July 17, 2007      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 5, Issue 29


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Free LIMS, why not wait 'till they offer to pay you to take one...

There is a new LIMS offering FreeLIMS.com. I noticed this new offering the other day while searching Google. I think I am going to wait until they pay me to take a LIMS.

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....
 Recent News

07/17/2007 - Free Webcast: LIMS in Water/Wastewater: Keeping laboratories ahead of the curve to meet regulations

Learn how LABWORKS can be a vital component of the laboratory quality assurance program by securing user access and privileges, providing robust quality control applications, automating data entry and calculations and keeping an electronic audit trail. A sneak peak of upcoming features that enhance the quality assurance capabilities of LABWORKS will be presented.

07/13/2007 - 1st Virtual Discovery Conference and Exhibition

Select Biosciences is proud to announce their inaugural Virtual Discovery conference and exhibition. The event will be held on October 24-25 at the Centre Point Tower in the heart of London, just a few streets away from some of the most famous city’s attractions (Theatre district, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford Street…).

07/13/2007 - PACS East Coast Environmental Courses Educational Tour

PACS is announcing its annual education tour called: East Coast Environmental Courses. Every year PACS does a special tour with a few selected focused courses.

07/12/2007 - Flexible new purchase method for Nonlinear Dynamics’ SameSpots technology

Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd, a leading global provider of bioinformatics solutions, today announced a new flexible purchase option for their Progenesis SameSpots and Progenesis Stats software packages which have been redefining 2D image analysis. This new offering makes the technology accessible to a wider range of labs, and will suit those operating on lower budgets or on short term projects.

07/10/2007 - Leading Nutritional Supplement Manufacturer Selects STARLIMS

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: LIMS), a leading global vendor of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), announced today that its entirely web-based LIMS will be implemented by Schiff® Nutrition International, Inc.

07/10/2007 - IVT Lab Week Event Combining Method Validation, Laboratory Compliance and Stability Testing

The Institute of Validation Technology, a division of Advanstar Communications, has announced its Lab Week Event – a three-day conference providing a comprehensive guide to method validation, laboratory compliance, and stability testing.

07/09/2007 - Petrobras Adopts National Instruments LabVIEW to Improve Oil and Gas Exploration

Graphical Programming Approach Saves Company up to $2 Million
 Upcoming Events

09/04/2007 - Proteomics Europe Conference

09/04/2007 - European Biomarkers Summit

08/29/2007 - Chesapeake Water Environment Association - 2007 Annual Meeting

07/31/2007 - An All-Encompassing Look at Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

07/30/2007 - A Quality System Approach to Technology Transfer in the Pharmaceutical Industry

07/26/2007 - An Auditor’s Guidance in Preparing for FDA Audits

07/26/2007 - Strategies and Advances in STABILITY TESTING

07/25/2007 - The Essentials of Effectively Managing QA/QC Departments

 Job Postings

Support Analyst - Philadelphia, PA / Morris Plains, NJ

Programmer Analyst II

UK based LIMS Development Engineers Required

Senior Programmer

SQL*LIMS Programmer

LIMS/GIS Developer

QA Chemist

Application Support LIMS Adminsitration

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/17/2007 - Request for Information - LIMS System Development

07/10/2007 - Invitation to Bid - Complete Materials Testing System

07/10/2007 - Request for Proposal - Environmental & Testing Services

07/10/2007 - LIMS for environmental laboratory

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