June 20, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 25


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

06/19/2012 - Record Breaking Month for Autoscribe

Autoscribe Ltd started the 2012 financial year with its best ever four week period for sales of its new Matrix Gemini LIMS. Six new system orders were placed in the UK plus one significant upgrade and two further system orders were confirmed by the US subsidiary, Autoscribe informatics.

06/19/2012 - LIMS – Why Genuine System Configuration Leads to Greater Customer Satisfaction

Comprehensive and genuine configurability, without writing custom code or using a programming script, is a rare commodity in the LIMS business but it is the key to a successful LIMS implementation.

06/19/2012 - The New Stability Express speeds up the Management Process

Autoscribe continues to develop its Matrix Gemini (LIMS) family by introducing a new stability study module replacing the well-established Matrix Plus system. Matrix Gemini Stability retains the protocol management features and the sample handling processes together with analytical result capture. As standard the system provides a fully integrated statistics module that provides graphical interpretations including predictions of product shelf life well before the study is complete.

06/18/2012 - Pacific Biosciences Releases Software to Detect DNA Base Modifications Using the PacBio® RS

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., today launched a new and unique solution to detect DNA base modifications associated with epigenetic regulation and DNA damage using the PacBio® RS High Resolution Genetic Analyzer.

06/18/2012 - PAREXEL Introduces The PAREXEL MyTrials™ Platform, A Fully-integrated eClinical Platform For More Efficient Clinical Trials

PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced the launch of the PAREXEL MyTrials™ platform, a fully-integrated eClinical solution that simplifies the clinical trial process. Developed by PAREXEL's technology subsidiary Perceptive Informatics, PAREXEL MyTrials is an eClinical platform designed by clinical research experts to provide comprehensive support for the drug development process.

06/12/2012 - Global Expansion Continues: STARLIMS Acquires Distributor in Australia

Abbott announced it has acquired STARLIMS’s Asia Pacific distribution partner, currently operating as STARLIMS Australasia. The organization will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbott operating under the name STARLIMS Australasia. The acquisition will support and the Asia Pacific LIMS business and help accelerate growth in Australia and New Zealand, as well as other Asia Pacific markets. STARLIMS Australasia will become part of the STARLIMS Asia Pacific organization.
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/27/2012 - FDA's new enforcement initiative – Strategic Software Validation Planning for Executives and Managers

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

 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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