April 20, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 16


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

04/16/2010 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Government of the Northwest Territories - Implementation of a territory wide Laboratory Information System (LIS) to replace the existing systems.

04/13/2010 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

City of Philadelphia - Water Department, Bureau of Laboratory Services - assist the City of Philadelphia Water Department, Bureau of Laboratory Services (“BLS”) in replacing its 14-year-old laboratory information management system (“LIMS”).
 Upcoming Webcasts

04/21/2010 - Webinar: What Happened to Phase II of my LIMS Implementation?

A Complimentary Webinar that highlights simple, yet highly effective steps for undertaking Phase II of your LIMS Implementation project and how to avoid pitfalls.

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.
 LIMS Blog Postings

HITECH Security Audits & Standards HITECH Security Audits & Standards and the impacts to Laboratories with hosted LIMSand the impacts to Laboratories with hosted LIMS

The following article covers the topic of security standards that laboratories should be aware of when considering SaaS based LIMS or other Laboratory Informatics solutions on an either an externally hosted basis or internally hosted basis. The HITECH security guidelines could apply whether you have your systems internal or hosted external to your company.
 Recent News

04/19/2010 - Agilent Technologies Launches One-Stop Web Site for All Things Genomics

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a dynamic and user-friendly genomics Web site, genomics.agilent.com. The Web site is a one-stop resource for all things genomics. Users will find a wealth of well-organized, easy-to-access information to support their work -- from the newest science to the hottest products. The site features an integrated Web store, powerful browsing capabilities, and a dynamic shopping environment.

04/16/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Two-Day Laboratory Informatics Symposium in Bahrain from May 17-18, 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced it will host its two-day Laboratory Informatics Symposium (LIS) on May 17-18, 2010 at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain. This symposium is aimed at laboratory managers across a range of industries with responsibility for QA, data management and lab workflow. The focus of the

04/16/2010 - Phase Forward Agrees to Be Acquired by Oracle

Phase Forward Incorporated, a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Oracle

04/15/2010 - Bio-Rad Releases ATR-IR, NMR, UV-Vis Spectral Databases and Version 8.2 of KnowItAll Spectroscopy Software

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. , a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced today the release of several new spectral databases and version 8.2 of its award-winning KnowItAll® software.

04/15/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Proteomics Workflow Solution Provider, Proxeon

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced today that it has acquired Proxeon A/S, an innovative supplier of products for proteomics analysis headquartered in Odense, Denmark. The company is recognized for its ability to provide a simplified proteomics workflow, including nanoflow liquid chromatography systems, columns, ion sources, and bioinformatics software, to meet the need for robust high-sensitivity liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analysis in complex proteomics applications.

04/14/2010 - Ariadne’s Pathway Studio® Explore Makes Visualizing Pathways Easy for Affymetrix GeneAtlas™ Personal Microarray System

Ariadne announces the launch of Pathway Studio Explore for the Affymetrix GeneAtlas™ Personal Microarray System. Ariadne’s Pathway Studio Explore provides a biological context for the analysis of gene expression data to identify biological signal flow, key regulators, and affected pathways.

04/14/2010 - Symyx Adds Scientific Information Access to Microsoft SharePoint

Symyx Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of Symyx Isentris for SharePoint, a collection of Microsoft SharePoint Web parts that improves project team knowledge sharing and collaboration in an information-driven R&D environment. Integrating Symyx Isentris search/browse and data analysis tools with the SharePoint platform gives scientists access to real-time project information and critical decision-support capabilities within the context of a well- known enterprise collaboration portal.

04/14/2010 - Shire Selects IDBS for Virtualized Drug Research Collaboration Platform

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced that Shire plc, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has selected IDBS to support its virtual model for pharmaceutical research.
 Upcoming Events

05/16/2010 - 2010 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

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

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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