January 11, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Recent News

01/10/2012 - Six Innovative Laboratories Win GenomeQuest Grants to Bring Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostics to the Clinic

GenomeQuest Inc., a global provider of large-scale genomic software applications, announced today that it has awarded six grants totaling more than $120,000 in software and services to help six laboratories facilitate the transition from multiple Sanger-based gene tests to consolidated next generation sequencing (NGS) based tests.

01/09/2012 - AACC Announces Webinar ‘Body Flui Testing in The Clinical Laboratory'

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) presents a webinar, Body Fluid Testing in the Clinical Laboratory, to be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 2:00pm Eastern and lasting 90 minutes.

01/06/2012 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Unity Lab Services

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced Unity™ Lab Services, a new offering that combines product and laboratory support services to create a single solution for customers to optimize productivity and reduce their total cost of laboratory operations.

01/06/2012 - QIAGEN Launches QIAensemble Decapper Sample Preparation Automation System

QIAGEN N.V. announced today the launch of the QIAensemble Decapper automation system that will facilitate the handling of liquid-based cytology and various other types of liquid samples that are processed by clinical laboratories around the world.

01/05/2012 - NeTLIMS™ Prepares its LIS Clients to Meet HIPAA 5010 Migration Rules

NeTLIMS™ NJ, LLC, a provider of advanced Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), today announced that its clients are implementing and using new software that will allow them to comply with the HIPAA 5010 formats that have been mandated by CMS.
 Upcoming Events

03/06/2012 - STARLIMS Announces Forum2012 User Meeting

Based on input from many STARLIMS users, Forum2012 aims to address the interesets of labs in multiple industries and disciplines. Forum2012 is an opportunity to share know-how and to strengthen collaboration between the global STARLIMS community. The dates are March 6-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Register today and enjoy discounted registration rates.

03/05/2012 - XGen Congress & Expo

Genomic Data Analysis and Interpretation, Epigenetics, Comprehending Copy Number and Structural Variation, Targeting Non-Coding RNA, RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, Sequencing Data Storage and Management, Successful Sequencing

02/19/2012 - Molecular Med TRI-CON

Spanning five days this year, the event now includes more activities including: 2 partnering forums, 5 symposia, 18 short courses, and 12 core programs. Join over 3,000 attendees in interactive lectures, discussions, and various receptions as a way to facilitate networking opportunities and hearing differing views and perspectives on poignant issues facing you and our industry today.
 Upcoming Webcasts

01/31/2012 - HIPAA Security Rule Compliance and Risk Analysis: Finding the best ways to reduce security risks and prevent breaches

This 3-hr virtual seminar on HIPAA Security Rule Compliance and Risk Analysis will present an organized and simple approach to perform an effective Information Security Risk Analysis

01/26/2012 - Validation and use of Access Databases in FDA regulated environments

In this FDA Regulated training learn regulation as applied to access database and how to validate with FDA requirements.

01/18/2012 - Production and QMS Software Validation - An Excel Example

This webinar covers production and QMS requirements for software (Excel spreadsheet) built into a medical device, as outlined in 21 CFR 820.70(i). Get practical advice on writing validation protocols and reports for Excel spreadsheets.

01/18/2012 - 3-hr Virtual Seminar - OSHA Subpart Z (or IH) Regulations: Everything you Always Wanted to Know About It

This 3-hr virtual seminar on OSHA Subpart Z (or IH) Regulations will discuss many of the individual standards as well as the general model and approach and “template” that OSHA takes with these IH regulations.

01/12/2012 - OSHA Record Keeping Compliance - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This OSHA Recordkeeping training will cover critical aspects of OSHA recordkeeping and its requirements, to be compliant with OSHA regulations.

01/12/2012 - FDA's new enforcement initiative – Strategic Software Validation Planning for Executives and Managers

This Software Validation training webinar will discuss how to approach Strategic software Validation planning so as to satisfy FDA by complying to new enforcement initiative by FDA.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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


Connected Productivity in the Petrochemical Industry - Optimizing Information Sharing

The Benefits of an Integrated Enterprise Level LIMS Solution By Colin Thurston, Director of Product Strategy, Process Industries, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Autoscribe Software Module Assists in Grading Product Batches

Autoscribe Ltd has published information about their Matrix Gemini Grading Module, designed to assist manufacturing companies to classify batches of product by grade or quality.
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