January 20, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 3


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 www.slas2016.org 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!

What is a LIMS

A LIMS is not just a piece of software with features and functions, specifications and tests. That’s what a LIMS needs. But what a LIMS really is…..is a tool that can help you attain your scientific and business goals.
 LIMS Blog

LIMS Journal 2015 Annual Peer Reviewed LIMS papers and articles ready for download

limsbookThe LiMSbook has posted the first of the Annual Archive of peer reviewed LIMS Journal articles. There were 27 comprehensive articles published in the journal in 2015 and we have compiled the complete list into our first Annual Compilation. The Journal is of course free and open access. Please download your own copy or you can login with your Linkedin account and read the journal on-line:http://www.limsbook.com/lims-journal-annual-compilation-2015-edition/
 Recent News

01/20/2016 - RURO releases Limfinity® Framework Version 6.1

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider announces Limfinity® version 6.1, the latest minor release from the provider. Limfinity®, like RURO’s other software platforms, such as FreezerPro®; is now available for Cloud deployment. While customers may still elect for onsite installation, the majority of projects begun during the last quarter are opting to host Limfinity on RURO’s Cloud.

01/20/2016 - Transcriptic’s Robotic Cloud Laboratory to be featured in Multiple Presentations at SLAS 2016

Transcriptic (www.transcriptic.com), a cloud-based research services provider, today announced that multiple posters demonstrating the value of the Transcriptic Robotic Cloud Laboratory will be displayed at the 5th Annual Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Meeting in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center.

01/18/2016 - IDBS Unveils E-WorkBook Connect

IDBS has unveiled E-WorkBook Connect, a secure portal enabling R&D organizations to collaborate with external partners. A module of IDBS' flagship E-WorkBook software, the cloud-based tool provides a safe space for users to coordinate project activities, handle complex assay data and documents, and discuss or review content.

01/13/2016 - Contract Laboratories Will Benefit From Versatile Quotation Module In LIMS

A new, advanced quotation module for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information System (LIMS) will greatly benefit contract laboratories by simplifying the process of producing customer quotations. The new module seamlessly interacts with the laboratory sample testing components of the LIMS and can create customer specific pricing, manage discounts, automatically handle the whole process of generating quotations, work orders and invoicing.

01/13/2016 - Khemia Software - LIMS Scheduler

In the current laboratory setting, a LIMS is being asked to account for far more than just laboratory work. A prominent example is the need for an information management system to organize routine and non-routine events. To meet these ever expanding requirements, Khemia Software has developed a Scheduler feature that helps laboratories better prepare for field sampling, sample pickups and other laboratory tasks.
 Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 12 - 27, 2016: American Academy of Forensic Sciences - 68th Annual Scientific Meeting

MARCH 6 - 10, 2016: Pittcon 2016 Conference and Expo

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

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

APRIL 19 - 20, 2016: 2016 Paperless Lab Academy

 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 http://www.limsbook.com 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 LIMSwiki.org 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 LIMSwiki.org editor. Do get your free copy at: http://www.limsbook.com 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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