April 29, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 16


In This Issue

 Event Focus

05/18/2015 - Cutting-edge Technologies for Drug Target Validation Conference

Expand your knowledge and advance your career! Join over 200 academics and industry professionals to discuss the latest advancements in Cutting-edge Technologies for Drug Target Validation.

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.

05/05/2015 - Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting

These symposia will promote the development of small molecule research and core unit functions and strengthen the ties between chemical biology researchers in the Nordic countries. In the long term, it will contribute to establishing a stable Nordic research community which will also link to other existing European networks.

3 lies organizations tell themselves about relationship management

Organizations are made up of humans, and naturally since humans lie to themselves in personal relationships the same can be said for work ones. I'm continuing my review process for customer relationship management (CRM) and also for electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) products. Another free ELN emailed me the other day, must be good CRM protocols are in place at their organization, because I never heard of them but I'll post a review once I've had time to play with their software a bit.

Customized LIMS – The “Black Sheep” of LIMS

When you hear the phrase, LIMS Customization, what do you think? Many tend to preach the bad, but have you ever stopped to evaluate the Good? Click to read our evaluation.

A review of "Computerized Systems in the Modern Laboratory"

I was recently given a copy of the book: "Computerized Systems in the Modern Laboratory: a practical guide". by Joseph G. Liscouski. Joe is a very experienced and highly qualified LIMS expert that I have known for years. His profile speaks for itself. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeliscouski ...
 Recent News

04/29/2015 - See RURO solutions at ISBER 2015, May 5-9, 2015, Orlando, FL

See RURO solutions at ISBER 2015 RURO Booth # 306 May 5 - May 9, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona

04/29/2015 - Freezerworks Experiences an Extremely Successful First Quarter for 2015

In April 2015, Dataworks Development received some exciting news: its first quarter had been extremely successful, with sales increasing 31% when compared to the first quarter of the previous year. Additionally, the number of renewals for its customer care program, which gives clients a free software upgrade, had increased by 30%. Now, as the company prepares to release their 2015 Freezerworks upgrade, it is expecting its next three quarters to be just as successful as the first, as sales and interest remain strong.

04/22/2015 - Big Data and Genomics Meet the Cloud: the First Unified Global Platform for Precision Medicine

$15 million investment and alliance puts WuXi NextCODE's unrivalled genome analytics on DNAnexus's cloud platform, seamlessly linked to WuXi PharmaTech's China and global R&D platform

04/22/2015 - Report: Strong Demand for Automation Systems in Drug Discovery Laboratories

New techniques of drug discovery and heavy testing volumes is keeping demand high for drug discovery lab automation systems, according to Kalorama Information. The IVD market researcher said lab automation systems sold to drug discovery laboratories reached 4.1 billion dollars in sales in 2014.

04/22/2015 - Agilent Technologies and Scion Instruments Agree to Enable Each Other’s Instruments in Their Chromatography Data Systems

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Scion Instruments today announced a gas chromatography instrument control agreement. This exchange agreement provides customers the freedom to operate instruments from both manufacturers in each company’s chromatography data systems.

04/16/2015 - New Real-Time PCR Systems Connect Researchers in the Cloud

New real-time PCR systems that fully integrate with cloud computing technology mark a new era in data sharing and global research collaboration. The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 3 and QuantStudio 5 Real-Time PCR systems, designed to enable multi-institutional work across geographically dispersed teams, will be on display at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Booth #1501 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, April 18-22.
 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 http://www.limsbook.com 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 LIMSwiki.org 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 LIMSwiki.org editor. Do get your free copy at: http://www.limsbook.com 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.


 Upcoming Events

05/05/2015 - ISBER 2015

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibits will feature multiple plenary sessions, educational workshops, corporate workshops, special topic and contributed paper presentations, poster sessions, and working group discussions. Vendors from around the world will demonstrate the latest products, services and technology in the field of repository and specimen collection and testing.
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