July 01, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 25


In This Issue


LIMS Project – Letter to Self

Ever have those moments when a project is over and you say, "Man, I wish I knew that before I started". If you could tell yourself what to do differently on an Informatics Project, would it sound like this:
 Recent News

07/01/2015 - Science Students Discover Benefits Of Laboratory Information Management Systems

Students taking the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) were given an insight into the practicalities of laboratory sample handling, tracking and management recently through a presentation by John Boother, Managing Director of Autoscribe Ltd. Autoscribe is a leading software provider specialising in database management applications including Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Quality Management Systems.

06/30/2015 - CTI Biotechnology Selects Pristima®

Xybion Corporation, leading provider of preclinical R&D solutions announced today that CTI Biotechnology in Suzhou, China has implemented Xybion's Pristima® 7 Preclinical Suite. Pristima® was selected after an exhaustive evaluation of top selling preclinical software systems on the market.

06/30/2015 - DNAnexus Cloud Genomics Platform to Support Data Management and Genomic Analysis for a Global Research Consortium

DNAnexus Inc., the leader in cloud-based genome informatics and data management, today announced that Stanford University, the Data Coordination Center (DCC) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project, a flagship functional genomics consortium funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the NIH, has adopted the company’s cloud genomics platform to support data analysis and sharing for its Phase 3 project.

06/29/2015 - FlowJo and BD Partner to Streamline Flow Cytometry Data Management

FlowJo, LLC, the provider of the market-leading third-party software for single cell analysis, and BD Life Sciences – Biosciences, a segment of leading global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), announced today that they have established a strategic relationship to integrate BD’s flow cytometry data acquisition software with FlowJo’s data analysis platform for the research market.

06/24/2015 - RURO Announces Limfinity® version 6

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider announces the release of Limfinity® version 6 of it's flagship platform. . The Release features a revamped data mining engine, continued performance improvement. Structured forms, image views, enhanced granularity permissions, other features underscore 1.5 years of development.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/29/2015 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Industrial Hygiene Laboratory. Re-release of RFP

06/17/2015 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

City of Sunnyvale, California - Department of Environmental Services. Provide And Install A Laboratory Information Management System For The Environmental Services Department to manage Water Quality Laboratory activities

06/17/2015 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS),

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ): to obtain pricing and a contract for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), including installation of software, training and data migration of legacy data held by the agency.

06/17/2015 - Request for Proopsal - Laboratory Information Management Solution

The City of Calgary (The City) on behalf of Water Resources is inviting experienced proponents to provide a proposal for a Laboratory Information Management Solution
 Upcoming Events

08/18/2015 - Next Generation Dx Summit

The Next Generation Dx Summit, entering its seventh year, brings together more than 800 diagnostics professionals from across the world, providing comprehensive programming and valuable networking opportunities. Spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy, this year’s expanded program encompasses predictive cancer biomarkers, companion diagnostics, infectious disease, point-of-care, pharmacy-based diagnostics, cell-free DNA, commercialization, cancer immunotherapy, and reimbursement.

08/03/2015 - The Bioprocessing Summit

The 2015 Bioprocessing Summit plans to unite 750+ attendees from 30+ countries for five days of inspiring presentations and solutions. The Bioprocessing Summit brings together international leaders to discuss today's bioprocess issues from cell line selection to manufacturing. The Summit provides practical details in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere that promotes information exchange and networking.

07/29/2015 - OSEHRA Open Source Summit

Join the Premier Open Source Health IT Summit! Looking to gain expertise in both public and private sector open source health IT? Want to collaborate on global state-of-the-art solutions for electronic health records, and population health tool development? Need access to domestic and international market opportunities? Then OSEHRA’s 4th annual Open Source Summit, held just outside of Washington, DC from July 29-31, 2015, is the place for you.
 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 Webcasts

07/08/2015 - Calibration and Qualification in Analytical Laboratories

Laboratory equipment should be calibrated and/or qualified to demonstrate suitability for the intended use. Laboratory systems including equipment are amongst key targets of FDA inspections.

07/06/2015 - Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

GCP guidelines include standards on how clinical trials should be conducted, define the roles and responsibilities of clinical trial sponsors, clinical research investigators, and monitors. In the pharmaceutical industry monitors are often called Clinical Research Associates.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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