November 19, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 45


In This Issue


Why You Should Interface Your Instruments to LIMS

Why is it important to interface your instruments to your LIMS? What instruments CAN be interfaced? If it’s so important, how come so many laboratories still haven’t done so?
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE December 10, 2015: Request for Response - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS3)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), is soliciting bids for the acquisition of a new Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS3)
 Recent News

11/18/2015 - FieldX Inc. Releases Key Improvements to Sampling App

FieldX SamplingTM for the iPad® and iPhone® now has additional features to improve the user experience and increase flexibility for data entry. The app is used for in-field navigation and managing soil sampling events.

11/17/2015 - Viewics to Provide Analytics Platform for Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (DLS), the largest locally owned clinical testing laboratory in Hawaii, today announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a provider of healthcare analytics solutions. The Viewics analytics platform, Viewics Health Insighter (VHI), will aggregate data from DLS’ clinical and microbiology laboratory information systems (LIS), as well as its XIFIN billing system, providing real-time information and insights across clinical, operational, and financial areas of the organization.

11/12/2015 - Sparta Systems Releases Latest Version of Stratas

Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and global leader in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, today announced the release of Stratas™ 1.6, a secure, efficient, compliant solution that adds value for both manufacturers and their partners by providing a collaborative environment to resolve product quality issues.

11/12/2015 - Arxspan Electronic Laboratory Notebook to Help the Broad Institute Manage Discovery Process and Meet Scientific Goals

Arxspan has entered into an agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT andHarvard for use of its ArxLab cloud-based suite of biological and chemical discovery information management tools.

11/11/2015 - LIMS In Action At A Radiological, Environmental And Analytical Laboratory

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe Informatics, has published a new case study describing the use of the Matrix Gemini LIMS in a major Radiological, Environmental and Analytical Laboratory. The laboratory carries out radioanalytical analysis of environmental samples to provide support for characterisation and independent verification surveys. A LIMS was needed to replace its in-house relational database which could no longer be supported.

11/11/2015 - Heateflex® Introduces Demeter™ Media Preparation System for Food Microbiology Labs

Heateflex Corporation, a global leader in high-purity industrial heating systems, today introduced a new product, Demeter, designed to streamline the media preparation process in commercial food-testing labs. Demeter automates the traditionally manual, dehydrated media reagent preparation step in a lab for increased testing throughput and accuracy.

11/11/2015 - Case Study: How Hemacare improved business productivity with QA led Sample Management software implementation

Freezerworks has released a case study detailing the implementation of its sample management software by HemaCare Bioresearch Products and Services to manage the inventory of its high quality blood product material for research.
 Upcoming Webcasts

DECEMBER 9, 2015, 2:00 PM: Astrix Technology Group Invites You To The First Of A Series Of Labworks Webinars

Part I: “ Tune Up Your Existing Installation and Improve The User Experience” - The LABWORKS Optimization Seminar Series will consist of three seminars focused on getting the most of your LABWORKS system. Part I is a “How To” seminar conducted by a LABWORKS expert. Get hands-on advice how to get LABWORKS running at peak performance.
 Upcoming Events

JANUARY 23, 2016: SLAS2016

SLAS2016 takes place January 23-27 in San Diego, California. Programmed by scientists and engineers for peers interested in leveraging the latest in scientific technology. Best-in-class information, innovation and inspiration at the intersection of science and technology. See for details and to register.

JANUARY 25, 2016: 11th Laboratory Informatics Summit

Register by Friday, November 20, 2015 and receive up to US$700 off! January 25 - 27, 2016 - Philadelphia Timelines are tighter than ever before and informatics teams must constantly adapt to the changing demands of research science. Furthermore, periodic updates to your systems calls for a comprehensive implementation and integration strategy to ensure compatibility with existing lab systems, and also between multiple different vendors. Learn how to better Implement, Validate, Integrate & Analyze your laboratory data and information systems at the 11th Laboratory Informatics Summit, taking place January 25-27, 2016 in Philadelphia. Download the agenda on the website for further info. See you in Philly!
 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.


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