September 29, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 36


In This Issue

 Recent News

09/28/2010 - CambridgeSoft announces new collaboration for enterprise-wide scientific information storage and search

CambridgeSoft announced today at IQPC’s annual conference on ELNs and Advanced Laboratory Solutions in Amsterdam, that it is working with Microsoft to enhance the ability of scientists to collaboratively share data across the enterprise through the integration of key technologies as well as to deliver these solutions through a cloud computing model.

09/28/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Demonstrates Software for Simplified Bioanalytical

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the launch of a new online demonstration of its TSQ Module software for Watson laboratory information management system (LIMS). This industry-first integration of LIMS and instrument control software coupled with the Thermo Scientific TSQ series LC-MS/MS system is designed to significantly increase efficiency by enabling data from the entire bioanalytical workflow to reside in a single database.

09/27/2010 - Chevron Extends Partnership With Locus for Web-Based Environmental Information Management

Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental compliance and information management software, has announced that Chevron U.S.A. Inc (Chevron) has renewed a contract with Locus for use of Locus' Environmental Information Management (EIM™) software.

09/27/2010 - ebrary Announces New E-book Program for Pharmaceutical Companies

ebrary(R), a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, today announced a new program for pharmaceutical companies that supports their digital content needs throughout the entire product lifecycle. From research and development, to manufacturing and distribution, to marketing and sales, ebrary provides the e-books and digital content services that can help pharmaceutical companies increase productivity, while extending their information budgets.

09/25/2010 - Next Gen Sequencing Lab Selects Exemplar LIMS for Sample Management and Workflow Tracking

Sapio Sciences is pleased to announce that United States Army Medical Research Institute at Ft. Dietrich has selected Exemplar LIMS as its Laboratory Information Management Solution (LIMS). USAMRIID utilizes the Illumina Genome Analyzer and Roche 454 Sequencing Technology in its infectious disease research program.

09/23/2010 - Somaxa and IDBS Partner to Deliver Advanced Healthcare Data Solutions

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, and Somaxa Ltd., a company specializing in medical data solutions for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients, today announced a strategic OEM partnership.

09/23/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Agilent ChemStation CDS Interfaces to Nexxis ELN

Labtronics Inc., a world leader in laboratory automation is pleased to announce the release of a new interface connector between Agilent ChemStation CDS and Labtronics' Nexxis ELN.

09/23/2010 - Eurofins MWG Operon Standardizes Worldwide DNA Sequencing Operations on Geospiza’s GeneSifter LIMS

Eurofins MWG Operon and Geospiza announced today that Eurofins has expanded their use of Geospiza’s GeneSifter® Lab Edition LIMS platform to manage all DNA sequencing operations in the U.S., Germany, India, and Japan.

09/23/2010 - University of Sussex Researchers Identify with ACD/Labs Software

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex has successfully instituted software from Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) into their data analysis workflow to enable the identification of unknown compounds in biological samples. The software centralizes mass spectra and chromatograms from different instruments and disparate software into one platform for further analysis.
 Upcoming Webcasts

10/26/2010 - AACC Announces Webinar ‘Improving Test Utilization: The Clinical Lab’s Expanding Role

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Improving Test Utilization: The Clinical Lab’s Expanding Role, to be held October 26, 2010, at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes. The program is supported in part by an educational grant from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

10/06/2010 - FDA's New Enforcement of 21 CFR Part 11 - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

FDA's new Part 11 regulation takes quite some time, but inspectors go out and inspect computer systems and e-records for compliance with GMPs and most recent Part11 interpretations.

10/05/2010 - Managing the IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Submission for Compliance Success - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

An investigational device exemption (IDE) allows the investigational device to be used in a clinical study in order to collect safety and effectiveness data required to support a Premarket Approval (PMA) application or a Premarket Notification [510(k)] submission to FDA.

10/05/2010 - Project Management for FDA-Regulated Companies - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

This webinar will provide valuable guidance to regulated companies in development and implementation of Project Management Planning and Techniques for new product development, regulatory compliance audit responses, proof of "progress against plan", and other activities requiring a planned documented rationale.

09/30/2010 - How to Survive a DEA Audit or FIND=FINE - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

This training entitled "How to Survive a DEA Audit or FIND=FINE" will cover all the record-keeping and security requirements that a DEA registered pharmacy must comply with when handling controlled substances and regulated chemicals.

09/30/2010 - Managing Product Medical Device Recall Efficiently and Effectively - Webinar by GlobalCompliancePanel

Recall means the correction or removal of a device for human use where FDA finds that there is a reasonable probability that the device would cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

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.
 Upcoming Events

10/19/2010 - Immunogenicity Summit 2010

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

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

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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