November 21, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 43


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

 Recent News

11/18/2013 - Agilent Technologies Introduces Enhanced Electronic Laboratory Notebook

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the latest version of its electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) software, OpenLAB ELN 4.2. This newly enhanced software enables scientists and laboratory managers to quickly and easily capture, reuse, manage and share scientific results obtained from virtually any analytical software application.

11/15/2013 - GoInformatics and TeselaGen to Partner on Scientific Data Management Solution

GoInformatics and TeselaGen have announced a strategic partnership to offer a state-of-the-art Biological Design Automation and Scientific Data Management platform. With a secure repository to collect, organize, and store research information, the integrated cloud-based platform will enable scientists advance their research at a much faster pace. The cutting-edge biodesign automation tools will provide biologists the ability to engineer cells to more efficiently carry out desirable operations, such as producing medications and vaccines, better seeds and feed options, and converting plant material into high value chemicals and fuels.

11/14/2013 - Biomax Informatics Investing Big to Develop a Knowledge Solution for Mental Health

Biomax Informatics AG will invest nearly 1 million Euro over the next 4 years to transfer its successful systems medicine approach from respiratory and chronic diseases to mental health. The European Commission is co-financing this step with €650,000 as part of the METSY project. In the project, Biomax will provide the knowledge management platform and data integration for consortium partners from industry, research and clinics who are searching for associations between psychotic disorders, lipid metabolism and metabolism-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

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 - Core 23 Cord Blood Bank Chooses Mediware's Transtem Cord Blood Management Software

Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive cellular therapy software applications, announced today that Core 23 BioBank has licensed its Transtem Lab software to automate laboratory operations and simplify the donation process.

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.
 Upcoming Events

01/13/2014 - PepTalk

Year-over-year PepTalk: The Protein Science Weekcontinues to draw leaders of biotherapeutics from industry and academia pioneering the evolution of biologics. The international delegation is comprised of over 1,200 participants from 20+ countries.

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

12/05/2013 - Validation and Use of Excel® Spreadsheets in Regulated Environments

This excel validation training/ webinar will demonstrate how to design spreadsheets for part 11/GxP /SOX/HIPAA, document planning, specifications, installation, testing and changes to meet FDA requirements.

12/04/2013 - 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.

12/03/2013 - HIPAA Gap Analysis, Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis

This training on HIPAA compliance will teach the attendees best practices for conducting risk assessment, gap analysis and risk analysis. Learn how to prepare the appropriate documentation to avoid enforcement action.
 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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