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R&D Council honors 2014 Patent Award Winners

Chatham, NJ, November 24, 2014 – Earlier this month the Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2014 Thomas Edison Patent Awards at the 35th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. Nearly 50 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized on this evening. Read the rest of this entry »

NJMEP and NJIT launch programs for NJ manufacturers

Newark, NJ, November 24, 2014 – According to the New Jersey Business Magazine, “The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) announces the launch of Market-Shift, a program dedicated to helping New Jersey manufacturers grow and become more profitable. The program is sponsored by the U.S. government and developed by NJIT to provide firms that currently work on Department of Defense (DOD) contracts with additional tools and support to bring their products into new markets.” Read the rest of this entry »

New NJ innovation center for the Navy

Moorestown, NJ, November 24, 2014 – The South Jersey defense contractor, Lockheed Martin recently opened a new facility to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The Surface Navy Innovation Center (SNIC) will bring together industry, government and academia and foster the design of next-generation capabilities for surface vessels to counter evolving threats. Read the rest of this entry »

HINJ Op-Ed: NJ Remains ‘Medicine Chest of the World’; State Leaders Work to Keep It That Way

Asbury Park, NJ, November 20, 2014 ― The Asbury Park Press has published an op-ed by HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) President and Chief Executive Officer Dean Paranicas regarding New Jersey’s “2.0 business environment” and its impact on the state’s life sciences community.

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There have been reports that claim that New Jersey is no longer the pharmaceutical powerhouse it used to be, including a recent Asbury Park Press story by Michael L. Diamond (“What NJ Needs to Learn from Other States,” October 18, 2014).

We disagree.  To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of New Jersey’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

For decades, New Jersey has rightly earned its reputation as the “Medicine Chest of the World” — and our state leaders are working with the life sciences industry to keep it that way. Read the rest of this entry »

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