June 16, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 23


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/28/2010 - Request For Information

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is seeking information on a LIMS to stream-line its Technical Services laboratory's sample processing

05/24/2010 - Request for Proposal - Crime Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The City of Columbus, Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Police is seeking bids through this Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire and implement a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for use by the Columbus Police Crime Laboratory.

05/24/2010 - Request for Information - Biorepository LIMS System

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (the "University") is seeking information from entities who currently provide Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). This LIMS is for the Conquering Diseases Biorepository Core
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/29/2010 - Webcast June 29, 2010: Biotracker™ LIMS – The Laboratory Informatics Solution for Life Sciences

Biotracker™ LIMS – The Laboratory Informatics Solution for Life Sciences -> Invest 45 minutes of your time to find out what the Biotracker™ LIMS solutions can do for you and your lab. With the ever increasing amount and diversity of information being generated, analyzed and stored in Life Sciences laboratories, now more than ever there is a need for a flexible data and laboratory process management solution that will increase your lab’s effectiveness and efficiency.

06/23/2010 - ATL Webcast: Key Points to Consider When Looking for a LIMS

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host a free, informational webcast on June 23, 2010 entitled "Key Points to Consider When Looking for a LIMS". This event is ideal for laboratory or QA/QC managers in the water & wastewater, environmental, food & beverage, energy, manufacturing (product/material testing), agriculture, life science, biotechnology and public health sectors. Register today!!

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.

Sakhalin Energy Utilizes Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS for Largest Russian LNG Project Ever

Sakhalin Energy is bringing onstream one of the largest integrated oil and gas projects in the world in Russia’s Far East. The Sakhalin II Project combines partnership incorporating the recovery, production and transportation of oil and liquefi ed natural gas (LNG). Sakhalin Energy standardized on Thermo Scientifi c SampleManager LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) for use in its main laboratory located at its LNG plant/oil export terminal (OET), as well as in upstream satellite laboratories throughout Sakhalin Energy.
 LIMS Blog Postings

SaaS / Cloud Computing for laboratories has gone mainstream

CloudComputing for the Laboratory In the last 12 months, Cloud Computing in business and government has taken off like a rocket.  More and more companies, government agencies, health care institutions and financial institutions are turning to Cloud Computing for not only their “Line-of-Business” applications but for their entire IT infrastructure.  Now the laboratory and scientific industries are embracing Cloud Computing at an even faster pace.  You will start to see more and more articles and case studies on the use of Cloud Computing and SaaS (Software as a Service) for the laboratory.

 Recent News

06/15/2010 - Phase Forward Central Coding™ First to Achieve Uppsala Monitoring Center Certification

Phase Forward (NASDAQ: PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced its Central Coding™ application has become the first product to achieve certification by the Uppsala Monitoring Center

06/14/2010 - New JMP® Clinical Software Streamlines Clinical Trials Safety Reviews

JMP Clinical software, new from SAS, can help shorten the drug development process by streamlining safety reviews during clinical trials. SAS introduced JMP Clinical today at the annual meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA).

06/09/2010 - Advanced Diagnostic Testing Company, Clarient, Inc., Names Pilgrim Software as Risk, Compliance & Quality Management Provider

Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ECQM) software solutions, today announced that Clarient, Inc., a leader in cancer diagnostics, has selected Pilgrim Software's SmartSolve(R) platform to manage key quality assurance processes for its diagnostic laboratory operations.

06/09/2010 - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Chooses BioImagene Solutions to Transition to Digital Pathology

ioImagene, the leading provider of innovative digital pathology solutions, today announced that they have signed an agreement to equip Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) with their complete suite of digital pathology solutions. DHMC will use iScan Coreo Au™ slide scanner and Virtuoso™ digital pathology application software to streamline laboratory workflow and enhance the Pathology Department's educational and residency programs.

06/09/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific helps Janssen-Cilag Connect Laboratories in Brazil

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group (GPSG Brazil), a unit of Janssen-Cilag, which is a pharmaceutical division of Johnson and Johnson, has implemented an integrated informatics solution consisting of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) and a chromatography data system (CDS).

06/08/2010 - Agilent Technologies' Electronic Lab Notebook Now Available in Chinese and Korean Language Versions

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that Agilent OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is now available in versions that support Chinese and Korean languages, including a fully translated user interface.

06/07/2010 - Mississippi State Department of Public Health Laboratory chooses ApolloLIMS from Common Cents Systems, Inc.

The Mississippi State Department of Public Health Laboratory (MS-PHL) has selected Common Cents Systems’ ApolloLIMS to replace their existing LIMS system. As the top tier laboratory in the Mississippi state system, MS-PHL is responsible for a myriad of testing protocols covering a wide range of health needs: Infectious disease surveillance, communicable disease, emerging pathogens, seasonal and pandemic influenza, and bio-terrorism.
 Upcoming Events

07/27/2010 - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting & Expo

07/25/2010 - AACC Annual Meeting 2010

07/17/2010 - Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo

07/17/2010 - 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

07/08/2010 - AgriGenomics World Congress

06/30/2010 - Clinically Relevant Drug Transporters

06/22/2010 - Beyond Sequencing: Strategies for Success

06/19/2010 - 35th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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