December 11, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 45


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.

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

12/10/2013 - Request for Proposal_Laboratory Informatics Efficiencies Tool Kit

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that works to safeguard the public’s health by strengthening public health laboratories (PHLs) in the United States and globally. Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), APHL is seeking to launch an online version of an Informatics self-assessment tool that was developed and launched in June 2013 as a key part of the Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative (LEI). The mission of the LEI is to assure that the public health laboratory network efficiently provides high confidence scientific evidence to drive decision-making that protects and improves the health of the public.
 Recent News

12/11/2013 - SLAS Appoints New Journal Editor-in-Chief

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has appointed Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D., of the University of Singapore, to the position of Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA).

12/10/2013 - SafeBridge Consultants, Inc. Announces Availability of Computational Predictive Toxicology Capabilities

SafeBridge Consultants, Inc.(“SafeBridge”), announces the availability of computational predictive toxicology services to the biopharmaceutical and chemical industry. With increasing numbers of potential chemical impurities in drugs, foods, cosmetics and consumer products, computational tools have become an integral part of safety assessment and enable higher throughput and successful risk prioritization strategies.

12/10/2013 - Certara partners With LabLogic Systems to facilitate faster drug discovery analyses - Customers can now import ADME and protein-binding data directly from Debra to Phoenix

Certara™, a leading provider of software and scientific consulting services to improve productivity and decision-making from drug discovery through drug development, has announced that it has partnered with LabLogic Systems to integrate Certara’s Phoenix® WinNonlin® pharmacokinetic (PK)/pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling and non-compartmental analysis product with LabLogic’s Debra™ Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

12/09/2013 - Accelrys Acquires Compliance and Quality Management Leader QUMAS

Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, today announced that it has acquired Ireland-based QUMAS, a leading global provider of Cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software supporting regulatory and quality operations in life sciences and other highly regulated industries.

12/09/2013 - PHT Corporation Provides Web-Based Data Collection System for eClinical Trials via Apple iPad®

PHT Corporation continues to expand its suite of patient-driven eData products and services and advances the concept of “BYOD” – Bring Your Own Device – for eClinical research. PHT announced the NetPRO™ System is now available, optimized and validated for use by clinical trial patients and clinicians on the Apple iPad platform.

12/06/2013 - LifeMap Sciences, a Subsidiary of BioTime, Announces Release of GeneCards® Version 3.11

LifeMap Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX), announced today the release ofGeneCards®, Version 3.11. The new release is available at GeneCards® is a comprehensive online database that provides comprehensive information on all human genes.

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.
 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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

12/19/2013 - Risk based software verification - ISO14971 and IEC62304

12/18/2013 - Creating Effective SOP for Regulatory Compliance

12/18/2013 - FDA's Oversight of Mobile Medical Applications (''apps'') for Use on Smartphones and Similar Mobile Devices

 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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