June 24, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 24


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/22/2009 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

City of Boca Raton, Florida - RFP for Laboratory Information Management System Software with implementation services, training and support.
 Upcoming Webcasts

07/21/2009 - Webcast: An ELN that Works the Way you Do

This complimentary webcast highlights a simple yet powerful concept for creating an ELN that delivers the full benefits of automation while still supporting the processes and the process documentation that currently exist in the laboratory environment.

07/07/2009 - Webcast: Getting More Out of Your LIMS investment

Join Labtronics on July 7th or July 9th and find out how improved instrument data management can lead to "Getting More out of Your LIMS investment".

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.
 Recent News

06/23/2009 - Agilent Technologies' New Electronic Lab Notebook Expedites Decisions, Helps Users Manage Workflows and Collaborate

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a major upgrade to its electronic lab notebook (ELN). Kalabie ELN version 4.0 contains new functions to expedite decision-making, manage analytical requests and increase collaboration between colleagues

06/23/2009 - Drug metabolism LIMS in demand for clinical studies

LabLogic Systems reports a rapid rise in the number of clinical studies being performed using its drug metabolism LIMS Debra.

06/23/2009 - Phase Forward Announces WebSDM™ Release 3.0, with Support for CDISC Version 3.1.2 Standard

Phase Forward, a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced the availability of WebSDM™ Release 3.0.

06/22/2009 - Microsoft Announces Winners of the 2009 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Microsoft Corp. today announced winners of the 2009 Microsoft Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards, honoring companies that have made the most innovative use of Microsoft-based solutions for breakthroughs in business processes and practices throughout the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry.

06/18/2009 - Contur Software Adds Further Chemistry Tools to Web-Based ELN

iLabber, the high-end electronic laboratory notebook available as an online service, is enhanced by further chemistry functions including structure and reaction searching

06/18/2009 - Radio chromatography software supports Agilent fraction collectors

Agilent fraction collectors are the latest equipment to be added to the extensive list supported by Laura 4, the latest version of LabLogic Systems’ radio chromatography software.

06/18/2009 - Reach the Life Science Research and Laboratory Science Community at BioConference Live, First of its Kind Virtual Event Slated for November 17-19, 2009

For the first time, the worldwide community of life science research and laboratory scientists, researchers, and professionals will come together at an online conference called BioConference Live to be held from November 17 to 19, 2009.

06/18/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Laboratory Informatics Symposium 2009 for the Mining Industry in Brazil

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will be hosting its two-day 2009 Laboratory Informatics Symposium (LIS) on 18-19 August 2009 at the Caesar Business Belo Horizonte in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

06/18/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces New Service Pack Release for LimsLink 4.1

Labtronics Inc. announces the release of LimsLink 4.1 SP1, a Service Pack for LimsLink 4.1 users that delivers the latest updates and enhancements for LimsLink, Labtronics' configurable solution for integrating laboratory instruments.

The Benefits of Hosted Software

Hosted software, also known as on-demand software or software as a service, is ideally suited for small and medium sized companies (SMEs) with small IT staffs as it centralises the tasks of maintaining and updating the applications while spreading the costs over a broad user base.

The Gap Between LIMS Capabilities and Environmental Monitoring Needs

While laboratory tests are an important part of Environmental Monitoring (EM) operations, the EM workflow is complex and the EM workplace presents a unique set of challenges. Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) LIMS products bring a wide range of functions to help automate the analytical laboratory, but struggle to meet the unique challenges of the EM operation. This paper reviews the workflow typically found in EM operations to identify the needs of the EM organization. It matches the capabilities of commercial LIMS to these needs, and discusses the LIMS customizations that would be required to close these gaps. It also discusses two alternative approaches to building an interface between an EM-specific product, such as MODA-EM, and a commercial LIMS.
 Upcoming Events

09/21/2009 - Metabolic Diseases Drug Discovery & Development

IQPC’s Metabolic Diseases Program is designed to bring together valuable case studies, lessons learned and best practices in the forms of panel session in drug discovery and development.

09/14/2009 - Product Enhancement Technologies in Pharmaceutical Life-Cycle Management

Pharma Life Cycle will focus on designing and implanting patent strategies aligning to product life cycle management, benchmarking your organization by listening to major case studies and discovering novel techniques in life cycle management such as co-crystalization and new drug development methods, among many other topics. Hear From Wyeth, Abbott Laboratories, Merck and Co., IMPAX Pharmaceuticals, PTC Therapeutics and many others

08/18/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific – Laboratory Informatics Symposium 2009 – Mining Industry in Brazil

Thermo Fisher Scientific will host it’s 2009 Laboratory Informatics Symposium (LIS) in Brazil. The symposium will focus on the specific data management requirements of the mining industry and will include presentations from leading mining services organization Sao Paolo-based Interfusao.

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!!!
 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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