August 19, 2008      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 6, Issue 34


In This Issue


High-quality, best-practice LIMS automation for your Affymetrix lab

Now you can speed lab workflows, increase the availability of accurate sample data, and improve end-to-end throughput of assays using GeneChip® technology. LabCentrix brings you all these capabilities in a single out-of-the-box solution called AffinityTM for Affymetrix®.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Stop Asking for Referrals

Posted from the In order to acquire a viable LIMS you will either have to build or buy one (see here for discussion on build versus buy costs). If you choose the 'buy' route you will be confronted with bewildering choices, a variety of costs, and a smattering of options. You will also, invariably, run across LIMS pundits who offer this advice -- seek references before buying a LIMS. It is so popular and so often repeated that we take for granted that it must be true. But this advice on its face is a bunch of nonsensical bunk. If you would like to know why, please read further.

The Cost of Development

Some systems are purpose built. It is the nature of the software systems to deliver functionality that meets business needs in an efficient manner. Unfortunately developing functionality that solely meets the current business needs isn't enough for a viable enterprise-level system. This may seem confusing to you, so let us delve further into the subject.
 Upcoming Webcasts

08/18/2008 - 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: to learn more.

08/08/2008 - Labtronics September Webcast Showcases New ReDI Technology

September 9th & 11th Labtronics will be presenting "Go Paperless in Minutes - Are You ReDI?", a half hour presentation introducing ReDI the newest and fastest ELN deployment technology that can convert paper documents into electronic forms in minutes.

08/05/2008 - Webcast: Connecting Your Business: LIMS & SAP

PerkinElmer invites you to attend a free webcast highlighting the relationship between LIMS & SAP.

08/05/2008 - Webcast: Planning your LIMS Data Migration: What to prepare and what to require when changing systems.

PerkinElmer invites you to attend our free webcast: Planning your LIMS Data Migration: What to prepare and what to require when changing systems.

07/28/2008 - LabVantage Presents the following Webcast: Driving Decision Support with LIMS

This 45-minute recorded Webcast is hosted and moderated by Tom Wilkie, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing World Magazine and sponsored by LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
 Recent News

08/19/2008 - LabCentrix(SM) Launches Affinity™ for Affymetrix(R) LIMS Package

08/18/2008 - ChemSW to Present a Free Seminar on Best Practices for Managing Laboratory Chemical Inventory, October 15, 2008 in Orlando, FL

08/15/2008 - Waters and Proteome Software Partner to Integrate Proteomics Technologies

08/14/2008 - STARLIMS Consolidates Direct Presence in Europe; Hires LIMS Veteran Joe Peden to

08/13/2008 - Bio-Rad Releases Version 7.5 of Its KnowItAll Informatics System Featuring a New Edition for Metabolomics Research

08/13/2008 - Geospiza Releases FinchLab Version 3.2

08/12/2008 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. Exhibiting and Demonstrating LIMS Solutions at the GAWP 2008 Annual Conference & Expo!

 Upcoming Events

09/24/2008 - AACC Audioconference - Appropriate Laboratory Usage: 10 Ways to Reduce Unnecessary Testing

09/22/2008 - 6th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals

09/17/2008 - Biobanking 2008

09/15/2008 - ELNs: Advanced Laboratory Solutions

09/15/2008 - Discovery Knowledge & Informatics Event

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

 Job Postings

Labware LIMS Administrator - UK Based

LIMS Support Analyst

Health Informatics Analyst- fulltime at Quest Diagnostics NJ or PA

Software-Bioinformatics Engineer

Sr. Systems Analyst Columbus, Ohio


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