April 27, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 17


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

06/16/2010 - I have a LIMS – Why do I need ELN?

Webinar: Have questions about ELN...Join our webinar to discuss the pros and cons of integrating ELN with LIMS to help make a better decision for your Lab.

05/19/2010 - Leveraging Various Tools and Strategies for LIMS Validation Projects

Webinar: Enhance the chance for success during your LIMS Validation project by taking these steps ahead of time.
 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.

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.
 Recent News

04/23/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Nexxis iLAB 5.0 is released

Labtronics Inc., a world leader in laboratory automation is pleased to announce the release of Nexxis iLAB 5.0, a total lab automation system. Nexxis iLAB 5.0, the integrated lab, is a major advancement in laboratory informatics systems. It is the first product of its kind that integrates ELN, SDMS and instrument integration into a single package that is ready to go out of the box. It enhances the value of any existing LIMS by providing missing functionality not found in the LIMS.

04/23/2010 - BioImagene Launches iScan Coreo Au Slide Scanner and Introduces the Next Generation of Virtuoso™ Digital Pathology Software

BioImagene, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end digital pathology solutions, debuted the iScan Coreo™ Au digital slide scanner and the newest version of Virtuoso software today. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ajit Singh, unveiled both products at BioImagene’s booth 101, in front of a packed audience at the annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).

04/23/2010 - PathXchange (Px) Launches Px Athena – an eLearning Module for Pathologists New Module Completes Research and Education Offerings from Px

PathXchange (Px), a global online pathology community, today announced the launch of Px Athena, an eLearning management system with Web 2.0 capabilities. Px Athena utilizes digital pathology technologies to provide a comprehensive online research and education solution to the academic pathology communities.

04/22/2010 - Thermo Scientific Informatics World 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in analytical instrumentation and informatics, has scheduled its annual software user group meetings and laboratory informatics conferences. Thermo Informatics World (TIW) 2010 North America, will take place May 3-6 at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. TIW Europe will take place June 7-10 at the Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center in Rome, Italy.

04/22/2010 - SAP to Acquire TechniData AG

Continuing its focus on providing market-leading sustainability solutions to customers worldwide, SAP AG today announced its intent to acquire TechniData AG, the world's leading provider of product safety and environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions. Through this acquisition, SAP intends to expand its product portfolio as well as its market and thought leadership in sustainability.

04/21/2010 - Agilent Technologies Integrates Surety's AbsoluteProof Service into OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook, Enhances Data Integrity, Protection

Agilent Technologies Inc., and Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity protection solutions, today announced that Agilent has integrated Surety's AbsoluteProof trusted, third-party timestamping service into its OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN).
 Upcoming Events

05/20/2010 - SBS 2010 Biopharmaceutical Symposium

05/17/2010 - PEGS: the essential protein engineering summit

05/17/2010 - Internationaql Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum

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

05/03/2010 - Thermo Scientific Informatics World 2010

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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