Weekender 6/19/15

To Our New Jersey Life Sciences Community:

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender.

A special thank you to BIO International for holding this year’s annual conference in our region. BIO 2015, held this week at Pennsylvania Convention Center, June 15-18, was a huge success and represented our industry brilliantly! Thank you to everyone who visited the New Jersey Pavilion hosted by Choose New Jersey and BioNJ. New Jersey was in the spotlight throughout the entire conference. Here are just a few highlights from BIO 2015.
New Jersey Showcased in the BIO Global Innovation Hub
New Jersey was front and center as BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart presented the benefits of locating your business in New Jersey to international companies and investors. Take a look at the video that Choose New Jersey created as part of this presentation. Click here to watch now.

New Jersey Presented as a Key Biotechnology Hub
During BIO’s “Economic Development in the States: Legislation and Job Creation Best Practices” session on Tuesday, June 17, BIO released its report that once again positioned New Jersey as a leading location for the life sciences industry. Click here for the report.

Six of New Jersey’s Biotechnology Leaders Named to Scientific American Worldview 100 Most Influential

Six New Jersey executives, including BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart; Bob Hugin, Chairman and CEO, Celgene; Sol Barer, Ph.D., Founder, Celgene, and Managing Partner, SJ Barer Consulting; Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman and Founder, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics; Paul Stoffels, M.D., CSO, Johnson & Johnson; and Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, were named to the Worldview 100 as six of the 100 most power people in biotechnology.

Assemblywoman Lampitt is Honored by BIO as a Legislator of the Year

Nominated by BioNJ, BIO presented New Jersey State Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (6th District) with a state Legislator of the Year for 2015 award in honor of her leadership in advancing the biosimilars legislation in New Jersey.

New Jersey’s Future Scientists Were Honored

Lt. Governor Guadagno and BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart honored NJ’s two National Finalists in the BioGENEius Global Health Care Challenge, Rachel Han and Nicole Kim, along with Donna Leonardi, this year’s winner of the BioGENEius Mentor Award. All three are from Hackensack, NJ!

BioNJ Signed Two International MOUs

BioNJ formed international partnerships with the Taiwan Bio Industry Organization and One Nucleus, the United Kingdom’s life sciences association. Alliances such as these strengthen the industry and create innovation.

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