December 09, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 47


In This Issue

 Event Focus

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

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!

Utilizing SOPs to Fill Computer System Validation (CSV) Gaps

Have you ever been working on the Computer System Validation (CSV) of a Laboratory System and hit a brick wall? After struggling with the system on your own and contacting the vendor, it is soon determined that an alternate solution must be found in order to meet the regulations.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE: JANUARY 7, 2016 - Request for Information regarding environmental sample databases and the supporting front-end software

Solicitation Number: SOL-R7-16-00003, Agency: Environmental Protection AgencyRequest for Information regarding environmental sample databases and the supporting front-end software for US EPA, Region 7, Laboratory, Kansas City, KS.

DUE: DECEMBER 21, 2015 - Lab Information Management System

Request for Proposal for a Lab Information Management System for the City of Saskatoon - Water and Environmental Labs

DUE: DECEMBER 14, 2015 - Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Solutions

Sources Sought Notice - FDA, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) & Office of Regulatory Affairs

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

12/09/2015 - Desktop Genetics Receives Strategic Investment from Illumina to Advance Genome Editing Software Platform

Desktop Genetics Ltd (“DTG” or “the Company”), a software company revolutionizing the way biologists use CRISPR gene editing technology, announced today that it has received investment funding from Illumina, Inc.

12/07/2015 - CIOReview Selects Psyche Systems for 50 Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers 2015

Psyche Systems makes CIOReview's Top Healthcare Solution Providers list for its excellence in providing NucleoLIS, a fully automated standalone molecular laboratory information system designed to support the unique workflow, as well as the complex deviations, and reporting requirements of molecular testing.

12/03/2015 - Editing of LIMS Data Made Faster and More Efficient in Matrix Gemini

The latest version of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics now provides faster and more efficient editing of LIMS data by eliminating the need for a second editing screen. The new ‘editable list box’ feature combines the data selection and editing screens into one, reducing the number of clicks required to enter or update data in the database, thus saving time and streamlining the informatics process.

12/03/2015 - RURO Releases ezColony Cloud software for transgenic and knockout animal management

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, and other sample management solutions provider, announces that its best selling system laboratory animal colony management software solution, ezColony®, is now available as a subscription-based, cloud-hosted software service. Utilize ezColony® Cloud today, without investing in on-site IT resources.

12/02/2015 - CloudLIMS is the Gold Winner at the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Awards under the New Product and Services category

CloudLIMS today announced that it is the gold award winner at the 7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Business Awards under the New Products and Services category for its innovative product offering, BioTracer.

12/02/2015 - Former Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR), Dr. Carolyn Compton, Joins CloudLIMS Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Carolyn Compton, foremost thought leader on Biospecimen Sciences, is the newest addition to the growing scientific advisory board of CloudLIMS. She has an impressive career record spanning over five decades. She will be lending her expertise to formulate automated solutions for high-quality specimen collection and management.
 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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