July 23, 2008      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 6, Issue 30


In This Issue


Using Document control software to comply with ISO requirements

The objective of a document control software system is to make sure that good manufacturing methods are recorded and improved on. ISO standards require that the process and the documentation directing the manufacturing methods, and any changes to them, are restricted to authorised personnel with any changes recorded for future examination. Therefore ISO certified organisations are required to have a system for controlling the changes to their documents.

The Benefits of Hosted Software

Hosted software, also known as on-demand software or software as a service, is ideally suited for small and medium sized companies (SMEs) with small IT staffs as it centralises the tasks of maintaining and updating the applications while spreading the costs over a broad user base.

The Gap Between LIMS Capabilities and Environmental Monitoring Needs

While laboratory tests are an important part of Environmental Monitoring (EM) operations, the EM workflow is complex and the EM workplace presents a unique set of challenges. Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) LIMS products bring a wide range of functions to help automate the analytical laboratory, but struggle to meet the unique challenges of the EM operation. This paper reviews the workflow typically found in EM operations to identify the needs of the EM organization. It matches the capabilities of commercial LIMS to these needs, and discusses the LIMS customizations that would be required to close these gaps. It also discusses two alternative approaches to building an interface between an EM-specific product, such as MODA-EM, and a commercial LIMS.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/11/2008 - Request for Proposal - DPH Laboratory Information Management System

The State of Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Laboratories (IDPH DOL) is seeking proposals from prospective offerors for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

07/10/2008 - Pilot Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Application for Kenya

This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers to strengthen laboratory information management systems (LIMS) in the National Public Health Laboratory System (NPHLS) of Kenya.

06/16/2008 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

RFP for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the New Jersey DHSS Environmental and Chemical Laboratory
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/18/2008 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) Presents Webcast on July 24th: Spotlight on LIMS in the Water & Wastewater Industry

ATL will host a free, informational webcast on July 24th: "Spotlight on LIMS in the Water & Wastewater Industry”. Register today!!

06/18/2008 - Upcoming LIMS Webcast: "LIMS in Water/Wastewater: Keeping Laboratories Ahead of the Curve to Meet Regulations"

Join PerkinElmer for this informative webcast highlighting LIMS solutions tailored for the Water / Wastewater industry. This presentation is FREE, but you must register to attend. Please go to: http://las.perkinelmer.com/labworks/webcasts.html to learn more.
 Recent News

07/21/2008 - Opus Healthcare Solutions Debuts New Lab Information System With Smart Phone Reporting Capability

07/21/2008 - Chennai, India – LIMS SuperTeam

07/21/2008 - Leading School of Pharmacy selects E-WorkBook

07/18/2008 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Expanded Capabilities for Development of Data Management Solutions

07/18/2008 - ADME LIMS keeps an eye on sampling time deviations

07/17/2008 - Employee Training Records Management

07/16/2008 - Veeda Clinical Research selects Watson LIMS

 Polls & Surveys

What type of information do you want when looking for a LIMS?

What most influenced your LIMS Selection?

Are you happy with Crystal Reports?

Which Database would you prefer to use for your LIMS?

Custom LIMS vs. Commercial LIMS Product

LIMS Satisfaction Poll

Web Browser Based LIMS vs. Traditional Windows LIMS

 Upcoming Events

09/14/2008 - 36th Annual American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Workshop

08/17/2008 - 236th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

08/16/2008 - 7th Annual World Congress HUPO2008

08/11/2008 - CELLutions Summit 2008

08/04/2008 - The Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics (DDT) World Congress

08/03/2008 - The International Association for Food Protection - Annual Meeting 2008

07/27/2008 - American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s 2008 Annual Meeting

 Job Postings

Software-Bioinformatics Engineer

Sr. Systems Analyst Columbus, Ohio


Seeking an experienced LIMS Sales Rep, Ground Floor Oppty!

LabWare LIMS Validation Specialist - Full time Career - Live anywhere in US


Field Service Engineer - LC/MS Products-NJ

Global Product Engineer for Clinical LIMS

Manufacturing Operator

LIMS Business Analyst

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