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HINJ Partners to Host ‘New Jersey Rare Disease Day 2017’ on February 27

New Brunswick, NJ, January 20, 2017 — New Jersey’s rare disease community will gather to celebrate Rare Disease Day 2017 on Monday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) at 10 West Lafayette Street in Trenton.

The half-day event will be co-sponsored by BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), New Jersey Rare Disease Alliance and NORD. Read more


HINJ to Co-Sponsor Rutgers-Industry Cancer Research Symposium on January 24

New Brunswick, NJ, January 6, 2017 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) is pleased to co-sponsor a Rutgers-Industry Cancer Symposium that will be presented on Tuesday, January 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Auditorium A and B at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick.

This series is designed to foster collaboration and networking between Rutgers faculty and strategic industry partners. 

At the January 24 symposium, Rutgers researchers will present an update on clinical investigations.

In addition, Incyte Corporation will present an update on drugs in its pipeline. 

Registration is not required.  For the event flyer, click here.


HINJ, BioNJ and NJ Tech Council Partner on NJEDA’s ‘Early Stage Biotech Investing in 2017’ Strategies Forum on January 17

Trenton, NJ, January 4, 2017 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ), BioNJ and the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) are partnering with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to present “Early Stage Biotech Investing in 2017: Strategies for a Changing Environment.”

The forum will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT), a life sciences incubator, at 675 US Highway One, North Brunswick, New Jersey.

The aim of the forum is to present an insightful conversation about how life sciences companies will be funded by venture capital firms in 2017.  Read more


HINJ Congratulates Congressman Frelinghuysen on Becoming Chairman of House Appropriations Committee

Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen

Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen

New Brunswick, NJ, December 2, 2016The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) has issued the following statement regarding the election of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ-11) as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee:

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The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) extends our sincere congratulations to New Jersey Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-11) on his election as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Chairman Frelinghuysen is a true public servant who has dedicated his career to the betterment of his constituents, our great state of New Jersey and our nation,” said Dean J. Paranicas, HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Being selected by his House colleagues to chair one of the most influential committees in federal government is a testament to his informed approach to public policy and his leadership qualities.”

“This is an exciting and historic opportunity for New Jersey to have one of our own federal legislators be recognized in such a prominent way for his longstanding commitment to America’s critical priorities,” Paranicas continued.  “Mr. Frelinghuysen’s tenure as Appropriations Chairman will undoubtedly benefit our country greatly.  We wish him much success and look forward to working with him in his new role.” Read more


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

stem-1New Brunswick, NJ, October 11, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) 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 United States, 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, which was re-launched in February 2013 as part of the association’s strategic plan to build a dynamic communications capability that delivers relevant, robust and timely information to internal and external stakeholders. Read more


HINJ 2016 Life Sciences Celebration Honors Public Service, Research, Patient Advocacy and Education Contributions

(L. to r.) (L. to r.) HINJ Board Chair Jeff Sherman (BD), HINJ Steering Committee Chair Wendy Lazarus (Pfizer), Warren Moore, Amy Mansue, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., Dr. Michael Christman, Dr. Barry Komisaruk and Dean J. Paranicas

(L. to r.) HINJ Board Chair Jeff Sherman (BD); HINJ Steering Committee Chair Wendy Lazarus (Pfizer); Warren Moore; Amy Mansue; Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D.; Michael Christman, Ph.D.; Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D.; and HINJ President and CEO Dean J. Paranicas

New Brunswick, NJ, October 6, 2016 ― The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) this morning honored five individuals and one organization for their contributions in public service, medical sciences research, patient access/advocacy and education. 

The recipients of HINJ’s 2016 honors, which were presented at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, were:

The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award

The Honorable Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D.
Member, New Jersey General Assembly, Chair, Health and Senior Services Committee

Assemblyman Conaway is serving his tenth term representing the Seventh Legislative District in New Jersey’s General Assembly, where he holds the distinction of being the only member with both a medical and a law degree.  The Assemblyman serves as the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Vice Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee and a member of the Appropriations Committee.  He practices internal medicine in Trenton. Read more


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