June 13, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 24


In This Issue

 LIMS Buyers Guide

2012 LIMS Buyer's Guide Available for Download

We have finished the release of the 2012 LIMS Buyer's Guide. This new edition provides an updated list of the leading LIMS companies and products along with pricing information for each.Also, new for 2012, we have scoured Youtube and the vendors sites to find product demonstrations of their LIMS software. For each vendor that has product demos, we have posted the links to those demonstrations. The vendors are listed in the order of most demos to least number of demos.To download a free copy of the 2012 LIMS Buyer's Guide, visit: http://www.limsbook.com.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/05/2012 - Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Selected Public Health Laboratories in Kenya

The purpose of this RFP is to assist the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) with procurement and implementation of a laboratory information system (LIS) for the MOH public laboratory network. The LIS must be reliable, able to be maintained for the most part by local service providers and scalable to meet the future as well as the current needs of MOH. In order for MOH to sustain a LIS, the cost must be significantly less than the average cost of LIS used in the private sector. The first phase of implementation was to introduce LIMS into sections of the NPHL laboratory and Phase II into three of the provincial laboratories. This RFP represents Phase III of the project and will enable the implementation into one more provincial Laboratory, four district and one health center laboratories.

Up and Running in Record Time

Recently, we completed an impressive project that I would like to share with you. In February, we embarked on a clinical LIS/LIMS project with a molecular diagnostics lab in Texas. They had an aggressive time schedule to go live. The project started on February 11th and went live on May 1st. They are doing both diagnostic and pharmacogenomic tests and our system is tracking everything from the beginning (requisition) to the end (Final Report). This has all been accomplished in under 11 weeks.
 Recent News

06/12/2012 - STARLIMS to Provide LIMS to Australian Red Cross Blood Services

STARLIMS announced that its LIMS software has been adopted by the Australian Red Cross Blood Services (ARCBS) to manage information and data in its blood products manufacturing and transplantation laboratories. ARCBS collects and processes nearly 30,000 blood donations every week in Australia.

06/12/2012 - STARLIMS Expanding Global Market Presence in Forensics

STARLIMS is expanding its worldwide presence in the forensics market with products and applications designed for crime labs, evidence collection teams and police property rooms. The company is building a strong presence and reputation in crime labs, and early adopters are pleased with the performance and workflow enhancements to its web-based LIMS software. Timothy French, DNA analyst for the Beaufort County (SC) Sheriff’s Office, decided it was time to use an outside LIMS provider when the waiting time for DNA tests results from the state crime lab reached a year or longer.

06/11/2012 - Knome Announces Early Access Program for knomeCLINIC™

Knome, Inc., today announced the start of its early technology access program for knomeCLINIC, a software suite designed to help medical researchers and clinicians interpret human genomes for biological relevance. Clinics accepted into the early access program will be given installation priority, access to pilot programs and pre-release prototypes, and the ability to influence knomeCLINIC’s feature set upon general release.

06/07/2012 - Dataworks Development Releases Freezerworks Unlimited 5.1

Dataworks Development, Inc. announces the release of a major new upgrade, version 5.1, to its Freezerworks Unlimited freezer inventory and sample management software program.

06/05/2012 - Duzen Selects Bruker's MALDI Biotyper for Mass Spectrometry-based Molecular Microbial Identification

At the 7th National Molecular and Diagnostic Microbiology Congress in Ankara, Bruker announces an exclusive framework agreement with Duzen ( www.duzen.com.tr ) in the area of molecular microbial identification based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Duzen is one of the leading private diagnostic laboratory groups in Turkey, and Bruker is the leading provider of mass spectrometry-based microorganism identification solutions worldwide.
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/21/2012 - Good Laboratory Practices for Bioanalytical Laboratories - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

06/18/2012 - ComplianceOnline and Risk Luminosity Seminars (RLS) presents the Risk Management Summit

 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.

06/24/2012 - Drug Information Association’s (DIA) Annual Meeting - DIA 2012

The DIA 2012 Annual Meeting features 280+ sessions across 22 tracks, including comprehensive coverage of today's hottest topics, such as PDUFA V, biosimilars, tailored therapies, personalized medicine, social media, region-specific content, and much more!
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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