September 22, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 35


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.

09/28/2010 - Outsourced processes and ISO 9001:2008 - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

In 2008, a new edition of ISO 9001 went into effect. The literature says the new version doesn't introduce any new requirements but only clarifications to the existing requirements.

09/23/2010 - 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.

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.
 Recent News

09/21/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Implements Enterprise-Level LIMS for Northern Ireland Water

Standardization of Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS Across NI Water Labs Enables Integration with CSols Remote Sampler, Delivers Enhanced Audit Trail, Sample Integrity and Significant Time Savings

09/16/2010 - Linguamatics and Accelrys Announce Partnership for Streamlined, High-Performance Text Analytics

Linguamatics, a leader in enterprise text mining, today announced a partnership agreement with Accelrys, Inc., the leading scientific informatics software and services company, which sees the integration of I2E, Linguamatics' agile, natural language processing (NLP) based text mining technology with Pipeline Pilot(TM), Accelrys' scientific informatics platform

09/16/2010 - ActuateOne Includes Analytics and Dashboards for Everyone

Actuate Corporation, The people behind BIRT(R) and the leader in open source Business Intelligence, today announced the release of BIRT 360 and BIRT Data Analyzer. These new additions to the product line deliver flexible, highly adoptable in-memory analytics and dashboarding capabilities and are part of ActuateOne (see press release titled 'Announcing ActuateOne').

09/16/2010 - Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems Announces FFlex eSuite™ Reference Lab Sample Routing Enhancement

Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems, Inc. today announced a Reference Lab Sample Routing enhancement to its FFlex eSuite™, the latest addition to the company’s growing line of Web-based Laboratory Information System (LIS) solutions for the clinical laboratory.

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.
 Upcoming Events

10/19/2010 - Global Discovery Outsourcing and Collaborations Forum

10/14/2010 - AACC Announces 12th Annual Laboratory Automation Conference

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)

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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