May 02, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/01/2012 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Clean Water Services (District) is inviting qualified firms to submit proposals for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for District’s Water Quality Laboratory as described in the Request for Proposal (RFP). The intent is to select a new environmental LIMS for District deployment.

04/13/2012 - Bid Opportunity - Provide /Install Operations - Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS)

City of Kalamazoo, Michigan - Bid Opportunity - Provide /Install Operations - Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS)

04/09/2012 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

City of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada - Request for proposals to supply and implement a software package, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), which will establish a formal system for managing laboratory data and work processes.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Corporate-Friendly Open Source Licenses – Beware, not all software is truly free, some can come with a barb

I have been doing some research on the different types of Open Source licenses. The following is a good posting that quickly summarizes the potential dangers of Open Source to corporations. You just have to know the rules but as with all software, you need to live by the license agreement. The funny thing is that GPL touts “freedom” but it is a rather restricted “freedom”. it has all the ring of truth of the double speak/thought from the book 1984 by George Orwell. Now I am all for Open Source in the corporate environment but you have to be careful, especially beware of AGPLv3.
 Recent News

05/01/2012 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces First Research-Grade FT-IR Spectrometer with One-Touch Operation

Advanced Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR Platform Integrates Multiple Techniques with Unprecedented Simplicity for Improved Workflows in Analytical Laboratories

05/01/2012 - National Institute of Genetics Deploys Aspera to Accelerate Transfer of Life Sciences Data

Aspera, Inc. (, creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, today announced that Japan’s National Institute of Genetics (NIG) has deployed Aspera’s web-based Connect Server to facilitate international research collaboration for high-throughput DNA sequencing and large-scale data analysis.

04/27/2012 - Simulations Plus (SLP) Releases GastroPlus™ 8.0

imulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling software and consulting services for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announced today the release of Version 8.0 of its flagship GastroPlus™ simulation software with significantly expanded functionality and user convenience.

04/27/2012 - NovoPath Deploys Smartphone App for Mobile Pathology Report Delivery - Now Available: An AP LIS “App for That”

NovoPath, Inc., a leader in Anatomic Pathology (AP) Best-of-Breed Software Solutions, announces the first smartphone apps for Android and Apple users, enabling secure on-the-go access to full-length AP reports. The implementation of NovoNotifier Mobile means clinicians receiving AP reports from NovoPath partner laboratories now have a unique tool at their disposal, assisting in their quest to provide the very best care to their patients.

04/26/2012 - Genome Designs Partners with SciDM Group, Securing High Performance Bioinformatics Tools for Internal Pipelines and Custom Projects

Genome Designs, Inc., custom genome annotation and metabolic modelling service provider, today announced a partnership with SciDM Group, a bioinformatics tools developer. Genome Designs will be using SciDM Group’s high performance database engine, transcriptomics data processing pipeline, and high throughput sequence comparison technology. The tools will be used to augment Genome Designs’ existing genome annotation pipelines and to boost custom software development projects for clients.

04/26/2012 - Aspera: Aspera’s fasp™ High-speed File Transfer Technology Powers BGI’s Newly Launched Cloud-based EasyGenomics™ Bioinformatics Platform

Aspera, Inc. (, creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed, today announced at Bio-IT World (booth #334) that BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, is integrating Aspera’s patented fasp™ high-speed file transfer technology as an integral feature of EasyGenomics™, BGI’s latest cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) next-generation bioinformatics platform.

04/26/2012 - Illumina Introduces BaseSpace Apps, Solutions for Genome Informatics

Illumina, Inc. today introduced BaseSpace Apps, a dedicated applications store for BaseSpace, the Company’s genomics cloud computing platform. Informatics solutions available through BaseSpace Apps will allow customers to connect with a growing community of academic, commercial and open source tool providers who are building applications around Illumina data to dramatically simplify and accelerate genomic data analysis.

04/24/2012 - STARLIMS Expands Global Customer Service and Support

STARLIMS, a leading global LIMS provider, has developed a new global customer service organization and is expanding in Europe through recent acquisitions of distributors serving various markets. Becoming part of Abbott in 2010 has given STARLIMS new resources for business expansion, customer service, new product development and international expansion.
 Upcoming Webcasts

05/08/2012 - Calibration and Qualification in Analytical Laboratories

This webinar will provide a detailed understanding about calibration and qualification of laboratory equipments, development of a qualification master plan, allocation of equipments to qualification categories A, B, C, and the approach for qualifying existing systems.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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