September 25, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 35


In This Issue

 Event Focus

10/28/2013 - FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

October 28-30, 2013, Cambridge, 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.
 SLAS 2014

09/18/2013 - Registrations is now open for SLAS2014

Registrations is now open for SLAS2014

SLAS2014 will feature all the great scientific education, programming, intelligent network building and new products and services you have come to expect from SLAS. Make plans to join us in San Diego, CA, January 18-22!

Check out for the latest event details as they are announced.  Register by October 31 to take advantage of the deepest discounts.

 Recent News

09/25/2013 - New Website For Autoscribe

Autoscribe, developer of the well-established Matrix family of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Quality Management Systems, has launched a new combined UK and US website ( and to reflect the worldwide nature of Autoscribe’s business. With a fresher, cleaner look, much improved navigation, additional content and more downloads, the site features a new ‘market’ section which allows visitors to see at a glance the applications of information management systems in different market areas, as well as a more in depth view of the Business Solutions that are available.

09/24/2013 - Valdata Launches Revised Chemical Management System Website at

Valdata Systems, the Chemical Management Systemprovider, has re-launched its website highlighting its core suite of software modules including Warehouse Management, Manufacturing Execution, LIMS and Recipe Development. The website adds features specifically designed to help customers move more easily through the learning process and navigate the site, creating a reference source for those looking to solve problems in the areas of inventory and quality control. Two such additions are the Resources Page and Chemical Management Page.

09/23/2013 - Accelrys Brings Next-Generation Decision-making to Scientific Discovery with Launch of Accelrys Insight

Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, today announced Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel, completing the roll-out of Accelrys' next-generation cheminformatics suite and providing an interactive, collaborative environment for rapid and effective decision-making in drug discovery.

09/18/2013 - Core Informatics Extends its LIMS, ELN and SDMS Platform with 4.2 Release

Core Informatics, a leading provider of data management solutions to the life sciences, molecular diagnostics and energy industries announced today the release of Core LIMS, ELN, SDMS version 4.2. This release further extends the configurability of the Core LIMS product and enables Core's customers to respond more promptly to their rapidly changing informatics needs.
 LIMS Blog Postings

All new LIMS Book & Buyer's Guide released on-line for 2013/14

The new on-line edition of the LIMS Book & Buyer's Guide ( has just been released today with over double the number of listed vendor products from the 2012 edition. The guide provides a catalog of the industry's top tier vendors with product pricing information and technical details to allow you to compare LIMS/LIS and ELN products. The guide also contains a LIMSpec on each listed product with even more technical details as well as product demonstration videos.

 Upcoming Events

10/07/2013 - Digital PCR Technologies and Tools for Precision Diagnostics

The Second Annual Digital PCR event will bring together industry visionaries and early adopters to discuss digital PCR's capabilities, limitations, and future applications. Researchers will examine applications in cancer biomarker and rare mutation detection, non-invasive fetal DNA analysis, and infectious disease quantification, particularly in HIV. Novel digital PCR devices from startups and academic labs will be showcased. Other topics to be addressed include digital PCR integration with existing technologies, solutions for processing difficult samples as well as increasing sample throughput, and guidelines and best practices for digital detection.

10/02/2013 - Excel Spreadsheets; Develop and Validate for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Excel Spreadsheets; Develop and Validate for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

10/01/2013 - 7th Annual Lab Quality Confab

The 7th Annual Lab Quality Confab takes place October 1-2, 2013 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. You’ll have access to over 50 quality management experts across the nation. Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to effectively cut costs in your lab while raising quality and productivity.

09/26/2013 - CHI's 11th Annual Discovery on Target

Cambridge Healthtech Institute will host its 11th Annual Discovery on Target meeting showcasing current and emerging “hot” targets for the pharmaceutical industry from September 24-26, 2013 in Boston, MA. Spanning three days, the meeting attracts 700+ attendees, composed of scientists/technologists, executives, directors, and managers from biopharma, academic, and healthcare organizations. The meeting is comprised of 12 meeting tracks
 Upcoming Webcasts

09/27/2013 - Decoding CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Regulations: Calibration, Calibration Verification and Method Validation

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) training will outline the CLIA standards for frequency, methodology and also give examples of practical application.

09/27/2013 - Traceability and Recall in Food Processing

This webinar will cover traceability requirements and techniques useful in the event of quality deviation investigations and potential FDA Recalls. The session will also cover associated information like identification, classification and protocols.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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