August 07, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 28


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

08/21/2013 - Apples to Apples - Selecting the Right Informatics Solution

CSols Webinar: Learn the criteria to consider when deciding which Lab Informatics solution is the best fit for you.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/07/2013 - Invitation for Bids - Supply, Installation, training and commissioning of Laboratory Information Management System

The Government of Kenya, Ministry of Health - Laboratory Networking Project - Supply, installation, training and commissioning of laboratory information system at its selected satellite sites of Malindi, Wajir, Machakos, Kitale and Busia.
 Recent News

08/07/2013 - CSols, Inc. performs a LabWare Implementation & Data Migration for Analysts, Inc.

CSols, Inc. a leader in Laboratory Informatics industry, announces the successful completion of a Data Migration and LabWare LIMS implementation for Analysts, Inc., an oil testing analysis laboratory. To make the transition from one system to another, Analysts, Inc. contracted CSols to assist them with data migration, system configuration, instrument integration, and on-going support of the new LIMS.

08/06/2013 - LifeMap Sciences, a Subsidiary of BioTime, Announces Release of MalaCards Version 1.04

LifeMap Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc., announced today the release of MalaCards, Version 1.04. The new release is available at MalaCards is a new database of human diseases and their annotations that is modeled on the architecture and richness of the popular GeneCards® database of human genes (

08/01/2013 - Thousands Come For Cutting Edge Science and Technology at the 2013 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

AACC welcomed more than 17,500 medical professionals to the association's 63rd Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo from July 28–August 1. This dynamic convention offered attendees five days packed with information on international trends and breaking science in laboratory medicine, as well as the chance to see new technology at the world's largest clinical laboratory exposition and network with global leaders in the field.

08/01/2013 - NovoPath Develops Its 200th System Interface: Total Represents More than 80 Different Healthcare IT Solutions

NovoPath, a leader in best-of-breed anatomic pathology (AP) software solutions, announces implementation of its 200th interface connecting the company’s advanced NovoPath™ laboratory information system (LIS) to a full range of complementary healthcare IT systems--helping to provide efficiency in the lab environment and beyond and facilitate continuity-of-care. These interfaces represent data exchange capabilities with more than 80 unique healthcare IT solutions.

08/01/2013 - Ocimum Biosolutions Enters “Core Facility Management Software” Space with “Facility Tracker™”

Ocimum Biosolutions announces its entry into the Core Facility Management Software space with the launch of its new product Facility Tracker™ today. This is a cloud-based, ready to use software for academic, R&D, CRO, hospitals, manufacturing, and QA&QC core facilities across various industry types.

07/31/2013 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New Enhancements to Industry-Leading Clinical LIMS

For researchers and technicians in clinical laboratories, especially those that serve the emerging fields of translational and personalized medicine, Thermo Scientific Clinical LIMS (laboratory information management system) software is designed to combine the sample-centric functionality of a LIMS with the patient-centric functionality inherent in a traditional LIS.

07/31/2013 - LIMS 24/7 and Ayrris: Big-Data Lab Management for Production-Scale NGS

RURO and Appistry are please to announce partnership to deliver integrated solutions for Big-Data Lab Management for Production-Scale NGS. Automation is a fact of life for modern labs. But effectively managing the increasingly ubiquitous handoffs between humans, instruments, and computers requires ways to expedite and support both the physical work performed in the lab and the associated digital tasks performed by a lab’s computational workers. This is particularly important for labs seeking to provide results and diagnostic insights from data-intensive techniques such as NGS.
 Event Focus

FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies CongressOctober 28-30, 2013Cambridge, MA

With the tremendous expense of bringing new drugs to market, a focus on improving the outcome of first-stage research is critical. Recent evidence confirms the need for innovative screening systems utilizing assay design on three-dimensional tissue models and phenotypic models. This functional analysis will allow for more accurate biological response. Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to introduce FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress to bring together drug research and development teams for practical discussion, solutions and case studies for refining these first-stage drug discovery methods.October 28-29:Engineering Functional 3-D Tissue ModelsPhenotypic Drug DiscoveryOctober 29-30:Screening and Functional Analysis of 3-D ModelsPhysiologically-Relevant Cellular Tumor Models for Drug Discovery

 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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

08/14/2013 - OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens

This 90-minute webinar will describe and explain the steps required to establish and put in place a blood borne pathogen program that is in compliance with OSHA’s requirements.

08/09/2013 - ISO/IEC 17025 - Requirements, Strategies and Tool Kits for Laboratory Accreditation

This lab compliance training will provide an overview of the principles and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, followed by some strategies and tool kits to assist laboratories prepare for and maintain accreditation by an ILAC-recognized accreditation body. This session will identify free resources available to laboratories to better understand the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and more easily implement them into their own laboratory QMS.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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