December 11, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 45


In This Issue


North Pole Lab Selects Omega 11

When exploring the gorgeous landscape of interior Alaska, one would never expect that in a nondescript building in a suburb of Fairbanks is a thriving environmental laboratory. Kelley Lovejoy, the Laboratory Director, has successfully built Alaska Analytical Laboratory (AAL) from the ground up to cater to a variety of clientele with a multitude of needs.

Reigning in your scattered Lab Data & Information

New Technology and Instruments have presented us with a plethora of data and information, both a blessing and a challenge at the same time: they are invaluable and overflowing. What’s worse is it’s scattered across various computers, instruments, labs, and sites and combining data from multiple disparate systems can be problematic.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

11/12/2014 - Bid Opportunity - Laboratory Information Management System LIMS for Newborn Screening

Laboratory information management system (lims) for newborn screening. Contract term will begin on the date of contract execution to 5 five years, with the option to extend up to 24 months.
 Recent News

12/08/2014 - LabVantage Solutions® Awarded Frost & Sullivan’s “2014 Company of the Year”

Frost & Sullivan Names LabVantage Solutions, Inc. 2014 North American Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Company of the Year

12/08/2014 - Definiens Releases Tissue Studio® 4.0 for Quantitative Digital Pathology

Definiens, the global leader in Tissue Phenomics® for oncology diagnostics, today announced the newest version of its leading image analysis software for quantitative digital pathology, Tissue Studio 4.0. The new release provides greater flexibility, more accurate and consistent results, and the ability to use any chromogen for single and dual stain immunohistochemistry (IHC) quantification.

12/05/2014 - Research and Markets: Analysis of the US LIMS Market

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analysis of the US LIMS Market" report to their offering. The laboratory information management systems (LIMS) market in the United States has been a mature space for many years. The evolution of laboratory needs has spurred innovation in this industry, forcing vendors to change their approach toward consumers.

12/04/2014 - Agilent Technologies and Baylor College of Medicine Open Center of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Baylor College of Medicine, both known for their expertise in metabolomics, are working together to advance research and training in this vital branch of the life sciences. To that end, Agilent and Baylor have opened the Agilent Technologies Mass Spectrometry Center of Excellence as part of the Alkek Center for Molecular Discovery and the Baylor College of Medicine Core Laboratory in the college's department of molecular and cellular biology.

12/03/2014 - RURO Announces Limfinity® version 5.1.4

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider, has released Limfinity® version 5.1.4. RURO’s deployment teams have been performing more installation projects of Limfinity® than ever in RURO’s 8 year history. Many deployments have included majority configuration and minority framework enhancement. Limfinity® version 5.1.4 is the perfect example – the update goes far above and beyond bug fixes!

12/01/2014 - Autoscribe Ltd. Publishes Two New LIMS Case Studies

Two new case studies highlighting the versatility of the Matrix Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at Castrol’s Lubricant Technology Centre and Cavendish Nuclear’s environmental laboratory are now available for download from the website of leading LIMS developer, Autoscribe Ltd.
 Event Focus


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.
 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

01/26/2015 - CHI's Twelfth Annual High-Content Analysis and Inaugural Phenotypic Screening

CHI’s Twelfth Annual High-Content Analysis meeting, is the premier event showcasing the latest advancements in HCA applications and technologies. Over the years we have observed the technology mature and its adoption spread into many areas of compound screening/evaluation and functional analysis. CHI’s InauguralPhenotypic Screening meeting, offering two tracks to choose from, expanded exhibit hall and an offering of user group meetings and dinner courses.

01/23/2015 - PepTalk 2015: The Protein Science Week

PepTalk: The Protein Science Week January 19-23, 2015, offers an array of education, innovation and networking programs. Over 300 high-caliber speakers share case studies, unpublished data, breakthroughs and solutions that support and enhance your research. Ample networking opportunities allow you to connect with colleagues and peers from around the world and gain new perspectives on the evolution of biologics. Choose between 20 Conferences, 13 Short Courses, 3 Training Seminars, 80+ BuzZ Session Discussion Roundtables, and dedicated exhibit hall and poster viewing hours to create a custom agenda that fits your research and networking needs!
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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