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Life sciences

Why Choose New Jersey for Life Science

New Jersey is the medicine chest to the world. Our diverse ecosystem of life science companies range from biotechnology to medical device to regenerative medicine. NJ is the birthplace of immunotherapy and the cure for hepatitis C.

We are the home of the first ever approved  CAR-T cell therapy and 3D printed drug.We are the home to the highest concentration of scientists and engineers per square mile than anywhere else in the U.S. including 5 medical schools, 46 teaching hospitals, over 3,100 active/open clinical trials, along with 3,200 life science and biopharma establishments. 

Whether you are a stateside scientist or an international life science company, NJ is a place where your innovation can get started, get established and grow.

njeda Programs and Incentives for Life Sciences

Angel Investor Tax Credit Program
Catalyst R&D Voucher Pilot Program
Edison Innovation Fund
NJ Accelerate
NJ Founders & Funders
NJ Ignite
NJ Innovation Evergreen Fund​ (NEW)
SBIR/STTR Direct Financial Assistance Program (CSIT)
Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) Program
Venture Fund Investments

Angel and VC Investments

Access to capital is pivotal to the growth of emerging New Jersey innovation-focused companies. Garden State businesses continue to attract the capital they need to grow. Below is a summary roundup by month of the many of the companies that have received investments, as well as a roundup by month of many mergers and acquisitions. Click on each company’s name to learn more.

EMAIL NJINVESTMENTS@NJEDA.COM TO SEND US INVESTMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIGHLIGHTED.

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Research with nj

ResearchwithNJ.com is more than just a place to get information:
It is a dynamic community of collaborative networks and news about the New Jersey’s unique culture of innovation. It is an online gateway that lets New Jersey’s entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises identify experts, facilities, publications, intellectual property, news, and events in five of the state’s universities: Montclair State University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rowan University.

Research with NJ portal

Located in the heart of New Jersey’s “Research Corridor” the 50-acre research park is designed to meet the research, manufacturing and office needs of entrepreneurial startups, to emerging research companies, large established corporations in the bioscience and pharmaceutical industries.

The New Jersey Bioscience Center is home to the Incubator and Step-Out Labs of North Brunswick and consists of almost 300,000 S.F. of lab and office space with over $70 million invested in facilities and improvements including a shared conference facility.

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Our Team

Bill Penders
Managing Director
Strategic Sector Development
wpenders@njeda.com
609-731-0974
Kara Moore
Senior Advisor
kmoore@njeda.com
609-306-2648
Lenzie Harcum
Director
New Jersey Bioscience Center
732-839-1881
lharcum@njeda.com
Rosa szeliga
Program Officer
732-839-1882
rszeliga@njeda.com
Cyndi Costello
Program Specialist

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