December 30, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 49


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

Get the Most from your Waters Empower™ 3 Upgrade

Is there an upgrade to Waters Empower 3 in your near future? Join this webinar as we describe some of the most important new features of Empower 3 and outline a process that will ensure that your laboratory organization will “Get the Most from your Waters Empower 3 Upgrade”.
 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!

Case Study: RTI Laboratories

Nationally recognized laboratory slashes operating costs and boosts productivity over 20% with Khemia's Omega 11

Best Blogs of 2015

Twice a week, we sit down and ask ourselves: "What do you want to hear about?" Our goal is to select blog topics that answer your questions. Here is a post listing some of the best blogs we wrote in 2015.
 Recent News

12/21/2015 - Sparta Systems Named 2015 FL100+ Honoree by Food Logistics Magazine for Second Consecutive Year

Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and global leader in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, was honored by the editors of Food Logistics as a 2015 FL100+ award winner for its holistic approach to quality control—automating regulatory and compliance workflow processes internally, as well as externally with suppliers and contracted vendors.

12/21/2015 - Boehringer Ingelheim Selects Medidata Clinical Cloud® to Accelerate Innovation in Drug Development

Medidata, the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim has selected the Medidata Clinical Cloud® to accelerate innovation across all of its drug development programs.

12/18/2015 - Medical Lab Management Selects Psyche Systems’ WPTox for Editor’s Pick

Psyche Systems’ Toxicology LIS is named as Medical Lab Manager’s Editor’s Pick in their New and Noteworthy category, December 2015. WPTox simplifies and streamlines much of the sample collection process through its easy-to-use web based sample collection portal, which asks specific questions pertaining to the patient’s history, drug use and prescription medications.

12/17/2015 - MorphoSys deploys Dotmatics’ Vortex to Accelerate Antibody Research

Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, announced MorphoSys will implement Vortex to analyse and visualise their screening data enabling rapid, informed decision making. MorphoSys choose Vortex because of the intuitive nature of the product and its extensive drug discovery capabilities.

12/17/2015 - One Partner, One Powerful Solution

Abbott Informatics is committed to being your partner for all of your data management needs. From collection to testing and analysis, our innovative software solutions keep you connected with your organization and optimize operational performance.

12/17/2015 - Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory LIMS Case Study

Autoscribe Informatics has published a new case study on the use of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at a multi-site veterinary diagnostic and clinical pathology laboratory. Matrix Gemini is being used by NationWide Laboratory Services to co-ordinate sample tracking, management and reporting across laboratories in four different UK locations,
 Upcoming Events

April 12 - 13, 2016: Compound Management in Industry and Academia Conference

The SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia will assemble key individuals who share the aims of providing their organizations the right compound at the right time and in the best possible quality, to allow the generation of meaningful screening, pharmacological, toxicological or ADME profiling data.

APRIL 19 - 20, 2016: 2016 Paperless Lab Academy

The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems.
 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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