July 11, 2006      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 4, Issue 27


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Where's the beef... I mean LIMS?

I was reading a blog today from Joel Limardo at www.limsexpert.com. In reading his blog, it was critical of LABLynx and Perkin Elmer for not posting enough information on their respective web sites concerning their products. It reminded me of the old commercial that asks: “Where’s the beef?” I wonder why LABLynx and Perkin Elmer were singled out. As far as I can tell, none of the other LIMS vendors provide much by way of detailed product information.

LIMS Project Failure - an excellent report on the cause

I recently wrote a blog on the failure of the LIMS at the FBI and provided a link to the article in the newspaper that reported the failure. Now the US DoJ, Office of the Inspector General Audit Division, has released, what I would consider, a very excellent and thorough report which provides an analysis of the cause and the recommendations. You can read more and view the entire report here.

Optimizing Product Certification Time A Six-Sigma Approach to LIMS

Informatics: Bio-Database Management

Automating Document Change Control in FDA Regulated Environments: Increase Efficiency, Ensure Compliance and Improve Profitability

Take Real Control Over Chemical Inventory Management

 Labcompliance Blog from Ludwig

Increasing Productivity With Electronic Laboratory Notebooks

Electronic Lab Notebooks are rapidly replacing conventional paper note books. They are expected to increase lab efficiency and help to protect IP. The real advantage comes from better sharing data within the laboratory, but also across the enterprise. There are many notebooks on the market with prices ranging from a couple hundred dollars to the 10 or hundred fold. And most of them sooner or later will be used in FDA regulated environments. So industry is unsure what to buy and how to use the in regulated environments.

Using the Internet in Regulated Environments

Web applications are increasingly used for all types of businesses, including healthcare business. Two main applications are the world wide web for all types of on-line transactions and e-mails for exchanging messages with and without attachments. The FDA recognizes the expanding role of the Internet and Intranet in electronic recordkeeping. The Internet cannot be validated but the FDA and European agencies expect the web to be a trustworthy and reliable communications pipeline for electronic records. Users of web applications are unsure how to comply with FDA and EU expectations.
 Recent News

07/10/2006 - Misys Healthcare Systems Releases New Version of Misys Laboratory to Reduce Lab Errors and Improve Business Efficiencies; Award-Winning Laboratory Solution Enables Lab Professionals to Effectively Manage Data and Workflow

07/06/2006 - Chemtech offers solutions for the optimization of alcohol plants

07/06/2006 - Easy-to-Use LIS Solution from Fletcher-Flora Allows Small Hospitals to Save Time and Reduce Costs

07/06/2006 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - Mass Spectral Interpretation Courses and Services

07/06/2006 - Radio-chromatography software supports new Agilent 1200 LC system

07/05/2006 - DCSS Announces the Formation of LabAnswer to Provide World-Class Laboratory Informatics Solutions

07/01/2006 - Maplesoft(TM) Introduces Maple(TM) Toolbox For MATLAB(R)

06/30/2006 - Labtronics and Agilent Technologies Join Forces to Provide Complete Laboratory Integration Solution to Agilent Customers

06/30/2006 - Taratec and Spotfire Announce Partnership to Bring Analytics to Drug Safety

06/29/2006 - STARLIMS Content Manager : An End-to-End Solution Integrating LIMS, SDMS and ELN Functionalities

 Upcoming Events

08/20/2006 - Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics for Medicinal Chemists: Achieving Therapeutic Efficacy

08/06/2006 - 2006 NCSLI Workshop & Symposium

07/31/2006 - Laboratory Informatics 2006 - Integrating Data Beyond the Laboratory

07/25/2006 - 2006 ASCLS Annual Meeting

07/24/2006 - 5th International Metabolic Diseases Drug Discovery & Development World Summit

07/23/2006 - AACC 2006 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition

07/23/2006 - Successful Protein Therapeutics: The Interconnection of Formulation, Process Development & Manufacturing

07/23/2006 - AACC 2006 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition

07/20/2006 - Impurity Testing in Drug Substances and Products Conference

07/20/2006 - 3rd Laborarory Equipment Qualification and Systems Validation Conference

07/17/2006 - Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference 2006

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/10/2006 - Request for Proposal - Industrial Pretreatment Data Management System

City of Irving, Texas

07/10/2006 - Sources Sought Notice - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

Sources Sought for a commercial off-the-shelf laboratory information management system (LIMS).

07/10/2006 - Request for Proposal - Document Management System

State of Arkansas - Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

07/07/2006 - Request for Information - RFID Inventory Management System

University of Connecticut Health Center

07/07/2006 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Analysis

Department Of Environment & Natural Resources Division Of Water Quality
 Job Postings

07/06/2006 - LabVantage Validation Consultant

07/04/2006 - Senior Solution Architect

07/04/2006 - Profesional Services Regional Manager

06/30/2006 - Project Manager for New Pharma LIMS Implementation - 24 Month Contract Starting 9/1

06/27/2006 - J2EE Developer with Cheminforatics

06/22/2006 - PROJECT MANAGER, EMPOWER 2 Specialists, and SQL*LIMS Specialists


06/19/2006 - Sr. LIMS Analyst - 12 month position - Jacksonville, FL

06/16/2006 - Principal/Senior Principal Scientist (Informatics Lead)

06/13/2006 - Microbiology Technician II

06/12/2006 - Labware LIMS Developer

06/12/2006 - Sr. LIMS Analyst

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