COVID-19 in New Jersey

Innovating During COVID-19: New Jersey’s Next Era in Life Sciences

Choose New Jersey | Area Development

Following 150 years of global leadership in life sciences, cell and gene therapy (CGT) is rapidly accelerating within the New Jersey ecosystem. As winter began to wane this year, the world was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unprecedented levels of interest in cell and gene therapies have followed, with research and development (R&D) facilities testing different potential solutions, such as …

For Gonzalez, the ability to pivot products meant everything

Anastasia Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Jessica Gonzalez has been a fixture on the entrepreneurship scene in New Jersey for nearly a decade — or since her first company, InCharged, turned the need for phone charging into a marketing opportunity for major brands. Her latest venture, VendX — what she calls “experiential vending machines”  — experienced growth as part of the most recent Newark Venture Partners‘ cohort. Then COVID-19 hit. …

N.J. Devils, Pru Center launch virtual fundraiser to benefit Newark Working Kitchens

Emily Bader | ROI-NJ

The New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center, in partnership with Investors Bank and RWJBarnabas Health, announced Friday morning the details for Donate a Plate, a virtual fundraiser benefitting Newark Working Kitchens. Newark Working Kitchens is a free meal delivery service launched in April to create jobs and assist city residents from facing food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are grateful to Investors Bank and RWJBarnabas Health …

The Future of Commercial Real Estate in a COVID-19 World

Jim Pytell | New Jersey Business Magazine

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 will affect the future of commercial real estate in New Jersey, but the question is to what degree? For many of us, the days of commuting into midtown Manhattan or to a New Jersey suburban office park for work seem like a lifetime ago, but what does the digitalization of the workforce mean for companies …

COVID-19 Forcing Developers in New Brunswick, Elsewhere to Rethink Collaborative Spaces

Chuck O'Donnell | Tap Into New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the future of collaborative spaces, such as the massive one planned for downtown New Brunswick, the president of DEVCO said Tuesday. Chris Paladino said the virus that has resulted in almost 14,000 confirmed deaths in the Garden State will likely impact the design of projects such as The Hub, a mixed-use …

RUCDR Infinite Biologics to Provide 30,000 Rapid Response COVID-19 Tests Per Day

Jim Pytell | New Jersey Business Magazine

At what was his 100th COVID-19 press briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a unit of Rutgers’ Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, will provide 30,000 rapid-response saliva-based coronavirus tests per day. “Having these tests means we now have 30,000 tests a day that come with a 48-hour turnaround. As test turnaround has lagged nationally given …

NJEDA Has Assisted More than 10K Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

New Jersey Business Magazine

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that the Authority’s COVID-19 response efforts have supported more than 10,000 businesses since March 2020. In total, the Authority has provided more than $44.2 million in support to 10,624 businesses through grants, low-cost loans, and partnerships with investors and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). “These programs have provided a vital lifeline …

BioAegis Therapeutics to Proceed with Phase 2 Trial of Gelsolin COVID-19 Treatment


North Brunswick-based BioAegis Therapeutics Inc., has received regulatory clearance from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) for its Phase 2 Proof of Concept study of its lead product, recombinant human plasma gelsolin (rhu-pGSN) in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. BioAegis expects to recruit its first patient and begin the study shortly at Hospital Universitari Sant Joan …

Economic Endurance

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on July 14 unveiled the first two recipients for the expanded version of Angel Investor Tax Credits, which helps investors recoup some of the financial losses incurred from investments in budding technology and life-sciences startups. Under the $25 million program, investors can sell tax credits for up to 20 percent of investments into certain …


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