March 30, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 13


In This Issue


Top 4 Reasons LIMS Implementations Fail

Implementing a new LIMS can be a huge challenge. There are so many aspects to consider and moving parts to manage that LIMS implementations can and sometimes do fail.
 Event Focus

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.

MAY 17 - 20, 2016: [inform] 2016

May 17 -20, 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal | [inform] 2016 [inform] 2016 is Waters Premier Informatics Users’ Conference for communicating and collaborating directly with Waters’ software partners and users in the pharmaceutical, environmental, food and chemical industries. The agenda features innovative solutions for laboratory data management. Learn how you can maximize the value of your Waters' software.
 Recent News

03/30/2016 - Best Of Both Worlds For LIMS Deployment

The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics can be deployed in a variety of ways to meet the costing and data security requirements of different users. This versatile software can be deployed either as enterprise software, or on remote servers to change the costing model. The dual web/desktop user interface provides the level of flexibility needed to accommodate most requirements.

03/30/2016 - Khemia Software will be displaying the Omega 11 LIMS at the AOCS-IAWEA-AWWA 2016 Iowa Analytical Chemistry-Industrial Pretreatment Meeting May 19th in Ankeny, IA on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.

Thursday May 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT, FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeney, IA 50023

03/30/2016 - The JIRA Customer Support Service Desk Platform is now Live

The new JIRA Customer Support Service Desk for SLims issues and new feature requests is now live on our web site. We have finalized the switch of our customer support from the Mantis software to the new Atlassian Service Desk platform JIRA.

03/23/2016 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Forensic Enterprise Software

Forensic scientists whose efficiency is thwarted by decentralized case files and complex analysis now have access to a new platform designed to help them streamline the management of casework data. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Applied Biosystems Converge Software is a one-of-a-kind integrated system designed to centralize all forensic, paternity and kinship data under one powerful solution.

03/23/2016 - CloudLIMS is Employer of Choice at the HR Tech Leader Awards

CloudLIMS announced that it has bagged the prestigious “Employer of Choice”, HR Tech Leader award 2016 for its excellence in HR practices and fostering a culture that practices work life balance and attracts the best talent.
 The LIMS Book

2016 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics released and ready for download

2016 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics released and ready for download.

limsbookOur LiMSforum group has just posted the 2016 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics. The guide has increased to 43 key LIMS vendors with published software prices and a collection of product demonstrations and over 200 other LIMS, LIS, ELN & SDMS vendors. You will want to login and access the system on-line since many of the product demonstrations are on-line videos. There is a free ebook download available as well to members of this group.Please download your own copy or you can login with your Linkedin account and read the book directly on-line:

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

Request for Information - LIMS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in support of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory (Laboratory)
 Upcoming Events

APRIL 6 - 8, 2016: 4th Annual SynBiobeta London 2016 Conference

4th Annual SynBiobeta London 2016 Conference “Connecting the Global Synthetic Biology Community”, which will be held at Imperial College London, on April 6th-8th, 2016.

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

The CrimeLab Criminological Technology Fair is a specialist industry event at which producers and distributors of products and services used in criminological technology and potential customers, including scientists, can meet. The idea of the CrimeLab Fair is not only to create room for business meetings and the presentation of offers, but also to convey specialist knowledge in the area of laboratory criminology. The fair’s programme will include many additional events promoting scientific achievements, modern technologies, and research methods used in criminology.

MAY 18 - 20, 2016: CEM 2016 - International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring

The CEM event brings together the International emissions monitoring community to network, trade ideas and discuss technology, methods, applications, legislation and standardisation relevant to all atmospheric pollutants which include particulates, SO2, NOx VOC, trace elements and greenhouse gases.
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