COVID-19 in New Jersey

BD Launches Portable Antigen Test to Detect SARS-CoV-2 in 15 Minutes


BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a Franklin Lakes-based global medical technology company, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a rapid, point-of-care, SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test for use with its broadly available BD Veritor™ Plus System. The launch of this new assay that delivers results in 15 minutes on an easy-to-use, highly portable …

N.J. hopes to capitalize on international firms’ sudden need for U.S. production facilities

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ.COM

U.S. companies — and consumers — were not the only ones who suffered when the supply chain of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and supplies, and personal protection equipment got wrecked by the COVID-19 pandemic. International companies did, too. When nations across the world — including many in Europe and Asia — limited essential exports of products to ensure they would have …

Why global interest in N.J. has picked up during pandemic

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ.COM

Manufacturers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, food processing and distribution plants and various technology firms: What do they all have in common? They have all signed deals to either come to New Jersey or expand their operations here since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the state. And they all are based internationally. While the pandemic has severely slowed the economy …

EDA’s Entrepreneur Support Program awards $700K to 5 small businesses

Emily Bader | ROI-NJ.COM

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced on Friday it has supported 12 investments totaling $700,000 into five small businesses through the newly-established New Jersey Entrepreneur Support Program. The $5 million program was designed to support small businesses in New Jersey that have been impacted by COVID-19 by encouraging portfolio reinvestment. It provides an EDA guarantee of up to 80% for an …

Officials, Industry Experts Discuss New Processes and Policies Affecting Real Estate Development

New Jersey Business Magazine

Government officials and industry experts addressed the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on how the state’s regulatory agencies are operating, what the Legislature is prioritizing and the effect it is having on the real estate development process during NAIOP New Jersey’s annual Regulatory, Legislative & Legal Update. The agenda for the virtual event, part of the commercial real estate development association’s Building a …

PTC Therapeutics taps experimental cancer drug for new COVID-19 trial

Ben Adams | Fierce Biotech

PTC Therapeutics is throwing its hat in the ring for a potential reworked pipeline med against COVID-19. The biopharma, which has been focused on rare diseases, is tapping its early-stage cancer drug, currently in a test for certain leukemias, to see whether it can help patients afflicted with the disease. It is any day now kick-starting a phase 2/3 trial …

Research with NJ Offers Access to COVID-19-Focused Information from Globally-Recognized NJ Universities


For nearly two years, the Research with New Jersey portal has offered researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and innovators access to vital research happening at New Jersey’s world-class universities. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Research with NJ has become an invaluable source of information for scientists and companies working to combat the global public health crisis. The free, online portal …

NJ to enter Stage II of restart and recovery on June 15

Daniel J. Munoz |

Gov. Phil Murphy said he’ll allow restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining and “non-essential” retail to allow indoor customers with 50 percent capacity, starting on June 15. That comes as the state begins rolling back many of the restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the pandemic slows down across the state. Personal care operations, such as salons …

NJEDA Announces Partnerships to Enhance Outreach to Minority-, Women-, LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

New Jersey Economic Development Authority | Press Release

TRENTON, N.J. (May 29, 2020) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced partnerships with three leading minority- and women-owned marketing and public relations firms to enhance the Authority’s efforts to help minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic prepare to apply for the second round of Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program funding. Medina = Citi, 360 …


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