March 26, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 11


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

04/23/2014 - 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.

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.

Report Designs in LIMS do matter in today’s “visible” world

Most of us are not accomplished graphic designers - or photographers for that matter. But our clients still expect that we will produce easy-to-follow reports that can help them to communicate with other stakeholders how your laboratory is performing. One of the best ways to ensure that your reports have the information and look you want is to utilize the features inherent with report templates within a LIMS. You should have the choice to customize the look and feel that meet your needs and answer any questions your customers have.

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.
 Recent News

03/26/2014 - Blaze Systems Releases New Version of BlazeStability Shelf Life Study Product Available as a SasS Offering.

Blaze Systems announced a new release of its BlazeStability shelf life management software now available as a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering including end-to-end management of the entire study process, including storage and analytical functions. This development makes automation of the complete organization and execution of shelf life studies available to labs of all sizes, with a sea-change reduction in the entry barrier to getting on-line.

03/26/2014 - A New Concept In Screen Saving From Matrix Gemini LIMS!

The versatile ‘OneTime configuration tools’ provided with the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe, not only allow the system to be configured without the use of custom programming, but also uniquely provide an audit trail each time a display screen for the system is updated or modified. If a screen is being altered, no one else can modify it until it goes live again. Each version is saved with a version number so the audit trail allows the possibility of returning to an earlier version if required.

03/25/2014 - N-of-One and BioDiscovery Partner to Deliver Tumor Genomics Analysis and Interpretation Platform

BioDiscovery, Inc., a leader in DNA structural variant analysis laboratory software for copy number (CNV) and sequence variation, and N-of-One, the leading provider of molecular interpretation and therapeutic strategies for precision medicine in oncology, today announced a partnership to jointly provide integrated genomic analysis interpretation solutions.

03/21/2014 - NovoPath Anatomic Pathology Software Platform Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

NovoPath announced today that its NovoPath version 9.0 anatomic pathology laboratory information management software platform is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on February 14, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®)

03/21/2014 - The Only Event Dedicated to Next Generation Lab Informatics Is Back!

The world of lab data and informatics systems is evolving. Make sure you stay up-to-date with the ELNs, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management (EDKM) Summit, taking place in Boston, MA from 17-18 June 2014. EDKM is the only meeting in the US that provides answers and real user case study experiences in laboratory informatics systems.

03/19/2014 - The New York Genome Center And IBM Watson Group Announce Collaboration To Advance Genomic Medicine

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an initiative to accelerate a new era of genomic medicine with the use of IBM's Watson cognitive system. IBM and NYGC will test a unique Watson prototype designed specifically for genomic research as a tool to help oncologists deliver more personalized care to cancer patients.

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.
 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 (

04/01/2014 - Analytica 2014

24th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica conference. Analytica clearly focuses on innovative and applied product and system solutions for the entire laboratory in science, research and industry. Exhibits cover the entire value-added chain for laboratory technology, analysis and quality control, biotechnology, the life sciences and diagnostics in its full breadth and depth.
 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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