January 09, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 1


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

User Requirements

User requirements are perhaps the most important part of any comparison shopping experience, but they are often overlooked. Many users do not take the time to accurately define their requirements. Vendors do not really help the matter for a couple of reasons, the first reason being vendors are not the entity buying the system and whereas they can make suggestions, they cannot really define requirements for someone else. The second reason vendors do not help with this issue, is they really don’t have a vested interested in helping a client define the requirements.

sciCloud.net Enters Public Beta Test Period

Starting January 7, 2013, sciCloud.net will be starting its Open Public Beta testing. Everyone is invited to create a free sciCloud.net account and install and test a growing library of cloud hosted applications for science, technology, healthcare and business.
 Recent News

01/09/2013 - LIMS For Life!

Autoscribe provides a unique ‘future proofing’ product support service for its Matrix family of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). The Matrix product line has been developed to specifically ensure backwards compatibility and easy upgrades for existing customers, meaning that if customers take out a support and maintenance contract they are getting a ‘LIMS for life’ – there are no hidden additional costs for major upgrades.

01/09/2013 - Introducing Version 4.0 of ezColony™ – Transgenic Animal Colony Management Software

RURO is pleased to announce the release of the 4th major version of the ezColony platform. ezColony offers systematic management for transgenic animal colonies. The solution offers network-based user access with a variety of tools to make research easier and more efficient. ezColony provides a user interface suited for streamlining tasks, such as moving animals between cages via drag and drop; live animal indexing; support for different ear notch schemes; and color-coded cage identification.

01/09/2013 - sciCloud.net® Launches Free Cloud Apps for Science at the Push of a Button

LabLynx, Inc. today announced the launch of the public beta release of sciCloud.net®, the first ever free cloud app provider for the science, technology, manufacturing and health/medical community. sciCloud.net® is groundbreaking in that it offers, for the first time ever, simple, affordable apps for science – without the need for an IT infrastructure. Users need only have access to the Internet. Apps are installed in their cloud account in seconds or minutes, with no technical skill or knowledge required. Instead of project managers, technical teams, buying and installing servers, configuring and maintaining them, etc., users simply select the app they want and click a button.

01/09/2013 - SLAS2013 Brings the Latest in Laboratory Technology to Orlando January 12-16

SLAS2013 (www.SLAS2013.org), the second annual conference of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Featuring more than 4,000 of the world’s leading scientists, engineers, researchers, and technologists from academic, government and corporate laboratories.

01/07/2013 - QIAGEN Exceeds 2012 Goal for Placements of QIAsymphony Breakthrough Laboratory Automation System

QIAGEN N.V. announced today that it exceeded its goal for new placements of the QIAsymphony modular laboratory workflow platform in 2012. The growth of QIAsymphony, which offers full workflow solutions from biological sample to result, reached well more than 750 placements at the end of 2012, building on more than 550 at the end of 2011.

01/07/2013 - Agilent Technologies Introduces Only Secure Central Data Storage and Operations Management Solution Tailored to Smaller Chromatography Labs

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced OpenLAB Data Store with Lab Applications, an out-of-the-box solution for smaller laboratories that provides secure central storage of the data produced by Agilent's OpenLAB chromatography data systems. The software is also designed to streamline the management of laboratory operations, assets and regulatory compliance.

12/26/2012 - Omixon Announces Free Genome Browser

Today Omixon – a genomics software company – announces the release of Omixon Target 1.2 which includes a free Genome Browser. With the Genome Browser users can visualize next generation sequencing and mutation data. The Browser is especially designed for targeted genomic regions.
 Upcoming Events

02/11/2013 - Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2013

February 11 - 15, 2013 - 20 Years of Advancing Applied Science and Technology

01/12/2013 - 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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

01/17/2013 - Decoding CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Regulations: Calibration, Calibration Verification and Method Validation

01/15/2013 - 3-hr Virtual Seminar: Latin America – Understanding Regulatory Compliance Requirements Across the Life Science Industry

01/15/2013 - Pathology Documentation - Effective, Complete and Proper Pathology Reporting

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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