November 05, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 41


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.


The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS; is proud to present SLAS2015 (, 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.
 Recent News

11/05/2014 - STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Releases QM2014.R1

Abbott Informatics is pleased to announce the release of QM2014.R1 STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing product. This product release includes a number of enhancements.

10/31/2014 - BtB Software announces latest version of their Dairy Laboratory Software

BtB Software is pleased to announce the latest version of their Dairy Laboratory Software. Designed for the State, Regional, County or Private Laboratory testing samples from multiple providers.

10/30/2014 - Cinch™ Releases New Functionality

PAML, a leading healthcare solutions provider and one of the nation's top reference laboratories, just released a new version of their consumer web-based product Cinch at

10/29/2014 - Vantage Health Forms Strategic Partnership with Theranostics Laboratory

The partnership between the Theranostics laboratory and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is a strategic alliance for Vantage Health Inc, through which the lab will act as principal investigators for Vantage in the areas of mobile strep detection, mobile virus detection and other related areas including breath sample conditioning methodologies.

10/29/2014 - RazorInsights Partners with World’s Largest Laboratory Middleware Company to Provide Instrument Manager™ to Hospitals

RazorInsights, a leading provider of health IT solutions for rural, critical access and community hospitals, announced today a partnership with Data Innovations, the world’s largest laboratory middleware company and its Instrument Manager software solution. The partnership offers RazorInsights’ laboratory information system (LIS) customers with a powerful middleware solution that incorporates an extensive driver library for connecting laboratory instruments with RazorInsights’ ONE-Electronic Health Record®.

10/29/2014 - Agilent Technologies Introduces Powerful Enhancements to Leading Life Science Software

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a newly optimized GeneSpring software package for researchers focused on genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics or any combination of life science disciplines.
 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.

 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.
 Upcoming Events

11/12/2014 - Association for Molecular Pathology 2014 Annual Meeting

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

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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