Princeton Joins Rutgers, NJIT to Advance Health-related Innovations Princeton faculty and student researchers make many discoveries that have the potential to address cancer, infectious disease, autism and other development disorders, and other medical, behavioral and health challenges. Now, a collaboration with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology is making it easier and faster for Princeton’s medical and health-related research to reach patients and the community.

Murphy proposes to triple funding for Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology According to RIO-NJ, Gunjan Doshi, the chair of the state’s Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, was thrilled when he heard Gov. Phil Murphy announce a substantial increase in funding for CSIT.

NJEDA Angel Investor program attracts $33M from 161 businesses in 2019
According to Daniel J. Munoz of NJBIZ, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved 161 businesses last year looking to invest dollars in 32 startups via the Angel Investor Tax Credit program.

How a Government Innovation Office Aims to Modernize Its Services
According to an interview with Beth Noveck, the state’s innovation office is designed to do two things: first, to think about how to foster an innovation economy in New Jersey and, second, how to bring innovation inside state government to find new ways of working that actually involve engaging with citizens and data to become more effective at solving problems.

Eagleton Institute Hosts Science and Politics Workshop on Gene Editing
According to the Chloe Tai, The ongoing debate in the field of gene-editing is that there might be other ways to reduce the risk of diseases, such as HIV, that would not involve biomedical enhancement. Gene editing and bioethics as part of the Science and Politics Workshop on Feb. 21.

States Launching Innovation Initiatives Across the Country
According to Ellen Marrison of SSTI, “Proving that innovation is appealing to states regardless of their size or political leanings, new initiatives in both Democratic and Republican states, as well as large states like California and small states like Vermont, are driving innovation agendas.

Among top 10 startups in medtech is company from South Jersey Tech Park at Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ – South Jersey Tech Park at Rowan University company RelGelTec and co-founder Tony Lowman have been recognized as a top 10 MedTech startup. RelGelTec is developing the next generation of spinal implants for lower back pain and degenerative disc disease.

STEM in Business & Industry Symposium Highlights NJ’s STEM Offerings
The 95 pre-selected scholars, grades 10 through the doctoral level, had the opportunity to interact with thought leaders representing: Avantor, BASF, Becton Dickinson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, ExxonMobil, Hackensack Meridian Health, Integra LifeSciences, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Nokia Bell Labs, Novartis, and Siemens.