March 09, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 10


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/03/2010 - Request for Proposal - (LIMS) Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal - (LIMS) Laboratory Information Management System LIMS Louisville Water Company - Louisville, Kentucky

03/01/2010 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

SHSU needs to purchase a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for evidence management, analytical reporting and data management for a Regional Crime Lab. The RFP includes for software, hardware, installation & configuration, on-site training , and maintenance support services.

03/01/2010 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System - Hampton Roads Sanitation District - Virginia Beach, Virginia

02/20/2010 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposals for an "off the shelf" Laboratory Information Management System for Saint Paul Regional Water Services

Enterprise Level LIMS – Reaping the Benefits of Integration

Dave Champagne, Vice President and General Manager, Informatics, Thermo Fisher ScientificWith drug development times of approximately 15 years and subsequent costs approaching $2 billion by 2010, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly in search of processes that can help them consistently deliver a return on investment during the patent life of a drug. Enterprise level laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are key contributors in this effort. Delivering advanced functionality that is specific to each stage of the drug development process, sophisticated, purpose-built LIMS streamline processes and costs and present organizations with unique integration opportunities. These LIMS provide superior capabilities by delivering real-time analysis and reports, facilitating regulatory compliance and product quality, integrating with the company’s broader network and providing secure access to key data throughout the organization.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/24/2010 - WEBCAST: ATL & Hach in the Water/Wastewater Industry

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) and Hach Company will host an informational webcast on March 24, 2010 for attendees who are in the water and wastewater industry. This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers who manage the water/wastewater laboratory as well as water and wastewater utilities who need to generate regulatory reports and have fast access to all of their data. **Register today!!

03/24/2010 - AACC Announces Webinar On Mass Spectrometry In The Clinical Lab

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Mass Spec in the Clinical Lab: Is Now The Time? to be held on March 25, 2010 at 2:00pm EST. The webinar will last 90 minutes.
 LIMS Blog Postings

How well does your LIMS do reporting and data extraction & analysis?

One of the main purposes of having a laboratory is to generate data and subsequently, information for customers of the laboratory. Data is usually the raw analytical elements and quality control associated with the analysis. With this, the lab compiles this data into meaningful information that the customers of the laboratory use to make intelligent decisions
 Recent News

03/05/2010 - How to buy (and how not to buy) a LIMS

A free LIMS project guide complete with a new supplement entitled “The questions you have to ask a vendor” is now available.

03/04/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches First On-Demand LIMS at Pittcon 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced today the launch of its software-as-a-service (SaaS), enterprise-class laboratory information management system. LIMS-on-Demand allows organizations of varying types and sizes to leverage all the benefits of an industry-leading LIMS solution without the time and cost typically associated with on-premise software installation.

03/02/2010 - Agilent OpenLAB Portfolio Designed to Streamline Progress from Raw Data to Answers

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the OpenLAB software portfolio, designed as a better way for labs to efficiently capture, share, review and archive scientific data.

03/02/2010 - IQPC's 6th Forum on Laboratory Informatics to Feature Pfizer Biotherapeutics & Bioinnovations Centre, Abbott Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson

IQPC's 6th Forum on Laboratory Informatics will showcase today's Laboratory Informatics leaders including individuals from John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Merck & Co. Inc., Indiana University, Eli Lilly and Co., and Atrium Research & Consulting LLC and more. The conference will be held from March 29 -- 31, 2010 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA.

03/02/2010 - Symyx Technologies Transitions to Pure-Play Scientific Software Company; Completes High Productivity Research Divestiture

Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMX) today announced its successful transition to a pure-play scientific software company with the completion of the planned divestiture of its High Productivity Research (HPR) business unit assets, previously announced on February 11, 2010. The divested assets will be owned and operated by FreeSlate, Inc. (formerly HPR Global, Inc.) in HPR's current location in Sunnyvale, California.

03/02/2010 - AB SCIEX Software Application Advances Disease Research, Drug Discovery and Biomarker Research

AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today announced the launch of the first mass-spectrometry-based software application specifically designed to advance the study of lipidomics

03/02/2010 - IDBS Partners with Intelligent Pharma

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced a strategic partnership with Intelligent Pharma, a privately-owned cheminformatic and bioinformatic company located in Barcelona.
 Upcoming Events

03/23/2010 - Analytica 2010

03/23/2010 - 3rd Annual Biomarkers Conference

03/22/2010 - microRNA in Human Disease and Development

03/21/2010 - American Chemical Society - Spring 2010 National Meeting & Exposition

03/17/2010 - 5th Annual Pharmacovigilance Conference

03/16/2010 - 5th Annual SmartLabs Exchange 2010

03/16/2010 - Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference 2010

03/15/2010 - Pharmacovigilance

03/15/2010 - Cambridge Health's X Gen Congress

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

05/31/2009 - LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

 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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