March 25, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 11


In This Issue

 The LIMS Book

2015 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Lab Informatics Released

The LIMSforum group has released the 2015 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Lab Informatics. The electronic and print versions of the book are available at The eBook version is free. You can also send it to your Kindle. This new 2015 edition has over 400 pages of information with tons of information on features and functions for LIMS and LIS and complete vendor directories for LIMS, LIS, ELN, SDMS and CDMS products. There are over 30 LIMS vendors with complete pricing information as well. This resource is compiled from our site so you will want to check back often as we will be releasing subsequent editions as the community updates the information. Any vendors who wish to be listed can do so by submitting your information and price lists to the editor. Do get your free copy at: We also have a completely new site for the LIMSbook. It has many other books you will be interested in and all of them are completely free and open access. We will be adding a facility soon to allow you to create, publish and share your books freely. Also be sure and check out our search facilities. They will help you find just the information you need from our growing list of knowledge bases.


 Event Focus

04/14/2015 - Paperless Lab Academy

The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems. This year's theme of the Paperless Lab Academy will focus on how to MANAGE THE CHANGE PROCESS in both R&D and QA/QC laboratories in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer goods and chemical industries.

Without Adoption There is No Success! - Part 1

There are several best practices that should be followed to facilitate reaching full user adoption goals and thereby attaining true LIMS implementation success. But just because it was installed, doesn't mean it was a successful implementation.
 Recent News

03/25/2015 - LIMS Survey Highlights Increased Customer Satisfaction Levels

A new customer survey published early in 2015 by Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe, has shown an across-the-board increase in customer satisfaction levels compared to a similar survey carried out in 2013. In addition response levels to the survey, which was conducted in both the USA and UK, was up nearly fourfold.

03/24/2015 - Global Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Market 2015-2019

LIMS is the information management system specifically designed for medical and industrial-related laboratories. The solution helps scientists in tracking samples and transmitting data to professionals. LIMS offers a way of automating the laboratory, and saves time and improves the quality of data. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global LIMS market to grow at a CAGR of 6.04 percent over the period 2014-2019.

03/20/2015 - MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Granted Patent "Lab-in-One Automation" System

MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc., (MDIT) announced the recent decision of the German Patent Register to grant MEDITE the German priority patent for its Histology "Lab-in-one Automation" System. Based on this success MEDITE will finish its nationalization applications for USA, China and UK before April 4th, 2015.

03/19/2015 - Philips and Inspirata, Inc. partner to bring an end-to-end digital pathology workflow to U.S. cancer centers

Royal Philips and Inspirata, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement to advance digital pathology through the development of advanced image analytics and automated workflows available as a Solution-as-a-Service delivery model

03/19/2015 - IBM Invests in Modernizing Medicine to Accelerate Adoption of Watson Technologies in Healthcare

To accelerate the adoption of Watson cognitive computing in healthcare, IBM today announced an investment in Modernizing Medicine, a provider of cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) systems and other technologies that capture structured data, track outcomes and deliver clinical decision support.

03/11/2015 - Waters Highlights New Capabilities in Molecular Imaging, Laboratory Management and More at Pittcon 2015

Waters Corporation opened Pittcon 2015 by showcasing its new capabilities and innovations that are driving analytical science in exciting and novel directions. "At Pittcon this year, we are showing customers how Waters' innovations are opening doors to breakthrough solutions in Health Science, breaking down barriers in biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes, and reimagining laboratory data management," said Dr. Rohit Khanna, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for the Waters Division. "These new capabilities and innovations are the result of Waters' scientific focus, customer collaborations, and holistic view to optimize every component of a solution: from hardware, to software, to consumables, to service."

03/11/2015 - Fully Integrated Informatics Solution is All-in-One Platform for Managing Today’s Labs

Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS Now Comprises Method Execution, Lab and Data Management and Full Enterprise Software Integration. Laboratories worldwide seeking a single, integrated informatics platform can now standardize on one comprehensive laboratory information management system (LIMS). Thermo Fisher’s integrated informatics solution now comprises method execution, data visualization and laboratory management, and seamlessly integrates with all popular enterprise-level software packages.

03/11/2015 - Capgemini Introduces First Integrated LIMS/ERP as-a-Service Solution to Help Laboratories Harness Supply Chain Data

Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS is core informatics solution that powers new offering to enable laboratories to turn supply chain data into actionable business insights.Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the industry's first laboratory information management system (LIMS) and ERP as-a-service solution in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/03/2015 - Request for Response - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS3)

Provide a Laboratory Information Management System in the cloud (LIMS3) for Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. LIMS3 is intended to replace an existing, internally hosted LIMS software system; and to provide a more accessible and configurable LIMS application that will meet EEA’s needs moving forward.
 Upcoming Events

05/18/2015 - [inform] 2015 - Waters' Premier Informatics Users' Conference

Premier conference featuring innovative solutions for laboratory data management. Case study presentations will deliver specific examples of how Waters' software can expedite your workflow, allowing you to act on results faster.

04/21/2015 - INTERPHEX 2015

NTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), is the single source for complete biopharmaceutical manufacturing solutions to safely and cost effectively process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings over 12,000 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with 600+ suppliers through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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