November 03, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 43


In This Issue

 Polls & Surveys

So what keeps you from buying a LIMS for your lab?

Take a look at the following survey and see if any of the questions apply to your situation.  The survey takes less than a minute to complete.

Click Here to take the survey

 LIMS Blog Postings

LIMS are like fish

Given enough time and experience in implementing LIMS you start to recognize patterns. I admit that I am a bit slow on the uptake but at least I have almost 2 decades under my belt implementing a number of LIMS and have tried to learn from that experience and practice that education in the real world.

A possible answer to improving software quality

I think some of you will be able to relate to this. If you have one of these in your home you will understand how quality would improve significantly if they were in charge of software quality.
 Recent News

11/02/2009 - LIMS / LIS for Every Pathology Laboratory

Truly configurable LIMS designed for every pharmaceutical, health and veterinary pathology laboratory can be easily configured to precisely meet your business and user requirements.

11/02/2009 - A 'Spectroscopist's Dream' Captures the Imagination of Journal Readers

An article describing structure elucidation methods using NMR achieves status as one of the top 10 most accessed articles in the Journal of Cheminformatics.

10/29/2009 - Bausch & Lomb Automates Clinical Trial Management with Phase Forward InForm™

Phase Forward, a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced a multi-year contract with renowned eye health company Bausch & Lomb.

10/29/2009 - GeneGo Launches New Web Site With Free Pathways for the Biology and Chemistry Community

GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that they will be launching a new web site with FREE high quality pathway content. On, anyone can now search for genes, proteins, compounds, processes and diseases and access high quality manually curated pathway maps for human, mouse and rat signaling and metabolism.

10/28/2009 - Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems Announces the Release of FFlex ePortal Outreach Solution

Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems, Inc. announced today the availability of FFlex ePortal Outreach solution. FFlex ePortal is a comprehensive laboratory outreach solution for healthcare facilities, including hospitals, large or small, reference labs, physician offices, nursing homes, clinics or any other facility that requires secure remote access to patient lab data.

10/28/2009 - Eurofins MWG Operon Selects Geospiza’s GeneSifter Lab Edition Software

Eurofins MWG Operon and Geospiza, today announced that Eurofins MWG Operon has selected Geospiza’s GeneSifter® Lab Edition software to manage its DNA sequencing systems and further enhance its market leading customer experience.

10/28/2009 - QESTLab™ software helps to ensure quality of $455m Pacific Highway upgrade project

Spectra QEST announces that Coffey Information has realised significant benefits by using the QESTLab™ software to manage its testing on the Coopernook to Herons Creek Pacific Highway upgrade project.

10/27/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific and Symyx Technologies Deliver Unparalleled Efficiency Enhancements to Bioanalytical Researchers with Integrated LIMS and ELN Solution

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the release of a joint product development effort resulting from its partnership with Symyx Technologies. The solution will provide scientists in the bioanalytical community with a completely automated laboratory workflow by integrating Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS (laboratory information management system) with Symyx Notebook.

10/27/2009 - New LabLogic ADME LIMS release makes protein binding easie

Debra 5.7.6, the latest release of LabLogic’s LIMS for drug metabolism studies, implements more than 70 modifications. Principal among them is the introduction of greater flexibility into the new Protein Binding module in order to allow easier set-up of plasma spikes and enhanced reports.

10/27/2009 - Sapphire C5 LIMS received acceptance from KiTH

Software Point and the product Sapphire C5 LIMS has as the first supplier received acceptance from KiTH in Norway for electronic microbiological reports according to the latest format KiTH v1.3., tells Kurt Erlandsson the Product Manager of C5 LIMS.
 Upcoming Events

12/16/2009 - The 10th U.S. – Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems

11/19/2009 - Probe Discovery

11/17/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Seattle, WA!

11/17/2009 - Reach the Life Science Research and Laboratory Science Community at BioConference Live, First of its Kind Virtual Event Slated for November 17-19, 2009

 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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

11/02/2009 - Request for Proposals- Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

City of Tacoma, Washington, Department of Public Works – Environmental Services

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
 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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