June 17, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 23


In This Issue

 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.
 Recent News

06/16/2009 - VelQuest Partners with Crescent Scientific to Provide cGMP Informatics

Crescent Scientific to provide full range of VelQuest ® Informatics Solutions and Services to support pharmaceutical manufacturing businesses in India as part of VelQuest’s global expansion.

06/16/2009 - Agilent Technologies’ InfiniiSim Waveform Transformation Software Lets Engineers View Waveforms Anywhere in High-Speed Digital Systems

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced waveform transformation software for its Infiniium 9000 and 90000 Series oscilloscopes.

06/16/2009 - Automated Validation Tool - Free Webinar June 17th

CSols announces a free webinar featuring an exciting automated Validation tool. This session will feature a presentation followed by a live interactive demo of the software. June 17th @ 2PM

06/15/2009 - AACC Announces New Certificate Program To Strengthen Laboratory Professionals’ Management Skills

AACC and its Management Sciences Division announce a Clinical Laboratory Leadership & Management Certificate Program: an online program designed to strengthen and develop laboratory professionals’ existing management skills.

06/15/2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. and Hach Company Announce Joint Marketing and Technology Partnership

Loveland, CO & West End, NC – June 15, 2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL), a leading supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), and Hach Company, a leading manufacturer of water analytical instruments, reagents and water information management software, are excited to announce a joint marketing and technology partnership that will provide significant benefits to customers.

06/14/2009 - MaxisIT Launches an Enterprise Scale Clinical Trial Integration and Automation Software CT Renaissance™ for the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Industry

MaxisIT has pioneered into building a world-class enterprise scale clinical trial integration and automation software CT Renaissance™ for pharmaceutical & life sciences industry.

06/11/2009 - Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Asian Pharmaceutical and Chemical Markets

ACD/Labs celebrates helping over 300 customers in Asia and the Pacific Rim achieve faster, better research & development results

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.

06/17/2009 - Automated Validation Tool Webinar - June 17th

CSols would like to invite you and your team to attend our upcoming free webinar featuring an exciting automated Validation tool. This session will feature a presentation followed by a live interactive demo of the software.
 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.
 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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