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Weekender 6/10/2019

The great state of New Jersey was in the spotlight throughout BIO 2019 in Philadelphia which brought together over 17,000 attendees from around the world. Adding to the excitement, we released a white paper, entitled “A Framework for Demonstrating the Value of Medical Innovation” ……..Read the full article

Weekender 5/24/2019

The 2019 BIO International Convention is less than two weeks away, June 3-6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Bringing together 17,000 biotechnology and pharma professionals from around the world……..Read the full article

Weekender 5/10/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us this Wednesday for BioNJ’s 9th Annual BioPartnering Conference, developed with J.P. Morgan and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. It was a record-breaking day with 550 attendees from 17 states and 5 countries, up from 423 attendees in 2018……..Read the full article

Weekender 4/26/2019

BioNJ attended Rutgers Pharma Symposium featuring Dr. Giovanni Caforio, Chairman & CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Rich Bagger, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Market Access, Celgene……..Read the full article

Weekender 3/29/2019

BioNJ participated in the inaugural meeting of the new New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology……..Read the full article

Weekender 3/19/2019

BioNJ delivered testimony to the Assembly Commerce and Economic Growth and Senate Economic Growth Committees of the New Jersey Legislature on the State’s tax incentive programs……..Read the full article

Weekender 3/1/2019

BioNJ participated in the 82nd edition of the Walk to Washington, aka the Chamber Train, where we met with New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation and business leaders……..Read the full article

Weekender 2/15/2019

The industry came out to honor New Jersey’s innovative life sciences companies and leaders, as well as the Patients who inspire them, last Thursday night at BioNJ’s 26th Annual Dinner Meeting and Innovation Celebration. From an opening address by Governor Phil Murphy and the presentation of the 2019 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award to Dr. William Hait by Dr. Barer…….Read the full article

Weekender 2/1/2019

Since the last edition of the Weekender, we… attended a briefing meeting with the Governor’s office on the Evergreen Innovation Fund, participated in Higher Education Task Force Marketing Branding sub-committee meetings…….Read the full article

Weekender 1/18/2019

2019 has come in like a lion. From co-hosting the Wine with BIO Friends Reception and attending the  J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and Biotech Showcase in San Francisco to testifying before the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee in opposition to a proposed Prescription Drug Review Commission…….Read the full article

Weekender 1/4/2019

Just prior to the New Year, Governor Murphy unveiled eight picks — including Debbie Hart, President and CEO, BioNJ; Joel Bloom, President, New Jersey Institute of Technology; and Robert Barchi, President, Rutgers University…….Read the full article

Weekender 12/14/2018

2018 has been an exciting year for New Jersey’s life sciences ecosystem. We’ve seen the opening of new incubators supporting our emerging companies, the announcement of promising initiatives to boost New Jersey’s innovation economy by Governor Murphy…….Read the full article

Weekender 11/30/2018

With great enthusiasm we opened registration this week for BioNJ’s 26th Annual Dinner Meeting and Innovation Celebration taking place February 7, 2019 at the Hilton East Brunswick…….Read the full article

Weekender 11/16/2018

We held BioNJ’s Public Policy Committee Meeting, featuring guest speaker Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, met with numerous New Jersey legislators……Read the full article

Weekender 11/2/2018

We held our Sixth Annual C-Suite Summit to discuss “Healthcare and Biopharma in Transformation: Industry’s New Edge of Opportunity.” Thank you to all who came out to participate in this important industry conversation. In addition to programming, the Team has been busy on the policy front……Read the full article

Weekender 10/19/2018

Hosted a successful Third Annual Beyond Value Frameworks: Defining the Value of Medical Innovation Workshop which brought together multi-stakeholders for an open discussion on how to become more influential regarding framework decisions to ensure Patients have access to the right medications at the right time…..Read the full article

Weekender 10/5/2018

Congratulations to William Lewis, CEO, and the entire Team at Insmed for  the ir first ever FDA approval of Arikayce, a new treatment for nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex in adults who don’t respond to conventional treatment…..Read the full article

Weekender 9/21/2018

Since the last BioLines Weekender, we participated in not one but two ribbon cuttings in addition to visiting the brand new headquarters location of OncoSec in Pennington…..Read the full article

Weekender 9/7/2018

The BioNJ Team had a great summer — cruising with our Members, planning future events and working with Governor Murphy and his Administration on initiatives to create new growth opportunities for our industry in the great state of New Jersey……Read the full article

Weekender 8/24/2018

This week we opened registration for our Sixth Annual C-Suite Summit, taking place October 25 at the Bridgewater Marriott. Entitled “Healthcare and Biopharma in Transformation: Industry’s New Edge of Opportunity,”…..Read the full article

Weekender 8/10/2018

Congratulations to BioNJ Board Advisor Dr. Andrew Pecora and the entire Team at BioNJ Member Hackensack Meridian Health on the advancements they are making to New Jersey’s innovative ecosystem. At the ribbon cutting for the Institute for Multiple Myeloma earlier this week…..Read the full article

Weekender 7/30/2018

The BioNJ Team has been enjoying its summer — cruising with our Members, planning future events and working with the administration on initiatives to create new growth opportunities for our industry in the great state of New Jersey…..Read the full article

Weekender 7/13/2018

Congratulations to Congressmen Leonard Lance and Tom MacArthur who were presented with the American Life Sciences Innovation Council’s 2018 Champion of Health Care Innovation Award…..Read the full article

Weekender 6/29/2018

Other than the budget struggles in Trenton, it’s been mostly a fun and very productive two weeks for the BioNJ Team since our last e-newsletter. We discussed the Governor Murphy Administration’s plans for advancing innovation in New Jersey with Tim Sullivan, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, during BioNJ’s Board Meeting….Read the full article

Weekender 6/15/2018

We led the New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force in its release of recommendations to boost New Jersey’s biotechnology sector, joined the New Jersey delegation at BIO in Boston, attended press conference with Governor Murphy on new STEM initiatives at Stevens Institute….Read the full article

Weekender 5/25/2018

We participated in Students 2 Science and New Jersey Innovation Institute Board Meetings, co-hosted a Congressional Staff Briefing on emergency preparedness…..Read the full article

Weekender 5/11/2018

We hosted our widely successful 8th Annual BioPartnering Conference, in partnership with J.P. Morgan, which brought together nearly 450 industry professionals (vs. 285 last year) from 18 states and 5 countries…..Read the full article

Weekender 4/20/2018

We interviewed BioNJ Entrepreneurship Fellowship candidates and extended an offer to a bright and promising candidate who will serve four 6-month rotations at Pfizer, Rafael Pharmace…..Read the full article

Weekender 4/6/2018

We chaired New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force Committee Meeting, featuring testimony from internationally recognized innovation expert Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister……Read the full article

Weekender 3/23/2018

We’ve had a couple of action-packed weeks for the BioNJ Team, with a number of exciting activities to report on. We…participated in Governor Murphy’s press conference on The Hub in New Brunswick……Read the full article

Weekender 3/9/2018

The BioNJ Team has been busy since our last Weekender, spending time with legislators, members and Patient advocates……Read the full article

Weekender 2/23/2018

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for the BioNJ Team! We’ve…Met with Congressmen Leonard Lance and Frank Pallone to discuss important industry issues and challenges, attended the grand opening of Celgene’s CAR T facility at Summit West……Read the full article

Weekender 2/9/2018

The industry came out to honor New Jersey’s innovative life sciences companies and leaders, as well as the Patients who inspire them, last Thursday night at BioNJ’s 25th Annual Dinner Meeting and Innovation Celebration……Read the full article

Weekender 1/26/2018

Next Thursday, February 1, BioNJ will celebrate the medical innovation coming from New Jersey’s life sciences industry during its 25th Annual Dinner Meeting & Innovation Celebration. We have a lot to be proud of as New Jersey continues to be one of the top innovation hubs in the world……Read the full article

Weekender 1/12/2018

As reported by BioWorld, “2017 can be called the biggest year yet for the FDA.” With nearly 50% of all new 2017 novel drug and therapy approvals coming from companies with a footprint in New Jersey…..Read the full article

Weekender 12/22/2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we thank our Members who spend their days focused on developing new therapies and cures for Patients around the world…..Read the full article

Weekender 12/15/2017

Sadly, we share news of the passing of Dr. Jay Brandinger, past Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. Jay played an intricate role in the development of…..Read the full article

Weekender 12/1/2017

Because Patients Can’t Wait® — BioNJ is thrilled to bring together Patients, industry, payers, academia and government for our Second Annual Beyond Value Frameworks Workshop next Thursday…..Read the full article

Weekender 11/17/2017

BioNJ’s Annual Dinner Meeting & Innovation Celebration is taking place February 1, 2018 at the Hilton East Brunswick. Celebrating our 25th anniversary, we’ll pay tribute to the long history of innovation coming from New Jersey’s life sciences…..Read the full article

Weekender 11/3/2017

Because Patients Can’t Wait®, BioNJ is thrilled to host our 2nd Annual Patient Advocacy Summit, next Wednesday, November 8. The full-day event will bring together New Jersey’s Patient advocacy…..Read the full article

Weekender 10/20/17

BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart was quoted in Life Science Leader Magazine on “Value-Based Healthcare: Pharma’s Role in the Transition” noting that………Read the full article

Weekender 10/6/17

Governor Christie has appointed BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart, along with………Read the full article

Weekender 9/22/17

During last week’s RAPS Regulatory Conference, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb spoke on the FDA’s initiative to target drug development costs by driving efficiencies……..Read the full article

Weekender 9/8/17

In an historic moment in oncology treatment, New Jersey and the biopharma industry as a whole, BioNJ Member Novartis received FDA approval for its groundbreaking……..Read the full article

Weekender 8/25/17

Several approvals, new space offering and a relocation to New Jersey are some of the top news for this week……..Read the full article

Weekender 8/11/17

We are so pleased that new legislation to rename the New Jersey Economic Development Authority headquarters building in Trenton to the “Caren Franzini Memorial Building” was signed into law……..Read the full article

Weekender 7/28/17

BioNJ Member Rutgers University and RWJBarnabas Health announced plans to partner and create the State’s largest academic health care system dedicated to providing high quality patient care, leading edge research and…….Read the full article

Weekender 7/14/17

Welcome to the latest edition of the BioLines WeekenderIt has been a busy week for the FDA, bringing new therapies and cures to Patients around the globe…….Read the full article

Weekender 6/23/17

What an exciting week we’ve had showcasing New Jersey’s unprecedented life sciences talent, innovative biopharma companies and world-renowned research institutions….... Read the full article

Weekender 6/9/17

As part of BioNJ’s ongoing “Voice of Value” initiative — featuring educational tools, resources and communication pieces — we created two useful primers.... Read the full article

Weekender 5/26/17

This week BioNJ held its Seventh Annual BioPartnering Conference, in partnership with J.P. Morgan, at Rutgers University. It was a wonderful reminder….... Read the full article

Weekender 5/12/17

The important work that our Members do each and every day — developing new therapies, cures and hope — is core to BioNJ’s mission to ensure that Patients are Paramount….... Read the full article

Weekender 4/28/17

We have an exciting few weeks ahead of us with a wide variety of educational programs planned. Join New Jersey’s life sciences community….... Read the full article

Weekender 4/17/17

With its unparalleled wealth of clinical and commercial development expertise, marked by a robust infrastructure of innovator companies, clinical research organizations, academic and health centers and related operations, New Jersey continues to be….... Read the full article

Weekender 3/31/17

A number of New Jersey companies have received new FDA drug approvals, including Sanofi and Regeneron for Dupixent® (dupilumab), the first targeted biologic….... Read the full article

Weekender 3/10/17

BioNJ is excited to designate March as New Jersey Life Sciences Month. During the month, numerous industry activities throughout the State will showcase the contributions that New Jersey’s life sciences ecosystem is making to advance….... Read the full article

Weekender 2/24/17

This edition of BioLines Weekender is in honor of the Rare Disease community. BioNJ is pleased to participate in Rare Disease Day 2017 in Trenton on Monday, February 27, at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA). Bringing together….... Read the full article

Weekender 2/10/17

The industry came out to honor New Jersey’s innovative life sciences companies and leaders, as well as the Patients who inspire them, last Thursday night at BioNJ’s 24th Annual Gateway Gala and Innovation Celebration. From a moving Keynote….... Read the full article

Weekender 1/20/17

From the enrollment of new Patients in clinical studies and the reporting of positive results, to the EU and FDA approval of new drugs, bringing therapies and cures to Patients….... Read the full article



BioNJ Member press releases and upcoming events.

New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force Hears Testimony from Academia and Industry

The New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force convened last week to hear testimony from representatives in both academia and industry to help define the challenges and opportunities in building a first-class innovation economy in New Jersey. The Task Force was established…Read the full article

November 29, 2017 -Life Sciences Firms Continue to Lead the Fight Against Cancer

Researchers and clinicians are making remarkable progress in the fight against cancer. Medical innovation has led to lower death rates and, for many patients, cancer has become a chronic condition to be managed…Read the full article

November 7, 2017 – Biotech Gets a Big Boost in New Jersey

One of the largest biotechnology hubs in the United States just got a shot in the arm. New Jersey’s biotech industry employs 176,000 people, and now, thanks to a recent move by New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the sector looks set to grow bigger still, and more ….Read the full article

September 5, 2017 – Joy Taylor Wins AWE’s 2017 Iris Newman Award

Joy Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO of Tayganpoint Consulting Group, will receive the prestigious Iris Newman Award at The Intersection, which is presented by the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). AWE is the Greater Philadelphia region’s go-to resource for women high-growth founders and the organizations who support them. Since 2002, AWE has presented the Iris Newman Award annually to a woman who exhibits a trailblazing spirit, inspiring leadership, and support….Read the full article

October 16, 2017 – Former Bayer Consumer Chief Joins JBK Associates International

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International (JBK) has hired Timothy Hayes as Managing Director, Consumer and Leadership Services, to oversee its growing executive search business in the consumer sector and to head Leadership Consulting Services in areas including but not limited to executive coaching, talent evaluation and succession planning, employee motivation and retention, and leadership development…Read the full article

May 16, 2017 – BioSurplus Announces Strategic Relationship and Hires Director of Business Development

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BioSurplus, a leading provider of lab equipment solutions, is excited to announce a strategic relationship with NTS Laboratory Equipment, Inc., a premier lab equipment service company. NTS offers nationwide support for a broad range of general lab instrumentation…Read the full article

February 13, 2017 –Imbue Creative Moves to Former Lambertville Opera House

Ewing/Lambertville, NJ  – Imbue Creative has moved their headquarters into the first floor of the striking circa 1860 Italian Revival building at 71 North Main Street in Lambertville, after spending over six months lovingly restoring it…..Read the full article

June 22, 2016 – Imbue Creative Returns to Its Delaware River Roots in Historic MacDonald Kitchen and Bath Building

Ewing/Lambertville, NJ  – The first floor of the striking circa 1860 Italian Revival building at 71 North Main Street in Lambertville, most recently the home of MacDonald Kitchen and Bath Designs, has stood empty for three years. Soon, it will be the new home of Imbue Creative, a branding and creative services agency that is in the process of revitalizing the building….Read the full article

May 3, 2016 – Acumen BioPharma Launches New Business Unit, Expands Capabilities into Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

PRINCETON, NJ – “The launch of a new business unit tremendously expands our capabilities in the analysis, engineering and implementation of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing,” states Daisy Rivera-Muzzio….Read the full article

May 3, 2016 – Quantex Laboratories awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

CRANBURY, NJ – “We’re proud of our ISO 17025 accreditation as it reflects the broad scope of our capabilities. Also, it’s gratifying to know that we’re one of the very few labs, nationally, to hold accreditation for Elemental Impurities.” Quantex Laboratories’ President and CEO, James Menoutis, PhD, reacts to the lab’s accreditation achievement…Read the full article

Mar. 23, 2016 – JBK Associates International Expands in Geneva

Englewood Cliffs, N.J./March 23, 2016 – The executive talend solutions firm JBK Associates International has opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the firm’s expanding international practice. Under the leadership of Elaine L. Arozarena …Read the full article

Mar. 17, 2016 – Women’s Venture Fund Names Julie B. Kampf to Board of Directors

Englewood Cliffs, N.J./March 17, 2016 – The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) has appointed Julie B. Kampf to its board of directors …Read the full article