February 20, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 7


In This Issue


What is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Exactly?

A Laboratory Information Management System, more commonly referred to as a LIMS, is a software system designed to help manage the workflow and daily operations in a laboratory. Although each LIMS provider designs their software a bit differently, at its core, the system focuses on data management in regards to specimen testing and results reporting.
 Webcast Focus

03/26/2014 - Autoscribe - How to Buy a LIMS webinar

Autoscribe, a leading developer of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), has announced it will be running a series of three free �How to Buy a LIMS� webinars on 26th March, 23rd April and 28th May 2014. With over 60 years of practical management experience specifying and delivering successful LIMS solutions to any laboratory in any industry, Autoscribe has designed these webinars to provide information that will help keep anyone considering purchasing a LIMS on track, avoid some of the pitfalls and find the right solution to fit the specific needs.
 Recent News

02/19/2014 - See RURO solutions at Pittcon 2014, March 3-6, 2014, Chicago, IL

RURO Booth # 4262

02/17/2014 - Bridge Patient Portal Partners with X-Link for Improved Medical Software Interfacing

Leading healthcare portal software Bridge Patient Portal is announcing a partnership with the X-Link Solutions Network to improve Bridge's access to the X-Link compatible EMR/EHR systems databases and to help the portal interface even more seamlessly with them.

02/13/2014 - JusticeTrax® Unveils LIMS-plus DNA Forensic Science Laboratory Software

JusticeTrax, Inc. adds LIMS-plus DNA to its suite of software applications designed for forensic science laboratories.

02/12/2014 - SLAS Announces 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest Winner

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) announces that Tomasz Koprowski of the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering in Zurich, Switzerland, is the grand prize winner of the 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest.

02/12/2014 - Agilent Technologies Expands Next-Generation Sequencing Target-Enrichment Platform with SureCall Software Upgrade

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today introduced SureCall version 2.0 software, expanding the capabilities of the company’s current market-leading, next-generation sequencing target-enrichment solutions. The newly upgraded software features compatibility with SureSelect custom target-enrichment and Human All Exon panels.

02/12/2014 - RURO Announces New Training Services – Complimentary Program and “On Demand”

Due to increased demand for RURO’s Enterprise Training Program for systems FreezerPro®, Sciency® and ezColony®, RURO is excited to announce two enhancements that may streamline the user adoption process for its new or returning users. The first is a complimentary Enterprise Training Program now included with every new FreezerPro or other Enterprise system license purchase. The second is the availability of RURO’s new “On-Demand” Online Training Portal.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

01/13/2014 - Pre-Solicitation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System

Furnish all required services to install Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS Support for Pine Bluff Arsenal
 Upcoming Events

03/12/2014 - CrimeLab -3rd International Forensic Technology Fair

The CrimeLab Criminological Technology Fair is a specialist industry event at which producers and distributors of products and services used in criminological technology and potential customers, including scientists, can meet. The idea of the CrimeLab Fair is not only to create room for business meetings and the presentation of offers, but also to convey specialist knowledge in the area of laboratory criminology. The fair’s programme will include many additional events promoting scientific achievements, modern technologies, and research methods used in criminology.

03/02/2014 - Pittcon 2014

Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

02/23/2014 - 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition

The 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, February 23-27 in Orlando, brings together 37,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus pre-conference workshops and symposia.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/11/2014 - Leadership Involvement in Building a Safety Strategy

02/25/2014 - 3-hr Virtual Seminar: Aligning Medical Device Software Development with EU Requirements for a CE Mark (IEC 62304)

 LIMS Blog Postings

All new LIMS Book & Buyer's Guide released on-line for 2013/14

The new on-line edition of the LIMS Book & Buyer's Guide (http://www.limsbook.com) has just been released today with over double the number of listed vendor products from the 2012 edition. The guide provides a catalog of the industry's top tier vendors with product pricing information and technical details to allow you to compare LIMS/LIS and ELN products. The guide also contains a LIMSpec on each listed product with even more technical details as well as product demonstration videos.

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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