January 25, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 4


In This Issue

 Recent News

01/25/2012 - RURO Says SmartFreezer Ready for Distribution

RURO, Inc., a developer of research software and inventory solutions announced today that it has successfully integrated its FreezerPro 2012 edition with Angelantoni’s SmartFreezer. The SmartFreezer is capable of reading both RFID and 2D barcodes. The SmartFreezer with be shown at numerous shows throughout the US and Europe in 2012. The fully integrated unit will make its debut at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) show in San Diego, February 6th and 7th.

01/25/2012 - LABVANTAGE 6 Released

LABVANTAGE, which offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services for the laboratory, including LIMS, ELN, and business intelligence, announced today the release of LABVANTAGE 6, the world’s most powerful LIMS. Loaded with new features including enhancements to batch management, new event-driven flexibility, advanced instrument integration, and support for both desktop and mobile devices, LABVANTAGE 6 is the culmination of SQL*LIMS, which was acquired from Life Technologies Corporation in 2009, and the legacy LABVANTAGE product lines.

01/24/2012 - QIAGEN to Provide siRNA Libraries in Labcyte Acoustically Compatible Microplates

Labcyte Inc., the developer of acoustic liquid handling, and QIAGEN, the leading global provider of sample and assay technologies, announced today that QIAGEN FlexiPlate siRNA reagent libraries are now available in Labcyte Echo® qualified microplates.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a major conference for 2012, Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease, to be held October 1 – 2, in Singapore.

01/24/2012 - New Software from SRI Speeds Development of Genome-Scale Models for Drug and Fuel Research

SRI International has introduced MetaFlux, a new software tool to substantially decrease the time required for researchers to construct genome-scale models of metabolic networks.

01/24/2012 - Ingenuity Systems iReport Now Available: Fast, Accurate, Interactive Report for Gene Expression Data

Ingenuity Systems, a leading provider of information and analysis solutions for life science researchers, today announced the general availability of Ingenuity® iReport™, a stand-alone report that provides the fastest way to get biological meaning from expression data.

01/20/2012 - Waters and NIBRT Complete Work on World's First UPLC Glycan Database

Waters Corporation (WAT:NYSE) and Ireland's National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) announced today the availability of the world's first database for glycan analysis by UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography® (UPLC®).

01/19/2012 - Global Laboratory Information Management Systems Market to Reach US$1.4 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

IA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Industry. Growth in the global LIMS market would be driven by the increasing adoption of LIMS solutions among research organizations in emerging markets.

01/18/2012 - Abbott's STARLIMS LIMS Technology to be Installed in FDA Testing Laboratories

Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin implementing Abbott's STARLIMS® software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) as part of the agency's initiative to enhance FDA testing laboratories.

01/18/2012 - Rescentris CERF Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Software Fuels Multi-Site Collaboration for the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) selected BioIT-award-winning CERF Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) software by Rescentris, a division of ELN Technologies, Inc., for NAABB’s data management, collaborative sharing, and intellectual property (IP) protection.
 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.

02/20/2012 - Forensic Elite to Convene in Atlanta for Scientific Meeting in February

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 64th annual scientific meeting will take place February 20-25, 2012 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

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

02/07/2012 - Prepare for Tougher U.S. FDA cGMP Compliance Audits

This FDA cGMP training webinar will discuss US FDA’s approach to cGMP Audits and expectations from companies. It will also evaluate chief concern areas of cGMP compliance audit and anticipatory emphasis changes as per new regulatory climate.

02/02/2012 - How to prepare for and survive a CLIA inspection - Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act

In this CLIA inspection webinar understand how to get your lab ready for inspection, what the inspectors will look for and how to do inspection follow up and response.

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
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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