August 11, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 30


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/09/2010 - Request for Proposal - Veterinary Laboratory Information Management System

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

08/09/2010 - Request for Proposal - Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Purchase of an Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.

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.

07/15/2010 - 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.
 Recent News

08/11/2010 - Sparta Systems Introduces TrackWise SelectStart for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Sparta Systems, Inc., the maker of TrackWise® software and the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, today announced the general availability of TrackWise SelectStart, a packaged solution designed for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) seeking to rapidly deploy a quality management system.

08/11/2010 - Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics in Australia Chooses Geneus LIMS for Next-Generation Sequencing Sample Tracking

GenoLogics announced it will provide the Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics (QCMG) with Geneus, a LIMS system that is built to enable genomics research. Geneus will help them to manage the sequencing data produced by the 11 Applied Biosystems SOLiDTM systems, currently in use in the lab. The next-generation sequencing instruments at QCMG are generating terabytes of data on a weekly basis and sample tracking is quickly becoming unmanageable with existing Google docs, spreadsheets and other manual methods.

08/10/2010 - Agilent Technologies' New Version of Agilent OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook Accelerates Analytical Chemistry Workflows

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the release of its OpenLAB Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) version 4.1. The new version offers scientists in analytical research and development an optimized way to document and share experiments and results.

08/10/2010 - Breakthrough user interface heralds new generation of low cost LIMS

A new breed of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), which features a breakthrough user interface, is being launched by London-based start-up company, Two Fold Software Limited. The easy-to-use Qualoupe LIMS solution greatly simplifies LIMS use while very significantly lowering running costs.

08/05/2010 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - Confirmed PACS Short Courses August - September - October

Confirmed Public PACS Short Courses Boston MA, Toronto ON, Seattle WA, Pittsburgh PA On-Site courses available

08/05/2010 - Pilgrim Software Names VennTek Systems as Strategic Partner in India

Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with VennTek Systems, Inc., an industry-leading consultancy that provides regulatory compliance and system lifecycle services to address the unique business and information technology challenges faced by Life Science companies.

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.

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.
 Upcoming Events

09/08/2010 - Pharmaceutical Distribution 2010

09/01/2010 - American Association for Clinical Chemistry - On-Line Education: Basic Principles and Architecture of Laboratory Information Systems Certificate Program

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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