October 13, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 38


In This Issue

 Live LIMS Webinar

10/27/2010 - LIMS Deployment: An Integral Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence -- Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00AM EDT

Featured Speakers: Simon Jacobson, Research Director, Gartner, Inc. and Donald Thomas, Director of Technical Service and Quality Programs, CF Industries, Inc.

  • How to plan for a LIMS project delivering tangible results, on-time and within budget;
  • The value of incorporating LIMS as an integral component of the manufacturing supply chain;
  • What to consider when integrating LIMS with SAP® ERP;
  • Benefits of implementing a Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) system;
  • How to accommodate greater levels of compliance enforcement and ensure customer satisfaction

 LIMS Blog Postings

LIMSforum.com becomes the industry’s largest user’s group for LIMS & Laboratory Informatics with over 10,000 members

I want to thank all of the members of the Laboratory Informatics Institute who have helped spread the word about www.limsforum.com to help drive the membership in this Internationally based user’s group. Our membership is now at over 10,000 and we are gaining over 1,000 new members per month.
 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.

10/20/2010 - CSols Webinar: Accelerating Lot Release through Execution Excellence

Join our group of experts as they discuss the benefits of each technology and decide what’s the right path for your organization to take to Accelerate Lot Release, satisfy upper management’s demands, and move towards operational excellence.

10/19/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webinar: Lab Analytics - Informed Asset Management

This webcast will introduce the benefits of real time lab analytics, and show how this information can help to manage the lab.
 Recent News

10/12/2010 - LIMS Deployment: An Integral Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00AM EDT. Register today and watch a 40-minute webinar featuring Donald Thomas, Director of Technical Service and Quality Programs, CF Industries, and Simon Jacobson, Research Director, Gartner, Inc., to explore what is involved in deploying a LIMS as an integral component for manufacturing operations excellence.

10/12/2010 - Systat Software to Exhibit at SfN 2010 San Diego

Systat Software invites you to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting on November 13th through the 17th Booth 515 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Meet with Systat's Chief Scientist Richard Mitchell as he demonstrates the new features in SigmaPlot 11 and takes your questions. While there, pick up a discount coupon good for new purchases or upgrades for SigmaPlot.

10/11/2010 - LabVantage Announces Grand Opening of Innovation Center

LabVantage today announced the grand opening of LabVantage Innovation Center, an open-source community for SAPPHIRE and SQL*LIMS customers. LabVantage Innovation Center allows source codes, materials, and applications to be freely shared within LabVantage’s customer base. The center is accessible in VantageCare, LabVantage’s customer care site, developed on the SAPPHIRE Laboratory Information Management Suite (LIMS) platform.

10/11/2010 - Management and Tracking of Potentially Hazardous Waste

Autoscribe's Matrix Tracker software can be configured to meet your requirements for the tracking of chemical, biohazard, radioactive and other potentially hazardous waste materials. It can be used to track material on and off-site and can produce consignment notes and the specialized reports required by regulatory authorities

10/11/2010 - Environmental Contamination Monitoring of Production Areas

Matrix Gemini EM can define and deliver a complete environmental solution for your production areas. The software can be used to build a monitoring protocal that defines the sampling points and the tests to be carried out on each of the samples collected.

10/07/2010 - New Drawing Software From Accelrys Bridges Chemistry and Biology

Accelrys, Inc., the leading scientific informatics software and services company, today announced the release of Accelrys Draw 4.0 (previously Symyx Draw). Accelrys Draw 4.0 Improves Representation of Chemically Modified Biological Sequences.

10/07/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Adds EM2 Solutions to its Global Partner Alliance

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has extended its relationship with EM2 Solutions to more comprehensively serve the needs of environmental testing organizations.

10/07/2010 - Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems Unveils FFlex eSuite™ Auto Validation Business Rules Enhancement

Fletcher-Flora Health Care Systems, Inc. today announced an Auto Validation Business Rules 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.

10/06/2010 - Qualoupe LIMS adds specialist software applications to support commercial contract laboratories

London-based Two Fold Software Limited, has added specialist application software to support the requirements of commercial contract laboratories. Two Fold Software’s easy-to-use Qualoupe LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) solution has been tailored to deliver significant benefits to contract laboratories.

10/05/2010 - Contur ELN - Plexxikon implements ELN across all disciplines

Plexxikon has successfully implemented an Electronic Notebook by Contur Software, Stockholm, Sweden. The new system covers all scientific disciplines, including Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Protein Chemistry, Assay Development and Protein Crystallography
 Upcoming Events

11/15/2010 - AACC Announces Conference on Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab

10/28/2010 - Second Annual South African Forensics DNA Conference October 28-29

10/20/2010 - BioConference Live Returns Wednesday October 20th and Thursday October 21st with Renowned Presenters

10/19/2010 - Immunogenicity Summit 2010

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

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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