July 14, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 27


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/22/2010 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Management Information System

This request for proposal is to provide the City of Valdosta and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL) with a Laboratory Management Information System

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
 Upcoming Webcasts

07/28/2010 - The Needs Assessment - First Step to a Successful LIMS Deployment

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host an informational webcast on July 28, 2010 on the topic of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). This webcast is entitled The Needs Assessment - First Step to a Successful LIMS Deployment. This event is ideal for laboratory or QA/QC managers in the environmental, water / wastewater, food & beverage, energy, manufacturing (product/material testing), agriculture, life science, biotechnology and public health sectors.

07/23/2010 - Health-Related Quality Of Life Research – FDA and Pros: What to Do In 2010 and Beyond?

Learn about HRQOL, the concept, strategies, process and how to interpret HRQOL results accurately.

07/22/2010 - How FDA trains its investigators to review CAPA (FDA compliance program guidance manuals, QSIT manual) and what should you do to prepare

This CAPA investigation training webinar will discuss FDA’s techniques to do CAPA inspection, what the FDA tells their inspectors to focus in the QSIT document and how your company can use the QSIT document to prepare for inspection.

07/22/2010 - Key Factors to Write an Effective Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

In this Effective Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) training learn how to develop a comprehensive, consistent SOP. The critical elements of a SOP which is easier to understand follow and review by operating personnel.

07/21/2010 - CSols Inc. Webinar: OQ and PQ - Horror or Pathway to Validation Zen - July 21, 2010 2pm EDT

Do you know the boundaries between OQ and PQ? Do you know how to leverage the qualification testing that your Vendor has performed? Does your environment allow for a positive outcome? Is getting started the hard part? Developing the appropriate validation strategy ensures the delivery of a controlled and defendable system with the minimum of effort. Documenting delivery of desired functionality, while ensuring ongoing control, is the primary goal of validation. Operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) are two often implicated constructs in the validation process. Using OQ and PQ with intention can better target the business’ limited risk-mitigation resources and reducing non-value-adding repetition in order to achieve validation’s primary goal.

07/20/2010 - FDA's New Enforcement of 21 CFR Part 11

Learn FDA requirements for 21 CFR Part 11, understand how to implement with the help of SOPs and case studies.

07/20/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Experience a Fully Integrated Lab - July 20th or July 22nd

This complimentary webcast will introduce an iLAB and show how it can automate the analyst at the bench level. During the webcast we will: Show how an iLAB can increase the value of your existing informatics systems; Follow a typical workflow lifecycle and illustrate the benefits of advanced integration; Demonstrate Nexxis iLAB and show how it revolutionize the analyst at the bench level
 Recent News

07/09/2010 - Pacific Biosciences Launches Software Developer’s Network

As part of its commitment to introducing third generation DNA sequencing technology to the market, Pacific Biosciences today announced the launch of a software developer’s network – the PacBio DevNet – at the Eighteenth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2010).

07/09/2010 - Pilgrim Software Launches Integrated Platform for Regulatory Reporting

Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ECQM) software solutions, today announced the global availability of its expanded Regulatory Reporting platform. Rounding out the platform, the MedDRA adapter is the newest capability from Pilgrim, integrating with its Complaints Management solution to ease adverse event reporting to global regulatory bodies.

07/08/2010 - New Paper from Optibrium and Tessella Illustrates Scientists’ Instincts Are Often Impaired by Human Cognitive Biases When Making Drug Discovery Decisions

Optibrium, a provider of software solutions for drug discovery, and Tessella, the information technology and consulting services company and world leaders in digital preservation technology, today published a new paper highlighting that scientists’ instincts may not always lead them to making good drug discovery decisions.

07/08/2010 - LIMS makes PET raw material tracking easy

PETra, the new PET process management LIMS from LabLogic Systems, has the cure for one of the industry’s biggest quality headaches - maintaining up-to-date records of the components that make up each radiopharmaceutical.

07/08/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Appointed as Corporate Standard LIMS Supplier for South African Utilities Organization

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that ESKOM, the largest electricity supply company in Southern Africa signed a contract to rollout Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to its thirty four laboratories. The project will be delivered via Thermo Fisher’s partner in South Africa, LimsTricS.

07/08/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Web Support for LimsLink 5.0

Labtronics Inc., a world leader in laboratory automation is pleased to announce the release of a new web based viewer for LimsLink, it's industry leading laboratory integration solution. The LimsLink Viewer allows operators to access data that has been processed by LimsLink, without installing a LimsLink client. Using a standard browser, you are able to access LimsLink data from any PC without installing software.

07/08/2010 - CLSI Introduces New Method Evaluation Software at the AACC/ASCLS Clinical Lab Expo

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) will showcase StatisProTM, its new method evaluation software, at the AACC/ASCLS Annual Meetings and Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California, from July 27 through July 29. StatisPro will make it easier for laboratory professionals to perform the statistical analysis necessary to implement recognized CLSI guidelines when evaluating a clinical method. StatisPro can be used to demonstrate that clinical methods conform to accreditation or regulatory requirements
 Upcoming Events

08/18/2010 - 3rd Biobanking Conference

08/16/2010 - Biopharmaceutical Nanotechnology Scientific Forum

08/02/2010 - Partnerships in Clinical Trials Latin America

08/02/2010 - IBC's Drug Discovery & Development Week

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

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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