October 17, 2006      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 4, Issue 41


In This Issue


Open Source Beer vs. Open Source LIMS; which one do you prefer?

A year ago, some enterprising lads at the IT University of Copenhagen released a recipe of beer under the Creative Commons license. Because of the license, anybody that made money from selling the beer would need to give them credit and publish any changes to the recipe under a similar license. It was a novel idea and got some press from both the Open Source and the beer brewing communities. But just like many applications in the Open Source world, getting an Open Source beer recipe is the first (and usually easiest) step in a long, involved, sometimes unpleasant, process. And I hope that anybody making Open Source anything takes criticism really well....

Genomes as geography: using GIS technology to build interactive genome feature maps

Many commonly used genome browsers display sequence annotations and related attributes as horizontal data tracks that can be toggled on and off according to user preferences. Most genome browsers use only simple keyword searches and limit the display of detailed annotations to one chromosomal region of the genome at a time. We have employed concepts, methodologies, and tools that were developed for the display of geographic data to develop a Genome Spatial Information System (GenoSIS) for displaying genomes spatially, and interacting with genome annotations and related attribute data.

Virtualization in LIMS

There is no denying that virtualization is a hot trend in IT. Intel and AMD are baking virtualization into the next generation of chips and VMWare and Microsoft are giving away their software virtualization products for Intel-based servers. Could this trend apply to the LIMS industry, too?

The LIMS home grown nightmare...

In today's world, the idea of building your own LIMS is becoming a thing of the past. There are many good products to choose from; but in case you are thinking of having a LIMS built for your lab, consider this image...
 Recent News

10/16/2006 - Laboratory Productivity Improves with First Commercial Mass Spectrometry-based System for Amino Acid Analysis

10/16/2006 - Irosoft Signs a Seven-Year Agreement with Justice Canada

10/13/2006 - Chemtech: Automation processes for metallurgical industry discussed at seminar

10/12/2006 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services Presents - 18th International Activated Carbon Conference & Courses Program

10/12/2006 - InforSenseĀ® and Thermo Electron Corporation Announce Three-Year OEM Agreement

10/12/2006 - Intertek Caleb Brett Selects BioAnalyte's ProTrawler LC/MS Software for High Throughput Metabolomics Operations

10/11/2006 - European Medicines Agency (EMEA) Goes Live With Sparta Systems' TrackWise Quality and Compliance Management Software

10/11/2006 - Software tool helps protect Nation's drinking water: Now available in all 50 states

10/11/2006 - Drug metabolism LIMS in tune with the trend to Citrix

10/11/2006 - FARO Releases Advanced Laser Scanner LS Software

 Upcoming Events

11/16/2006 - NanoBiotech World Congress

11/16/2006 - CHI's Drug Development in India

11/15/2006 - Protein Biomarkers 2006

11/13/2006 - CHI's Imaging Week

11/13/2006 - 7th annual Drug Discovery and Technology Leaders Summit

11/13/2006 - 2006 Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibit (EAS)

11/09/2006 - Genomics Momentum 2006

11/08/2006 - Seventh Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress

11/08/2006 - Biomarkers Europe

11/06/2006 - 2nd Annual Nanomedicine Commercializing Drug Delivery, Diagnostics & Medical Devices

11/06/2006 - High Content Analysis Europe

11/01/2006 - MicroRNAs Europe 2006

10/31/2006 - Advances in Microarray Technology 2006

10/31/2006 - Select Biosciences - Advances in Microarray Technology

10/30/2006 - The 3rd International Congress of Nanotechnology (ICNT 2006)

10/28/2006 - HUPO 5th Annual World Congress

10/25/2006 - Laboratory Automation

10/24/2006 - Clinial Trial Supply USA 2006

10/23/2006 - Clinical Data Management Conference

10/23/2006 - Clinical Trials in Canada

10/23/2006 - CHI's Discovery On Target 2006

 Job Postings

10/16/2006 - IT Project Manager

10/13/2006 - LIMS - SQL*LIMS (4.0 or higher) Report Analyst / Designer

09/27/2006 - Lims Project Coordinator/Jr Project Manager - Intvws this Friday!

09/22/2006 - Informatics Program Manager

09/22/2006 - Informatics Program Manager

09/22/2006 - Watson LIMS Validation Consultant - NY

09/22/2006 - Validation Consultant - Florida


 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

10/16/2006 - Contract Advertisement - Laboratory Analytical Reports for Well Water Discharge

10/03/2006 - Contract Advertisement - Water Testing

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