September 15, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 34


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

09/07/2010 - Request for Propsal for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is a solicitation for a vendor to provide a commercial off the shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to Loudoun County Sanitation Authority (Loudoun Water).

The VirtuLIMS Project - A collaborative internship program of Poitiers University, The Laboratory Informatics Institute and LabLynx, Inc.

Poitiers University in France had contacted LabLynx, Inc. enquiring about a partnership of some kind where they could have a LIMS to use for teaching purposes. LabLynx, having its webLIMS hosted Software as a Service product readily deployable online, provided its ELab LIMS to Poitiers free of charge, along with help and support in working with it. This gave students the unique opportunity to learn about laboratory informatics first hand. After a successful semester, Claude Goldszmidt at Poitiers requested an internship in Atlanta for one of their students, Aymeric Sarrazin.

Standardization of Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS at Wockhardt UK Delivers Improved Laboratory Efficiencies and GMP Compliance

Wockhardt UK is a diverse pharmaceuticals company created from the merger of CP Pharmaceuticals and the Wallis Laboratory. Its FDA-approved manufacturing facility adopted a laboratory information management system (LIMS) as part of its continuous focus on quality. The company selected Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS(TM) to improve efficiencies and ensure GMP compliance within its UK-based manufacturing facility.
 Upcoming Webcasts

09/29/2010 - ATL Webcast: Introducing ATL TITAN™

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host a webcast on September 29, 2010 to introduce ATL TITAN™ - the next generation in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and chemical inventory management.

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.

09/21/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Interface Your Laboratory to SAP - Complementary Webcast

Join Labtronics on September 21st or September 23rd to discover how to interface your lab to SAP. This webcast will be of interest to anyone who is thinking of using SAP to manage the lab.
 Recent News

09/14/2010 - Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center Chooses GenoLogics’ Geneus LIMS for Next Generation Sequencing Research

GenoLogics announced that The Jackson Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine, has chosen the Geneus platform from GenoLogics to efficiently facilitate its next-generation sequencing research.

09/13/2010 - 3E Company and ChemSW Announce Joint Technology Agreement and Release of Integrated 3E MSDS Management for CISPro

ChemSW, Inc., the leading provider of chemical inventory management systems, and 3E Company, the world leader in chemical, regulatory and compliance information services, are pleased to announce a joint technology agreement and the release of 3E MSDS Management for CISPro.

09/10/2010 - Sysmex America Announces LabCorp Hematology Automation Agreement

Sysmex America, Inc. (SAI), a leading medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer and information systems developer, today announced that Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings has signed a five-year agreement for Sysmex America, Inc. to provide fully automated hematology systems for LabCorp's primary testing laboratories. Implementation of the systems has been completed.

09/09/2010 - Caliper Life Sciences Advances Preclinical Imaging With Living Image® Multi-Modality Software Module and Mouse Imaging Shuttle

Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALP) , a leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery, life sciences research and molecular diagnostics, today introduced software and accessory items to enable the direct co-registration of images from multiple preclinical imaging modalities.

09/08/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Adds Vialis AG Paperless Lab Solutions to its Global Partner Alliance

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has extended its reach across Central Europe by making Vialis AG the latest member of its Informatics Global Partner Alliance.

09/03/2010 - Innovative LIMS solution reduces running costs by offering new rental option

To remove the barrier of the high cost associated with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) applications London-based start-up company, Two Fold Software Limited, is now offering a ‘rental payment option’ for the company’s new, easy-to-use Qualoupe LIMS solution that offers major productivity gains, improved quality management and reporting flexibility.

09/01/2010 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. establishes partnership with Brady Corporation

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL), a leading supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), announces that Brady Corporation - North America will offer ATL's customers high quality printers and scanners in conjunction with ATL's 2D Barcode Package.

09/01/2010 - Maquet SA Adopts Agilent Electronic Lab Notebook Paired with Surety Intellectual Property Integrity Protection

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Surety, LLC, today announced that Maquet SA of Ardon, France, has purchased the Agilent OpenLAB ELN electronic lab notebook bundled with Surety's AbsoluteProof third-party, digital timestamping service. The combined solution bolsters Maquet's long-term ability to protect and legally defend the authenticity and ownership of its scientific intellectual property (IP).
 Upcoming Events

09/28/2010 - Probe Discovery and Ion Channel Targets - co-located events

09/27/2010 - ELNs: Advanced Laboratory Solutions

09/26/2010 - AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition

09/26/2010 - CAP ’10 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting(TM)

09/20/2010 - BioProcess International(TM) Conference & Exhibition

09/19/2010 - IICS 2010: 22nd International Ion Chromatography Symposium

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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