New Jersey's Bio/Pharmaceutical, Life Science Cluster

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New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical, Life Science
Cluster
Presented By:
John Ehret
Labor Market Analyst
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Labor Market Information
Winter 2011
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NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Analysis
The following is an Analysis
of
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
MostdatasetsanalyzedforthispresentationareavailableonNew
JerseyDepartmentofLabor&Development’swebsitelocatedunder
LaborMarketInformation.
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NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Introduction

NewJersey'sBio/PharmaceuticalsLifeScienceClusterconsistsofthreekeyindustry
components;pharmaceutical(drugmanufacturers&wholesalers),medicaldevices
(medicalequipmentandsuppliesmanufacturers),andbiotech(scientificresearch&
development(R&D)servicesandmedical&diagnosticlaboratories).
NewJerseyiscollaboratingwithitstraditionalpharmaceutical,medicaldeviceand
biotechnologystandaloneindustriesandrelatedorganizationstocraftthe“NewJersey
Bio/PharmaceuticalLifeScienceCluster.”Ratherthanfocusingonindustrysectors
separately,thisclusterinitiativeprovidesacohesiveapproachtodrawuponeachother’s
strengths,whileconfrontingmanyofthesameinterrelatedissuesandchallenges,thereby
empoweringtheindustriestogrowtheircorebusinesscooperativelyintheGardenState.
Thesimilarities,aswellasthecomplimentaryattributesoftheelementswithinthiscluster
continuouslylinkandgrowthestrengthandfortitudeofthethreecomponents.It’scombined
strengthaddscreditabilitywhenpromotingorbrandingNewJersey'sBio/PharmaLife
ScienceClusterasoneofthenation,aswellasworld's,topleaders.Therippleeffectshould
generatemomentousopportunitiesforN.J.’slaborforce,aswellastheState’seconomy.
Thiscollaborativeapproachstrivestomaximizeandstrengthenthefeaturesofeachone’s
uniqueindividualcomponent,whileworkingtogetheronpointsofmutualinterest.Partnering
alsoaddstoproducing/deliveringproductsandservicesinamoreefficientmanner.
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NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Methodology
Theinformationpresentedwithinwascompiledmostlybyutilizingvarious
governmentdatasets.Forconsistency,thedatawasfilteredusingtheNorth
AmericanIndustrialClassificationSystem(NAICS),inordertoexaminethiscluster
and(whenavailableand/orapplicable)itelements.
Thisclusterisstructuredusingthreecomponents:pharmaceuticals,medicaldevices,
andbiotech.Eachcomponentiscomprisedofindustrygroups(basedupon4-digits
NAICS).Thegroupsareeachcomprisedofindustrysectors(5-digits).Withineachsector
areapplicableindustrysubsector(6-digit).(Note:Duetodisclosureissues,somedrilled
downdatacannotbereleasednordiscussedindetail.)
Note:Lifescienceisnotanindustry,rather,itisatermusedtocapturecompaniesthatare
focusedon‘life-processes.’Traditionally,thesecompaniescouldhavebeencategorizedwithin
oneoftheaforementionedcomponents,however,manyarechangingtheirfocustoadjusttothe
evolvingbusinessenvironment.Asaresult,companiesarecrossingthetypicalindustry
boundaries,makingitincreasinglyunclearastowhichcomponenttheybelongtoo.Therefore,
toensurecontinuity,aswellasexcludeassumptions,companydatausedwillbebaseduponits
primaryNAICSCode.Andtherefore,theterm‘life-science’willnotbeexplicitlyemphasized.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Overview
What does the
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
offer New Jersey ?
Lets take a look!!
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BIOTECHNOLOGY:NewJerseyhasalongtraditionofadvancedscientificresearchand
development,alongwithcountlessinnovativebreakthroughsanddiscoveries.Thishasbeen
achievedbecauseNewJerseyhashad,andcontinuestohave,someofthegreatestscientist
including:AlbertEinstein,ThomasEdison,LloydH.Conover,SolJ.Barer,Ph.D.andJulieJ.Brown,
Ph.D.AsaresultoftheGardenState’swell‐educatedandhighly‐skilledworkforce,theState’s
biotechnologyindustrycontinuestorankamongthebestinthenation.Thissectorhashelpedearn
NewJerseythehonorofbeingknownas“TheInnovativeState”and“Einstein'sAlley.”
MEDICALDEVICE:PartoftheState'slife‐sciencegroup,thissectorcontributestowardsNew
Jerseybeing“hometomorepharmaceuticalandmedicaldevicecompaniesthananyotherstatein
thecountry,oranyothercountryintheworld."
1
ItsnowondertheBiotechnologyIndustry
Organization(BIO)referstoNewJerseyas“theepicenteroftheglobalpharmaceuticalandmedical
technologyindustry.”
2
PHARMACEUTICAL:NewJersey'shighlyrevereddrugindustry,withanexceptionallyhighly‐
educatedandwell‐developedandtalentedworkforce,hasearnedtheStatethedistanthonorof
beinggloballyknownasthe"MedicineChestoftheNation."
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Synergy
NewJersey’suniqueandvastconcentrationofbiotech,medicaldevice,and
pharmaceuticalcompanies,alongwithanexceptionallaborforce,continuously
contributetowardspositioningtheGardenStateasagloballeaderinthe
Bio/PharmaceuticalLifeScienceCluster.
Thesynergyofeachaddsenormousvalue:
NewJerseyhadover3,100establishmentsdirectly
engagedinitsexceptionallyhighlyconcentrated
Bio/PharmaceuticalsLife-ScienceClusterin2010.
Thisclusteraccountedfor1.2percentofthe
totalshareofalltheprivatesector
establishmentsinNewJersey.Employmentin
thisclusteraccountedfor3.9percentofthe
State'sworkforcewithnearly123,000workers.
NOTE:DuetotheNAICSindustryclassification
methodology,thisanalysisdoesnotincludedatafrom
establishmentsthatwereclassifiedasbeingprimarily
engagedinadministering,overseeing,and/or
managingtheactivitiesofacompany.Thisresulted
inexcludingseveralmajoremployerheadquartered
establishments(alongwithassociatedjobdata)that
onewouldnormallyexpecttobeincludedinthe
bio/pharmaceuticallifesciencecluster.Therefore,it’s
noteworthytomentionedthatthisresultedinan
estimated20,400bio/pharmaceuticallifescience
relatedjobsnotbeingincludedinthisanalysis.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Concentrated
NJ’sbio/pharmaceuticallifesciencejobsin2010wereidentifiedwithinthree
primarycomponents:pharmaceuticals(43.8%),biotechnology-R&D(34.6%)and
medicaldevicemanufacturing(21.6%).Thebreakdownofthemajorsectorsare:
BIOTECHNOLOGY (R&D)
•Research & Development
(R&D) in Physical, 
Engineering, Life Science & Social Science.
•Medical & Diagnostic Labs.
PHARMACEUTICALS
•Pharmaceutical & Medicine Mfg.
•Soap & Cleaning Compound & Toilet 
Preparation Mfg.
•Drugs & Druggists Sundries Wholesalers
MEDICALDEVICES
•Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical& 
Control Instruments Mfg.
•Medical Equipment & Supplies Mfg.
Pharmaceuticalcomponent,establishments
thatareprimarilyengagedinmanufacturingor
distributionofdrugrelatedproducts,accounted
for31.0percentoftheestablishmentsinthis
cluster.Italsoaccountedforover53,771jobs
throughouttheStatein2010.
Biotechnology(R&D)componentconsistsof
servicesrelatedestablishmentsprimarily
engagedinscientificresearch,development,
analyticand/ordiagnostics.In2010,ithad
nearly1,400establishmentswith42,555jobs.
Medicaldevicecomponentconsistsof
establishmentsengagedinmanufacturing
medicalequipmentandsupplies.In2010,this
componentconsistedof777establishmentsin
NewJerseywithabout26,479jobs.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Major Industry Components
Some of New Jersey’s well-known employers in this cluster include:
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Major New Jersey Employers
•Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical
•Bristol‐Myers Squibb Co.
•Daiichi Sankyo
•Ethicon, Inc.
•Johnson & Johnson
•Pharmaceutical & Medicine Mfg.
•Soap & Cleaning Compound & Toilet 
Preparation Mfg.
•Drugs & Druggists Sundries 
Wholesalers
New Jersey: Home of Pharmaceutical Industry
•L'Oreal, USA, Inc.
•Merck & Co. Inc.
•Novartis Pharmaceuticals
•Pfizer, Inc.
•Sanofi‐Aventis, U.S., Inc. 
•CelgeneCorp.
•DSM North America
•EnzonPharmaceuticals, Inc.
•GE Healthcare Bio‐Sciences Corp.
•Ikaria
•Research & Development (R&D) in 
Physical, Engineering, Life Science & 
Social Science.
•Medical & Diagnostic Labs.
New Jersey: Home of Biotech (R&D)
•ImCloneSystem
•LifeCellCorp.
•PTC Therapeutics Inc.
•Quest Diagnostics
•Siemens, Corp. Research
New Jersey: Home of Medical Device Industry
•Navigational, Measuring, 
Electromedical& Control Instrument 
Mfg.
•Medical Equipment & Surgical 
Supplies Mfg.
•Becton Dickinson & Co.
•C. R. Bard, Inc.
•Integra Life Sciences
•Micro Surgical Components
•Novo Nordisk, Inc.
•Ortho‐McNeil‐Janssen
•Oticon, Inc.
•Roche Molecular Systems
•Siemens Medical Solutions
•Stryker Orthopaedics
(Source: 2011 InforUSA)
Well-payingjobs:Paid$14billioninannual
payroll;8.1percentofthestate’stotalwages.
Thebio/pharmaceuticallifescienceclusterhashadanenormousimpactongrowing
highqualityjobsandaddingsignificantvaluetotheState’seconomicactivities.
Highlights(in2010)included:

AddedtoGrowingtheState’sEconomy:Thisclusteraccountedfor$23billion
(nearly5.0%)ofNewJersey’sgrossdomesticproduct.
(SOURCE:Rutgers,2009)
InvestmentAddedValue:Investednearly$20
billioninresearchanddevelopment,the3rdmost
amongthe50states.

AddedtoExportOpportunities:NewJerseyexportedapproximately$4.8billionin
manufacturedgoodsworldwidein2010,creatingjobopportunitiesinotherindustries.
Employmenttotaledalmost123,000-or3.9%-
ofallprivatesectorworkersinthestate.--
Nationally,theproportionwasjust2.0percent!
Establishmentsoverthepastfiveyears(2005-
2010)expandedby13.2percent--outpacingthe
nationby+3.6percentagepoints.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Overall Impact
53,770
26,479 
42,554 
Pharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
BioTech R&D
Employment
974
777
1,393
Establishments
Pharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
BioTech R&D
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Analysis: Industry Details
of
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Employment
MedicalDevices:
Search,detection&navigation
instruments(29.8%)andsurgicalappliance&
suppliesmfg.(25.6%)sub-sectorsaccountedfor
overhalfoftheemploymentofthe26,479jobs
withinthiscomponent.The122,803jobswithinNewJersey’s
clusterin2010wereconcentratedas
follows:
Pharmaceuticals:
Twosub-sectorsaccountedfor
almost70%oftheemploymentwithinthis
component:pharmaceuticalpreparationmfg.
(47.1%)anddrugs&druggistssundrieswholesales
(21.9%).
BioTech:
ScientificR&Dservicesindustry
employmentaccountedfornearly30,000ofthe
42,554jobswithinthiscomponent.TheR&Dbio-
lifesciencesub-sectoraccountedfor68.4%ofthese
jobs.(Note:NewJersey’sR&Dinphysical,
engineering&lifesciencesub-sectoraccountedfor
5.0%ofthenation’sjobswithinthiscluster.)
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
Pharmace
uticals
43.8%
BioTech
34.6%
Medical
Devices
21.6%
Cluster Employment
Pharmaceuticals
BioTech
Medical Devices
2010
26.7%
2.0%
5.5%
9.6%
24.4%
10.3%
11.6%
9.9%
Pharma & Medicine Mfg.
Soap & Compound Mfg.
Toilet Prep Mfg.
Drugs & Druggists Sundries W/S
Scientific R&D Services
Medical & Diagnostic Labs
Measuring & Contl Inst Mfg.
Medical Equipment & Supplies Mfg
Sector Employment
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
5‐Year Employment Trend
BioTech
component,whichaccountedfor34.6%
ofthecluster’semploymentin2010,wasupfrom
2005(30.1%).Employmentgrowthwasseenin
bothofitsindustrygroupsfrom2005to2010by
nearly3,500(or+8.9%)jobs.MedicalDevice
componentaccountedfor21.6%
ofthiscluster’sjobsin2010,upfrom21.2%in
2005.Industryemploymentoverthe5-yearswere
mixed.Overalljobgainswereexperiencedin
medicalequipment&supplymfg(+.2%)while
overalllossesresultedinthenavigation,measuring,
electromedical&controlinstrumentmfg.industry
(-6.1%).
Pharmaceutical
componentin2010accountedfor
about43.8%ofthiscluster’semployment,down
from48.7%in2005.Overthe5-yearperiod,each
ofthethreeindustrygroupsexperiencedalossof
jobs:pharmaceutical&medicinemfg.(-18.5%),
soap&compoundmfg.(-15.8%)andthedrugs&
druggistssundrieswholesalers(-2.2%).
2005 –2010
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
63,193
63,192
65,090
60,448
55,732
53,770
27,428
27,465
26,809
27,636
27,236
26,479
39,086
41,501
40,952
43,352
42,997
42,554
-
10,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
200520062007200820092010
5‐Year Employment Trend
Pharmaceuticals
Medical Device
BioTech
# of Employees
Year
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Establishments
MedicalDevices:
Themajorityoftheindustry
sectorforthiscomponent’s777establishmentsin
2010werefoundinmedicalequipment&supplies
mfg.(61.2%).Thiscluster’s3,144establishmentswere
highlyconcentratedin2010within:Pharmaceuticals:
Nearly80%ofthis
component’s973establishments(in2010)were
positionedwithintwoindustrysector;drug
wholesalers(52.4%)andpharma&medicinemfg.
(26.0%).(Note:In2010,NewJersey’spharma&
medicinemanufacturersaccountedfor8.9%ofall
thenation’sestablishments).BioTech:
Morethanhalfofthiscomponent’s
industrysector(1,393)establishmentsin2010were
focusedonR&D:inphysical,engineering&life
science(44.9%)andintheSocialSciences(6.7%).
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
Pharmace
uticals
31.0%
BioTech
44.3%
Medical
Devices
24.7%
Cluster Establishment
Pharmaceuticals
BioTech
Medical Devices
2010
8.0%
3.0%
3.7%
16.2%
23.0%
21.4%
10.5%
14.2%
Pharma & Medicine Mfg.
Soap Compounds Mfg.
Toilet Prep Mfg.
Drugs & Druggists Sundries W/S
Scientific R&D Services
Medical & Diagnostic Labs
Measuring & Contl Inst Mfg.
Medical Equipment & Supplies Mfg
Sector Establishments
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
5‐Year Establishment Trend
MedicalDevicesconsistedof777establishmentsin
2010.Itaccountedfor24.7%oftheestablishments
withinthiscluster.Overthe5-yearperiodfrom
2005to2010,totalestablishmentsgrewby4.0%.Therewere3,144establishmentsinthis
clusterin2010,upfrom2,777in2005.
Overthe5-yearperiod,establishments
rosefrom2005by13.2percent.Allthree
componentsexperiencedagain!Pharmaceuticalsaccountedfor31.0%ofthe
cluster’sestablishmentsin2010,upfrom29.4%in
2005.Eachofthethreeindustrygroupsrealizeda
gainoverthis5-yeartimeperiodresultinginanet
increaseof19.2percentofnewestablishments.
BioTechaccountedfor44.3%oftheestablishments
inthisclusterin2010,upfrom43.7%in2005.
Bothindustrygroupsrealizedsignificantgains
resultinginstatewidegrowthofestablishments
(+14.8%).
Year
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
817
852
868
898
942
974
747
767
755
800
781
777
1213
1280
1238
1346
1385
1393
0
200
400
600
800
1,000
1,200
1,400
1,600
200520062007200820092010
5‐Year Establishment Trend
Pharmaceuticals
Medical Devices
BioTech
2005 –2010
# of Establishments
Pharmaceuticalestablishments
haveapowerfulpresencein
northernNJ;attractedby--an
excellentlaborpool,major
universitiesandaccesstoall
modesofgreattransportation.
BioTechestablishmentshavea
strongpresenceinNewJersey,
especiallywithinthe“Einstein
AllyCorridor”area.Nearby
universitiesandincubatorsarea
significantcontributingfactor.
MedicalDeviceestablishments
havearobustpresenceinNJ,
especiallylocatedinthenorth-
easternsectionofthestateinthe
heartofthemanufacturingarea,
adjoining‘Pharma’country.
(777)
Medical Device
Establishments
(in 2010)
(973)
Pharmaceutical
Establishments
(in 2010)
(1,393)
BioTech(R&D)
Establishments
(in 2010)
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Establishment Concentration 
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Total Wage Impact
WhileNJ’sBio/PharmaceuticalLifeScienceClusteraccountedforonly3.9%ofthe
employmentin2010,wagesaccountedfor8.1%ofthestate’stotalwages.
Thiscluster’stotalwagesfrom2005to2010,increasedby18.0%or$2.15billion,
addingsignificantlytothestate’seconomy.
From2005to2010,allsevenofthiscluster’sindustrygroupsexperiencedtotal
wagegrowthinNewJersey:rangingfrom+8.0%to+30.2%.Thetopthreewere
medicalequipment&suppliesmfg.(+30.2%),followedbydrugs&druggists
sundrieswholesalers(26.9%)andscientificresearch&developmentservices
(24.5%).
Note:Totalwagesareasignificantfactorbecauseitcanbeusedto:
Determinethevalueaclusterorindustryhastowardshighpayingjobs.
Anticipateprojectedstaterevenuesfrompayrolltaxes.
Helppolicymakersdetermine:
Typeofindustriestofocusonforattractingandretainingqualityjobs;
Typeofjobsthatlikelywillbecreated,expandedand/orretained.

Whereandhowtoinvestforeconomicdevelopment,education,training
programs,etc.
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
103,401
74,338
57,975
102,391
75,711
69,653
113,626
79,946
66,389
49,119
135,583
87,698
67,403
132,844
87,270
86,594
129,405
77,358
65,362
54,543 
143,167
98,986
73,478
132,816
89,509
88,253
131,151
83,100
67,641
55,736 
0
20,000
40,000
60,000
80,000
100,000
120,000
140,000
160,000
2004
2009
2010
Wages
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Average Annual Wages
MedicalDevices:
Thiscomponent’sannualaveragewagewas$88,930in2010,upfrom$73,088in
2005.Overthe5-year(2005-2010)period,theaverageannualwageincreased21.7%.Theindustrysector
increasesrangedfrom+18.2%(measuring&controlinstrumentmfg.)to+26.7%(medicalequipmfg.).Pharmaceuticals:
Thiscomponentsawannualwagesaverage$130,143in2010.Overthe5-year
(2005-2010)period,theannualaveragewagesincreased$33,990(or+35.4%).Theincreasesinthe
industrysectorsrangedfrom+26.7%(toiletpreparationmfg.)to38.5%(pharma&medicinemfg.).BioTech:
Thiscomponent’s2010annualaveragewagewas$111,382,upfrom$98,790in2005.Over
the5-year(2005-2010)period,itincreased12.7%.Theindustrysectorsvariedoverthesametimeperiod
rangingfrom+1.9%(medical&diagnosticlabs)to+15.4%(
R&D:physical,engineering&lifescience
).
Thiscluster’saverageannualwagewas
$114,757in2010,whichwas105.9%
higherthanthestate’stotalprivate
averageof$55,736.Separately,allthree
componentsalsohad2010wagesthat
weresignificantlyhigherthanthestate’s
totalwages.Thesecomponent’saverage
annualwagesrangedfrom+77.5%
(medicaldevices)and+97.1%(biotech)
to+113.4%(pharmaceuticals).
Industry Sectors
(SOURCE: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2010)
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Analysis: Staffing Patterns
of
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Staffing Patterns: Cluster
Ofthediscloseabledata,mostwere
heldwithinfourmajoroccupations.
Theywere:production(19,521jobs),
officeandadministrativesupport
(16,832jobs),management(13,349
jobs),andlife,physical,andsocial
sciences(13,252jobs).

Thesefourmajoroccupations
accountedfornearly50percentofall
thejobsidentifiedwithinthiscluster.
Major Occupational Group Breakdown
(By Jobs in2009)
15.3%
13.2%
10.5%
10.4%
7.0%
5.7%
4.8%
4.0%
2.6%
23.9%
Production
Office & Adm Support
Management
Life, Physical, and Social Sci
Business and Financial Ops
Computer and Math
Architecture and Engineering
Healthcare Practitioners & Tech
Material Moving
Sales
Others (incl non-discloseable)
Production
Office & Adm
Support
Other:
Including 18.8% Non-disclosable
Management
Life, Physical &
Social Science
Occupationalanalysisof103,388jobs
outofatotalof127,394identified
withinthiscluster(in2009)revealed
that:
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development,
Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occu
p
ational Research, Occu
p
ational Em
p
lo
y
ment Pro
j
ections
NOTE:Dotodisclosure/confidentiallyissues,
only81.2percentofthejobholder’sdata
couldbeusedforoccupationalanalysis.
Therewere211occupationaltitlesidentifiedfromthe103,388jobsanalyzedforthiscluster
fromthe2009data.Mostofthejobtitleswerefoundtobewithineitherproduction(28.5%),
life,physical,andsocialsciences(21.8%),orofficeandadministrativesupport(19.3%).
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Occupations within Cluster
New Jersey Bio/Pharmaceutical Life-Science Cluster’s Top 20 Occupations
(in 2009)
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occupational Research, Occupational Employment Projections
NOTE:Dotodisclosureissues,only81.2%of
theoccupationaldatacouldbeanalyzed.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Staffing Patterns
Pharmaceutical Component
Major Occupational Group Breakdown
(2009)
21.6%
14.6%
12.8%
12.0%
6.0%
5.1%
3.1%
2.6%
2.5%
1.7%
18.0%
Production
Office & Adm Support
Management
Life, Physical, and Social Sci
Business and Financial Ops
Material Moving
Sales
Maintence & Repairs
Architecture and Engineering
Computer and Math
Others (incl non-discloseable)
Occupationalanalysisof44,543jobsoutof
thetotal52,704jobsidentifiedwithinthe
pharmaceuticalcomponent(in2009)
revealedthat:
Ofthedisclosabledata,mostwereidentified
withinfivemajoroccupationsforthis
component.Theywere:production(11,362
jobs),officeandadministrativesupport
(7,669jobs),management(6,740),life,
physical,andsocialsciences(6,334jobs),
andbusiness&financialoperations(3,153
jobs).

Thesefivemajoroccupationsaccounted
fornearly80%ofallthe(disclosable)jobs
identifiedwithinthiscomponent.
Production
Office & Adm
Support
Management
Life, physical
& social
sciences
Business
Ops.
Other:
Including 15.5%
Non-disclosable
NOTE:Dotodisclosure/confidentiallyissues,
only84.5percentofthejobholder’sdata
couldbeusedforoccupationalanalysis.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Occupations
New Jersey Pharmaceutical Component’s Top 5 Occupations
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occupational Research, Occupational Employment Projections
OCCUPATIONS (2009)EMPLOYMENTWAGE(MINIMUM) EDUCATION/TRAINING
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators4,08827,250Short-term on-the-job training
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators2,75531,390Moderate-term on-the-job training
Chemists2,56276,970Bachelor's degree
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1,86930,380Short-term on-the-job training
Biochemists and Biophysicists1,44095,500Doctoral degree
PackagingandFillingMachineOperators:Operateortendmachinestoprepareindustrialorconsumerproducts
forstorageorshipment.
1
MixingandBlendingMachineOperators:Theoccupationisinvolvedwiththesetup,operate,ortendmachines
tomixorblendmaterials;includingchemicals.
1
Chemists:Workvariesuponfieldofexpertise.Occupationsrangefromdiscoveringand/ordevelopingnewand
improvedproductstoworkinginproductionandqualitycontrolinthemanufacturingplants.Thiswell-paying
occupationusuallyareinvolvedwithchemicals.
Therewere142occupationaltitlesidentifiedfrom52,704jobswithinthiscomponentin2009.Upon
analyzingthe44,453(disclosable)job’sdatawithinthepharmaceuticalcomponent,itwasfoundthat
thefollowingfivetitlesleadthelist(intermsofjobholders).Thesefiveoccupationsalsoaccounted
for28.5%ofthejobsinthiscomponent:
Pharmaceutical Component
NOTE:Dotodisclosureissues,only84.5%of
theoccupationaldatacouldbeanalyzed.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Staffing Patterns
Biotech (R&D) Component
Major Occupational Group Breakdown
(2009)
14.1%
13.6%
12.0%
9.9%
9.5%
9.2%
5.6%
3.4%
2.1%
1.3%
19.2%
Life, Physical, and Social Sci
Office & Adm Support
Computer and Math
Business and Financial Ops
Healthcare Practitioners & Tech
Management
Healthcare Support
Architecture and Engineering
Sales
Production
Otheer (Incl Non-Disclosable)
Occupationalanalysisof39,211jobsoutof
thetotal47,169identifiedjobswithinthe
Biotech(R&D)component(in2009)
revealedthat:

Ofthedisclosabledata,mostwereheld
withinthreemajoroccupations.Theywere:
life,physical,andsocialsciences(6,646
jobs),officeandadministrativesupport
(6,398jobs),andcomputers&math(5,662
jobs).

Thesethreemajoroccupations,accounted
fornearlyhalf(47.7%)ofallthe
(identifiable)jobswithinthiscomponent.
Computer &
Math
Office & Adm
Support
Management
Life, physical
& social
sciences
Business
& finl
Ops.
Other:
Including 18.8%
Non-disclosable
Healthcare
Practics&
Techs
NOTE:Dotodisclosure/confidentiallyissues,
only81.2percentofthejobholder’sdata
couldbeusedforoccupationalanalysis.
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development,
Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occu
p
ational Research, Occu
p
ational Em
p
lo
y
ment Pro
j
ections
Therewere167occupationaltitlesidentifiedfrom47,169jobswithinthiscomponentin2009.Upon
analyzingthe39,211(disclosable)jobswithinthebiotech(R&D)component,itwasfoundthatthe
followingfivetitlesleadthelist(intermsofjobholders).Thesefiveoccupationsalsoaccountedfor
24.2%ofthejobsinthiscomponent:
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Occupations
New Jersey Biotech (R&D) Component’s Top 5 Occupations
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occupational Research, Occupational Employment Projections
HealthcareSupportWorkers,AllOther:Workerprovidingtechnicalhealthcaresupportinanofficeorlaboratory
environment.Generallyinvolveperformingclericalduties.ComputerSoftwareEngineers,SystemsSoftware:Theoccupationinvolvesresearch,design,develop,andtesting
softwareapplicationsforindustriesincludingmedicalandscientificresearch.Alsoinvolvesusingprinciplesand
techniquesofcomputerscience,engineering,andmathematicalanalysis.
1
BusinessOperationsSpecialists:Thisoccupationisasthetitleimplies.
1
OCCUPATIONS (2009)EMPLOYMENTWAGES(MINIMUM) EDUCATION/TRAINING
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other2,50832,830Short-term on-the-job training
Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software2,111105,190Bachelor's degree
Business Operations Specialists, All Other2,05869,990Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists1,496124,270Doctoral degree
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians1,29765,510Associate degree
MedicalScientists:Medicalscientistsresearchhumandiseasesandconditionswiththegoalofimprovinghuman
health.MostconductbiomedicalR&D.Thosewhoworkinprivateindustryconductappliedresearchorsupport
productdevelopment,usingknowledgediscoveredthroughresearchtodevelopnewdrugsandmedicaltreatments.
1
Biotech (R&D) Component
NOTE:Dotodisclosureissues,only81.2%of
theoccupationaldatacouldbeanalyzed.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Staffing Patterns
Medical Device Component
Major Occupational Group Breakdown
(2009)
28.7%
12.2%
10.5%
8.7%
4.3%
2.5%
2.4%
30.7%
Production
Architecture and Engineering
Office & Adm Support
Management
Business and Financial Ops
Sales
Computer and Math
Others (incl non-discloseable)
Occupationalanalysisof19,634jobsoutof
thetotal27,520identifiedjobswithinthe
MedicalDevicecomponent(in2009)
revealedthat:
Ofthedisclosabledata,mostjobswereheld
withinthreemajoroccupations.Theywere:
production(7,548jobs),architecture&
engineering(3,225jobs),andofficeand
administrativesupport(2,765jobs).

Thesethreemajoroccupations,accounted
foralmostseventypercent(68.9%)ofall
the(disclosable)jobswithinthis
component.
Architecture &
engineering
Office &
Adm
Support
Production
Other:
Including 28.7%
Non-disclosable
NOTE:Dotodisclosure/confidentiallyissues,
only71.3percentofthejobholder’sdata
couldbeusedforoccupationalanalysis.
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development,
Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occupational Research, Occupational Employment Projections
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Occupations
New Jersey Medical DeviceComponent’s Top 5 Occupations
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Labor Market & Demographic Research
Bureau of Occupational Research, Occupational Employment Projections
AssemblersandFabricators,AllOther:Thisoccupationproducesawiderangeoffinishedgoodsfrommanufactured
partstosubassemblies.Itusuallyinvolvesintricatemanufacturedproducts.TeamAssemblers:Mostassemblersworkonteams.Theeducationlevelandqualificationsneededtoenterthesejobs
varydependingontheindustryandemployer.WhileahighschooldiplomaorGEDissufficientformostjobs,
experienceandextratrainingisneededformoreadvancedassemblywork.
1
ElectricalandElectronicEquipmentAssemblers:Thisoccupationinvolvesassemblingormodifyingelectricalor
electronicequipment.
1
OCCUPATIONS (2009) EMPLOYMENT WAGE (MINIMUM) EDUCATION/TRAINING
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other1,38341,630Moderate-term on-the-job training
Team Assemblers90724,250Moderate-term on-the-job training Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers80237,710Short-term on-the-job training
Dental Laboratory Technicians79440,500Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-Line Supervisors/Managers (Production/Operating)40966,510Work experience in a related occupation
DentalLaboratoryTechnicians:Constructandrepairfullorpartialdenturesordentalappliances.(Note:This
occupationexcludes"DentalAssistants.”)
1
Therewere119occupationaltitlesidentifiedfrom27,520jobswithinthiscomponentin2009.Upon
analyzingthe19,634(disclosable)job’sdatawithinthemedicaldevicecomponent,itwasfoundthat
thefollowingfive
titles
leadthelist(intermsofjobholders).Thesefiveoccupationsalsoaccounted
for21.9%ofthejobsinthiscomponent:
Medical Device Component
NOTE:Dotodisclosureissues,only71.3%of
theoccupationaldatacouldbeanalyzed.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Analysis: Characteristics
of
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
NewJersey’shighlywell-educated
workforceisoverwhelminglyrealizedin
thisclusterasnearlytwothirdsofits
workforceholdsatleastabachelor’s
degree,ofwhich22.3%holdaMaster’s/
Professionaland8.2%holdaDoctoral
degree.
Theeducation/trainingforthetop20
occupationsbroke-downasfollows:
short-to-moderatetraining(41.6%);
bachelorsorbachelor'sorhigherdegree,
plusworkexperience(29.9%);work
experienceinrelatedoccupation
(15.2%);doctoraldegree(9.2%)and
associatesdegree(4.0%).
NJ BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Education Characteristics
EducationalBreakdown
(2010)
Duetothehighlevelandtechnicaldemandsofmanyoftheoccupations
foundinthiscluster,theserelatedNewJerseyemployer’shadatremendous
needforhighlywell-educatedworkers.
3.4%
16.3%
18.6%
31.2%
22.3%
8.2%
Less than High School
High School diploma
Some college/Associate degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's/Professional degree
Doctoral degree
(Source: 2010 American Community Survey Public Use MicrodataSample)
61.7%
of this
workforce
holdsat
least a
Bachelor’s
Degree.
NJ BIO/PHARMACEUTICAL 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Education Attainment
Havingavailabilitytohighlyeducatedscientistsandengineersisvitalforthese
relatedcompaniestocompeteandsucceed.Therefore,it’sunderstandableasto
whytherelatedbusinesseswithinthisclustergravitatetoNewJersey.(Infact–as
ofMay2010,accordingtotheBureauofLaborStatistics–NewJerseyranked2
nd
in
thenationintermsofhighestemploymentandhighestconcentration,ofchemist.)
CIP
Related Degrees Awarded in 2010
by New Jersey's Institution of Higher Education
CertAssocBachMast
Doct
Research
Doct
ProfTOTAL
11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support
Services8237873953924--1,762
14Engineering11501,9081,268206--3,533
15
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related
Fields555122242063--1,000
26Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1742,134224162--2,595
27Mathematics and Statistics--3351322754--827
40Physical Sciences 2125455228101--911
41Science Technologies/Technicians 327283----61
51Health Professions and Related Programs 9863,0241,9991,1041918168,120
Totals1,130 4,323 8,000 3,799 741 816 18,809
In2010,NewJerseyawardedalmost19,000certificates/degreesformanyoftherelated
occupationsemployedbythiscluster.Theyincluded;
(Source: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, 2010)
70.2%
12.9%
0.2%
8.4%
6.2%
2.2%
68.4%
8.2%
0.2%
16.6%
5.1%
1.5%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
WhiteBlackAm.
Indian/
AK Nat.
AsianSome
Other
Races
Two or
more
races
All NJ Industries
NJ Cluster
R
A
C
E
% of Workers
Races
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Characteristics
•Themajorityofworkersemployedinthis
clusterareWhite,whichissimilartoallNew
Jerseycompanies(combined).
•Thisclusteremploysalargerproportionofthe
Asianpopulation(16.6%),morethanis
typicallyseeninN.J.’scompanies(8.4%).
•Collectively,Whites&Asiansaccountfor
85.0%oftheworkforceinthiscluster.
11.9%
19.8%
22.4%
24.8%
16.1%
5.0%
4.8%
18.7%
27.9%
27.8%
18.0%
2.8%
0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
Less
than 25
25‐3435‐4445‐5455‐6465 &
over
All NJ Industries
NJ Cluster
% of Workers
Age of Workers
•MajorityofNewJerseyworkersemployedin
thisclusterarebetween35-54(55.7%)ofage.
•WhileallNewJerseycompanies(combined)
employ11.9%oftheworkforceunder25
yearsofage,thisclusteremploysonlyabout
4.8%ofthissameagegroup.
•SimilartoalltheotherNewJerseycompanies
(combined),about19-20%oftheworkersare
between25and34yearsofage.
(Source: 2010 American Community Survey Public Use MicrodataSample)
35.2%
25.9%
17.4%
9.0%
7.3%
2.2%
2.9%
13.5%
17.1%
19.9%
16.2%
18.6%
8.5%
5.9%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
All NJ Industries
New Jersey Cluster
E
A
R
N
I
N
G
S
% of Workers
•Thereweremorefemalesemployedwithinthis
clusterthanmalesin2010.
•Thisclusterproportionin2010wasunlikethe
state’sgenderemploymentgapweremore
maleswereemployed(52.5%)inthe
(combined)workforcethenfemales(47.5%).
•Morethantwo-thirdsoftheworkerinthis
clusterearnedatleast$50,000,whereasless
thanhalfofallworkers(inallindustries
combined)earnedgreaterthan$50,000.
45.0%
55.0%
New Jersey
Cluster
Male
Female
G
E
N
D
E
R
79.7%
11.6%
In State
Out of State
P
L
A
C
E
o
f
W
O
R
K
New Jersey
Cluster
(by Residence: 2010)
•Overwhelmingly,79.7%ofNJ’sresidences
withinthisclusterin2010worked‘Instate’.
•Comparably,thiscluster’s‘InState’residence
workersin2010wasgreaterthanNJ’s
(combined)workforce(75.4%).
(Source: 2010 American Community Survey Public Use MicrodataSample)
Earnings
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Characteristics
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Analysis: Summing-up
the
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
Likethestate,aswellasthenation,overallthiscluster’semploymentwasnegativelyimpactedby
therecession.However,otherchallengesfacingthisclusterarealsolimitingorrestraining
employmentgrowth.Includedare:
IndustryPresencewithinNewJersey:
Theperceptionsomehaveabouttherecentmega-mergersand
acquisitions,andthatitcouldgreatlyreducethefaceofNewJersey’s(related-industry)dominance,couldhave
harmfuleffectsonassociatedinvestments.Inturn,ithasbroughtintoquestionthiscluster’semploymentviability.It’snoteworthytomentionthatthesemega-mergermayhaveprovidedopportunitiesforotherdrugmakers.
Whileemploymenthasbeenreduced,thisclustersestablishmentnumberscontinuedtorisebetween2005and
2010--by13.2%.It’slikelythatthesituationprovidedotherclusterrelatedcompaniesanopportunityto
purchaseorleasestate-of-the-artfacilitiesthattheymostlikelywouldneverbeabletoaffordundernormal
economicconditions.Therefore,astheeconomyrecovers,theseaddedestablishmentscouldpotentiallyset
thegroundworkforemploymentgrowth.

USFoodandDrugAdministration:Theg
overnment’scomplexapprovalprocesscansometimesimpede,or
discouragedevelopmentand/ortestingofanewproduct.Asaresult,opportunitiestocreate,expand,orspinoffa
newbusinessaresometimesdelayedorhalted,andinturn,theopportunityforjobgrowthishindered.

DrugDevelopmentCost:
Itcostsanestimated$1.3billionandtakes10to15yearstodevelopanewdrug.

DrugDevelopmentPipeline:
Manycompaniesinthisclusterhavelimitedproductsintheirpipelines.With
manydrugpatentsexpiringinthenearfuture,itispushingcompaniestoconsiderconsolidationoptions.

Risk&Compliance:
Liabilityisamajorconcernwhenevaluatingtheresearch&development,aswellasthe
releaseofnewproducts.Asaresult,potentialopportunitiestogrowabusiness,alongwithrelatedemployment,is
sometimesjeopardized.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Challenges
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
OUTLOOK
NewJersey’scustomarypharmaceutical,medicaldeviceandbiotechnologystand-aloneindustrieshave
beenundergoingvariouschangesinordertoconfrontmanyofthechallengesthatlieaheadintheir
future.Amongthemisthechangingbusinessenvironmentwherecompaniesarenowfocusingonnew
business‘life-processes’models,whichiscausingthemtocrosstraditionalindustriesboundaries.The
supportfromthisclustershouldhelpcompaniescollaborateandmakenecessarychangeswithoutlosing
theirfundamentaluniqueness.
NewJersey’sapproachissetupforcompanieswithintheclustertocollaborateandworktogether.This
attitudeshouldhelpallinvolvedinaddressingmanyofthesameinterrelatedissuesandchallenges.As
thispartnershipsdevelop,the‘team’willbecollectivelyhelpingeachothertomakeasuccessful
transformationorjustminoradjustments,ifnecessary.

Example:Asbusinesseslooktofindcosteffectivemethodsofgettingproductstoanagingpopulation,
pharmaceuticalcompaniesarepartneringwithmedicaldevicecompaniestodeliverproducts,suchas
injectablemedications,todelivertotheenduser.Inthiscase,thepharmaceuticalindustryispre-filling
self-injectableneedles-developedbythemedicaldeviceindustry-beforedeliveringthedrugstothe
enduser.Likewise,pharmaceuticalsareteamingupwithbiotechR&Dlabstoexpandsimilarservicesto
addresssafetyissuessuchasminimizingworkersfrombeingexposedtocommunicablediseases.Inthe
end,thesealliancesareencouraging(NewJersey)companiestosupporteachotherandgrow,via
maximizingtechnology.
Thisexamplesillustratesthatwhileeachoftheindustryrelatedcompaniesmayhavehadtomakesome
operationaladjustments,theykepttheircorebusiness,whileworkingwithotherNewJerseycompanies
withinthecluster,tochangewiththetimes.

TheState’ssupportiveeffectsforthisclustershouldhelpcompaniescollaborateandmake
necessarychangeswithoutthesefirmslosingtheirfundamentaluniqueness.

Thefundamentalsareinplaceforrelatedestablishmentgrowth–whichisanencouraging
signforfuturejobopportunities.

TheState’s“BusinessFriendly”attitudeisalreadyshowingencouragingsignsforattracting,
retaining,andnurturinggrowthexpansionofrelatedcompanieswithintheGardenState.

NewJerseycontinuestoprovidethisclusterwithahighlyeducatedandwelldeveloped
workforce.Inaddition,theNewJerseyDepartmentofLaborandWorkforcehasobtaineda
$3.6millionFederalPharmaN.E.G.fundinginitiativeforadditionaltrainingforthisgroup.

NewJerseyalsocontinuestooffermajorports,airports,andothertransportationresources
allowingfortheGardenStatecompaniestobecloselylinkedtoglobalmarketactivities.

NewJerseyhasdevelopedpartnershipswithkeyplayerssuchasBioNJ,whichadministers
theNewJerseyDept.ofLabor’s‘TalentNetwork’program.WithBioNJhelps,N.J.Labor
willbetterunderstandwhatthecompaniesarethinking,doingandneed,andinturncanbe
betterservicebytheState.Collectively,allwillbehelpingeachothertobesuccessfulinthe
GardenState!
Whiletherearemanyeconomicrelatedissuetodealwith,thelong-termoutlookforthis
NewJerseyclusterisbeingviewwithcautiousoptimism.Reasonsinclude:
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Outlook
(Continued from the previous page)
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Outlook
(Continued from the previous page)
Thereareotherencouragingfactorsforthissectorincluding:
Welleducatedandtalentedworkforce:NewJerseycontinuestoofferanoutstandingeducational
system,whichprovidesthisclusterwiththehighlyeducatedworkersneededfortheiroperations.Having
suchavailabilitytooneofthemosttalentedworkforcesinthenationhelpsinattractingandencouraging
companiesinthisclustertoexpandtheirestablishmentsinNewJersey.Astheeconomyimprovesand
theseestablishmentsdevelop,thisclustershouldexperienceoverallincreasedhiringwithinthestate.

Transportation:WithcompanieshavingaccesstoNewJersey’smajorports,airports,andother
transportationresources,theGardenStateiscloselylinkedtoglobalmarketactivities.Infact,many
internationalU.S.headquartersidentifiedwithinthiscluster,arelocatedherebecauseofourgreat
transportationaccesstotheworld.Inaddition,manyofthecompaniesneedthespecificmodeof
transportation,whichotherstatesorevencountriescannotprovide.Astheeconomyrecoversandglobal
activitiespickup,thisclusteragainshouldseebusinessincrease,andinturn,hiringshouldimprove.
Utilizingthisclusterapproachshouldalsohelpclustermemberstodealwithothermajorissuessuchas
anerraticeconomicconditions,containingcosts,changingbusinessmodels,etc.Theendresultisviewed
withoptimismsincethiscluster’scompanieswillbeabletocontinuetodevelopandgrowtheircore
business.Inturn,asbusinessgrowsandflourishes,thisclusteredapproachwillledtoapathofrelated
employmentgrowthwithintheGardenState.
NewJersey’s“well-establishedlifescienceindustryandsupportinginfrastructure”helpedoffsetthe
economicdownturn….Thestateisjustoneexampleofhoweconomiesthathaveadvancedtechnological
infrastructuresandstronginnovationmechanismsforproductionconsistentlyperformwell.”
………MilkenInstitute,January2011
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Resources
for the
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Resources for Collaboration
General
Private Sector Industry Groups:Greater NJ Process Technology Alliance
The Business Coalition for Educational Excellence
New Jersey Business / Industry / Science 
Education Consortium
Informal Networks:
New Jersey Institute of Technology, UMDNJ, 
Princeton, Rutgers alumni
Alumni from other universities
Angel investor community
Joint Private / Public Industry Groups:Commission on Health Science, Education & 
Training
New Jersey Technology Council Venture Fund
New Jersey President’s Council
Bio/Pharmaceutical Life Sciences Cluster
Private Sector Industry Groups:
BioNJ(formerly known as Biotechnology 
Council of New Jersey)

HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Private Sector Research Institutes:
Independent Four‐Year Colleges (14)
Joint Private / Public Industry Groups:
NJ Hospital Associations

NJ Biotechnology & Life Sciences Coalition

NJ Commission on Science & Technology

NJ Technology Council’s Life Science Industry 
Network
Joint Private / Public Research Institutes:
Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine

Research & Development Council of NJ
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Resources for Skilled Workers
ToensureNJ’sBio/PharmaceuticalLifeScienceClustersucceeds,theGardenStatecontinues
toinvestsinprovidingavailabilitytoawell-educatedandtalentedworkforcebyhaving:
Support for a Talented Workforce
The Mission of N.J. Dept. of Labor’s ‘Talent Networks’ are to:

Supporttheeffortsoftheworkforcedevelopmentsystem
andeducationalinstitutionstoprepareworkersfor
opportunitiesinkeyindustrysectors;

Serveastheprimaryworkforcecontactfortheindustry
sector;

Encourage networking between job seekers, employers and
education and training providers; and

EstablishaTalentDevelopmentAdvisoryGrouptoobtain
regularfeedbackontheworkforceneedsofemployersin
ordertoguidefutureworkforcedevelopmentefforts.
Note:PartneringwithBioNJ,aNJindustryassociation,Labor’s
LifeScienceTalentNetworkisimplementingnewandeffective
programstoconnectindustrytalentwithjobopportunities,and
workingtocreateinnovativeresourcestoengagethesector,
withbothprofessionalsandemployers.Itisthekeyhubfor
industry-relatedtalentinformationandresourcesforcompanies
doingbusinessinBiotechnology,Pharmaceutical,Medical
Device,DiagnosticandClinicalOperations,inNewJersey.
An Excellent Education System

Accesstomorethan60colleges,universitiesand
technologyschoolsincludingfourtoprankingengineering
schoolsthatareonthe100NationalBestEngineering
SchoolList:PrincetonUniversity(#18);Rutgers,TheState
UniversityofNewJersey(#58);StevensInstituteof
Technology(#77);andNewJerseyInstituteofTechnology
(#92).

Networkof21publictwo-yearcommunitycollegeswith
lifesciencecareerprograms.

Strongcontinuingeducationopportunitiesincluding
UMDNJBiopharmaandRutgersMBSprograms.

Uniquelearningopportunities,suchasUniversityof
Medicine&DentistryofNJ,whichoffers4maincampuses
with8schools,plusaUniversityHospitalandUniversity
BehavioralHealthCareon185acreswith64buildings
makingitthelargestinstitutionofitskindinthenation.

NewJerseymaintainsahigheducationalachievement
rankingN.J.6
th
inthenationwithindividualsaged25or
older.
Edison Innovation Angel Growth Fund:Provides up to $250,000 to leverage the funding 
from angel investors, with a 2:1 angel matching fund requirement.
Edison Innovation VC Growth Fund:Provides up to $500,000 to leverage the funding from 
venture capital‐backed investments, with a 1:1 venture capital matching fund requirement.
Edison Innovation Growth Stars Fund:Providing “follow on” funding of up to $500,000 to 
support the bes
t performing Edison Innovation Fund –assisted companies that have received 1:1 
match funding from an angel investor/group or venture capital firm.
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS
LifesciencescompaniesinNewJerseyarenoweligibleforupto$500,000inaidfrom
theEDA.Theseprogramsarestructuredtosupportemergingandearlystagecompanies.NewJerseyhasahistoryofinvestinginthelifesciencessector.Throughthestate’s
EconomicDevelopmentAuthority(EDA),theEdisonInnovationFundhasprovided
over$27millionindirect,equity-likeinvestmentsto45lifesciencesandtechnology
companiesthathavecreatedanestimated1,140newjobsandleveragedover$118
millionintotalinvestmentinNewJersey’seconomy.Also,inanefforttohelppromoteNewJerseyasahomeforinnovation,fundsavailablethroughthe
TechnologyBusinessTaxCertificateTransferProgramhavebeenincreasedfrom
$30millionto$60millioninthe2011‐12statebudget.
(SOURCE: New Jersey Economic Development Authority)
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
Fast Facts Related
to
New Jersey’s
Bio/Pharmaceutical
Life Science
Cluster
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
‘Fast Facts Excerpts’

Employmenttotaledalmost123,000in2010,or3.9percentofallprivatesector
workersinthestate.--Nationally,theproportionwasjust2.0percent!

Hasahighlywell-educatedworkforcewithnearlytwothirdsofthejobholderhaving
atleastabachelor’sdegree.Manyhaveexcelledtoachieveevenhigherdegreessuch
astheirMaster’s/Professional(22.3%)andDoctoral(8.2%)degree.

Employmentcomprisedofthreeprimarycomponents:pharmaceuticalsector(43.8%),
biotechnology(34.6%)percentandmedicaldevicemanufacturing(21.6%).

Employer’spaidmorethan$14billioninwagesduring2010,or8.1percentofthe
state’stotalwages.

Sawtheexpansionofitsestablishmentfrom2005to2010by13.2percent,which
outpacedthenationby3.6percentagepoints.

Accountedfor$23billion(nearly5.0%)ofNewJersey'sGrossDomesticProduct.
(SOURCE:Rutger’sStudy,2009)
NewJersey’sbio/pharmalife-sciencescluster…
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
‘Notable Related Facts’

Employedover20,800Science,EngineeringandHealthDoctoralHoldersin2006.(Source:NationalScienceFoundation)

Ranked3ndinthehighestconcentrationofchemicaltechniciansintheUS.(3,380)(Source:BureauofLaborStatistics)

Chemicalmanufacturingaccountedfor63.1percentofNewJersey'sbusinessin
Research&Developmentin2007.(Source:NationalScienceFoundation)

Ranked2
nd
withthehighestemploymentlevelandconcentrationofchemistsinthe
US.(5,640)(Source:BureauofLaborStatistics)

Ranked1
st
inthenationwiththehighestconcentrationofbiochemistsand
biophysicists(3,330).
(Source:BureauofLaborStatistics)

Hasover4,750FDA-regulatedestablishments.(Source:FDABudgetReport).
AboutNewJersey…
NEW JERSEY BIO/PHARMACEUTICALS 
LIFE‐SCIENCE CLUSTER 
‘Notable Related Facts’

Forseveraldecades,sawNewJersey-headquarteredpharmaceuticalcompaniesdiscoveranddevelop
morethan1/3ofthenewdrugsapprovedbyFDA.

Ishomeofmajorhealthcarefoundations–theRobertWoodJohnsonFoundation,Christopherand
DanaReeveFoundation,HenryH.KesslerFoundation,andtheHealthcareFoundationofNJ.

Hadaccesstonearly$20billionintotalresearchanddevelopmentinvestment,the3rdmostamong
the50statesnationally.N.J.alsohadaccesstoventurecapitalinvestmentin2009of$556.6million.

Hasacollaborativenetworkof11technologyincubatorscurrentlywithover350entrepreneurial
clients,graduatingover24firmssince2004,supportedbytheNJCommissiononScienceand
Technology,NJEDAandtheEdisonInnovationFund.Thosefocusingonthelifesciencesincludethe
NorthBrunswickCommercializationCenter,TheRutgersFoodInnovationCenter,Camden,
BurlingtonCountyCollegeHighTechCenter,andtheEnterpriseDevelopmentCenteratNJIT.

HasAdvancedresearchattheCancerInstituteofNJ,StemCellInstitute,W.M.KeckCenterfor
CollaborativeNeuroscience,CenterforAdvancedBiotechnologyandMedicine(CABM),
BiotechnologyCenterforAgricultureandtheEnvironment,WaksmanInstitute,CenterforAdvanced
FoodTechnology.

Hasbeenresponsiblefor4,345patentsin2010.Overthe2005-2010period:1,649indrug,bio-
affectingandbodytreatingcompositions(ranked2nd);551inorganiccompounds(ranked2nd);351
inchemistry:molecularbiologyandmicrobiology(ranked7th);348inimageanalysis(ranked4th);
andsurgery--162:medicatorsandreceptors(ranked6th)&158:instruments(ranked10th).
AboutNewJersey…
Contact Information
New Jersey Department of Labor
& Workforce Development
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/
PO Box 057
Trenton, NJ 08625-0057
Labor Planning & Analysis
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/LMI_index.html
John Ehret –Labor Market Analyst
(Tel): (609)984-9683
Email: John.Ehret@dol.state.nj.us