December 08, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 47


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

12/08/2009 - RFI for LIMS and Business Systems/Processes Assessment & Recommendations

SAIC-Frederick, Inc. (SAIC-F) has a requirement to assess existing laboratory operational processes and related IT infrastructure within the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) as well as implement a plan to address deficiencies and additional technology requirements and/or enhancements in an effort to improve overall operations.

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

City of Charleston, South Carolina Police Department
 LIMS Blog Postings

How much is that LIMS in the window?

Do you have a difficult time getting a price list on a LIMS or getting a straight answer about the price of LIMS software? This Dilbert cartoon says it all....

The largest and most active LIMS, Laboratory, Scientific & Health Informatics community on Linkedin

If you are not currently a member of you will want to join. It is now the largest and most active non-commercial, community driven LIMS group on Linkedin today. The group was started exactly 5 months ago today with 1 member and has exploded to over 2,350 members in that short period of time. The reason for this great success is the fact the the group and all of the subgroups are entirely community driven and where all stakeholders including user, vendors and consultants in the laboratory and LIMS industries are encouraged to post and share information.
 Recent News

12/07/2009 - IDBS' E-WorkBook ELN Certified Compliant with SAFE-BioPharma; Changes the Game for Biopharmaceutical Electronic Notebooks

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced that IDBS' next generation Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), E-WorkBook, has received certification from the SAFE-BioPharma Association, the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry's own non-profit association for digital identity and signature standards

12/07/2009 - Nexus Biosystems Announces Acquisition of Aurora Biotechnologies

NEXUS Biosystems, Inc. (“Nexus”), a leading innovator and worldwide provider of automated sample management systems, today announced the acquisition of Aurora Biotechnologies of Carlsbad, CA (“Aurora”), a leading developer of proprietary high performance microplates for use in sample storage, high-throughput screening, and cellular imaging.

12/07/2009 - Simulations Plus Launches Abbreviate!TM for the iPhoneTM

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announces the launch of a new product for the popular iPhone based on its long-standing Abbreviate! software for personal computers.

12/05/2009 - Neptune II for all water and wastewater laboratories

Neptune II harnesses the power of Matrix Gemini LIMS and provides identical user access to the system from either a full Windows® client or a web browser. There is no custom code to edit or special scripts to write when tailoring the system to the needs of individual organizations – all of the required changes in interface, workflow or reporting can be effected through the configuration tools.

12/04/2009 - Ambry Genetics and SoftGenetics Form Exclusive Alliance for Extended Bioinformatics Support for Next Generation Sequencing Projects

Ambry Genetics and SoftGenetics today announced the signing of an agreement to provide extended bioinformatics genomics services using SoftGenetics’ NextGENe software for next-generation sequencing projects performed at Ambry.

12/04/2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. Welcomes Dallas, TX Based Dax Morgan as Sales & Implementation Engineer

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) is pleased to announce the addition of Dax Morgan to the rapidly expanding Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Sales and Implementation Team. Mr. Morgan comes to ATL with over 15 years of IT and laboratory automation experience.

12/02/2009 - L'Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Proteines to Deploy E-WorkBook Suite to Accelerate Analysis of Nanoparticles

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced that L'Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Proteines (IBCP), a principal research institute based in Lyon, France, has selected E-WorkBook Suite to manage its research data and knowledge in developing nanoparticles for the treatment of viral infections.

12/02/2009 - AACC Calls For Poster Abstracts For 2010 Annual Meeting

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that its 2010 Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will be held July 25-29, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. As part of the preparations for the meeting, AACC has issued an invitation to submit poster abstracts for presentation.

12/02/2009 - Ocimum Biosolutions Announces the Launch of Biotracker(TM) Lite LIMS

Ocimum Biosolutions today announced the launch of Biotracker™ Lite, a general purpose version of its Life Sciences Specialty LIMS solution, Biotracker™. Biotracker™ Lite is designed to meet the requirements of small to medium laboratories and offers a gamut of features including: managing samples and their associated data, inventory management, laboratory instrument management and integration, GLP and 21 CFR 11 compliance, ad-hoc and standard reports, and much more.
 Upcoming Events

03/04/2010 - INTERPHEX Puerto Rico 2010 featuring MEDICAL DEVICE Puerto Rico 2010

Meet face-to-face with Puerto Rico's pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals with the authority to purchase materials, equipment, and services for the developing and manufacturing of bio/pharmaceuticals and medical/scientific devices.

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.

01/20/2010 - AACC Announces Audioconference On Advances In Celiac Disease Testing & Treatment

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces an audioconference on Celiac Disease: Advances in Testing and Treatment to be held on January 20, 2010, at 2:00pm EST. The audioconference will last 90 minutes.

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.

12/15/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Calculating ROI from LIMS Interfacing

Join Labtronics on December 15th or 17th to learn about the costs and the real savings of an instrument to LIMS interfacing project and then use our ROI calculator to calculate the returns that instrument interfacing will deliver at your lab.
 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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