PharmFest

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PhRMA Releases ‘Research in Your Backyard’ for New Jersey; PhRMA, HINJ and WWFH-NJ Host Discussion Focused on Biopharma Research in Garden State

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on June 28 released a new report entitled “Research in Your Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs, Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in New Jersey,” which finds that 25,127 patients participated in clinical trials around the state in 2013, generating an estimated economic impact of $617 million.

The report was released at a discussion event co-hosted by HINJ, PhRMA and We Work for Health New Jersey (WWFH-NJ) that was held at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

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HINJ Partners with PILMA and WWFH-NJ to Host Life Sciences-Organized Labor Training Facility Tour for Rep. MacArthur

(L. to r.) HINJ CEO Dean Paranicas, IUOE Local 825 Business Manager Greg Lalevee, Sen. Steve Sweeney and Rep. Tom MacArthur

HINJ, along with the Pharmaceutical Industry-Labor Management Association (PILMA) and We Work For Health – New Jersey (WWFH-NJ), hosted an organized labor training facility tour for Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ-3rd) on May 12.

New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester) also attended the event, which was held at the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825 Training Grounds in Dayton, NJ.

To view a video from the tour — including brief comments from Congressman MacArthur and Senate President Sweeney — please click here.

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HINJ TO SERVE as Lead Sponsor of Choose New Jersey’s Annual Reception at BIO International on June 19 in San Diego

HINJ will serve, once again, as the lead sponsor of Choose New Jersey’s annual reception at BIO International Convention on Monday, June 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Top of the Hyatt at the Grand Hyatt San Diego. 

Choose New Jersey will showcase top life sciences companies, universities, trade associations, the State government at its New Jersey Pavilion (Booth #1737) at BIO International 2017, which will be held from June 19 to 22 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Please RSVP by June 14 by contacting Jay Hertz at jertz@choosenj.org or click here.

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On the Move! HINJ RelocateS Offices in Same New Brunswick Complex 

On April 27, HINJ relocated offices.  However, HINJ did not move far — in fact, it moved from one tower to the other in the same office complex in New Brunswick.

HINJ’s new location is: 120 Albany Street, Tower Two, Suite 350, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Everything else — including HINJ’s phone and fax numbers — remains unchanged.

HINJ Launches STEM Education Portal; Focus Is on Life Sciences’ Investment in Tomorrow’s Innovation Leaders

stem-1HINJ has launched a STEM Education portal that focuses on the life sciences community’s investment in today’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators and students, who will become tomorrow’s innovation leaders.

HINJ’s new STEM Education portal presents information from a number of sources regarding the current state of STEM education in the U.S., its significance to the nation’s and New Jersey’s economic well-being, its importance to advancing medical innovation, and the life sciences industry’ investment in programs designed to advance STEM education.

The STEM Education page is the latest offering on HINJ.org, which was re-launched in February 2013.

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