December 16, 2008      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 6, Issue 50


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Beware of the LIMS, Assembly Required, Batteries not Included...

I have noticed tons of job postings from customers who have purchased a LIMS who need developer help apparently to make it work. Just take a look at this link to LIMS Developer Jobs. I would have thought that when you purchase a LIMS that it would come pre-assembled and not in pieces such that you need a developer to make it work. I guess the box it comes in should say "WARNING! Assembly Required, batteries not included".
 Announcements is pleased to welcome GenoLogics to our family of world class Laboratory Informatics Solutions Providers. is pleased to welcome GenoLogics to our family of world class Laboratory Informatics Solutions Providers.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

12/12/2008 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation
 Upcoming Webcasts

12/04/2008 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) Presents LIMS Webcast: Spotlight on the Meat & Poultry Industry

On January 14, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host an informational webcast on the topic of "LIMS: Spotlight on the Meat & Poultry Industry". This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers working for meat and poultry processing firms and commercial food testing laboratories. ***REGISTER TODAY!

12/01/2008 - Getting the Most Out of Your LIMS Investment - December 16 & 18, 2008

The next installment of Labtronics' continuing series of webcasts will be of special interest to organizations that would like to get the most out of their LIMS investment, by improving the efficiency of how they manage the transfer of data between their laboratory instruments and LIMS.

Informatics Solutions for Translational Research

At GenoLogics, we’re committed to providing a translational research informatics solution that bridges the clinical and research divide.
 Recent News

12/15/2008 - LabAnswer Announces the Acquisition of Laboratory Automation Solutions (LAS

LabAnswer, the leading laboratory informatics consultancy in North America, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Laboratory Automation Solutions (LAS).

12/15/2008 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - January Courses

Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - Confirmed PACS January San Diego Courses: Quality Assurance of Chemical Measurements, Environmental Data Validation, Expert Witness Practices for Scientists, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectral Interpretation, AA/GFAA/ICP/ICP-MS, and Activated Carbon Adsorption Principles.

12/15/2008 - Accelrys Releases New Multiscale Modeling and Simulation Tools in Materials Studio(R) 4.4

New Capabilities in the Areas of Mesoscale Modeling and Quantum Mechanics Expand Accelrys' Multiscale Modeling Environment to Improve Research Productivity

12/10/2008 - Zumatrix Completes a Record Year

Zumatrix completed its ninth year of operations on October 31st, 2008 and was pleased to announce its best ever results. In this past fiscal year, both sales and profits exceeded expectations with sales increases of over 50% compared to the same period last year.

12/10/2008 - Darwin LIMS Installation at Brazilian Pharmaceutical Powerhouse, Eurofarma

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced that its Thermo Scientific Darwin LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), specifically designed for pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D, has been installed and fully validated at pharmaceutical powerhouse Eurofarma

12/10/2008 - Zumatrix Introduces Improved Stability Data Management System

Zumatrix is pleased to announce the availability of an improved version of the Matrix Stability Express software system for organizing, tracking and reporting on the results of pharmaceutical stability studies.

12/09/2008 - STARLIMS Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Forensic Project in Pacific Rim

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:LIMS), a leading provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS, today announced that it has been selected by a government law enforcement agency in the Pacific Rim for a $3.3 million award covering licenses for the Company's web-based STARLIMS® software as well as implementation services and first-year maintenance.
 Upcoming Events

01/24/2009 - LabAutomation 2009

01/20/2009 - 10th Annual Gulf Coast Conference

01/12/2009 - Bio Banking 2009

01/10/2009 - ArabLab 2009 Expo

 Job Postings

Nautilus Developer in Miami Florida!

Software Engineer - Lab Automation

Director Business Development - eClinical

Seeking Senior LIMS Business Analysts - Hyderabad, India

Seeking LIMS Business Analysts - Hyderabad, India

Laboratory Information Systems Specialist ( LIS )

Laboratory Jobs and Careers posted on

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