May 09, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 19


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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

05/16/2012 - CSols, Inc. Presents - Complimentary Webinar- Heads for LIMS, Tails for ELN

Wednesday - May 16, 2012 2pm EDTAre you trying to improve your laboratory’s systems and processes? Many companies look to leverage informatics solutions to increase laboratory throughput, bolster compliance, and enhance business operations. Fortunately, there are a variety of potential LIMS & ELN solutions to help meet your objectives. But making the right decision may become a challenge due to the plethora of solutions and their overlapping functionalities. In this one hour webinar, understand why making the right choice is the most critical factor controlling the success of your project. Take home a proven approach for system selection.

05/14/2012 - IT Risk Management – EU Laws and Regulations - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This 90-minute webinar will help you understand what EU laws and regulations apply to IT infrastructure and are used in the workplace, including WEEE and RoHS Regulations, monitoring and tracking, information security, data protection, encryption controls, RFID and biometrics and BYOD (“bring your own device”) issues.
 Recent News

05/04/2012 - Jenmar International and IOS Technologies Announce Interoperability

At the 2012 LMT LABDAY West Dental Meeting in Anaheim, California, IOS Technologies, the leader in high definition digital impressions and modeling systems, and Jenmar International, the trusted leader in dental laboratory management software solutions, announced that Jenmar's DL-plus Laboratory Management Software and IOS Technologies' FastScan(R) Digital Laboratory Scanning System have achieved interoperability.

05/03/2012 - Simulations Plus (SLP) Releases MedChem Studio 3.0 and MedChem Designer 2.0

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling software and consulting services for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announced today the release of Version 3.0 of its MedChem Studio™ and Version 2.0 of its MedChem Designer™ cheminformatics software programs.

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.
 Upcoming Events

06/25/2012 - Innovation in Phase 1 Clinical Development

Attend Innovation in Phase 1 Clinical Development to hear successful implementations of cost saving strategies. This phase 1 clinical trial event will help you transition to Phase 2 production faster and more cost effectively.

06/25/2012 - 4th Clinical Trials Supply & Logistics Summit

The 4th Annual Clinical Trials Supply & Logistics Summit will be investigating compliance, quality control, efficiency and logistics in the clinical trials supply chain. This summit promises to provide industry expert insight into best practices, as well as prepare you with skills and tools needed to use clinical trials to gain a competitive edge in this highly competitive global market.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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