May 14, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 18


In This Issue


Automated Level IV Data Packages for Environmental Data Reporting

Adopting modern LIMS systems that can provide insurance for environmental laboratories. Nobody likes to pay for certain types of insurance until they need it – especially home, auto, life etc. But in the environmental sector, there is a type of insurance that is often utilized and is valuable even if the results aren’t being legally or scientifically challenged.
 Webcast Focus

05/28/2014 - 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.

05/21/2014 - Webinar: Making sure your PM has the “Right Stuff”

Implementing Lab Informatics solutions is a complex endeavor requiring a combination of specialized skill sets. Perhaps the most important staffing decision is the assignment of the Project Manager. In this webinar, learn how to be sure you’ve entrusted your implementation to the Project Manager most likely to make it a success.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/07/2014 - Solicitation for a Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

The Contracting Division, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has a requirement for Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software.

05/05/2014 - Solicitation for a Laboratory Information System (LIS)

The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) has a requirement for the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (USAMRIID) for a Laboratory Information System (LIS). This is a software system that allows for the tracking of patient data, lab reports, and the ability to transmit date to and from different software systems. A total of five (5) license are requested along modules for barcode label, secure email, microbiology, data mining, and others.

04/18/2014 - Sources Sought - Laboratory Automation System

Agency: Department of the Navy, Office: Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy Drug Screening Laboratory - Great Lakes is interested in automating some or its entire sample accessioning process.
 Recent News

05/13/2014 - BaseHealth™ Working with Illumina to Enable Genomics-Based Health Management Platform

BaseHealth today announced that Illumina is the company’s first Ecosystem Partner. Illumina’s products will power the patient genotyping and whole genome sequencing functions of BaseHealth’s new integrated health management platform.

05/12/2014 - Dotmatics' Vortex Helps Further Chemistry and Biomedical Research in Thailand 

Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services to the academic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, reported today that its premium data analysis and visualisation software, Vortex, is being used by university research groups in Thailand to further their scientific research in diverse fields. Dotmatics' Vortex is designed to assist scientists gain a deeper understanding of their data and help to draw meaningful conclusions in an efficient way.

05/12/2014 - Varian Medical Systems Announces Latest Release of Velocity™ Software for Managing, Using, and Sharing Image Data in the Treatment of Cancer 

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced a new release of the company's Velocity oncology software platform. The updated software offers clinicians a set of new tools that facilitates the use of diverse types of images and automates time consuming image processing procedures that are fundamental to treating cancer with advanced image-guided radiotherapy or radiosurgery.

05/09/2014 - FIGMD, Inc. Announces Launch of Clinical Data Registry Platform on Google Glass

FIGMD, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its Clinical Data Registry Platform on Google Glass. A first in the health care quality measurement space, FIGMD’s innovative approach enables Doctors and other health care providers across the country to leverage the power data at the point of care. Clinical Data Registries can now inform health care providers about best practices, quality measures, and other context sensitive information at the point of care - when the ability to impact the quality of care being delivered is extreme.

05/08/2014 - Ranbaxy Purchases Instem’s Preclinical Software Suite

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, is pleased to announce that Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (Ranbaxy) has purchased the Provantis® preclinical software suite to automate laboratory processes at their R&D Headquarters in Gurgaon, India.

05/07/2014 - See RURO solutions at ISBER 2014, May 20-23, 2014, Orlando, FL

See RURO solutions at ISBER 2014 - RURO Booth # 321 May 20-May 23, 2014, Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort ,Orlando, Florida USA

05/07/2014 - CSols, Inc. to Sponsor Thermo Scientific CONNECTS 2014

CSols, Inc. is hosting a Lunch and Learn at CONNECTS 2014, sharing how SampleManager LIMS was successfully implemented at a Specialty Chemicals company.

05/07/2014 - RURO Releases Limfinity® Version 5

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and Sample Management systems provider, announces the release of Limfinity® version 5. The installation base of Limfinity® more than doubled in the last year, including major installations at two top 5 pharmaceutical organizations, the world’s premier translational science program, and several testing, biobank and NGS (next generation sequencing) outfits. RURO engineers have been working feverishly to enhance the system – it has been a prolific period for the development of Limfinity®. Now, anyone can benefit from this hard work by starting a new Limfinity® deployment or upgrading to version 5.
 Upcoming Events

06/10/2014 - 2014 Lab Trends Conference

05/22/2014 - The One-Day Compliance Workshop That Could Help Save Your Lab Millions

05/20/2014 - International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2014 Annual Meeting

05/19/2014 - 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

 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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