New Jersey Resume

Everything to enter the US Healthcare markets and grow is here.

New Jersey enables market entry for the Global life science and health care industry by offering a unique commercialization ecosystem composed of an experienced workforce, a dense network of specialized services, financial resources and effective Supply Chain infrastructure in the middle of the largest healthcare market in the US.

Global Leader in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries

  • Developed 53% of the new medicines approved by the FDA in 2001
  • Home to 17 of the world’s 20 largest pharmaceutical, Medical Technology, and Diagnostics companies including Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Roche, Sanofi, Becton Dickenson, Novo Nordisk, Bayer Healthcare, Daiichi Sankyo, Laureate, Biomet, Stryker, CR Bard, GE Healthcare and more
  • Over 300 Biotechnology companies in our State including Amicus Therapeutics, Celgene Corporation, Genmab, LifeCell and PTC Therapeutics
  • The nation’s highest concentration of scientific professionals with 184,000 scientists working statewide as well as 410,000 others including engineers and other specialists
  • 400 new medicines and vaccines currently in clinical trials or awaiting FDA approval for heart disease, cancer and stroke
  • Home of the world’s largest Clinical Research Organizations including Covance, Pharmanet, Quintiles, MDS
  • State-of-the-art patient access facilities in the area of Neuroscience, Oncology, Pediatrics, Cardiac and Pulmonary
  • Home of major healthcare foundations – the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Henry H. Kessler Foundation, Healthcare Foundation
  • Advanced Research at Cancer Institute of NJ, Stem Cell Institute, W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM), Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Waksman Institute, Center for Advanced Food Technology
  • A truly collaborative network of 14 technology incubators currently with over 500 entrepreneurial clients, graduating over 24 firms since 2004, supported by the NJEDA. Those focusing on the life sciences include the North Brunswick Commercialization Center, The Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Burlington County College High Tech Center, the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT
  • Access to capital through 3rd ranked Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

Skilled Workforce

  • Extensive regulatory and commercialization experience in the life sciences
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratory discovery and development capability
  • #1 in number of chemists in the US
  • #2 in number of biochemists and biophysicists
  • #3 in number of microbiologists
  • Access to extensive and capable transportation, distribution and logistics network
  • Proximity within 6 hour drive to the majority of the US population
  • Extensive Patent track record – Ranked 3rd in the US in patents issues between 2000 and 2004


  • 20 public and private four-year universities, including Princeton and Rutgers
  • Two top engineering schools – NJIT and Stevens Institute
  • UMDNJ, the largest health care university in the US has eight schools on five campuses
  • Strong continuing education opportunities including UMDNJ Biopharma, Rutgers MBS program
  • Network of 21 public two-year community colleges with life science career programs
  • Ranked 8th in the US for educational achievement of individuals 25 and older
  • Ranked 7th in the US in the number of Ph.D. scientists and engineers per 1,000 workers

Honors and Awards

  • Named one of World’s Top 5 Growth Markets for Biotech by Fierce Biotech
  • Ranked #1 in FDA new drug approvals, #4 in new medical device approvals
  • Awarded 3 Federal workforce grants (2 focusing on life sciences) totaling $15 million, making NJ, the “Most WIRED” State in the US
  • Ranked 5th most competitive state in the US, State Knowledge Economy Index
  • Ranked #1 in Industry Funded R&D to Life Sciences ($4.8 billion)

Diversity and Languagues

New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation. Over 25% of NJ’s population speaks a second language at home. Nearly one million NJ residents are fluent in Spanish. Other language fluency includes Italian, Portuguese, Polish, German, French, Greek, Arabic, Hungarian, and Russian. Asian Language fluency includes Chinese, Indic languages, Tagalog, Korean, and Japanese.

Leisure Time Choices

  • Swimming, fishing and canoeing, kayaking, boating on 127 miles of coastline beaches and rivers
  • Birding on the Atlantic Flyway, Gardening (We are the Garden State!)
  • Enjoying outdoor activities in 39 state parks, 11 forests and 57 historic sites
  • Sports include fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, biking and golfing
  • World class museums including the Liberty Science Center