October 08, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 37


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

10/22/2014 - Tips ‘n’ Tricks for a Successful IDBS E-Workbook Implementation

There is much more to implementing your IDBS ELN, E-Workbook, than just following the vendor supplied installation procedures. In order to avoid costly implementation delays and low user adoption rates, it is critical to undertake adequate planning. This webinar will offer professional advice and strategies.
 Event Focus

FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies CongressNovember 17 - 19, 2014Join 250+ R&D teams in Boston this Fall who will attend CHI’s FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress, an event dedicated to improving in vitro cell models and phenotypic screening to advance drug discovery and development at 6 conferences.


October 31, 2014 - Early Bird Registration Cut Off! Register early for deepest discounts. SLAS members can take advantage of deepest discounts by registering by October 31, 2014.The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS; www.slas.org) is proud to present SLAS2015 (www.slas2015.org), convening at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, from February 7-11. SLAS2015 delivers a robust, peer-selected scientific program comprised of the following tracks: Assay Development and Screening, Automation and High Throughput Technologies, Drug Target Strategies, Micro/Nano Technologies, Bioanalytical Techniques, Informatics and Biomarker Discovery & Application. The program features 132 podium sessions, 400+ posters and 17 Short Courses.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

10/03/2014 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals to establish a negotiated contract for a laboratory information management system (LIMS) and related support. This LIMS software system will be placed into operation at the Genomics Research Laboratory (GRL), a 6,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech.
 The LIMS Book

Introducing the 2014 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

Introducing the 2014 Edition of:

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

The Laboratory Informatics Institute is pleased to announce the 2014 release of the new, Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics.   This reference guide is unique in the LIMS industry by providing a side-by-side comparison of the most popular LIMS products on the market along with complete pricing information and now, we have provided links to demonstrations of the various listed products.  Also, we have updated the guide to be completely available on-line and kept up-to-date daily as new information becomes available along with critical information you need to help you document your LIMS requirements.

 Recent News

10/08/2014 - Managing Regulatory Compliance In Laboratories

The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe meets the requirements of highly regulated laboratories by providing audit trails, time and date stamping of all actions and version control of all reference data, such as test definitions. This helps with compliance to any guidelines that require change control, validation and audit trailing of changes to stored data.

10/07/2014 - Announcing New Partnership Between Indigo Biosystems and Common Cents Systems to Streamline LC/MS Workflow

Common Cents Systems, Inc. and Indigo Biosystems collaborate to create improved approach to clinical toxicology and reference lab LC/MS data processing and results reporting. The relationship between the companies and their software platforms, ASCENT and ApolloLIMS, has broad applications in the clinical research, forensic toxicology and reference laboratory markets. It will allow customers that implement both ASCENT and ApolloLIMS to reduce the data review and quality inspection by up to 80% (compared to traditional processes) and provide a smooth and efficient results reporting workflow.

10/07/2014 - See RURO solutions at American Society of Human Genetics, October 18-21, 2014, San Diego, CA

See RURO solutions at 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetic. October 18-October 21, 2014, San Diego Convention Center - RURO Booth # 941

10/07/2014 - See RURO solutions at ESBB 2014, October 20-22, 2014, Leipzig, Germany

See RURO solutions at ESBB 2014 – European, Middle Eastern & African Socienty for Biopreservation and Biobanking, October 20-October 22, 2014, Congress Centre Leipzig. Leipzig, Germany, RURO Booth # 31

10/06/2014 - Dotmatics Launch a Partner ecosystem, Delivering an Integrated Development Platform to the Scientific Research Community

Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, has launched the Dotmatics Ecosystem Program. It will enable third party organisations to develop and seamlessly integrate their scientific applications into Dotmatics' solutions. The Dotmatics Platform is a single, fully integrated system that includes knowledge management applications and information query and reporting modules as well as data analysis and visualisation tools.
 Upcoming Events

10/21/2014 - ESBB 2014 – European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking

ESBB’s 2014 Annual Conference conference will feature a wide variety of fascinating content from across the biobanking spectrum. There will be sessions on Cryobiology, Biobanking for Metabolomics and Proteomics, 'Big Data', Environmental Biobanking, Biobank Assessment, Biobanking Education and ELSI in Biobanking.

10/19/2014 - 2014 SOFT Conference Society of Forensic Toxicologists

2014 SOFT Conference Society of Forensic Toxicologists October 19 - 24, 2014 Grand Rapids, Michigan http://soft-tox.org/meeting

10/18/2014 - 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus over 200 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting edge science in all areas of human genetics.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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