July 22, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 28


In This Issue


LIMSfinder.com adds Forums to Linkedin.com to provide more resources to LIMS professionals

LIMSfinder.com is pleased to announce that we have moved our LIMS discussion forums to Linkedin.com. Visit the LIMS Forum and post articles, questions, jobs and network with thousands of other LIMS professionals. Visit http://www.limsforum.com today and join in. It is quick, easy, free and informative. There are 7,712 subscribers to LIMSfinder who are also members of Linkedin.com. LIMSfinder and Linkedin represent the best sites for LIMS professionals to network, collaborate and stay informed. The tight integration of LIMSfinder content and LIMS career opportunities with the Linkedin forums provides the LIMSfinder readers with the most dynamic and interactive LIMS community in existence.

 Upcoming Webcasts

08/05/2009 - Webcast: Do you know the right balance between Configuring & Customizing a LIMS system?

This Complementary webinar hosted by CSols will discuss the difference between Configuring, Customizing, and Out Of The Box LIMS. We would like to invite you and your team to attend our webinar. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved ahead of time.

07/23/2009 - Labtronics Webcast - An ELN that Works the Way You Do

Discover how a simple, yet powerful, concept for creating the user interface for an ELN can speed up the ELN implementation, increase user acceptance and help you achieve your ELN goals sooner.
 Recent News

07/22/2009 - Webcast: Do you know the right balance between Configuring & Customizing a LIMS system?

This Complementary webinar hosted by CSols will discuss the difference between Configuring, Customizing, and Out Of The Box LIMS. We would like to invite you and your team to attend our webinar. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved ahead of time.

07/20/2009 - Rebranded Lab Tests Online Emphasizes The “Medicine” In Laboratory Medicine: New Interactivity, Cleaner Look Among Other Changes

After 9 years and more than 200 million pageviews, AACC formally unveiled a rebranded and redesigned Lab Tests Online (www.labtestsonline.org) at its 61st Annual Meeting for clinical laboratory scientists being held in Chicago this week.

07/20/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Embedded Interface Connects Agilent's Cerity to any LIMS

Labtronics Inc., a world leader in laboratory data integration and management solutions is pleased to announce a LimsLink CDS Embedded Interface for Agilent's Cerity that integrates Cerity with any LIMS, from right inside the Cerity client

07/20/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces New Embedded LIMS Interface for Waters Empower

Labtronics Inc. is pleased to announce a new release of their LimsLink CDS Embedded Interface for Waters Empower highlighting a new feature that uses pre-defined Sample Set Methods to reduce the amount of time and overhead required for setting up run protocols

07/16/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Biobanking and Biospecimen Management Software Solution

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that its Nautilus LIMS (laboratory information management system) now delivers purpose-built functionality to meet the specific and unique needs of the biobanking industry.

07/14/2009 - Ocimum Biosolutions Awarded US Patent for Gene Expression Data Quality Metrics

Ocimum Biosolutions has announced issuance of United States Patent No. 7,558,411 B2 for developing a method and system for managing and querying gene expression data according to quality.

07/14/2009 - PerkinElmer Awarded U.S. Patent on Method to Ensure Accuracy of Automated Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography

Automatic Verification of ATD Packing Integrity Saves Time and Gives Users Confidence in Analytical Results
 LIMS Blog Postings

How Social Networking can Enable Project Success

The following presentation provides a practical application of Internet based social networking sites to enable success of most any complicated project. You can see its uses to LIMS projects or most any type of project.

Federal Research Public Access Act introduced

Washington, DC – Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), a bill to ensure free, timely, online access to the published results of research funded by eleven U.S. federal agencies. The proposed bill is welcomed by the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, a coalition of research institutions, consumers, patients, and others formed to support open public access to publicly funded research.

Managing and Analyzing Next-Generation Sequence Data

Centralized Bioinformatics Core Facilities provide shared resources for the computational and IT requirements of the investigators in their department or institution. As such, they must be able to effectively react to new types of experimental technology. Recently faced with an unprecedented flood of data generated by the next generation of DNA sequencers, these groups found it necessary to respond quickly and efficiently to the informatics and infrastructure demands. Centralized Facilities newly facing this challenge need to anticipate time and design considerations of necessary components, including infrastructure upgrades, staffing, and tools for data analyses and management.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/21/2009 - Invitation to Negotiate - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Invitation to Negotiate for the development, customization, implementation and maintenance of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for use by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Department), Division of Food Safety, and its Bureau of Food Laboratories and Bureau of Chemical Residue Laboratories

07/20/2009 - Request for Proposal - Development of Laboratory Information Management System and Accounts Receivable Functionality

RFP to develop a custom designed Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture's Agronomic Division’s six laboratories (Nematology, Plant, Waste, Solution, Media, Soil Testing)
 Upcoming Events

09/21/2009 - 5th Compound Management & Integrity Summit

The 5th Compound Management & Integrity Summit is about: leading practices, strategies and technologies in compound handling, storage, and integrity and automation. Hear Industry Case Studies and Gain Practical and Expert Knowledge

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.

09/16/2009 - Oncology Biomarkers Conference

Oncology Biomarkers Advance Cancer Detection, Prognosis & Treatment with Biomarker Discovery, Validation and Practical Applications in Clinical Trials.

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.

08/03/2009 - 15th Annual Good Laboratory Practice Conference

This year’s conference will include a full-day technical program, an exhibit hall with 25 exhibitors of laboratory equipment and instrumentation; an exhibitors’ reception; and a pre-conference, half-day, hands-on workshop. This conference is designed to provide the latest information on major issues such as method updates, laboratory accreditation, and new technologies.

07/30/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Philadelphia Area!

On July 30, 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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