January 28, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 3


In This Issue

 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.
 Recent News

01/28/2015 - Freezerworks Announces Sixth Annual Users Education Conference

In December 2014, Dataworks Development, Inc. announced an event the company will be holding in the summer of 2015. Called the Freezerworks Users Education Conference, the meeting will showcase new features, provide customer training, and allow attendees to learn how other sites are using the software. All Freezerworks users are invited to the conference.

01/27/2015 - Spectro Scientific Strengthens Its Fluid Analysis Leadership Role with Acquisition of On-Site Analysis, Inc.

Spectro Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for industrial fluids analysis, has expanded its ability to serve end users of condition monitoring equipment with the November 28, 2014, acquisition of 100 percent of On-Site Analysis, Inc. (www.on-siteanalysis.com).

01/22/2015 - Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement

Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading genome informatics company, and Sequenom, Inc., the leading molecular diagnostics company, today announced a development agreement for next generation noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Through this agreement, Sequenom will utilize Cypher's genome interpretation technology, called Mantis™, to advance analysis of clinically-relevant fetal sub-chromosomal variants detected in maternal blood.

01/22/2015 - Cartagenia Partners with MedGenome to Provide Pathology Laboratories Access to Extensive Cancer Variant Knowledge Base

Cartagenia, the leader in providing genetic labs and clinicians with software-based workflow support for variant assessment, lab reporting, and access of relevant knowledge bases, today announced a partnership with MedGenome Inc, the developer of the OncoMD Cancer knowledge base

01/22/2015 - PEFTEC partners with the Port of Antwerp

PEFTEC 2015 (the petroleum, refining and environmental technologies conference and exhibition) has announced a partnership with the Port of Antwerp. PEFTEC organiser Marcus Pattison says: “This is a major announcement because the Port of Antwerp is the leading European integrated maritime and logistics hub and the second largest seaport in Europe

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.”

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?
 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 Events

03/08/2015 - Pittcon 2015

02/23/2015 - IQPC's 13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit

 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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