August 18, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/17/2010 - ESR -Request For Information provision of Laboratory Information Management System

This document is a Request for Information for the provision of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solution to ESR.

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

09/22/2010 - Disappointed with your LIMS? Learn the key steps to improve your lab performance for 2011

CSols Webinar: Disappointed with your LIMS? Want to improve its performance and not sure which direction to take? This webinar will teach you the key steps to evaluate and select the best solution for your lab.

08/25/2010 - Webinar Rescheduled: 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.

08/24/2010 - 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.
 Recent News

08/13/2010 - U.S. FDA Expands DDDPlus(TM) Software Licenses

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has received a purchase order from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the number of licenses for the Company's DDDPlus(TM) simulation software.

08/13/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Demonstrates Accelerated Method Development for Food Safety and Environmental Testing Using MS Software

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of a new video which shows the productivity benefits of its Thermo Scientific TraceFinder analytical software for food safety and environmental testing laboratories. The video shows how TraceFinder™ software allows LC-MS/MS users to reduce method development time from hours or days to minutes, and enables rapid and easy data review and reporting.

08/12/2010 - AACC Announces Conference 'Improving Clinical Laboratory Testing Through Harmonization: An International Forum'

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is convening an international, invitation-only, leadership forum with experts involved in standardization activities from professional laboratory and clinical associations, in-vitro diagnostics companies, metrology institutes and government organizations.

08/12/2010 - RURO Launches Sciency ELN 2.0, a New Version of Electronic Lab Notebook Software

RURO, Inc., a leading developer of ground-breaking lifesciences research software productivity tools, announces the release of Sciency 2.0, a new version of the innovative Sciency product line. This Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) is the best way to collect and organize research data, share information and increase efficiency.

08/12/2010 - Newcrest Awards Contract to Mincom

Mincom, a leading global provider of software and services for asset-intensive industries, today announced a three-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Newcrest, one of the world’s top 10 gold mining companies and Australia’s largest gold producer. Following a successful implementation of Mincom’s CCLAS laboratory-management system, Newcrest has licensed the Mincom Production Accounting (MPA) application to help identify new opportunities for improving metal extraction and gold recovery across its enterprise.

08/12/2010 - Pilgrim Software Appoints Agaram Industries (P) Ltd as Strategic Reseller for the India Market

Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Agaram Industries (P) Ltd. (Agaram), a global leader in analytical instrumentation software development, headquartered in Chennai, India.

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.
 Upcoming Events

09/14/2010 - 2nd Successful eCTD Lifecycle Management

09/14/2010 - RNAi & miRNA Europe, Advances in qPCR, Epigenetics Europe and Genomics Automation Europe - co-located events

09/12/2010 - American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) 38th Annual Workshop and Symposium

09/08/2010 - Pharmaceutical Distribution 2010

09/08/2010 - Mass Spec 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

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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