October 30, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 40


In This Issue

 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. 


 Webcast Focus

11/20/2013 - CSols Webinar: Lab Informatics and FSMA Compliance

This one's for the Food & Beverage Industry: We'll be taking a look into the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act and how the FDA has significantly heightened the requirements for all companies who produce, manufacture, process, pack, transport, or hold food.
 Recent News

10/30/2013 - Abbott Introduces New Laboratory Information System Software to Help Users Access Data from Anywhere

Abbott announces the global launch of version 11 of the company’s STARLIMS software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS). The new version expands user functionality to include mobile device applications, advanced analytics, and HTML5 compatibility, enabling users to access LIMS information anywhere on any screen.

10/24/2013 - Research and Markets: Global Lab Automation Analysis to 2017: Automated Liquid Handling & Robotics, Microplate Readers, LIMS and Automated Storage

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r7gqg3/lab_automation) has announced the addition of the "Global Lab Automation Analysis to 2017" report to their offering.

10/24/2013 - SLAS2014 Welcomes 46 Students Through the Tony B. Academic Travel Awards Program

In service of its educational mission and to serve life sciences R & D professionals around the world, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) honors 46 undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty members with SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards for SLAS2014, the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Jan. 18-22, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., USA.

10/24/2013 - Dataworks Development Releases Freezerworks Unlimited 6.0

Dataworks Development, Inc. announces the release of a major new upgrade, version 6.0, to its Freezerworks Unlimited freezer inventory and sample management software program.

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.”

10/23/2013 - New Software Traces Origins of Genetic Disorders 20 Times More Accurately

In a bioinformatics breakthrough, i Minds - STADIUS - KU Leuven researchers have successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data . Their new s oftware suit e, eXtasy , automatically generates the most likely cause of a given genetic disorder . The breakthrough directly impacts the treatment of millions of people with a hereditary dis ease.
 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 Events

02/04/2014 - Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth Annual Electronic Data in Clinical Trials

The entire clinical trial process is becoming more and more data driven. From study design to recruitment and trail management, to data analysis and publication of a study manuscript, we are dealing with data, and the overall result of a study very much depends on how well we manage it. This trend is escalating because of the rapid development and optimization of electronic health records and health care IT in general. CHI’s 6th Annual “Electronic Data in Clinical Trials” is designed to feature the latest trends in clinical trials data management. It will bring together clinical IT experts and their colleagues from clinical development departments to discuss system approach to data management in the era of new medical data landscape.
 Upcoming Webcasts

11/07/2013 - Reduce COTS software validation using the 10 step risk based approach

Understand 10 step Risk based approach to validation, explore methods to decrease resource requirements and make documentation more manageable and understandable.

11/07/2013 - Corrective and Preventive Actions(CAPA) - 8 Steps to Achieve Compliance

In this CAPA training webinar, we will focus on ideas that will help identify effective methods designed to improve your response to process deviations and help you develop a standardized plan to fully resolve discrepancies so they do not recur.

10/31/2013 - FDA Regulation in Pharmacy Compounding - Risks and Critical Issues to Consider

This webinar on FDA Pharmacy Compounding will detail the current thinking, the efforts made and steps taken by FDA and legislatures since the “meningitis outbreak” in 2012.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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