August 12, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

08/19/2015 - Overcoming Informatics Validation Challenges through Proper Planning

Computer System Validation - the part most poeple wait until the end of an implementation to deal with. But did you know that doing so could cost you, in many ways?
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/07/2015 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee seeks to replace an out-dated LIMS with up-to-date technology for their Moccasin Bend Environmental Laboratory.

CSR in Context

How much value do you put on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in your laboratory? Read this and you may change your mind...
 Recent News

08/12/2015 - Abbott Informatics launches STARLIMS v11.1

Abbott Informatics is a technology partner that not only understands the intricacies of your lab environment, but also provides you with advanced LIMS and LIS solutions to get the most value out of your data and maximize your lab’s potential. We are pleased to announce the release of STARLIMS Technology Platform v11.1.

08/11/2015 - Instrumentation Laboratory Announces Exclusive Worldwide Distributor Agreement With Thermo Fisher Scientific For Hemostasis Lab Automation System

Instrumentation Laboratory Company (IL) today announced they have signed an International Distribution Agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific appointing IL as the exclusive worldwide distributor for the Thermo Scientific TCAutomation Laboratory Automation System (LAS) in the field of Hemostasis

08/05/2015 - Illumina Accelerator Invests in Second Class of Genomics Startups from US and Europe

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced Illumina Accelerator—the world’s first business accelerator focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry—has selected three new startups for its second funding cycle. Selected from a competitive pool of highly qualified applicants, the new startups from across the globe are spurring genomics innovation in healthcare, agriculture, and the winemaking industry.

08/05/2015 - RURO Announces FreezerPro® Integration with Top-down 2D barcode scanners by FluidX

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider announces expanded barcode scanner support in FreezerPro® version 7 to include the entire FluidX Perception™ line.
 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

09/10/2015 - Converged IT Summit 2015

The Converged IT Summit is designed for professionals involved with strategic planning and implementation of IT technologies to support science. The goal is to deliver solutions to scientists that give them the freedom to discover.

08/24/2015 - IMVACS-The Immunotherapies & Vaccine Summit

Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to bring you the Tenth Annual ImVacS: Immunotherapy and Vaccine Summit. From its beginnings as a lone adjuvants conference, ImVacS has grown to a multi-track event spanning vaccines, immunotherapies, and platform technologies.

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.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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