January 06, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 6, Issue 52


In This Issue


LIMSfinder.com is pleased to welcome Applied Biosystems to our family of world class Laboratory Informatics Solutions Providers.

LIMSfinder.com is pleased to welcome Applied Biosystems to our family of world class Laboratory Informatics Solutions Providers.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

12/30/2008 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

The County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for the implementation of a Forensic Biology/DNA Laboratory Information Management System

12/29/2008 - Presolicitation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System

US Department of the Navy - Automated Evidence Tracking System: The Fleet Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, intends to solicit for the procurement of a Laboratory Information Management System for Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS
 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".
 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!

Proteus - Proteomics Lab & Data Management Solution

Proteus can accelerate your scientific results, ensure sample traceability and improve the efficiency of your lab operations.

Geneus - Genomics Lab & Data Management Solution

Geneus can accelerate your scientific results, ensure sample traceability and improve efficiency of your genomics lab.
 Recent News

01/05/2009 - New LIMS/LIS Distributors Required

New LIMS/LIS distributors are required throughout the world for Autoscribe’s successful Matrix Gemini LIMS, Scientific and Business software solutions.

01/05/2009 - Matrix Gemini LIMS - Pittcon®2009 Information from Autoscribe & Zumatrix

Visit Autoscribe/Zumatrix at Pittcon®2009 (Booth 856) from March 8-13, 2009 · Chicago, IL, USA - The A to Z of LIMS.

01/05/2009 - PerkinElmer and IDBS Announce Software Collaboration to Improve High Content Screening (HCS) Outcomes for Drug Discovery Research

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and their environment, today announced a collaboration with IDBS, a leading provider of integrated life sciences data management solutions, at the 6th Annual High Content Analysis Conference in San Francisco.

12/29/2008 - Sunquest and Geisinger Implement Clinical Microbiology Lab Model for 21st Century

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory and diagnostic information systems, and Geisinger Health System, today announced significant workflow improvements through the successful implementation and integration of Sunquest’s Laboratory Information System (LIS) and the Copan WASP: Walk-Away Specimen Processor for planting and streaking of clinical microbiology specimens

12/29/2008 - Novatek and Labtronics Partner to Provide Total Lab Informatics Solutions

Novatek International (HQ Montreal), provider of Regulatory Compliance Software (RCSs) solutions, and Labtronics (HQ Guelph), a world leader in laboratory data integration and management solutions, are pleased to announce a partnership that leverages the capabilities of their complimentary technologies to provide Pharmaceutical and Biotech Laboratories with total laboratory informatics solutions.

12/23/2008 - VelQuest Announces Expanded Global Site Deployments for Existing Users

VelQuest’s SmartLab™ GMP Laboratory Execution System (LES) and ELN further deployed by existing single site users based on rapid initial success in 2008. These new multi-site installations create an integrated global cGMP IT infrastructure for their analytical and quality operations.

12/23/2008 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - Confirmed PACS January San Diego Courses

PACS is happy to confirm 2009 San Diego January courses: Quality Assurance of Chemical Measurements, Environmental Data Validation, Expert Witness Practices for Scientists, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectral Interpretation, Advanced Mass Spectral Interpretation, AA/GFAA/ICP/ICP-MS, and Activated Carbon Adsorption Principles.

12/19/2008 - ChemSW Announces New Method Development Search Program for Gas Chromatographers

New NIST GC Retention Index (RI) Database Enables Gas Chromatographers to Quickly and Easily Search and Compare Compounds

12/18/2008 - Bio-Rad Releases Version 8.0 of its KnowItAll Informatics System

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced today announced the release of version 8.0 of its award-winning KnowItAll® Informatics System (Windows Client).
 Upcoming Events

02/03/2009 - The 3rd Nordic LIMS Conference - “LIMS in frontline for laboratories in change”

02/03/2009 - Clinical Trial Registries and Results Databases

01/28/2009 - Cool Chain Europe 2009

01/27/2009 - InformexUSA 2009

01/26/2009 - 7th Annual Partnering with Central Labs, ECG and Imaging Core Labs

01/26/2009 - CBI’s 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress

01/24/2009 - LabAutomation 2009

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

 Job Postings

Senior LIMS Project Manager/Business Analyst (live in any state)

Labware Developer Needed

Product Support Specialist

STARLims Developer needed for a long-term project in OH

LabWare LIMS Validation Specialist

Nautilus Developer in Miami Florida!

Software Engineer - Lab Automation

Laboratory Jobs and Careers posted on Hotjobs.com

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