October 23, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 39


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 SLAS2014.org for the latest event details as they are announced.  Register by October 31 to take advantage of the deepest discounts. 


 Recent News

10/23/2013 - European Institute of Oncology Implements Thermo Scientific LIMS for Biobanks

International cancer care and research biobank uses Thermo Scientific LIMS to integrate data and streamline workflows.The European Institute of Oncology (IEO), a Milan, Italy-based organization committed to making an active contribution to fighting cancer--particularly tumors of the breast, lung, prostate and bowel--has implemented a new laboratory information management system (LIMS) to more efficiently manage its biospecimen data.

10/23/2013 - LIMS Customer Survey Results Announced

Autoscribe has recently conducted a satisfaction survey with its Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) customers worldwide. Autoscribe’s CEO, John Boother, said: “Producing management software suitable for use in wide and varied laboratory environments requires much more than just programming skills. We wanted to understand our customers’ feelings about all the aspects of our business, from the sales experience through implementation and support services as well as the quality of the software itself.”

10/22/2013 - BioDatomics Increases NGS Research Productivity with Launch of up to 100 Times Faster, More Intuitive Data Analysis Software

BioDatomics today introduced the company’s first commercial product, BioDT™, an open source suite of next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis software and services. The new platform addresses the shortcomings found with current data analysis offerings by delivering much higher performance and an intuitive interface, thereby enabling genomic and biomedical researchers to more quickly glean meaningful insights from their data.

10/21/2013 - Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for RapidPlan™ Knowledge-Based Treatment Planning Software for Radiation Oncology

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a radiotherapy treatment planning tool designed to enhance quality, consistency, and efficiency in radiotherapy treatment planning.

10/21/2013 - Sysmex America Leads Educational Offerings Focused on Healthcare Reform's Impact on the Clinical Laboratory

Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces that it is leading a robust curriculum of educational offerings this Fall to benefit clinical laboratory professionals and help them prepare for a new era of healthcare reform. October 23 webinar takes aim at reimbursement levels for laboratory testing November 14-15 scientific symposium spotlights "accountable care" laboratory models that reshape healthcare at the clinical laboratory level.

10/17/2013 - Agilent Technologies and Healex Systems Ltd. Collaborate on Remote Instrument Access and Control Software

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Healex Systems Ltd. today announced that Healex's ChemLaunch remote instrument access and control software now operates with Agilent's OpenLAB CDS ChemStation Edition chromatography data system software. ChemLaunch, in combination with OpenLAB CDS, provides an integrated software environment for large-scale, distributed analytical labs.
 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 (http://www.limsbook.com) 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 Webcasts

10/29/2013 - CAPA for Clinical Trials - How to Respond to Audit and Inspection Findings

This CAPA training for clinical research personnel will help attendees understand how to respond to inspection and audit findings using a Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) plan.

10/28/2013 - Raw Materials Risk Management in GMP Facilities: Avoiding GMP non-Compliance Due to Raw Material Issues

This FDA GMP training will help you understand the current requirements for raw material management with tips for practical implementation. It covers FDA’s expectations from GMP facilities regarding raw material vendor selection, measures for assuring acceptable quality of material supplied, expectations from quality control and documentation processes, and training requirements, with case studies.

10/25/2013 - CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Guidelines on Quality Control and Quality Assessment

This Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) training will be valuable to CLIA regulated, non-waived laboratories that run automated analyzers or semi-quantitative kit tests. It will highlight differences between quality control and quality assessment and the proper methods to meet CLIA guidelines.

10/24/2013 - 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.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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