April 07, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 13


In This Issue

 Job Postings

04/06/2009 - Seeking Independent LIMS Consultants for LIMS implementation

LabLynx, Inc. is seeking independent LIMS consultants to assist with LIMS requirements development, implementation and training.
 Upcoming Webcasts

04/29/2009 - CSols, Inc. announces the next installments in our ongoing Webinar series

These sessions are provided at no cost to participants and are designed to inform and educate participants on topics of interest in the Informatics Field. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved by visiting the Resource section of the CSols web site: http://csolsinc.com/webinar.aspx
 LIMS Blog Postings

The Internet has all but killed off print media. Will Pittcon be the next victim?

A number of years ago, I wrote a blog entitled, "The king is dead, long live the king". You have probably been hearing about the demise of the numerous, old and venerable newspapers. It is clear now, while the print media king is not dead yet, there is not much life left. Now consider the fate of such trade shows as Pittcon and how much life is left for this particular king. Why would the survival of Pittcon be in question? The simple answer is that there are good alternative technologies that make Pittcon redundant.
 Recent News

04/07/2009 - Reduce the time needed to create a LIMS Requirements document

Matrix Gemini LimsBuilder is a unique OneTime configuration tool that allows users to define requirements for a LIMS by creating a prototype of the ideal system. Using the configuration tools the system can be deployed over the web, desktop and Citrix without the use of custom programming or esoteric scripting tools.

04/06/2009 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - GC, MS Interpretation, Atomic Spectroscopy Courses and Laboratory Testing Services

PACS is happy to confirm 2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 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, Activated Carbon Adsorption Principles (Apr ! 27-28 in Orlando, May 4-5 in Pittsburgh), Design, Operation, and Troubleshooting of Activated Carbon Adsorbers (May 6 in Pittsburgh

04/06/2009 - Sunquest and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Expand Long-Time Partnership

Multi-Year Agreement Re-Emphasizes Importance of Diagnostic Laboratory to Enterprise

04/06/2009 - East African LIMS Team Fully Trained

Autoscribe's authorised distributor, FLEXCOMMUNICATION LTD in Nairobi, Kenya has significantly expanded its LIMS capabilities and offerings for pre-sales and post-sales services for Autoscribe’s successful LIMS, Scientific and Business software solutions. The Nairobi based LIMS team at FLEXCOMMUNICATION LTD now has seven team members who have been locally trained by Autoscribe to implement, configure, sell and support Matrix Gemini LIMS in East Africa for any laboratory in any industry.

04/06/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils New Informatics Offerings at ACHEMA 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will showcase its new informatics offerings on booth #B1-C11, hall 6.1 at ACHEMA 2009, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, May 11 - 15 2009.

04/03/2009 - IBA wins A$1.4 million deal for a hospital information system in Libya

IBA Health Group Limited, Australia's largest listed health information technology company, today announced that its Middle East and Africa division has won a two-year deal to implement an iSOFT hospital information system and a LabCentre solution at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli, Libya.

04/02/2009 - IDBS' E-WorkBook for biology (BioBook) selected to provide GLP data management for a leading FDA Approved CRO

IDBS today announced that BSL BIOSERVICE Scientific Laboratories GmbH have purchased E-Workbook, and its Biology extension, BioBook, for use in their GLP-regulated in-vivo department, where it will capture, search, protect and share high value research and preclinical data on behalf of a broad spectrum of international clients.

04/01/2009 - Applied Biosystems' SQL*LIMS Receives Frost and Sullivan European Market Leadership Award for Laboratory Information Management Solutions

The SQL*LIMS product from Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies has been selected for the Frost and Sullivan 2008 Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award for the European Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) market.
 Upcoming Events

05/17/2009 - TIDES: Oligonucleotide and Peptide® Technology and Product Development

TIDES® 2009 renews its focus on science. The agenda was put together by leaders in oligonucleotide and peptide development and manufacturing. The result is a program full of novel, in-depth scientific data in each presentation that offers you the chance to advance the development of your drug candidate.

05/04/2009 - BioProcess International Analytical and Quality Summit

Featuring Four Parallel Conference Tracks

04/20/2009 - Advanced BioFuels Summit

This premier CHI Advanced Biofuels Development Summit creates a unique forum bringing together, in one place, the leaders in scientific innovations in advanced biofuels development, from feedstock alternatives to processing technologies and methods, with key corporate executives who are leading the commercial scale-up, financing, business development, alliances and public-private partnerships currently driving advanced biofuels commercialization, as well as with thought leaders and public policy experts dealing with major trade, tax and incentive initiatives in this rapidly developing field.

04/16/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Charlotte, NC on April 16!

On April 16, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) and Microsoft invite you to a free educational seminar on the growing importance of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Register today!!

04/14/2009 - Biological Assay Development & Validation

Benchmarking the Critical Quality Control Assay
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/30/2009 - Pilot Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Application for Botswana

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is pleased to announce a new bid opportunity to strengthen laboratory information management systems (LIMS) within the National Public Health Laboratory System (NPHLS) of Botswana. The deadline for bid submission is 27 April, 2009.

03/23/2009 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

South Coast Air Quality Management District

03/23/2009 - Request for Proposal - Health Inofrmation Management System

City of El Paso, Texas - Dept of Public Health
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