May 27, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 20


In This Issue


5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Laboratory Informatics Solution

Trying to determine the best solution for your laboratory organization can be a confusing, frustrating, and daunting task. Learn the right questions to consider before diving in.
 Webcast Focus

06/17/2015 - Webinar: SAP QM or LIMS, which is right for your lab?

We've all talked about the subject of SAP QM and LIMS - Can you use just one? Do you have to have both? This webinar will review these scenarios plus more.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/21/2015 - Request for Offer - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Austin Laboratory (the laboratory), a unit of the Monitoring Division of OCE. The contractor must provide an “off-the-shelf” LIMS software package that is designed, installed, and verified by the contractor and is capable of being customized by the State to meet the changing needs of the laboratory clients.

05/20/2015 - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) - Solicitation No. K3174

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Industrial Hygiene Laboratory
 Recent News

05/27/2015 - Waters Brings Novel Separations and Ionization Technologies to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry at ASMS

Waters Corporation at the 63rd conference of the Society of Mass Spectrometry announced the introduction of new technologies and innovations for mass spectrometry, intended to give laboratories greater levels of detail for every analysis.

05/26/2015 - QIAGEN Launches Clinical Bioinformatics Platform for Next-Generation Sequencing

QIAGEN N.V. ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the commercial launch of its QIAGEN Clinical Insight® (QCI™) bioinformatics content and software platform for clinical testing labs to interpret and report on genomic variants identified in next-generation sequencing (NGS).

05/22/2015 - BioScale Launches New ViBE® Software v3 For Use On ViBE Platform To Further Increase Productivity And Cost-Efficiency In Drug Development

BioScale, Inc., a leading supplier of novel protein measurement technology to accelerate the development of diagnostic and clinical applications, and biological and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch of a new ViBE software v3 allowing use of the platform in GLP and drug development labs.

05/22/2015 - Spectra QEST Signs Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads for State-Wide Laboratory Solution

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has gone live with QESTLab in all of its materials testing laboratories throughout Queensland, including Herston, Toowoomba, Warwick, Roma, Bundaberg, Barcaldine, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Cloncurry. The successful implementation only took three months and the TMR is already seeing the benefits of streamlined laboratory processes and improved efficiency in laboratory management, testing and reporting. QESTLab has replaced multiple paper and electronic systems previously used in their laboratory operations.

05/20/2015 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens Customer Experience Center in the Middle East to Support Growing Life Sciences Market

Thermo Fisher, the world leader in serving science, welcomes customers from across the Middle East region to its newly opened Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Dubai. The 7,000 Sq Ft Facility at DuBiotech Aims to Attract Global Scientists and Nurture Local Talent via University Collaborations.
 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.


 Upcoming Events

06/10/2015 - World Preclinical Congress

The World Preclinical Congress (WPC; formerly the World Pharma Congress), now in its 14th year, is making a commitment to focus predominantly on preclinical research and highlight the challenges and opportunities in early drug discovery and development.


The European Human Genetics Conference (now in its 49th year) is a forum for all workers in human and medical genetics to review advances and develop research collaborations. The conference has become one of the premier events in the field of human genetics with over 3.000 delegates, more than 215 oral presentations, 13 workshops, 8 educational sessions, and over 150 exhibiting companies. The ESHG conference is where the latest developments in human genetics are discussed, and where professionals from all parts of human genetics meet.

06/01/2015 - Clinical Trial Oversight Summit

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's fourth annual Clinical Trial Oversight Summit will feature four co-located conferences covering best practices and recent trends relevant to clinical research monitoring, auditing, clinical quality assurance, site management, and vendor oversight. This three-day summit will include presentations from experts, case studies, interactive breakout discussion groups, dinner short courses, and networking opportunities.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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