November 17, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 45


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.

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 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

11/16/2009 - Request for Proposal - Forensic Laboratory Inforamtion Management System

City of Charleston, South Carolina Police Department

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

City of Tacoma, Washington, Department of Public Works – Environmental Services
 LIMS Blog Postings

Creative Commons / Science Commons – Key to sharing Scientific Knowledge

Have you noticed a little symbol called "Creative Commons" showing up on numerous on-line publications, including this blog? This little icon is being adopted more and more by publishers on the Internet, especially in the scientific community. Creative Commons is helping to guarantee the free and open access to vital scientific information and publications.

Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should

Recently I have noticed a rash of client workstation lock downs at corporate and government sites. This is where the IT department locks the computer work station down of the users and prevents them from using the PC as little more than a terminal. It prevents the users from even making changes to their web browser settings or if they do make changes to the settings, an IT controlled program periodically will go and reset everything on the client workstation making the user go through hoops to reset their browser. Aaaah, IT services, we are here to help you! You know…. sort of like the tax man.

LIMS Management - The Old Occupation Using New Ideas

Laboratory Information Management Systems, or LIMS, is a new idea in an old field - information management. Older Laboratory Informational Systems, or LIS, has been a part of laboratory informatics for decades, and has had its share of problems.

Instrument Interfacing - The Great Paradox of LIMS?

Blaze Systems has issued an Instrument Interfacing White Paper examining the apparent paradox evidenced by the underutilization of this powerful and cost effective adjunct to LIMS functionality. The various myths which contribute to this reality are discussed, evaluated, and examined under the illuminating light of reality.
 Recent News

11/16/2009 - GeneGo Launches New Search Product - Eureka! Available on Your iPhone

GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today the release of a stand alone search product, Eureka! It provides a simple one-button one-window access to GeneGo's manually curated databases.

11/12/2009 - Sciformatix Announces Availability of Professional SaaS-based LIMS, Money-Back Guarantee

Sciformatix Corporation, a pioneer in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for scientific labs, today announced the availability of its SciLIMS Samples and Storage Management (SSM): Professional Edition. The SciLIMS SSM Professional Edition provides a professional solution that will accommodate small labs, emerging growth labs, and larger labs.

11/12/2009 - Persistent Systems Partners with UC Davis to Develop caELMIR 2 application Experts Team Up to Foster Collaboration and Facilitate Pre-Clinical Research

Persistent Systems, one of the leaders in software product development services, today announced that it has partnered with the University of California, Davis to develop caELMIR 2 (Electronic Laboratory Management Information Resource), a caBIG® LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) application, designed specifically to provide the pre-clinical scientist with a data management system to record experimental data.

11/12/2009 - Biotech 2009 to Feature Global Industry Leaders and Cover the Latest Topics and Trends Relevant to the Bioscience Industry

Biotech 2009 ( will bring together globally-recognized industry leaders to address key trends and topics relevant to the growth and advancement of the tri-state region’s bioscience industry.

11/12/2009 - Leading-Edge Informatics and Cloud Computing Platform Revolutionize Early Detection Cancer Research

Canary Foundation today announced a collaborative project involving GenoLogics Life Sciences Software, National Cancer Institute’s Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to provision Canary Foundation researchers with a cutting-edge translational research informatics solution.

11/11/2009 - How to Compliantly Track and Trace Any Over the Web or Network

Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini Sample Tracker software allows you to easily track samples and the progress of work and is suitable for many applications in a wide variety of industries.

11/11/2009 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - Monthly Courses in Major Cities

Most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place. Most instructors provide consulting services.
 Upcoming Events

02/23/2010 - 2nd Annual Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing

As the only European event solely focused on single Use systems, Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing 2010 will not only provide a case study driven agenda focused for those professionals working with single-use systems; but also a unique opportunity to spend dedicated time networking with and discussing the key challenges faced when working with these systems and how t best capture the benefits they promise.

12/16/2009 - AACC Announces Audioconference On The Laboratory’s Role In Managing Hospital-Acquired Infections

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces an audioconference on The Lab's Critical Role in Managing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) to be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:00pm (EST). The audioconference will last 90 minutes.

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

The 10th US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems will be held on December 16-20, 2009 at The Westin Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui. The Symposium is organized by faculty from MIT and Kyoto University, and it is open to the world-wide scientific community.
 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.
 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.
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