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NJEDA Rebrands Research Park as New Jersey Bioscience Center to Better Reflect Park’s Life Sciences Focus

June 6, 2019

North Brunswick, N.J. (June 6, 2019) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that it has rebranded its 50-acre research park in central New Jersey from The Technology Centre of New Jersey to the New Jersey Bioscience Center (NJBC) – North Brunswick. The new name more accurately reflects the park’s life sciences focus and the spectrum of …

Murphy, speaking to global life science audience, touts N.J.’s past — and his hopes for its future in sector

June 5, 2019

Gov. Phil Murphy was honored to be given the Governor of the Year award Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, but happier about the fact he got to pitch the state as a place for life science innovation before a global audience. Speaking at the annual international BIO conference — an event that touts itself as having more than 16,000 attendees from 67 countries …

Governor Murphy Set to Receive Governor of the Year Award at BIO International Convention

June 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Governor Phil Murphy will receive the 2019 Governor of the Year award this evening from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in recognition of his dedication and leadership to strengthening New Jersey’s bioscience industry. The award will be presented at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. “I thank BIO for this prestigious award, which is truly a …

HMH’s Center for Discovery and Innovation has ribbon-cutting to much fanfare – and anticipation

May 30, 2019

Shortly after Bob Garrett, the CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, explained how the Center for Discovery and Innovation was going to transform health care in New Jersey and beyond — using science, technology and innovation to quickly discover and deliver health care solutions we can barely even conceive of today — Gov. Phil Murphy put the potential of the facility in perspective. …

Biotech Startups Selected to Accompany NJEDA to BIO International Highlight Advantages of Locating in New Jersey

May 24, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (May 24, 2019) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced the five New Jersey biotechnology startups that will join NJEDA at BIO International Convention in Philadelphia next month to showcase innovation in New Jersey. The five startups were selected from a group of companies that submitted video responses to the question “Why Choose New Jersey?” Reasons cited …

The RealReal opens 429,000 sq. ft. e-commerce center in Perth Amboy

May 24, 2019

An online luxury consignment shop has officially added to its footprint in New Jersey, marking the opening of its nearly 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Perth Amboy. The company, The RealReal, joined public officials on Thursday to unveil its 492,534-square-foot e-commerce facility at 950 Convery Blvd. The eight-year-old, San Francisco-based business occupies the space under a lease with Prologis and says …

Audible says new facility symbolizes Newark’s history, company’s innovation

May 20, 2019

The grand opening of a new facility has begun a new chapter for Audible, its employees, New Jersey business leaders and the greater Newark community. Audible founder and CEO Don Katz, elected officials, business leaders, employees and members of the Newark community came together Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s Innovation Cathedral. Once home to the Second Presbyterian …

New Jersey Gets Official State Microbe: Streptomyces Griseus

May 10, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey’s state microbe. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday giving the distinction to Streptomyces (strep-toh-MY’-seez) griseus (GREE’-say-us). The microbe was discovered in New Jersey soil in 1916. In 1943, researchers from Rutgers University used the microbe to create the antibiotic streptomycin. …

Rising Tide to cut ribbon on new HQ in Jersey City, featuring accelerator, housing and more

May 7, 2019

Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit microenterprise development organization in Jersey City, will commemorate its 15thanniversary Tuesday by cutting the ribbon on its new national headquarters at 311 Martin Luther King Blvd., featuring a full-service business accelerator, classrooms, coworking space and affordable housing for underserved urban entrepreneurs. “Since our founding 15 years ago, my co-founder Alex Forrester and I have always …

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