October 29, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 40


In This Issue


The Key to Interfacing Lab Instruments to LIMS or ELN

No matter what changes are made over time, the tool, style, or data format standard used to create or facilitate instrument interfacing is not the true critical success factor for interfacing instruments.

Innovate or die!: Genomic data and the electronic health record (EHR)

The sharing of patient data, such as test results, is important for appropriately treating patients. Inclusion of this data allows for clinical error prevention, particularly if a new clinician becomes involved. If genetic information, including family history or genetic test results, is not accessible to treating physicians, care may suffer. Innovation is needed to address the problem of lack of access to important data, such as genomic test results, not structured to fit into an EHR.
 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

10/23/2014 - Request for Proposal - Development of a Cloud Based Laboratory Data Exchange Portal

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is seeking the technical expertise to develop a cloud-based reference center enrollment portal that will streamline the management of the enrollment process for laboratory and APHL staff.
 Recent News

10/28/2014 - Toxicology Research Laboratory Chooses Instem Software Solutions

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, announced today that Toxicology Research Laboratory (TRL) has purchased the Provantis® software suite for managing their preclinical studies, along with the submit™ solution suite to support CDISC’s Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND).

10/28/2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim introduces IDBS' E-WorkBook Suite

Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the top 20 global pharma companies, has introduced IDBS' E-WorkBook Suite to eliminate data silos in the lab. The cross-domain platform has initially been deployed in North America with the next roll-out planned for Germany. Users are benefiting from streamlined research and development (R&D) with increases in data quality and productivity.

10/27/2014 - Dow Chemical Licenses Simulations Plus Software to Assist with Toxicology and Environmental Research

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of software for discovery and development, announced that The Dow Chemical Company has licensed both its best-in-class GastroPlus™ and ADMET Predictor™ software programs

10/27/2014 - ACMG To Introduce New, First-of-its-Kind Monthly Live Online Genomics Case Conference Series

Case Conferences are a staple of training and education at hospitals and academic medical centers around the country. But in a novel new twist, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) will bring a monthly live genomics case conference from around the country to physicians, geneticists, laboratory personnel, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals via a live, interactive webcast.

10/22/2014 - 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.

10/22/2014 - RURO, Inc. Exceeds Double Growth for 2nd Year

RURO, Inc. achieved a second consecutive annual period with greater than 100% sales volume growth. Contributing highlights to the company’s success included the release of a new version of its flagship solution platform, Limfinity®, the opening and immediate success of its first foreign office in Shanghai, and highly visible customer installations.
 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.

 Upcoming Events

11/09/2014 - ISTFA 2014 - 40th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis

11/05/2014 - LAB INNOVATIONS 2014

11/03/2014 - PEGS Europe - Protein & Antibody Engineering Summit

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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