December 31, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 47


In This Issue


Top 10 Benefits for taking a Pittcon 2015 Short Course

These are great talking points to present to your manager to support your participation at a Pittcon short course.

How Much Does a LIMS Cost?

If your laboratory organization has ever discussed the possibility of putting in a LIMS, you will likely have been asked by management “How much does a LIMS cost?” This is a very good question and while coming up with the answer is more complicated than people think; we have broken down the costs for a LIMS below.
 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

12/31/2014 - Business Boom For Autoscribe

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe Ltd, believes that its continued growth is due in no small part to the pricing structure and configurability of its flagship Matrix Gemini LIMS. In results announced for the most recent financial year, increased turnover in the UK was also accompanied by an increase in orders of more than 30% from the US office, with both operations reporting increased profitability.

12/18/2014 - Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Market Worth $1,323.6 Million by 2019

According to the new research report "Laboratory Information Management Systems/ LIMS Market by Product (COTS & Legacy), Delivery Mode (On-premise, Hosted, Cloud), Component (Software & Services), End User Industries (Healthcare, CRO, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Chemical) - Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Market is expected to reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 from $848.5 Million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2014 to 2019.

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.
 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 Webcasts

01/28/2015 - Pharmaceutical and Chemical Classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Medical Devices training on QSR and ISO requirements for supplier evaluation and assessment, and cost efficient options to many of the common practices

01/21/2015 - GAMP® 5 as applied to FDA software validation - strategies to avoid warning letters

This GAMP® 5 training/Webinar will discuss on the GAMP® software validation model and the defined process of GAMP® 5 as it applied to FDA software validation
 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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