February 20, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 7


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

02/12/2013 - Laboratory Information System for University Teaching Hospital in Zambia

This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers to implement a laboratory information management system (LIS) in a single site with multiple departments in Lusaka, Zambia. The successful proposal will provide a cost-effective LIS that can be maintained reliably in a timely manner and will offer an affordable solution that can be sustained in a resource-poor setting.

01/28/2013 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

City of Baltimore, Maryland - Request for proposals to provide software and services for the replacement of existing Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at its water and wastewater treatment plants.
 Upcoming Webcasts

02/20/2013 - Webinar: Batteries Not Included - Looking Beyond the Informatics Quote

The typical Lab Informatics vendor quote will contain information such as license costs, software implementation costs and possibly validation costs. In order for your Informatics implementation to be a success there are a number of other hard and soft costs that must be accounted for. Understanding what these additional costs and associated activities are, prior to embarking on your Lab Informatics project, will dramatically increase the likelihood of overall project success.
 Recent News

02/20/2013 - RURO Updates FreezerPro to Version 6

RURO is pleased to announce the release of the 6th major version of the FreezerPro® platform. New version adds functionality and improvements.

02/20/2013 - Autoscribe at Pittcon Conference and Expo 2013

THE UNIQUE LIMS EXPERIENCE - Please stop by booth #1813, to see ALL of our proven solutions and discuss how Autoscribe Informatics can deliver real benefits to your company.

02/13/2013 - Blaze Systems Announces Powerful New Release of its BlazeLink Instrument Interfacing Middleware

Blaze Systems announces the release of version 3.3 of its BlazeLink instrument interfacing middleware. Instrument interfacing has long been recognized as the low hanging fruit for a step change in laboratory effectiveness, often delivering 20-40% labor savings, eliminating a 1-3% transcription error rate, and reducing turn around time with attendant enterprise benefits.

02/13/2013 - Join RURO at 2013 ASM Biodefense Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 25-27, 2013

See RURO at 2013 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting - Booth # 31
 Upcoming Events

03/18/2013 - 4th Annual X-Gen Congress & Expo 2013

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has enabled faster and cheaper mapping of DNA/RNA, allowing genomic comparisons and accelerating genomic discoveries. Cambridge Healthtech Institute is proud to host the Fourth Annual X-Gen Congress and Expo, which is uniquely designed to cover these technological advances and discover advancing applications. With the focus now on clinical utility, find out why data analysis is the driving force that enables discovery, and is sequencing’s strategic step.0

03/17/2013 - Pittcon Conference and Expo

Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

03/13/2013 - Air Quality and Emissions - AQE 2013

AQE 2013, the Air Quality and Emissions show (formerly ‘MCERTS’), taking place in Telford, UK, 13th/14th March, will include a Conference presentation by Ruth Fain, of Golder Associates, who will explain how local authorities can use Section 106 agreements with developers to fund air quality monitoring.

03/03/2013 - HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition

HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition - March 3 - 7, 2013

02/25/2013 - 2013 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

In 2013, leading scientists, public health researchers, and policy makers will gather to learn about the latest advancements in the biodefense and emerging disease fields. Through state-of-the-art presentations attendees will gain a greater appreciation of how various research projects are progressing, the latest threats, and the actions that will need to be taken in today’s volatile climate.

Interview with organization that built its own sample tracking system.

One option for a science company with unmet data management needs is to simply build a software solution from scratch. You might think that this would be strictly the domain of large well-resourced organizations, but even for a small business or startup this can be a possibility that can yield unexpected benefits. There are still places in the US where a lower cost of living means that software developers are not as expensive as they are in silicon valley, and with patience, persistence and a bit of luck, business owners can indeed find highly talented local individuals who can create a great solution even in the least "techie" of locales. In the following interview, I talk with key players at a small midwestern biotechnology company who needed a better way to manage their extensive collection of biospecimens. The company prefers to stay somewhat anonymous, so I have used pseudonyms; "The Biorepository" is the name of the business, "PM" is the primary project manager and biorepository specialist who helped with research and design, "Dev" is the software developer who made it all possible and "Tissue Database" or just "TDB" is the name of the solution itself. "Bob", is of course, yours truly, the author of this blog.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

05/31/2009 - LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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