June 10, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 22


In This Issue


LIMSfinder.com is pleased to welcome Infomed C.S. to our family of world class Laboratory Informatics Solutions Providers

LIMSfinder.com is pleased to announce the addition of Infomed C.S. as a premium sponsor
 LIMS Blog Postings

Open Source.... not a Hippie, Commie movement

For many software users and the companies they work for, Open Source Software has been viewed with great skepticism. Frankly, I cannot blame them but the new generation of Open Source Software is not your old fashioned Hippie, Commie movement but a viable, quality driven, sustainable business model that is entering the mainstream of business.
 Laboratory Instrument Spotlight

06/03/2009 - Spectro's new high-performance/low cost (<50-k) GENESIS ICP for water and wastewater analysis

The new GENESIS ICP is the first and only ICP-OES system available with factory-loaded methods for US EPA, CLP, and US FDA CFR Part 11 compliance utilizing multiple solid state detectors and Windows-based software.

05/28/2009 - New Advances in ICP Technology

Over the last 25 years, optical emission spectrometers with ICP excitation sources have become an indispensable tool for chemical elemental analysis. Their ease of use, high sensitivity and precision, plus relative freedom from interferences have made ICP-OES systems the analytical method of choice for a wide range of applications.
 Recent News

06/09/2009 - GenoLogics Releases Research Informatics 5.0 - A LIMS and Data Management Solution for Life Sciences Research

GenoLogics, the leading developer of informatics solutions for translational research, today announced it has released its latest data management and LIMS solution - Research Informatics 5.0 (RI 5.0).

06/09/2009 - Phase Forward to Present at 45th DIA Annual Meeting, June 21-25, San Diego

Phase Forward, a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, will drive nine key sessions at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA), to be held June 21-25 in San Diego, California.

06/09/2009 - Sigma-Aldrich Introduces New Services Network Complementing Its Life Sciences Product Portfolio

Sigma-Aldrich today announced the launch of its new Services Network designed to provide laboratory services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The new Services Network provides researchers with convenient access to a wide variety of laboratory-based services from a centralized website location

06/09/2009 - PET Laboratory Information System on show at SNM meeting

Visitors to the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada 13-17 June) should look out for demonstrations of PETra, the new Laboratory Information System for PET facilities from LabLogic Systems (Stand 1532).

06/08/2009 - Fully Configurable, Compliant Sample Tracking for Desktop and Web

For your tracking, compliance, recording and reporting needs, it is faster, easier and safer to use Matrix Track-IT than develop individual solutions for each separate requirement.

SaaS - Is a web hosted LIMS right for your laboratory?

What is a Web Hosted (SaaS) LIMS & is it right for your lab?  Simply put, a web hosted or SaaS LIMS is a (Laboratory Information Management System) that is a licensed, web hosted subscription that is paid for on a low monthly or annual fee basis as opposed to a customer, on-site installed, lump sum license purchase.  The LIMS exists on a provider’s server instead of at your lab or business, and users access it through the web.  So why would this benefit your lab? 

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/24/2009 - AACC Announces Webinar On Weathering The Storm: Surviving And Succeeding In Today’s Economy

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry presents a webinar on June 24 on Weathering the Storm: Surviving and Succeeding in Today's Economy. The webinar starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern) and will last 60 minutes. The webinar is part of AACC's Executive Thought Leadership Series supported exclusively by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.

06/23/2009 - Webcast: The Life Cycle of a Sample in a Fully Integrated Laboratory

Join Labtronics on June 23rd or June 25th and discover how full integration improves the efficiency of moving a sample through the cycle of scheduling, testing and reporting.

06/18/2009 - “21 CFR Part 11 Compliance - The Obama Administration” - BenAstrum Live Web Training Course

This live and interactive BenAstrum web training course will deliver concrete guidance to provide a roadmap for compliance that will have immediate benefits, withstand FDA's changes to Part 11, and discuss the new Obama administration’s approach to enforcement.

06/09/2009 - Webcast: Calculating ROI from Implementing an ELN for Routine Analyses

Join Labtronics on June 9th or June 11th and discover how to identify and measure the real savings that an ELN for routine analyses will generate within your organization - every day.
 Upcoming Events

06/25/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Boston, MA!

On June 25, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) and Microsoft invite you to a free educational seminar on the growing importance of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet others in your industry and learn how to achieve measurable improvements via LIMS for your laboratory operation! Register today!!!

06/22/2009 - The 3rd International Congress of NanoBiotechnology & Nanomedicine NanoBio 2009

The International Association of Nanotechnology is now accepting abstracts for the upcoming 3rd International Congress of Nanobiotechnology & Nanomedicine 2009, which will be held on June 22- 24, 2009 at the San Francisco Airport Crowne Plaza, in in San Francisco, California, the USA.

06/21/2009 - The DIA 45th Annual Meeting

The DIA 45th Annual Meeting is the biopharmaceutical industry's largest, longest running, best-value, global, multidisciplinary event. This year's program offers learning opportunities for EVERYONEand features the biggest names from industry, regulatory, and academia.

06/15/2009 - 10th Annual Drug Discovery Leaders Summit

Over 2 days, the comprehensive and scientific conference programme will feature key note addresses, case study presentations, panel and roundtable discussions of over 45 senior level industry speakers from leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology organisations as well as academia.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

The following is a real-time aggregated list of LIMS jobs pulled from job sites all over the Internet. The list is kept up to date in nearly real time.

05/31/2009 - LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

LIMSfinder.com is pleased to announce an improved job board that combines both LIMS and Laboratory Career opportunities. The service is free for our member sponsors and all job seekers. The new job board offers a job search feature and allows for posting of Featured Jobs for less than $1 per day. Candidates can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter that highlights all of the Featured and Sponsored job openings.
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