February 27, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 8


In This Issue

 Recent News

02/27/2013 - Lab Portal Company has developed and licenses to users its Software as a Service platform, marketed under the name Lab Connector.

Lab Portal Company has developed and licenses to users its Software as a Service platform, marketed under the name Lab Connector. The platform includes a suite of options including a unique reporting engine, which provides an easy to use, browser-based system, where diagnostic lab partners can view patient’s test results in a user-friendly html or PDF format.

02/27/2013 - Khemia Software to Exhibit at PITTCON 2013 in Philadelphia, PA, March 18-21, Booth 1915

Khemia Software will be onsite at PITTCON, the premier venue for the laboratory science industry held March 18-21 in Philadelphia, to show attendees the value of Khemia’s premier provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and software solutions.

02/25/2013 - Purdue Pharma Increases Adoption of Medidata Clinical Cloud to Strengthen R&D Operations

Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) signed Purdue Pharma L.P. to a multi-year enterprise agreement that significantly broadens its already wide use of Medidata’s cloud-based solutions, to further improve clinical trial operational efficiencies, resource savings and decision making. Purdue is also renewing the Medidata applications it currently uses across its portfolio of innovative treatments for pain, sleep and gastrointestinal disorders.

02/21/2013 - Agilent Technologies Introduces HaloPlex Exome Kits and SureCall Software

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today expanded its portfolio of target-enrichment products with the introduction of HaloPlex exome kits and SureCall software.

02/20/2013 - Ethosoft, Inc. has released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for users of its X-LIMS v4.0 Laboratory Information Management System

Ethosoft, Inc. has released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for users of its X-LIMS v4.0 Laboratory Information Management System. This software update ensures that users are provided with the latest software updates and enhancements.

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/06/2013 - 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.

Gasmet Technologies - FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It is therefore necessary to examine containers before entry and this work is usually conducted with a wide variety of gas detection techniques in order to be able to assess, individually, all of the substances of greatest concern. However, a Dutch firm of health and safety consultants, Reaktie, has employed FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra Red) gas analysis to dramatically improve the speed and effectiveness with which containers are assessed, because this technology enables the simultaneous measurement of the 50 gases of most concern.
 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 Events

04/23/2013 - INTERPHEX 2013

INTERPHEX is the leading annual pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical trade show. Key decision makers find the networking opportunities, products, services and information they need to ensure quality and maximize efficiency, agility, and flexibility that solve manufacturing and supply chain problems. INTERPHEX is where intelligence and passion intersect with the full spectrum of industry products and services to create new insights and innovation.

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
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