April 13, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 15


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

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

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

04/20/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast - Improving Lab Performance by Integrating CDS with LIMS

On April 20th and 22nd, Labtronics Inc. presents a complimentary webcast that will show how an effective CDS/LIMS interface provides extra levels of automation and ease of use that really deliver on the promise of using CDS/LIMS integration to improve laboratory performance.

04/14/2010 - AACC Announces Webinar on Identifying & Investigating Test Interferences

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Identifying and Investigating Test Interferences, to be held April 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm EDT. The webinar will last 90 minutes.
 LIMS Blog Postings

LiMSforum.com passes the 4,000 member mark! Join the undisputed leading, independent LIMS User’s Group today.

It seems like only yesterday that the LIMSforum.com group on Linkedin was at 3,000 members. In just a little over a month 1,000 new member joined the largest LIMS user community. If you are not already a member of LIMSforum.com you will want to join today. There are hundreds of discussion and career opportunities in LIMS and Laboratory, Scientific and Health Informatics.

LIMS industry follows the LabLynx lead in web hosted LIMS

In 1997 LabLynx was the first with a 100% web browser based LIMS. In 1998 LabLynx was the first to host LIMS for customers as an Application Service Provider. Now, over a decade later, the LIMS industry has acknowledged that both web browser based LIMS and web hosted SaaS (Software as a Service) LIMS are both the present and the future of LIMS. Expect to see more LIMS companies follow the LabLynx lead by offering web hosted SaaS LIMS built on web browser technologies. Read: SaaS – Is a web hosted LIMS right for your laboratory?
 Recent News

04/13/2010 - Perceptive Informatics Enhances Medical Imaging Reporting To Facilitate Greater Data-Driven Trial Insights

Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation, today announced that it has expanded its leading medical imaging capabilities with an enhanced reporting solution. Perceptive is among the first to offer a reporting solution that incorporates the industry-standard performance metrics for imaging core labs, as defined by the Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC), allowing trial sponsors to track progress against MCC criteria.

04/12/2010 - Advanced Laboratory Data Management Functionality for Mining at EXPOMIN 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is exhibiting its full range of solutions for the mining industry, designed to offer improved efficiencies and increased productivity, within booth 500-2 at EXPOMIN 2010, taking place from April 12-16 in Santiago, Chile.

04/09/2010 - Symyx Notebook Connects the Electronic Lab

Symyx Technologies, Inc. today announced new Symyx Notebook integrations with Thermo Scientific Atlas CDS (chromatography data system), Waters' Empower™ CDS, Agilent OpenLAB ECM (enterprise content manager), and the Work Request and Metrology components of the Symyx Lab Operations suite of products.

04/07/2010 - Software Point acquires LabIT Solutions’ LIMS business

Software Point has again strengthened its position as the leading Nordic LIMS company. Software Point and the Swedish company, LabIT Solutions, have signed a contract according to which Software Point acquires the whole business from LabIT Solutions on April 1st, 2010. LabIT Solutions is a fully-owned subsidiary of VWR International AB. It is a Nordic LIMS vendor, which has provided LIMS solutions to industrial and hospital laboratories in the Nordic countries since the 1980s.

04/07/2010 - Ocimum Biosolutions Biotracker™ LIMS selected as M. D. Anderson standard for core facility automation

Ocimum's Biotracker™ LIMS solution has been selected by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as their standard for the automation of their Research Core Facilities. The first core facility to be automated shall be the Genomics Core Facility.

04/07/2010 - New Integrated ELN and CDS Solution for Symyx Notebook Using Atlas CDS(TM)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of a new Thermo Scientific Atlas Chromatography Data System (CDS) integration solution for Symyx Technologies’ electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). Thermo Fisher Scientific has collaborated with Symyx to develop a solution that allows integration with Symyx’s Notebook using the globally-deployed Atlas CDS(TM), providing scientists with a completely automated and integrated laboratory workflow.
 Upcoming Events

05/13/2010 - American Association of Bioanalysts 2010 Annual Meeting and Educationa Conferencel

05/11/2010 - ISBER 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibits

05/06/2010 - Epigenetics World Congress

05/06/2010 - Genomics Automation Congress

05/05/2010 - RNAi & miRNA World Congress

05/04/2010 - Biomarker World Congress

05/03/2010 - Partnering for Global Health Forum

04/27/2010 - Drug Discovery Chemistry

04/26/2010 - Future Diagnostics

04/24/2010 - ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2010

04/21/2010 - 11th Annual Computer and Software Validation

04/20/2010 - Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

04/20/2010 - LIMS Seminar on April 20th for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sectors!

04/18/2010 - LabVantage - Customer Training & Education Conference 2010

04/15/2010 - LIMS Seminar on April 15th for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sectors!

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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