BioNJ Members in the News


Biolines Weekender
is BioNJ’s e-newsletter featuring the latest happenings in R&D, as well as the incredible innovation coming from New Jersey’s robust life sciences ecosystem. Click here to subscribe to our mailing list.

Weekender 10/25/2019

We are looking forward to hosting our Seventh Annual C-Suite Summit in JUST two weeks on Friday, November 8, at the Bridgewater Marriott…….. Read the full article

Weekender 10/11/2019

New Jersey is a leading hub for the life sciences industry. The discovery and medical innovation coming from the Garden State has reached unparalleled heights. We are seeing an increasing number of new therapies that have the potential to cure — not just treat……… Read the full article

Weekender 8/30/2019

We are excited to kick off an action-packed fourth quarter, featuring a number of BioNJ events! Please join us on Friday September 20, for BioNJ’s Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing Briefing…….. Read the full article

Weekender 8/2/2019

We opened registration for our Fourth Annual Patient Advocacy Summit, taking place October 4, at Celgene, Summit, NJ……..Read the full article

Weekender 7/19/2019

After a valiant fight, sadly, former BioNJ Chairman, Patient advocate, beloved industry member and friend Michael Becker passed away late last week ……..Read the full article

Weekender 7/3/2019

We are pleased to report that a key BioNJ policy priority has passed the Legislation and been signed by the Governor; In additional news, BioNJ recently unveiled its new “Protecting Medical Innovation: Ensuring Patient Access to Cures ” web portal ……..Read the full article

Weekender 6/21/2019

As we celebrate the first day of summer, we take a quick look back at the last two weeks filled with Member meetings, speaking opportunities, celebrations, planning and more ……..Read the full article

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