August 19, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 32


In This Issue


Laboratory, Scientific & Health Informatics Software Download Library added to the LIMS Forum Group

The LIMSforum, a user group of the Laboratory Informatics Institute is pleased to announce a new Group (, which provides posts and links to free downloads of laboratory, scientific and health informatics software.

 Upcoming Webcasts

09/17/2009 - ERT Presents Suicidality in Clinical Trials Educational Workshop with Healthcare Technology Systems

As safety concerns about suicidality in clinical trials mount, a practical monitoring and alerting system is needed. This system should be one that can be easily and broadly applied to protocols and ensure the consistent application of assessments in diverse settings. Computer automation is one solution.

08/26/2009 - Clinical Trials in Latin America Virtual Summit

Savvy drug- and devicemakers have discovered a new weapon to beat the competition. The "weapon" is clinical trials in Latin America — Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, where costs are low, qualified medical personnel abound and regulations are well-established. In addition, Spanish is the common language in each country except Brazil (Portuguese). Since 1995, clinical trials have shot up 1,000% in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. But before you start racking up frequent flyer miles, register today for this focused, cost-effective virtual conference. Conference highlights include:
 LIMS Blog Postings

SaaS Myths Debunked – Laboratories and Scientific industries reap the benefits of SaaS

I’m using this post to comment on the most popular Software as a Service (SaaS) myths which seem to be circulating the Web in what I believe is a feverish pitch and last ditch effort by non-SaaS software companies trying to inject FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) to slow the most impressive industry movement and technology disruption we have witnessed in at least the last 20 years.

If you can believe the advertisement, every vendor is a world, market, industry or some other "Leader"

Today, while surfing the web, I ran across dozens of companies that claim to be the world's leader at one thing or another. It looks like all those creative marketing folks all went to the same world leading marketing school. A funny video came to mind as I was reading about all these leaders.
 Recent News

08/18/2009 - Calculators for Life Scientists Available on the Promega iPhone App

A suite of popular molecular biology calculators is now available for the iPhone™ and iPod® Touch. The Promega iPhone App has been updated to include the BioMath Calculators, which provide an easy and convenient way to generate melting temperature, molarity, dilution, DNA and protein concentration, and other common DNA and protein conversions.

08/18/2009 - 2 software tools that improve identification of cancer biomarkers earn certification

caCORRECT and omniBioMarker programs earn silver-level compatibility certification from NIH/National Cancer Institute's cancer Bioinformatics Grid

08/17/2009 - Accenture and UniStar Extend Strategic Agreement to Build ‘Galaxy’ Nuclear Energy IT Platform

Accenture and UniStar Nuclear Energy have extended their agreement to design, build, operate, and maintain the ‘Galaxy’ IT platform, capable of supporting the data needs of nuclear energy facilities.

08/17/2009 - OSO BioPharmaceuticals Streamlines Processes and Cuts Costs Using TrackWise(R) Enterprise Quality Management Solution

Total Solution Delivers Enterprise Quality Management with Fully Integrated Document Management Capabilities

08/13/2009 - WuXi AppTec Purchases Instem’s Provantis™ Software for Toxicology Facility in China

Instem, a leading provider of early drug development software solutions, announced today that WuXi AppTec (WuXi) has purchased the Provantis™ preclinical solution for its world-class facility in Suzhou, China. Wuxi will be deploying integrated modules for its General Toxicology, Clinical Pathology, Pathology and Formulations Departments for test item control.

08/13/2009 - Chemstations Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List for the Second Consecutive Year

Chemstations Inc., a worldwide leader in process simulation software supplying the process industries and associated fields with its CHEMCAD suite of integrated technologies, has been named by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the second consecutive year.

08/13/2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. to Exhibit and Present at WaterJAM 2009 in Richmond, VA

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) is pleased to announce we will be participating in the Virginia Water Environment Association and the Virginia Section of the AWWA’s fifth Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) to be held September 13th - 17th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (GRCC) in Richmond, VA. This year’s WaterJAM will include educational presentations, informational exhibits, networking opportunities, workshops and technical sessions.

08/13/2009 - Idaho Technology's Updated Software Release Improves Accuracy and Sensitivity of Its Food Security System

Building on its reputation for speed and accuracy in the food testing marketplace, Idaho Technology, Inc. today released software V3.0 for its R.A.P.I.D.® LT Food Security System.

08/13/2009 - Phase Forward and SGS Life Science Services Sign Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Agreement

Phase Forward (NASDAQ: PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar extension of its existing partnership with leading CRO SGS.
 Upcoming Events

10/26/2009 - 5th Forum on Laboratory Informatics 2009

The 5th Forum on Laboratory Informatics will bring together informatics professionals to discuss case studies and best practices in overcoming data management challenges with storage, organization, consolidation and integration. Key topics to be addressed include: ELN deployment & LIMS system integration, legal & regulatory compliance strategies and emerging technologies & their impact on the lab informatics.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces the third in its series of Laboratory Automation conferences to be held in Asia. This conference, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 22-23, will address Laboratory Automation: Integrating Quality with Efficiency.

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
 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 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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