March 21, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 12


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/13/2012 - Request for Proposals -Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Request for Proposals -Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - The County of Monterey (California) Health Department

03/13/2012 - Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System for the the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Safety (BERS) of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

03/06/2012 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System for the University of California, Davis, California National Primate Research Center
 Recent News

03/20/2012 - Merge Healthcare Clinical Trials Division Forms Alliance With AG Mednet

Merge Healthcare, a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions and clinical trials software announced a partnership with AG Mednet, a global medical image collection and delivery service, to provide life sciences companies with a full suite of tools to manage imaging clinical trials worldwide.

03/20/2012 - Sysmex America Achieves Clinical Laboratory Connectivity Milestone

Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced its 200th placement of Sysmex WAM(TM) Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory. Sysmex WAM is now connecting nearly 600 sites and approximately 1,000 instruments in clinical laboratories across the U.S. and Canada.

03/19/2012 - Psyche Systems Corporation and Aperio® Announce Availability of Their Fully Integrated Anatomic Pathology System

Psyche Systems Corporation and Aperio announced today that they have joined forces to offer the most advanced anatomic pathology information system available. With this seamless, integrated solution, pathologists can immediately access, manage, and evaluate their whole digital slide images, eSlides, within their WindoPath® LIS via intuitive step-by-step workflows

03/19/2012 - Definiens Expands Stereology Capabilities for Quantitative Digital Pathology

Definiens®, the leading provider of image analysis and data mining solutions for quantitative digital pathology, today announced it will expand its already comprehensive product portfolio with additional stereological analysis methods. Stereology can be incorporated into both manual and automated whole slide image analysis workflows.

03/15/2012 - Research and Markets: Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) - Global Outlook

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) - Global Outlook" report to their offering. The report details trends such as, growing popularity of Enterprise-Wide and Commercial Off the Shelf LIMS solutions and increased demand for Pharmaceutical LIMS from Contract Research Organizations. Additionally, interoperability issues of LIMS solutions and longer implementation time for commercial LIMS solutions are also covered.

03/13/2012 - Blaze Systems Publishes White Paper on 21st Century Labs Using Stone Age Tools

Blaze Systems Corporation has issued a white paper reflecting on the state of information management in most 21st century labs, mired in the use of stone age information management tools. Some of the possible reasons for this debilitating state of affairs are addressed.
 Upcoming Events


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 2012 Oak Ridge Conference: Emerging Technologies for 21st Century Clinical Diagnostics to be held April 19 – 20, 2012, at The Fairmont in San José, CA.

04/17/2012 - Food Safety Summit 2012

The Food Safety Summit is designed to meet the educational and information needs of the food industry including growers, processors, retailers, distributors, foodservice operators, regulators and academia. The Summit provides a 4 day comprehensive education program with expert speakers and trainers; an expansive exhibition hall with vendors demonstrating the latest products and services; and networking events to exchange valuable ideas and make meaningful connections.
 Upcoming Webcasts

04/04/2012 - Validation and Use of Excel® Spreadsheets in Regulated Environments

This excel validation training/ webinar will demonstrate how to design spreadsheets for part 11/GxP /SOX/HIPAA, document planning, specifications, installation, testing and changes to meet FDA requirements.

03/27/2012 - Environmental Monitoring and Contamination Control Plan - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This 90-minute cleanroom contamination control training will review the common mistakes that people make in cleanrooms that lead to contamination, show how to develop a successful contamination control program and discuss ways to improve your facility's design and maintenance.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Delta Checks in Action: An Essential Quality Improvement Tool which takes place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:00pm US Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

05/31/2009 - LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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