May 13, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

05/20/2015 - CSV: MORE than writing test scripts

There’s a lot more to consider when validating a computer system than configuration, functional, and requirements testing (aka IQ, OQ, and PQ, respectively). We have a list of items you probably didn't consider yet.
 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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/06/2015 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

City of Durham, North Carolina - Water Management Division, Wastewater and Water Quality Laboratory
 Recent News

05/13/2015 - CSols Presenting on Integrated Informatics Solutions at Waters Inform 2015

CSols, Inc. is hosting a Partner Workshop at Waters Inform 2015 about Integrated Informatics Solutions and Exploring Single Platform/Vendor and Best of Breed Approaches.

05/09/2015 - GenomeQuest Launches LifeQuest for Life Science Intellectual Property Search

GenomeQuest, Inc. today announced the launch of LifeQuest®, a major new product for intellectual property (IP) searching in the life science domain. LifeQuest expands the company’s offerings in intellectual property searching, augmenting its market-leading GenomeQuest™ and GQ-Pat™ product offerings for searching patents with biological sequences.

05/06/2015 - Agilent Technologies Launches Mobile Version of Electronic Lab Notebook

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a mobile version of its OpenLAB Electronic Laboratory Notebook lab productivity software. OpenLAB ELN now includes desktop, mobile and cloud capabilities. The new version of OpenLAB ELN gives scientists access to laboratory data-anytime, anywhere-through the convenience of their mobile devices.

05/06/2015 - Sysmex America, Inc. Partners with Medicus Middleware to Provide Physician Office Labs with Instrument Connectivity Directly to EMR

Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces a partnership with Medicus Middleware, a laboratory information systems company. This partnership allows Sysmex and its distributor partners to offer a compact software and interfacing solution for physician offices and clinics that connect Sysmex's XP-300 moderately complex hematology analyzer directly to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

05/06/2015 - LIMS Configuration Demonstration Now Online

A new YouTube video ( ) published by Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe, provides a practical demonstration of the ease of configuration of the Matrix Gemini LIMS. Since each individual laboratory is a little different from its nearest equivalent and often vastly different from laboratories in different industries, Matrix Gemini’s unique OneTime™ configuration tools provide the flexibility to ensure that customers are not forced into a particular system design.

05/06/2015 - RURO Releases version 7 of FreezerPro® software

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider released FreezerPro® version 7, the latest major content upgrade to its bestselling, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) sample management software.

05/06/2015 - Waters Introduces eDATA 2.0 Proficiency Testing Portal for Environmental Laboratories

Waters Corporation today announced that ERA®, A Waters® Business, introduced the new eDATA® 2.0 Proficiency Testing (PT) portal enabling environmental laboratories to manage their proficiency testing data more efficiently and gain greater insight into their laboratory’s performance.

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.
 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.


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