October 06, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 39


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Download iPad ELN (electronic laboratory notebook) for free & presentation on Legal Issues for ELN’s

Check out the iPad ELN:

  • Are you an experimental researcher who needs to organize work notes so that they are easier to search and share with colleagues? Then the iPad Electronic Lab Notebook is a good solution for you, since it allows you to organize notes in a way that is both thorough and flexible. The key concept in iPad is labeling or tagging: you can tag any part of your notes using common tags such as project, experiment, data, or tip. Tags make the notes easier to understand and manage.

    Implementing B2MML In LIMS

    By Jeff Vannest, Senior Consultant

    In the process of implementing an ERP to LIMS interface, one of the challenges to overcome was how to clearly communication between Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and SQL*LIMS v5. In the past, I had been exposed to several methods of interface communication, text files containing single bits of data, records inserted directly into a database, and concatenated strings transmitted over a network. Each of these methods had at least one serious flaw: if the data structure changed the interface stopped working. This article will review how Business To Manufacturing Markup Language (B2MML) was used to robustly transfer data and instructions between an ERP and LIMS system.

 Upcoming Webcasts

10/21/2009 - How to Select the Right LIMS for your Business

Join us as we discuss: 5 Phases of the Evaluation and Selection Process for Laboratory Data Systems - a step by step guide to avoiding costly (Time, $, Capabilities) mistakes.

10/13/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Automated Management of Laboratory Raw Data and Documents

Most laboratories already understand the value of storing their sample results in a secure central location - LIMS - but what do they do with the raw data and reports that support those results? Where do they go to retrieve that raw data when it is needed for an investigation or an audit?

LIMS and Stem Cell Research

LIMS is an acronym for Laboratory Information Management Software, is a common software used in environmental, pharmaceutical and research institutions. It’s a software to manage laboratory life, indeed with this tool it’s possible not only to manage samples and standards, users and instruments, but also to send invoices, control the automation of the workflow, manage projects.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

09/28/2009 - Request for Proposals for Partnership to Collaborate on a Laboratory Information Management System

Clean Water Services – Water Resource Management Utility, Tualatin River Watershed, Oregon

09/21/2009 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information System (LIS)

The University of Georgia (UGA) is issuing this Request for Proposals ("RFP") to procure a Laboratory Information System (LIS) which will replace the UGA Health's Center existing and aging LIS.
 Recent News

10/05/2009 - LIMS for Health & Veterinary Laboratories

Matrix Gemini is a truly configurable LIMS that delivers an identical user experience no matter whether you use a LAN, WAN or the Web. Any screen designed using the unique Matrix Gemini™ OneTime™ Configuration Tools is immediately available via your network or over the web, without further modification, effort or cost!

10/02/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Downloadable Protocols

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced a new range of downloadable protocols for the Thermo Scientific Multiskan FC microplate photometer. There are now nearly 50 ready-made protocols available to cover a wide variety of applications, including a broad range of ELISA’s and protein and cell viability assay kits.

10/01/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Delivers LIMS Solution to Leading Canadian Contract Researcher

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that BRI Biopharmaceutical Research Inc., a leading bioanalytical and DM/PK/ADME contract research organization, has selected Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS (laboratory information management system) to help manage the bioanalytical and analytical chemistry data generated by the company’s principal laboratories.

10/01/2009 - STARLIMS LIMS and SDMS Selected for Nationwide Forensic Project in the Pacific Rim

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS, today announced that its web-based LIMS and Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) were selected by a government law enforcement agency in the Pacific Rim, in an agreement totaling $1.2 million for licenses and first-year maintenance.

09/30/2009 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - GC, MS Interpretation, Atomic Spectroscopy Courses and Laboratory Testing Services

PACS is happy to confirm 2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October courses: Quality Assurance of Chemical Measurements, Environmental Data Validation, Mass Spectral Interpretation, Advanced Mass Spectral Interpretation, Metals Analysis - AA/GFAA/ICP/ICP-MS and Activated Carbon Adsorption: Principles, Practices & Opportunities.

09/30/2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.’s Dr. Christine Paszko Speaks at U.S. EPA Quality Assurance Conference

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL), a leading supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), will be providing a laboratory automation presentation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 19th Annual Quality Assurance Conference on October 19th – 23rd, 2009.

09/28/2009 - ChemSW and eMolecules Announce Partnership Agreement and Integration of CISPro with eMolecules Plus Chemical Search Engine

Integration of eMolecules Plus Chemicals Database with ChemSW’s CISPro Inventory System Streamlines Chemical Buying and Management Processes
 Upcoming Events

10/28/2009 - Free Food Safety Seminars in North America and Canada - A Global Perspective

10/27/2009 - L.A.B. Exhibition and Conference, 27–29 October 2009, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

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

10/26/2009 - 8th Polymorphism & Crystallization Scientific Forum

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


10/22/2009 - ACD/Labs’ ADMET & PhysChem Symposium—to be held in Germany on October 22, 2009.

10/15/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Houston, TX!

 Demonstrations & Presentations

LIMS for the Water, Wastewater Laboratory

The Ideal LIMS Solution for the Water, Wastewater Lab is a function of the right company, the right technology and the right features and functions for your needs. All supported by first class training, implementation and maintenance and support services. LABLynx is the Ideal Solution for your lab or enterprise, no matter how large or small, or how you choose to manage your own unique workflows, individual processes and data.

Enterprise Software for the Pharmaceutical Laboratory

The following presentation provides an overview of the Enterprise Software needs of the modern Pharmaceutical Laboratory. Today’s challenge for the diversified pharmaceutical laboratory is to find a comprehensive enterprise software solution that provides not only LIMS functionality but an Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Enterprise Content Management and a wide variety of functions for personnel management, asset management, instrument interfacing and much more, all within the context of being validated and fully compliant with 21 CFR part 11.
 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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