August 19, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 32


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.

Lab Informatics CSV – Not a Commodity

While standardization is good, it would be a mistake to think that real expertise isn’t needed when validating laboratory informatics systems. You still need the SMEs if you want it performed correctly.
 Recent News

08/19/2015 - RURO Announces ezColony® v5 – latest version of a popular transgenic animal management software

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider announces the release of ezColony® version 5-- software for automating the management of transgenic animal colonies.

08/18/2015 - Parabon Announces New Snapshot Forensic Art Service at the International Homicide Investigators Association Meeting

Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon) announced today at the International Homicide Investigators Association annual meeting in Washington, DC, a new suite of forensic art capabilities to complement the company'sSnapshot™ DNA Phenotyping Service, a first-of-its-kind forensics offering that can interrogate an evidentiary DNA sample and produce an accurate composite image of the source.

08/13/2015 - PierianDx Launches Exome Next Generation Sequencing Offering; Leading Medical Experts Shape Platform Functionality

PierianDx, the forerunner in clinical genomic informatics, announced today that it has released a new version of its leading bioinformatics software platform that will address exome sequencing workflow.

08/13/2015 - FedCentric Technologies, LLC Begins Collaboration With Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

FedCentric Technologies and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop a High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) platform to provide bioinformaticians with new insights into the genetic roots of cancer. A rapidly emerging technology, HPDA combines high-performance computing with advanced data analytics.

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.
 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.
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