April 02, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 12


In This Issue


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.
 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.
 Recent News

04/01/2014 - Strand Releases Enterprise Server Edition to Avadis-NGS, Establishes Reads-to-Reporting Solution for Clinical Genomics

At the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics meeting this week, Strand Life Sciences announced the release of the Avadis-NGS Server Edition, an enterprise solution to their widely adopted Next-Generation Sequencing analytics platform.

04/01/2014 - Matrix Gemini LIMS On Show At Lab Indonesia 2014

Matrix Gemini LIMS On Show At Lab Indonesia 2014 Lab Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 7th - 9th 2014Autoscribe will be demonstrating the flexibility and scalability offered by its flagship Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at the Lab Indonesia 2014 exhibition. Autoscribe will be exhibiting on the booth of its local distributor, PT Agriya Analitika. Matrix Gemini has applications in a wide range of laboratories including, food, pharmaceutical, chemicals, oil, petrochemicals, veterinary, healthcare, materials, metals, hospitals and environmental information management systems.

04/01/2014 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Depth of Capabilities for Driving Customer Innovation and Productivity

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced new instruments, equipment, consumables and software at Analytica , the international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology. Attendees will learn about the company’s offerings under its Thermo Scientific and Unity Lab Services brands in hallB1, booth 101 and its Life Technologies brand in hall A3, booth 418 at Messe München from April 1 - 4.

03/30/2014 - Biopreservation Market Estimated to Reach USD 5.69 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research

According to a latest market research report published by Transparency Market Research, a U.S-based market intelligence firm, a continuous rise in research activities in the field of biomedical sciences, rendered by the rising global demand for new medicines and medicinal therapies, will be one of the major factors leading to the growth of the global biopreservation market. The rising need for automation by storage facilities will allow growth in the sector of LIMS.

03/27/2014 - Simulations Plus Releases ADMET Predictor Version 7.0

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of consulting services and software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has released version 7.0 of its best-in-class ADMET Predictor™ molecular property prediction software.

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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

04/02/2014 - Solicitation - Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

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

06/10/2014 - 2014 Lab Trends Conference

This premiere event comes backed by 50 years of Laboratory Equipment® expertise and leadership in the laboratory market. The Lab Trends Conference will focus on: Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, and Environmental Laboratories. The Lab Trends Conference offers unmatched opportunities to learn from and network with knowledgeable industry professionals who are attuned to the needs and challenges faced by researchers, scientists, and engineers.

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 (http://ispe-casa.org/2014/).
 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 (http://www.limsbook.com) 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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