July 31, 2007      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 5, Issue 30


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

07/31/2007 - LIMSpec Library ver. 1.0 Released

July 31, 2007, Atlanta Georgia - The Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc. (LIMStitute) announced the LIMSpec on June 26, 2007.  Since that initial announcement, the LIMStitute has been gathering feedback and incorporating that feedback into the initial release of the LIMSpec Library version 1.0.  The following is a link to the on-line eBook edition of LIMSpec 1.0.

07/26/2007 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - October Courses

These courses are provided in San Jose, CA in August; Chicago, IL in September; Pittsburgh, PA in October; Atlanta, GA in November; Orlando, FL in December. A 2008 calendar is available.

07/26/2007 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Interactive UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Selection Web Tool

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the availability of a new interactive web tool designed to help current and prospective customers make an informed selection of a UV-Visible spectrophotometer system.

07/25/2007 - NASA Uses NI LabVIEW FPGA to Test Advanced Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA’s next-generation successor to the Hubble, has passed a crucial milestone toward its 2013 launch with the help of National Instruments LabVIEW FPGA.

07/25/2007 - Siemens to acquire Dade Behring

Siemens has signed a merger agreement with US-based Dade Behring, Inc., a leading clinical laboratory diagnostics company.

07/24/2007 - ATL to Exhibit and Demonstrate LIMS Solutions at the ’07 Good Laboratory Practice Conference!

ATL will be exhibiting new features in Sample Master® Pro LIMS, Sample Master® Result Point, Sample Master® Windows PDA Mobile Integration and much more at the VA AWWA/ VWEA’s 13th Annual 2007 "Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Conference." The Conference will be held on July 30th and July 31st, 2007 at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, VA.

07/23/2007 - STARLIMS Receives ‘Designed for EMC Documentum’ Accreditation

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd., a leading global provider of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), announced today that its STARLIMS Version 10 software has received the “Designed for EMC® Documentum®” accreditation, a mark of quality and value that customers depend on in enterprise applications.
 Upcoming Events

09/10/2007 - Screening Targets

09/10/2007 - Ion Channel Targets

09/09/2007 - Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association - 2007 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference

09/04/2007 - Proteomics Europe Conference

09/04/2007 - European Biomarkers Summit

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

08/14/2007 - Live Web Seminar: Intact Cell Mass Spectrometry for Microbe Identification and Recombinant Protein Analysis

 Job Postings

SQL *LIMS Developer

StarLIMS Developer

Support Analyst - Philadelphia, PA / Morris Plains, NJ

Programmer Analyst II

UK based LIMS Development Engineers Required

Senior Programmer

SQL*LIMS Programmer

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/30/2007 - Presolicitation Notice - Environmental Planning and Consulting Services For various Projects Located Throughout the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Waters

07/30/2007 - Presolicitation Notice - Laboratory Service

07/30/2007 - Contract Advertisement - Drinking Water Sampling and Lab Analysis Services

07/30/2007 - Contract Advertisement - Water Testing

07/23/2007 - Request for Proposal~Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Tanzania

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