January 21, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

01/21/2015 - Webinar: LIMS vs. ELN vs. LES

As laboratory informatics solutions available continues to grow, it is becoming more difficult to determine which system will give you the capabilities and benefits that you are looking for and which solution is best for you. LIMS, ELN, LES – which do you select for your Lab?
 Event Focus


The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS; www.slas.org) is proud to present SLAS2015 (www.slas2015.org), 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.

LIMS Implementation: “Big Bang” or “Phased” Approach

Selecting your LIMS is just the first of many decisions you'll have to make when implementing your new LIMS. Next, you will have to decide HOW to implement it. There are two main approaches for implementing a LIMS: the “Big Bang” approach and the “Phased” approach. Do you know the difference between each and which approach to chose?
 Recent News

01/21/2015 - Rising To The LIMS Challenge At Pittcon 2015!

Booth #2837, PITTCON, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 8th – 12th 2015 Visitors to the Autoscribe Informatics booth at Pittcon 2015 will be able to challenge the Autoscribe staff to configure a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) sample registration/submission screen in Matrix Gemini on the fly. They can also challenge themselves to see how much they know about LIMS by entering Autoscribe’s interactive quiz, with a chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet.

01/21/2015 - Boost For Matrix Gemini LIMS From Contract Laboratory Sector

The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is attracting an increased level of interest from the contract laboratory sector. John Boother, Managing Director of Autoscribe, developer of the Matrix family of products, said: “Matrix Gemini provides the versatility that appeals to contract laboratories, both from the laboratory information management and business management perspectives. This has been reflected in both the increased level of interest and increased level of orders that we have received from this sector in 2014.”

01/20/2015 - Sapio Sciences Announces Exemplar NGS LIMS for Next Gen Sequencing Labs

Sapio Sciences is pleased to announce the release of Exemplar NGS LIMS™. Sapio's NGS LIMS system will track multiple next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform workflows from request through processing and analysis.

01/20/2015 - MAAZ Standardizes on Industry Leading Informatics Solution

Mohammad Abdullah Al Azzaz Company Limited (MAAZ) has implemented Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS, the leading Informatics solution for process industries worldwide, to enhance the services offered through the company’s contract testing laboratories.

01/19/2015 - IDBS transforms ELN with release of E-WorkBook 10

IDBS has completely revitalized its ELN software for multidisciplinary research and development (R&D). A technology overhaul in E-WorkBook 10 provides users with new ways to visualize, present and consume data, including enhanced charting and canvasing capabilities. The modern, clean web browser simplifies and speeds data capture and workflow, delivering flexible access away from the bench. The platform is primed to support scientists with today's research complexities and is also a foundation for future iterations.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

01/12/2015 - Request for Proposal -Laboratory-Information-Management-System.html

AlexRenew seeks to implement a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for sample tracking, analytical processing, and data reporting. The selected LIMS must fully support the VELAP-accredited business processes of the Laboratory Section and must be in full compliance with VELAP (Chapters 45 and 46) and ISO 17025.

01/12/2015 - Request for Proposal - Lab Information System Software

Kansas State University Lafene Health Center is requesting proposals for a Laboratory Information System (LIS) which will interface with laboratory analyzers, outside reference labs and a practice management information system that includes electronic medical records.
 Upcoming Webcasts

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

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

 Upcoming Events

03/08/2015 - Pittcon 2015

01/26/2015 - CHI's Twelfth Annual High-Content Analysis and Inaugural Phenotypic Screening

01/23/2015 - PepTalk 2015: The Protein Science Week

 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.

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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