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HINJ Co-Sponsors Rare Disease Day Event

At the March 5 Rare Disease Day event in Trenton, Rep. Dan Benson of Hamilton presented a Joint Legislative Resolution to Ellynn Szoke (at left), and Julie Raskin (at right), co-founders of the New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance. Held in the New Jersey State Museum, the event was co-sponsored by HINJ.

HINJ President & CEO Participates in Panel on the Future of Health Care & the ACA

Dean Paranicas participated in a February 23 panel discussion sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey on “The Future of Health Care and the ACA,” which was part of the Chamber’s “Make New Jersey Competitive” series. Held at the Hotel ML in Mt. Laurel, the event drew nearly 150 attendees.

CIANJ & HINJ Thank Rep. Gottheimer for His Support of the Medical Device Tax Suspension

January 25, 2018, Paramus – HINJ President and CEO Dean J. Paranicas (right) expressed appreciation to Rep. Josh Gottheimer (at podium) during today’s event for his vote to suspend the innovation-stifling, job-threatening medical device tax. CIANJ President Anthony Russo (left), who hosted the event, also spoke.

HINJ Life Sciences Celebration 2017 Honors Six for Meritorious Contributions

(L. to r.) HINJ Board Chair Yin Becker (Stryker), Kelly Nagle Witkowski (Susan G. Komen North Jersey), Dr. Elfrida Benjamin (Amicus Therapeutics), HINJ Steering Committee Chair Wendy Lazarus (Pfizer), student Owais Aftab (Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences), Superintendent Dianne Veilleux, Dr. Robert Nagele (Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), Principal Terri Ann Sullivan, Senator Diane Allen, HINJ President and CEO Dean J. Paranicas and Dr. Robert Prezant (PharmFest founder)

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, HINJ on October 12 honored four individuals, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization and a public high school for their meritorious contributions in public service, medical innovation/human health, patient access/advocacy and STEM education.  

The recipients of HINJ’s fifth annual honors were:

  • 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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HINJ Named Among ‘Best Lobbying Firms’ in NJBIZ’s First Reader Rankings Survey

HINJ was among the New Jersey companies, organizations and universities named in NJBIZ’s inaugural “Reader Rankings” survey.

In a special supplement published with NJBIZ’s September 18 issue, HINJ was named as one of the “Best Lobbying Firms,” along with Gibbons PC, Princeton Public Affairs Group and Public Strategies Impact LLC, with which HINJ tied for #3.

NJBIZ named winners in 52 categories.  HINJ member companies Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co., along with Rutgers University, were reader-ranked as the “Best Life Sciences Companies.”

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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 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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