December 17, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 46


In This Issue

 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.
 Recent News

12/17/2014 - Autoscribe's LIMS e-Bulletin Focuses On Configurability

Autoscribe’s December e-bulletin concentrates on the benefits of being able to configure a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) without the need to write custom code or using a programming script. With details of forthcoming training courses in the UK and US, there are opportunities for people to use the configuration course as part of the preparation for a LIMS project.

12/17/2014 - Freezerworks Provides Rapid Implementation for Nation’s First Rare Tumor Center

The Rare Tumor Center of the Institute for Translational Oncology Research (ITOR) of the Greenville Health System of South Carolina is the nation’s first center dedicated exclusively to the research and treatment of rare cancers. With its innovation zone attracting promising new therapeutic biotech companies, ITOR is poised to make South Carolina a vital destination for integrative approaches to fighting cancer. As with most, if not all health centers, a strong biorepository is a bridge to success in facilitating progress in both treatment and research. Managing the information behind each specimen stored is the biorepository information management system Freezerworks Unlimited (Dataworks Development, Inc., Mountlake Terrace, WA)

12/16/2014 - The Role Of Freezerworks In CAP Accreditation Success

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation program for biorepositories is relatively new, having begun in 2012. The Genetic Resources Core Facility (GRCF) Biorepository and Cell Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently became the twelfth biorepository accredited by CAP. According to its Director, Melissa Olson, PhD, the process, which she describes as a “major reorganizational effort”, was well worth it.

12/12/2014 - AgileBio announces the launch of its new subsidiary in the USA!

To support its international growth, AgileBio launches its new subsidiary in San Diego, California (USA), strengthening its global presence and becoming a new partner of research laboratories in the United States.

12/11/2014 - LifeMap Sciences, a Subsidiary of BioTime, Announces Release of MalaCards Version 1.07 With Additional Types of Clinical Significance From ClinVar and New Phenotypes From HPO

LifeMap Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc., announced today the release of MalaCards, Version 1.07. The new release is available at MalaCards is a database of human diseases and their annotations that is modeled on the architecture and richness of the popular GeneCards® database of human genes (

12/11/2014 - NovoPath Announces Support for OpenText RightFax Express Faxing Solution

Committed to maximizing automation for anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories, NovoPath announces support for OpenText RightFax Express for its NovoPath AP Laboratory Information System (LIS). OpenText RightFax family of products is the market-leading network fax server solution for organizations of every size.

12/10/2014 - Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces Availability of Bi-Directional LIMS Integration

Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, today announced the general availability of two-way integration to laboratory information management system (LIMS) through its industry leading Growth Direct™ System.

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.
 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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