August 29, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 34


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webcasts

10/17/2012 - Mission Possible! How to Measure the Validation Effort for your Project

CSols, Inc. Webinar - Mission Possible! How to Measure the Validation Effort for your Project

09/11/2012 - ChemWare to Host Advanced Laboratory Informatics Webinar Series

Free educational webinars to focus on how laboratories leverage technology to increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce costs.ChemWare is pleased to announce the second installment in its series of educational webinars focusing on technology issues and trends in the laboratory industry. The webinar entitled State of the Art in Laboratory Informatics: Leveraging Laboratory Data in Decision-Making will be held September 11th at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
 Recent News

08/28/2012 - Accelrys ELN Advances Innovation Lifecycle Management with Enhanced Biology Capabilities from Screening to Preclinical Development

Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has announced that the latest release of the company's enterprise electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), Symyx Notebook by Accelrys, offers a new multidimensional scientific spreadsheet for use in planning, executing and tracking a wide range of biological experiments.

08/27/2012 - Agilent Technologies Now Offers Single-Vendor Solutions in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography with Acquisition of Aurora SFC Systems Assets

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced it has acquired the assets of Aurora SFC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) products for laboratory research and analysis. The acquisition includes the Aurora SFC Systems product line as well as intellectual property. Financial details were not disclosed.

08/24/2012 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) and Activated Carbon Services - PACS Short Courses Compliment Lab Testing and Consulting Services

PACS has provided 1-3 day short courses for scientists for the last 30+ years. Most courses can be provided at your time and place in addition to scheduled public courses. New PACS courses have been added; new course titles and instructors are listed below. For course description and registration forms and public schedule for 59 PACS short courses go to

08/23/2012 - Itasca Consulting Group, Inc. Announces Purchase of Simulation Works, Inc.

Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Itasca International Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., announces the purchase of Simulation Works, Inc. Based in St. Paul, Minn., Simulation Works, Inc. designs and develops the KUBRIX1® software used by design engineers and researchers in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, biomedical, petroleum and electronics industries to automate the more human-intensive and costly aspects of computer-aided engineering.

08/23/2012 - CLSI to Host Workshops in Houston and Boston on How to Implement EP23

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) is set to host a workshop based on CLSI document EP23-Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management; Approved Guideline. The workshop will be held on September 29, 2012 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Central (US) Time at the Hyatt North Houston, Houston, Texas, USA and again on November 3, 2012 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Eastern (US) Time at the Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

08/22/2012 - Announcing the 2nd Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition

Why should you take part in SLAS2013 – the 2nd Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition? Because it’s where 4,500 of the best global laboratory science and technology minds -- innovative scientists, engineers, researchers and technologists from academic, government and commercial laboratories -- come together to learn, explore and gain repeatable inspiration from leaders in the field.

08/22/2012 - Matrix Gemini from Autoscribe offers LIMS and ELN functionality

Matrix Gemini from Autoscribe provides a complete laboratory data management capability that combines features that would be expected in either a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN). This single unified technology means that laboratory managers no longer need to choose between adopting either a LIMS or an ELN, nor do they have to choose both and attempt to integrate both types of system.
 Upcoming Events

09/24/2012 - 10th Anniversary Cold Chain & Temperature Global Management Forum

The 10th Annual Cold Chain & Temperature Control Global Forum will examine the modern cold chain – including all temperature range products and their regulatory requirements – as well as evolving sectors such as Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Generics, APIs, Clinical and Biologics and cell therapies.

09/10/2012 - Protein Formulation Development Summit

Accelerating your protein therapeutic through analytical characterization, formulation development, delivery device selection and container closure Protein formulation development and how to develop an effective, marketable protein drug is a hugely important area for the pharmaceutical industry. Selecting different formulation compositional elements, ensuring minimal aggregation through effective predictive methods and undertaking novel delivery techniques through efficient early preformulation are just a sample of some the areas in need of focus.
 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:
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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