August 04, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 29


In This Issue


Thermo Scientific CONNECTS at GPSG Brazil Delivers Enterprise-Level Productivity Linking Laboratories to ERP

The Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group (GPSG) Brazil is an APILA unit of Janssen-Cilag Farmacêutica Ltda., ( located in São Paulo, Brazil. Janssen-Cilag is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies specializing in pain management and fungal disease. Janssen-Cilag is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies; the world’s largest personal care and health products manufacturer with worldwide annual sales totaling $63.7 billion. GPSG Brazil has adopted a comprehensive enterprise integration solution to streamline business processes. The adoption of Thermo Scientific CONNECTS at GPSG consists of laboratory instrumentation and informatics software, enterprise systems and document management tools to provide a fully integrated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Standardization on Thermo Scientific LIMS and Atlas CDS has allowed GPSG to focus on product quality in its Brazil facility.

Autoscribe Software Module Assists in Grading Product Batches

Autoscribe Ltd has published information about their Matrix Gemini Grading Module, designed to assist manufacturing companies to classify batches of product by grade or quality.

Defining What a LIMS is....

Many people struggle defining what a LIMS actually is. This may seem inconsequential but in fact a poor definition of a LIMS leads to poor decisions in acquiring a LIMS. This blog post details how we should think about what LIMS is in modern terms.

IDC Report: “SaaS momentum skyrocketing.” SaaS based LIMS subscriptions supports this finding

Revenues for the SaaS market on the whole are projected to grow from $13.1 billion in 2009 to more than $40 billion in 2014
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/02/2010 - Request for Proposal for Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in Selected Mozambique Public Health Laboratories

This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers to implement a laboratory information management system (LIMS) at two laboratory sites in Mozambique.

07/26/2010 - Request for Quote - Laboratory Information Management System

US Department of Health and Human Services - Food and Drug Administration

07/15/2010 - Pilot Laboratory Information System (LIS) RFP for Lesotho

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is pleased to announce a new bid opportunity to strengthen laboratory information systems (LIS) at select public health laboratories in the country of Lesotho.
 Upcoming Webcasts

08/24/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webinar: ELN Supercharges Chromatography Workflow

Discover the benefits of using an ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) to manage the complete chromatography workflow from sample prep to final approved results. Join Labtronics on August 24th or August 26th to discover how an ELN can supercharge your chromatography workflow.

08/18/2010 - Webinar: Smart Instrument Interfacing

CSols invites you to participate in this complimentary webinar to explore LIMS Instrument Interfacing. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved ahead of time.

08/05/2010 - Paying for Their Mistakes: Avoiding Citations under OSHA's Multi-Employer Citation Policy

This OSHA training/webinar will review the Multi-Employer Citation Policy in-depth, applicable case law, and present recommendations for avoiding citation by OSHA and state regulatory agencies.

08/05/2010 - Food Recalls - Planning and conducting a Food Recall and Crisis Communication

In this Food Recall training learn how to create a crisis response plan, data gathering, investigation phase specifics and how to communicate under different scenarios.
 Recent News

08/03/2010 - Biotechnology Company, Dendreon Corporation, Selects Pilgrim Software’s On-Demand Solutions

Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ERCQM) software solutions, today announced that Dendreon Corporation, a Seattle-based biotechnology company, will implement Pilgrim’s automated system for Deviation and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) management using its on-demand software as a service platform.

07/30/2010 - Bio-bank Management using Autoscribe's Matrix Tracker Software

Autoscribe’s Matrix Tracker software is being used to address one of the most important issues facing research organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The tracking and tracing of an ever increasing number of bio-specimens (tissue, fluids, DNA samples, slides etc.) stored in bio-banks and bio-repositories.

07/30/2010 - Autoscribe Matrix Gemini Gains SAP Certification

Autoscribe's Matris Gemini LIMS software has been certified by SAP AG for integration with SAP PI 7.1. This is another illustration of the ability of Matrix Gemini to integrate into an organizations's IT infrastructure.

07/29/2010 - LabKey Server 10.2 is Now Available

The LabKey team is proud to announce the release of LabKey Server v10.2. LabKey's latest release makes organizing, analyzing and securely sharing your biomedical research data even easier.

07/29/2010 - LabVantage Announces: New Office in Monza, Italy

LabVantage today announced the opening of its new office in Monza, Italy. Located about 12 miles northeast of the capital city of Milan, Monza is the 3rd largest city in Lombardy, one of most important economic regions of Italy.

07/28/2010 - CSols Inc. presents a FREE Webinar: Smart Instrument Interfacing - August 18, 2010, 2:00pm EDT

Is your organization seeking a way to maximize it’s investment in LIMS/ELN? Is your lab looking to streamline their sample result input process? If so, you may want to take a look at Instrument Integration. It’s important to understand how the interfacing works, what your options are, as well as how it can save your lab valuable time and money. Please join our discussion as we explore how interfacing instruments with LIMS/ELN can positively impact your organization.

07/28/2010 - Software Point selected to deliver its multidisciplinary C5LIMS to all clinical chemistry and microbiology laboratories in Jönköpings läns landsting in Sweden.

Software Point has through public tendering been selected to deliver its multidisciplinary laboratory information management system C5LIMS powered by Sapphire, to Jönköpings läns landsting in Sweden
 Upcoming Events

09/08/2010 - Pharmaceutical Distribution 2010

08/30/2010 - BioProcess International(TM) China

08/24/2010 - Stem Cells Europe/Wold Biobanking Summit/Cellular Therapy Summit

08/18/2010 - 3rd Biobanking Conference

08/16/2010 - Biopharmaceutical Nanotechnology Scientific Forum

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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