July 23, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 27


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

08/20/2014 - Avoiding Bottlenecks When Validating Your Laboratory Instrument and Information Systems

Learn the most common sources of bottlenecks in laboratory instrument and information systems validation projects and how to reduce or avoid them completely.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/10/2014 - Laboratory External Quality Assessment (EQA) Database development Application for Kenya

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Global HIV and AIDS Program (DGHA) is supporting the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This request for proposals (RFP) is one component under the overarching PEPFAR goal to strengthen health system capacity and services in Kenya. This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers and developers to create an electronic system for managing the activities and data related to the External Quality Assurance (EQA) programs administered by the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH) National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS). This RFP is only in reference to the software necessary to support these activities.
 Recent News

07/23/2014 - ApolloLIMS will exhibit at PAIN WEEK 2014.

September 03, 2014 – PAIN WEEK ApolloLIMS will exhibit at PAIN WEEK 2014. PAINWeek is an annual conference held for practitioners in pain management to assemble for a week of learning and communication.

07/23/2014 - Waters Acquires REIMS Technology, Strengthens Health Science Initiative

Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced the acquisition of Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) technology from MediMass Ltd. The REIMS technology represents substantially all of the assets of MediMass and includes patent applications, software, databases and REIMS expertise.

07/21/2014 - E-Clinical Solution Software Market is expected to reach USD 6,515.3 million in 2020: Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "E-Clinical Solution Software Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," the global microfluidic device market was valued at USD 3,005 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.8% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD 6,515.3 million in 2020.

07/18/2014 - AgileBio releases new chemical structures tools in LabCollector LIMS & ELN

AgileBio announces the release of a new substructure search engine for its LabCollector Chemical Structures module. Searching molecules can now be easily made using simple SMILES queries or even graphically designed. Queries can also be made by importing MOL representations. This search tool allows a quick and effective management of all LabCollector chemical structures data. The chemical structures module can also be used with ChemDraw CDX formats and proteins PBD files.

07/16/2014 - PHT Corporation Streamlines Clinical Trials with Windows 8.1 Tablets

PHT Corporation, the leading provider of technologies used to collect patient-driven eData for clinical research, has selected Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets featuring Windows 8.1 to run its SitePad® System.

07/16/2014 - Beckman Coulter to Acquire Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics' Clinical Microbiology Business

Beckman Coulter, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the clinical microbiology business of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.

07/16/2014 - NovoPath ExpressReports Boosts Speed of Reporting for Busy Pathologists

NovoPath announces the addition of NovoPath ExpressReports to its anatomic pathology laboratory information system (APLIS), a new time-saving feature that speeds report generation by as much as 90% compared to conventional systems. NovoPath ExpressReports features industry leading graphic capabilities including organ maps and graphs, which display at the same new accelerated speed.

What Happened to Phase 2 of your LIMS Implementation?

It’s a funny thing but if you ask anyone who has been involved in the LIMS industry for any length of time, they will uniformly agree that Phase 2 of LIMS implementation projects rarely, if ever, come to fruition. Is this because breaking a LIMS implementation into multiple phases is wrong? Not really. There are perfectly good reasons to do so like:
 Upcoming Events

08/19/2014 - Next Generation Dx Summit

Access to next generation diagnostics will only be gained through careful creation and management of partnerships in the community around development, commercialization, reimbursement and regulation. This year’s Next Generation Dx Summit will showcase advances in personalized medicine through a comprehensive program encompassing companion diagnostics, infectious disease, cancer molecular markers, point-of-care, inherited disorders, cell free DNA and single cell sequencing.

08/18/2014 - The Bioprocessing Summit

The Bioprocessing Summit brings together international leaders to discuss today's bioprocess issues from cell line selection to bioproduction. The Summit provides practical details in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere that promotes information exchange and networking.

08/11/2014 - ImVacS: The Immunotherapies and Vaccines Summit

07/27/2014 - 2014 AACC Annual Meeting

Connect with the Global Laboratory Medicine Community Attend the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and: Connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine.
 Upcoming Webcasts

08/01/2014 - Align Your Compliance Efforts with the 2014 OIG Strategy - 5 Key Steps to Avoid OIG Fines on your Referring Physicians and Vendors

This OIG compliance training will discuss how to review your company’s practices in conducting business and billing for services rendered by referring physicians and third-party vendors. Learn more about the OIG’s focus in 2014 on your liability with regard to referrals from or conducting business with these key partners in healthcare.
 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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