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”).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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