HINJ President and Chief Executive Officer Dean J. Paranicas issued a statement on Nov. 15 about the new health care proposal from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.): "Intellectual property is the very lifeblood of American innovation – whether it is created in New Jersey, Silicon Valley, MIT or the Pentagon, or whether it’s in biopharmaceuticals, software, nanotechnology or defense – which is precisely why preserving it has been a core American value since our country’s founding. Sen. Booker’s proposal calls for the federal government to effectively confiscate a life sciences company’s patented intellectual property through compulsory licensing if price negotiations fail – after the company has risked billions of dollars and worked for a decade or more to bring a new treatment or cure to patients." Please read more here.
The surge in mail-order drug deliveries, amid rising temperatures and climate volatility, presents a growing challenge to the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain, according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Every time a vaccine is subject to excessive heat or cold, its potency may be diminished, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A single exposure to freezing temperatures can destroy a batch entirely. With these trends in mind, a pair of New Jersey inventors set their sights on the “cold chain” – the controlled transport environment of medications traveling from manufacturer to customer – with a device that will alert health care providers if a medication has reached a temperature that may have compromised it. Please read more here.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Nov. 8 in recognition of National STEM Day it has expanded its Career Accelerator Internship Program. The program offers financial assistance to people working STEM jobs and opens up opportunities to careers in key sectors of the state by increasing funding incentives to businesses. It focuses on first-time interns in high school or college with placement offers in STEM fields such as IT/software, life sciences and health care, and energy. Participating employers can expect to be reimbursed up to 50% of wages paid to new interns ($3,000 max per student). Please read more here.
A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other neurological disorders. The technology, which features a unique graphene and gold-based platform and high-tech imaging, monitors the fate of stem cells by detecting genetic material (RNA) involved in turning such cells into brain cells (neurons). Please read more here.
Trenton, NJ - On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Governor’s STEM Scholars, an innovative program developed by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey to bolster the education and career pipeline in the State, were invited to visit Celgene Corporation’s facilities in Summit. New Jersey’s STEM talent in grades 10 through the doctoral level were introduced to the process of drug innovation at Celgene and what a future career at Celgene might look like.
New York, NY - For the fifth year running, Stanford University tops Reuters’ ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. Stanford holds onto its top spot year after year because it produces a steady stream of innovations that are cited by other researchers in academia and private industry. That sort of influence is a key measure of the ranking of the world’s most innovative universities, which was compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics, and is based on proprietary data and analysis including patent filings and research paper citations.
Murphy Unveils Computer Science for All State Plan: Announces $2 Million in Grants to Help Implement Plan
Trenton, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced his Computer Science for All State Plan, including $2 million in state grants, to help schools establish advanced, high-quality computer science programs. “Expanding and improving computer science programs in our public schools will help provide our students with the critical thinking skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy,” said Governor Murphy. “Computers and technology are integral to our society and workforce, and students must be given the opportunity to learn and master these foundational skills.”
Newark, NJ - Casey Diekman, associate professor of mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to the United Kingdom in Mathematical Biology. With the announcement of his Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Diekman will begin performing research this fall at the University of Exeter as part of a collaborative project to better understand complex processes driving the circadian biological clock, titled “Multiscale Modeling of Circadian Rhythms.”
Summit, NJ - Deloitte celebrated the 25th anniversary release of its “North America Technology Fast 500,” an annual ranking of the fastest-growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors.
BioNJ is pleased to announce our third Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program opportunity as of July 1, 2020. The program was created to mentor, develop and train life sciences entrepreneurs in New Jersey.
We are seeking companies to host our third Fellow for a six or twelve month period beginning July 1, 2020.
Each Fellow serves for six or twelve months at each company where the Fellow is immersed in key functional areas including, but not limited to clinical operations, regulatory affairs, finance, market research, new product planning and business development.
Participating host companies to date include Amicus Therapeutics, OncoSec, Photocure, PTC Therapeutics and Rafael Pharma.
Trenton, NJ - According to the Council On State Taxation, there are couple of clarifications in the NJ State Tax Code:
Each year, our research community comes together with friends in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to celebrate the impacts of University technologies on everyday lives. Our annual reception honors faculty researchers, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates who are making a difference through their discoveries and entrepreneurial spirit. Please read more here.
The RCSB Protein Data Bank headquartered at Rutgers University–New Brunswick has been awarded $34.5 million in grants over five years from three U.S. government agencies. The funding – an approximately 5 percent increase over the previous five-year period – covers ongoing operations and will expand the reach of the world’s only open-access, digital data resource for the 3D biomolecular structures of life. More here.
The surge in mail-order drug deliveries, amid rising temperatures and climate volatility, presents a growing challenge to the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain, according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Every time a vaccine is subject to excessive heat or cold, its potency may be diminished, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A single exposure to freezing temperatures can destroy a batch entirely. With these trends in mind, a pair of New Jersey inventors set their sights on the “cold chain” – the controlled transport environment of medications traveling from manufacturer to customer – with a device that will alert health care providers if a medication has reached a temperature that may have compromised it.
Read more here.
NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts has announced that Julie Ancis will join the Department of Humanities as professor of psychology and director of cyberpsychology. Ancis, who holds fellow status in two divisions within the American Psychological Association (APA) through her scholarly contributions that span nearly 25 years in the field of psychology, comes to NJIT from her role as associate vice president of institute diversity, equity and inclusion at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she has been responsible for advancing the university’s goals focused on diversity, equity and collaboration. Read more here.
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