March 19, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 10


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

04/16/2014 - CSols Inc Webinar: What Makes a Good Forensics LIMS

In this complimentary webinar, we will dive into the forensic informatics world, reflecting on the benefits of a forensic LIMS and learning concepts and methods on empowering your LIMS to its highest potential.

03/26/2014 - Autoscribe - How to Buy a LIMS webinar

Autoscribe, a leading developer of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), has announced it will be running a series of three free �How to Buy a LIMS� webinars on 26th March, 23rd April and 28th May 2014. With over 60 years of practical management experience specifying and delivering successful LIMS solutions to any laboratory in any industry, Autoscribe has designed these webinars to provide information that will help keep anyone considering purchasing a LIMS on track, avoid some of the pitfalls and find the right solution to fit the specific needs.

03/19/2014 - CSols Inc Webinar: The Rise of Mobile Devices in the Lab and Beyond

For well over a decade, research and data informatics systems were “going mobile” and a new age of scientific productivity and freedom was just over the horizon. While some progress has been made, there are still many factors impeding full uptake of mobile devices in laboratories.
 Recent News

03/18/2014 - Thermo Fisher Scientific and Naizak Global Engineering Systems Expand Strategic Business Offerings to Include Enterprise-Level Data Management Solutions

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced a strategic business partnership with Naizak Global Engineering Systems, one of the leading engineering and IT solutions integrators in the Middle East. The partnership brings Thermo Fisher’s state-of-the-art laboratory data management solutions to the full range of science-based industries throughout Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

03/17/2014 - LifeMap Sciences Announces Release of MalaCards Version 1.05 with New Categorization

LifeMap Sciences, Inc. announced today the release of MalaCards, Version 1.05. The new release is available at MalaCards is a database of human diseases and their annotations that is modeled on the architecture and richness of the popular GeneCards® database of human genes (

03/10/2014 - Agilent Technologies Hosts Forensics e-Seminar Series: “Definitive Drug Detection”

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the program lineup for its 2014 forensic e-seminar series titled “Definitive Drug Detection,” presented by RTI International, the Center of Excellence for the U.S. National Institute of Justice. A series of five seminars will feature industry experts discussing new LC/MS and GC/MS applications for forensic detection and analysis of designer drugs and drugs of abuse.

03/06/2014 - Tableau Enables Alliance Life Sciences’ Visualization Cloud for Life Sciences Manufacturers

Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group (ALSCG), a leading management and technology consultancy, today announced that it uses Tableau as the foundation for its Life Sciences Visualization Cloud, a multi-domain offering for driving visual analytic insights into the commercial business operations of its Life Sciences customers.

03/03/2014 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Strengthens Innovation Leadership with New Products Launched at Pittcon 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced exciting products designed to help customers in a range of industries accelerate their research and increase laboratory productivity. The new products were being showcased at the annual Pittsburgh Conference and Exhibition,

Common Pain Points when Finding a LIMS

A Laboratory Information Management System can be a lifesaver for a lab that does not have one. Properly implemented, a LIMS can increase productivity and efficiency almost immediately after installation as well as automate data management.

What is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

A Laboratory Information Management System, more commonly referred to as a LIMS, is a software system designed to help manage the workflow and daily operations in a laboratory. Although each LIMS provider designs their software a bit differently, at its core, the system focuses on data management in regards to specimen testing and results reporting.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

01/13/2014 - Pre-Solicitation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System

Furnish all required services to install Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS Support for Pine Bluff Arsenal
 Upcoming Events

04/08/2014 - Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering to Host 21st Annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Tech Conference

Join life sciences colleagues from Pfizer, Biogen Idec, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Grifols, and many others at the ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:00 am-7:00 pm (
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/21/2014 - Equipment Calibration, Maintenance, and Validation: What Auditors Look for in a Controlled Process

This webinar will discuss the different aspects which auditors generally look in equipment calibration, maintenance and validation and highlight the best practices.

03/20/2014 - HIPAA's Breach Notification Rules and Enforcement - Data Breaches Could Be Financial Disaster

This HIPAA compliance training will focus on the Breach Notification Rules including the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Learn how to ensure compliance with data breach reporting requirements to avoid penalties.
 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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