May 23, 2006      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 4, Issue 21


In This Issue


LIMSExpert Blog added to the LIMSfinder Toolbar is pleased to bring you the RSS Blog Feed of by Joel Limardo. This blog while being focued more or less around the Thermo line of products is a pretty good source for technology talk in the LIMS industry.

Introducing, the on-line LIMS Specification Database is pleased to announce the release of, the on-line LIMS specification database. This resource is Free and open to all LIMS buyers, suppliers, consultants or anyone who needs to develop a LIMS specification.

Download the Free LIMSfinder Toolbar is proud to introduce the Free LIMSfinder toolbar. This toolbar is a useful add-on utility to your Internet Explorer Browser. It provides quick access to all of the tools and resources of and access to Laboratory Informatics news and information from around the Internet in one convenient place.

I just can't decide if this is Good or Bad. Maybe you can.

I was reading a blog today at Lab Soft News entitled "Reference Lab with a Money-Back Guarantee". It got me to thinking how far our industry has declined or from another point of view how far our industry has advanced. I just can't decide which has happened.

Using Benchmarking Metrics To Improve Laboratory Productivity

Lab managers believe that their labs operate at near top efficiency within available resources; if they believed otherwise, they would change the system to make it so. However, this belief is based mostly upon intuition, informal observation, or other qualitative, and often flawed, information—obviously, every lab can’t be a top quartile performer.

Understanding ISO 17025

Today, more and more labs are seeking to be ISO 17025 accredited. While LIMS can play a large roll in this, the LIMS will not be the single issue. There are many factors to consider. I read a pretty good article recently on the topic.
 Recent News

05/22/2006 - Astellas Pharma Europe Selects PAREXEL's Technology Subsidiary to Provide Clinical Trial Management System

05/19/2006 - Rosetta Biosoftware Announces the Rosetta Syllego System for Genetic Data Management and Analysis; New Product to be Showcased at Workshop at 11th Annual Human Genome Meeting in Helsinki, Finland

05/18/2006 - ChemSW Introduces Unique Enterprise NIST MS Search for the NIST05 Mass Spectral Database

05/18/2006 - ACD/Labs Announces Millionth Freeware Download

05/17/2006 - Aureus Pharma, ChemAxon, Budapest University of Technology and sanofi-aventis Collaborate on European Project Related to Toxicity

05/17/2006 - STARLIMS Selected for Six Genetics Laboratories of UK’s National Health Service

 In the Press

Ephraim Gadsby's LIMSBlog

LIMSExpert Blog

 Upcoming Events

06/28/2006 - Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management 2006

06/27/2006 - Euro-Biotech Forum 2006


06/20/2006 - A&WMA's 2006 Annual Conference & Exhibition

06/19/2006 - International Congress on Nanobiotechnology & Nanomedicine (NanoBio2006)

06/17/2006 - HPLC 2006

06/11/2006 - American Water Works Association 2006 Annual Confernece and Exhibition

06/08/2006 - Audio Seminar: Using the Internet to Improve Productivity in Laboratory Environments

06/05/2006 - Indiana University School of Informatics - Laboratory Informatics Summer School

06/04/2006 - Applying Mechanisms of Chemical Toxicity to Predict Drug Safety

06/01/2006 - Audio Seminar: Congratulations, You're a Supervisor. Now What? Proven Rules New Managers Should Know

 Job Postings

05/17/2006 - LIMS SCO Builder needed in Boston, MA

05/16/2006 - Environmental Lab Sales Representative

05/16/2006 - Clinical IS Leader - Laboratory Domain

05/16/2006 - LIMS Systems Analyst

05/09/2006 - LIMS IT MGR or DIRECTOR

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/16/2006 - Presolicitation Notice - laboratory services

05/15/2006 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

05/08/2006 - Contract Advertisement - Laboratory Analytical Services

04/28/2006 - Request for Proposal - LIMS Needs Assessment and RFP Development

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