New Brunswick, NJ – According to Scott Fallon and Linda Moss of The Record, “The state laboratory that conducts scientific research in the Meadowlands will be taken over by Rutgers-Newark, a move approved Thursday that many say will secure the future of a group of scientists who have worked to restore the region’s ecology.”
Trenton, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "NJ 2-1-1 Partnership has received a grant of new DF15 H03 servers from the IBM Corporation. These servers will allow the partnership to consolidate applications from old servers onto virtual servers and help NJ 2-1-1 continue to provide valuable services for people in search of health and human service needs in New Jersey."
Trenton, NJ - Joined by state, federal, and local officials, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno, chair of the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force (Task Force), released the Task Force’s final report and includes STEM education as well as innovation to growth the NJ sector.
Trenton, NJ - According to April Klimley in the New Jersey Business Magazine, "At last, drones are coming to New Jersey – legally. In April, the Federal Aviation Administration granted approval for Unmanned Sensing Systems LLC (US2), a fledgling company in Mt. Laurel, to operate commercial drones in all 50 states."
Summit, NJ - Celgene Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Merck & Co., Inc. research and office facility located at 556 Morris Avenue in Summit, New Jersey. Pending the completion of due diligence, closing is planned for September. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Trenton, NJ - Governor Christie signed another balanced budget for FY16 that invests in education and higher education academic institutions.
First Lady Christie and Health Commissioner Announce Grants for Autism Medical Homes and Expansion of Autism Research
Trenton, NJ – Enhancing the administration's firm commitment to finding new and innovative ways to help New Jersey families impacted by autism, First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd today announced $4.4 million in grants to establish Autism Medical Homes and the advance research in the understanding, prevention, evaluation and treatment of the biologically-based disorder. New Jersey is a national leader in early intervention and education of children with autism which affects about 1 in 45 children across the Garden State.
Newark, NJ - Highlighting New Jersey’s leadership as a home for innovation and the “Medicine Chest of the World,” Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno addressed the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Business Partners “Life Sciences as an Engine of Innovation” Roundtable, presented in association with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ).
Philadelphia, PA. – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its selection of New Jersey State Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (6th District) as a state Legislator of the Year for 2015. Assemblywoman Lampitt is the prime sponsor of A-2477, which authorizes the prescription and dispensing of biosimilar products in New Jersey. Assemblywoman Lampitt received this honor during the 2015 BIO International Convention.
New Brunswick, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved Rutgers 2030, the most comprehensive physical master plan in the university’s history. The long-term plan envisions development at Rutgers University – Camden, Rutgers University – Newark and Rutgers University – New Brunswick. The decision was guided by the priorities of the university’s Strategic Plan – which was approved in 2014 – and incorporates Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
Washington D.C. - According to Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), "A year from now, the 2016 presidential primaries will be over, and the nominees of both parties will need to focus in earnest on the broad interests of the American people, not just the parochial concerns of their respective bases. In anticipation of that moment, ITIF has produced an open memo to all Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns outlining a comprehensive policy agenda on technology and the economy. The memo is accompanied by a draft campaign speech on fostering 21st century enterprise, which ITIF encourages candidates to borrow from freely."
Philadelphia, PA - Innovation in New Jersey dates back to Einstein and Edison, but a new wave of discovery in life sciences is happening right now across the Garden State. At both the corporate and academic level, researchers throughout the state are tackling some of the industry’s biggest challenges. To showcase the state’s groundbreaking research, Choose New Jersey is launching a new concept at the New Jersey Pavilion this year: the BIO Innovation Theater.
Here is the complete schedule: http://bit.ly/1Qzf5oX
Trenton, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “The NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) has issued four advisories on cyberattacks in the last week. Vulnerabilities were found in Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player.”
Mount Laurel, NJ – Students have a new option for high-quality four-year degrees in southern New Jersey through a new partnership announced today by Rowan University and Burlington County College, which will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County.
Trenton, NJ – Legislation that would change New Jersey laws and regulations to help businesses take advantage of crowdfunding was released by the Senate Commerce Committee on Monday. Specifically, S-712/A-2073 would provide exemptions from registration with the NJ Bureau of Securities for companies that want to offer intrastate crowdfunding investment opportunities. The total investment cannot exceed $1 million, and the investment from any single purchaser is capped at $5,000.
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