June 26, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 23


In This Issue

 Recent News

06/26/2013 - Leading Japanese CRO Standardizes on Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that JCL Bioassay USA, Inc. has implemented Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS, the industry’s leading bioanalytical LIMS (laboratory information management system). JCL, one of the largest contract research organizations (CRO) in Japan specializing in preclinical and clinical bioanalysis, recently expanded its small and large molecule bioanalytical services to the U.S. and standardized on Watson LIMS across its laboratories to enhance reporting, improve efficiency and ensure data accuracy.

06/26/2013 - SLAS Publication Highlights Cell Phone-Based Diagnostic System

A new report published online by the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) introduces a low-cost, field-deployable diagnostic system for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing in resource-limited settings. The system’s simplicity, cost-efficiency and effectiveness in detecting bacterial growth make it an ideal telemedicine tool for com¬mon tests performed in hospital and field environments.

06/26/2013 - Blaze Systems Releases BlazeInventory 5.5 With New HI Features for Enhanced Usability and Support For Instrument and Lab Standards Management.

Blaze Systems Corporation announces the release of version 5.5 of its BlazeInventory product for managing and tracking laboratory materials including samples, reagents, standards, parts and consumables. This release provides powerful new human interface (HI) features for enhanced usability, including new panels for navigation, hierarchical folders of objects (samples by state, etc.), and an object browser, all configurable to best meet user needs.

06/24/2013 - Simulations Plus Signs Material Transfer Agreement with National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Simulations Plus, Inc. (Nasdaq:SLP), a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announced today that it has signed a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) with the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) of the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide licenses for its GastroPlus™, ADMET Predictor™, and MedChem Studio™ software programs for use by the DNTP/NIEHS.

06/24/2013 - Medidata Solutions Introduces the Medidata Clinical Cloud Study, Single Study Option for the Industry-Leading Clinical Research Platform

Medidata Solutions introduced the Medidata Clinical Cloud™ Study, which brings the industry-leading benefits of Medidata’s cloud-based platform to single studies as an easy-to-acquire, ready-in-weeks option. Providing unified planning, setup and execution of a clinical trial, the offering was unveiled at the Drug Information Association’s (DIA) 49th Annual Meeting, June 23–26 in Boston, MA.

06/24/2013 - SOA Software Delivers API Management Foundation for Life Sciences

SOA Software, a leading provider of API management solutions, today announced that Semantics Manager, an information model and standards alignment platform, has been optimized for use in the life sciences and BioPharma industry.

06/21/2013 - Roche Introduces Online Software NimbleDesign Worldwide to Further Improve Target Enrichment Custom Design Process for Next-Generation Sequencing

Roche today announced the global launch of the NimbleDesign tool, an online software that enables customers to easily design optimized SeqCap EZ Choice Libraries in as little as one hour. The software’s industry-leading design algorithm offers an empirically optimized probe database allowing customers to obtain and review designs in an automated setting before making the purchase decision.

06/19/2013 - Blaze Systems Publishes White Paper on LIMS Event Notification Features

In the process of investigating LIMS, one question that always arises is this “Does your LIMS support notifications?” Clearly prompt awareness by the right people of key events in the processing of laboratory workflow is a vital element in improved performance metrics, primarily turn-around time. Unnecessary and sometimes costly delays are a constant hazard when communication depends upon a manual process. Fortunately in today’s marketplace of mature LIMS, the answer will inevitably be “Yes.” However, as with most LIMS features, there is a world of significant detail hidden in that seemingly simple question and answer.
 Upcoming Webcasts

07/10/2013 - Writing Effective SOPs for Regulatory Compliance

This FDA documentation webinar will explain the regulatory expectations for, and the proper design and maintenance of effective and compliant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

07/03/2013 - Pre-market Submission, Validation and Cyber-security for Software in Medical Devices

This webinar on medical device software regulations will help you understand the categories of medical device software for regulatory submissions and how FDA regulates biomedical software with policies published more than two decades ago.

07/02/2013 - How to Select Software for a Regulated Environment?

This software selection training for FDA regulated companies will cover the key steps involved in evaluation and selection of a software that is cost-effective, fits into your current environment and meets regulatory requirements.

06/27/2013 - The 6 Most Common Problems in FDA Software Validation & Verification

This FDA Software Validation and Verification training/webinar will review the validation planning process with particular emphasis on avoiding six common pitfalls.
 Upcoming Events

09/24/2013 - ILMAC 2013

ILMAC is an internationally recognized tradeshow for process and laboratory technology from the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry, food, beverages, cosmetics and biotechnology. ILMAC 2013 covers all the industrial applications of process engineering, including research, development, production, and environmental engineering. This trade show is an excellent opportunity to establish and nourish networking connections in Europe.
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