November 13, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 42


In This Issue

 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

11/13/2013 - RURO and Angelantoni announce the availability of SmartFreezer® 2.0

SmartFreezer® 2.0, a high-volume, automatic storage freezer, enhances its version 1.0 functionality to provide a faster, more reliable system with new optional features. Now updated with FreezerPro® v6.1 software and finely tuned onboard robotics, the SmartFreezer® has improved barcode reading for more efficient retrieval. The update also features improved capacity to roughly 17,000 1.4 milliliter vials using dot codes or more than 10,000 2.0 milliliter vials utilizing barcodes (compatible with most common types/brands of vials).

11/13/2013 - Autoscribe LIMS User Requirements Checklist Published

Recognising both the importance and complexity of specifying a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) prior to purchase, Autoscribe has published a comprehensive (29 page) User Requirements Check List to help with the assessment of each LIMS vendor and to fully understand how each vendor meets the specific user requirements. Equally suitable for first time buyers and those looking for a replacement LIMS, this free document is available on request from

11/13/2013 - SLAS Innovation AveNEW to Showcase New and Novel Tech

Eight entrepreneurial start-up companies offering inventive new products and services have been named to SLAS Innovation AveNEW at 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.

11/07/2013 - Accelrys Advances Biology Innovation with New Release of Assay and Study Management Product Suite

Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, has announced the latest release of its unified biology assay and study management software suite consisting of Accelrys BioRails DM 4.5, Accelrys BioRails PTO 4.5 and Accelrys Morphit 3.0.

11/07/2013 - Sysmex America Partners with Software Testing Solutions for Automated Testing of Sysmex WAM™ Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory

Sysmex America Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces a partnership agreement with Software Testing Solutions (STS) of Tucson, Arizona, to provide automated testing services for Sysmex WAM™ Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory.

11/06/2013 - RURO Introduces FreezerPro 6.1 – The Optimal Frozen Sample Inventory and Management System

RURO Inc. is pleased to announce the release of FreezerPro version 6.1, the latest refinement to the award-winning frozen sample management solution. FreezerPro, a world-class software solution used by thousands, improves its capability to manage and track frozen samples in FreezerPro 6.1.0. FreezerPro is a fast, reliable, and secure network-based platform that provides an appealing user interface with access to a plethora of tools. The program enables users to know precise sample location even before opening the freezer door, and supports more efficient frozen sample storage and management procedures.

11/06/2013 - Transcriptic Adopts SnapGene Software

GSL Biotech announced today that Transcriptic, a Silicon Valley company, has adopted SnapGene both for its in-house team of scientists and for use by its customers. Transcriptic is now providing customers with short-term access to SnapGene for use during the ordering process.
 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.

 Upcoming Events

12/04/2013 - Clinical Genomics & Informatics Europe

This conference will feature four main tracks on Clinical Exome Sequencing, High-Scale Computing, RNA Sequencing and Genome Informatics. In addition, we will be featuring two pre-conference Symposia on Tuesday, 3 December on Clinical Epigenetics and Digital Detection Techniques and Applications.
 Upcoming Webcasts

11/14/2013 - The Sunshine Act - Have you seen the light? This seminar will train you on what you need to know and the actions you need to take in order to meet the requirements of the Sunshine Act. You have to report into CMS for 2013 by March 31, 2014.

11/12/2013 - The European Clinical Trial Directive…Plus…European Filings and Registration Procedures: 2-day In-person Seminar

 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.

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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