August 21, 2007      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 5, Issue 33


In This Issue


How Does a Laboratory Automation Needs Assessment Benefit Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Implementation and Operation?

Many laboratories may have the expertise to translate manual processes and laboratory automation requirements into a detailed specification document for all of the system equirements, features and functions of a LIMS. However, that may not be the best utilization of their resources.

Vendor validation gets software up and running faster

Validating the latest version of a software system can cost an organisation a considerable amount of staff time - but not upgrading can mean losing out on the earning capacity represented by the new features on offer.

Develop your LIMS Requirements with the LIMSpec Library

The Laboratory Informatics Institute (LIMStitute) is proud to announce the release of our LIMSpec Library.  The LIMSpec Library is a collection of eBooks published by the LIMStitute that provides you with a selection of LIMS specification templates.  The LIMSpec will save you many hours in developing your LIMS requirements. To take a tour of the LIMSpec, Click Here to view a short demonstration.

 Recent News

08/20/2007 - Blaze Systems will be demonstrating BlazeLIMS at the Eastern Analytical Symposium

November 12-14, 2007. Blaze Systems will be demonstrating BlazeLIMS at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Booth 707-709, Garden State Convention and Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ.

08/20/2007 - Agilent Technologies and Strand Life Sciences Announce GeneSpring Development Agreement

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced an agreement in which Strand Life Sciences will develop Agilent's GeneSpring software. This move is designed to accelerate upgrades as Agilent aggressively addresses evolving customer needs. This agreement expands on an existing relationship between Stratagene Corp. and Strand. Stratagene was acquired by Agilent in June 2007.

08/16/2007 - LIS Solution from Fletcher-Flora to Seamlessly Integrate Complex Lab Operation

Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems, Inc. (OTC:FFLH) today announced that Carolina Health Specialists of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has signed a Master License Agreement to implement the Windows(R) version of the FFlex eSuite(TM) laboratory information system (LIS) solution.

08/15/2007 - Blaze Systems announces the release of Version 5.3 of BlazeLIMS Enterprise Plus and BlazeLIMS SE (small enterprise)

Blaze Systems announces the release of Version 5.3 of BlazeLIMS Enterprise Plus and BlazeLIMS SE (small enterprise)

08/15/2007 - PACS Upcoming Mass Spectral Interpretation Short Courses

Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) Courses: Mass Spectral (MS) Interpretation; Gas Chromatography (GC); Advanced Mass Spectral (MS) Interpretation;

08/10/2007 - San Francisco, CA Next Stop on Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Seminar Tour!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet others in your industry and learn how to achieve measurable improvements via LIMS for your laboratory operation.

08/10/2007 - Symyx Technologies to Acquire MDL Information Systems from Elsevier

Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMX) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain content and software products of MDL Information Systems for $123 million in cash (subject to a working capital adjustment) from Elsevier Inc.
 Upcoming Events

09/20/2007 - RNAi Europe

09/20/2007 - Live Web Seminar: FDA final Guidance Investigating Out-Of-Specification (OOS) Test Results for Pharmaceutical Production

09/18/2007 - "FDA’s Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century; An Inclusive Overview" - BenAstrum Live Web Seminar

09/17/2007 - 4th Annual Laboratory Instrument Qualificatoin & System Validation

09/17/2007 - Implementing and Utilizing XML and ECTD FOR SUBMISSIONS

09/16/2007 - Virginia Water Environment Association - 2007 Annual Meeting

09/13/2007 - "Corrective Action Verifications for 483 Responses to FDA and for the Site Assessment Plan" - BenAstrum Live Web Seminar & Case Study

09/11/2007 - "Responding to 483s; Gap Analysis on a Validation Documentation System" - BenAstrum Live Web Seminar

09/10/2007 - Ion Channel Targets

09/10/2007 - Screening 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

08/30/2007 - "Auditing/Gap Analysis: QSIT Auditing for Regulatory Compliance, including Part 11, Part 211 and Part 820" - Live Web Seminar

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

 Job Postings

.NET C# Programmer Morris Plains NJ

Marketing Assistant

Immediate Openings for Software Support/Actuate Developer/Network Administrator & Installation Specialist

Scientist: SQL*LIMS, Empower, NuGenesis

21cfr part 11 consultant

LabWare LIMS Developer

Business Consultant Bilingual / Spanish

SQL *LIMS Developer

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/21/2007 - Contract Advertisement - Water Testing Services

08/14/2007 - Contract Advertisement - Lab Contract

08/07/2007 - Request for Proposal - Electronic Case Management System

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