December 05, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 44


In This Issue

 SLAS 2014

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

12/04/2013 - SLAS Young Scientist Awards Brings Global Participants to SLAS2014

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Young Scientist Awards Program will honor achievement by three students 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.

12/03/2013 - Autoscribe Publishes ‘Thornton & Ross’ Case Study

Autoscribe has published a new case study that shows how Thornton & Ross has improved its QC laboratory efficiency using the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Thornton & Ross Ltd is the largest independent pharmaceutical manufacturer in the UK. Its QC laboratory has an important function in both raw material evaluation and in production and this can significantly impact overall manufacturing performance.

11/27/2013 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Receives Clearance from the European Commission for its Acquisition of Life Technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its pending acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation.

11/25/2013 - Core Informatics Hosts Inaugural Global User Group Meeting: Launch 2013™

Core Informatics hosted its inaugural Launch 2013™ global user group meeting, in Cambridge, MA on November 19, 2013 with an advanced training session on November 20th. Launch 2013 provided the Core Informatics user community an opportunity to meet other users and exchange best practices, hear case studies from users across R&D industries, learn about the latest advances from Core Informatics for their LIMS, ELN and SDMS products and participate in a panel discussion on the Core Informatics suite and customer experiences.

11/25/2013 - ACMG Renews Partnership with 5AM for its NICHD Newborn Screening Contract

5AM Solutions, Inc., a life science technology firm, was recently notified that the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), as part of its newly awarded five-year Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) contract extension for the NBSTRN Coordinating Center, has selected to continue its partnership with the company.

11/20/2013 - 90 Minute DNA Results, A First Of Its Kind, Coming To Bensalem

The Bensalem Township Police Department, in conjunction with Bode Technology, is launching a new initiative in the field of DNA testing. This pilot program known as " BodeHITS - Rapid DNA " will be the first of its kind in the country for law enforcement.

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
 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.

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.
 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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