September 02, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 34


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webcasts

09/30/2009 - LIMS Webcast: Spotlight on Product Testing Laboratories

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host an informational webcast on September 30, 2009 on the topic of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). This webcast is entitled "Spotlight on Product Testing Laboratories". This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers working for manufacturing firms with product testing laboratories or commercial laboratories who provide product testing services. ***Register today!!

09/23/2009 - Enhance your chance of a successful LIMS Implementation

CSols invites you to participate in this complimentary webinar that highlights simple yet highly effect preparation steps to take to enhance your chance of a successful LIMS implementation. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved ahead of time.

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.

09/15/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Go Paperless in Minutes - Are You ReDI?

September 15th & 17th, Labtronics will be presenting "Go Paperless in Minutes - Are You ReDI?", a half hour presentation highlighting ReDI, the fastest ELN deployment technology available.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Aggregated LIMS Blogs, Articles, News & Events

With LIMS, ELN, SDMS and other Laboratory, Scientific and Health Informatics websites and disucssion groups popping up all over the Internet, we all need one place to go to that consolidates and aggregates all of these postings, articles, videos and other such good information. Well here is the first start of that... Don't worry, it is not another me too information source. It ONLY aggregates all the stuff that already exists but puts it in one place so you don't have to hunt down information you find useful.

What Is The Value Of LIMS Software In The Laboratory

LIMS software (short for laboratory information management system) refers to a variety of different laboratory software systems which are designed to streamline the workflow of routine tasks and processes in the laboratory, as well as in other environments. These LIMS systems are generally rather versatile and configurable, making them adaptable to a wide variety of different applications in or out of the laboratory environment.
 Recent News

09/01/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific to Showcase Innovative Mass Spectrometry Solutions at IMSC 2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that at the 18th Annual International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) it will showcase a variety of innovative mass spectrometry solutions that deliver improved analytical performance and ease of use.

08/31/2009 - Public Health Agency Expands STARLIMS License To Cover Clinical Testing

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd., a provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS, announced an expansion to its original contract with the public health agency of a major U.S. city.

08/27/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Goes Global with Food Safety Seminar Series

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced a series of seminars that demonstrate the company's expertise in food safety.

08/26/2009 - Persistent Systems Achieves ISO 9001: 2008 Certification For ChemLMS - LIMS

Persistent Systems today announced that it has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification by TÜV NORD CERT GmbH, for the ChemLMS - LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) process. ChemLMS was assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for software design, development, testing, support, and enhancement services.

08/26/2009 - Sunquest, Partners HealthCare System and Massachusetts General Hospital Announce Agreement to Co-Develop Next Generation Diagnostic Pathology Solutions

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory and diagnostic information systems, the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), an innovator in medical care, research and teaching, and Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery system with a tradition of IT excellence, today announced a collaborative agreement to jointly develop the next generation anatomic and clinical pathology based laboratory information system.

08/26/2009 - Symyx Announces Advances in Laboratory Information Analysis and Reporting

Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMMX) today announced a new release of the Symyx Isentris® decision support system. Isentris 3.2 enables scientists to explore, compare and report on information spanning multiple experiments captured in electronic lab notebooks, the Symyx Lab Execution and Analysis (LEA) software suite, laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and other information management systems.
 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.

09/28/2009 - MEDICAL DEVICE COMPLIANCE INSTITUTE 2009 - Quality Design Control and Transfer Training

Register now for Medical Device Compliance Institute 2009: Quality Design Control and Transfer Training — two new courses presented by EduQuest in cooperation with FDAnews offered separately or as an integrated three-day learning package — and learn how to develop a by-the-book quality management program. Leave the guessing to your competitors.

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

09/13/2009 - JAM 2009 - Joint Annual Meeting - VA American Water Works Assoc/VA Water Environmental Association

Joint Annual Meeting for the Virginia Section American Water Works Association and the Virginia Water Environment Association
 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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