December 15, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 46


In This Issue

 Recent News

12/13/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Dionex Corporation

Thermo Fisher Scientifc, the world leader in serving science, and Dionex Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of chromatography systems, today announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a transaction under which Thermo Fisher will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dionex

12/13/2010 - InQ Biosciences to Commercialize Cell Research System in First Quarter 2011

InQ Biosciences, a provider of innovative technologies for cell growth and research, announced today it will commercially release its InQ Cell Research System during the first quarter of 2011. InQ is the first fully integrated system that creates a high-fidelity in vitro environment for studying stem cells –as well as nerve, brain or any other cells that can be grown in a Petri dish for disease research.

12/13/2010 - PharmaNet's Technology Investments Translate to Enhanced Client Service in Its Phase I Clinics

PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a leading provider of clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, is pleased to announce that it is launching two technology platforms – Initiator™ and PKS™ - that will provide dramatic improvements in clinical study timelines by accelerating data acquisition and the processing of final client reports in its Phase I clinics.

12/09/2010 - New AutoLims(R) Version 3.3 Offers Enhanced Reporting and Integration Features for Easier Meaningful Use Compliance

NeTLIMS NJ, LLC, a provider of advanced Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), today announced the release of AutoLims® Version 3.3, the new version of its AutoLims product suite.

12/02/2010 - Unique LIMS Configuration Tools Ensure a Match to Your System Requirements

Matrix Gemini software is highly configurable allowing it match your systems requirements exactly both at implementation and in the future. This gives an extended system lifetime which increases system lifetime and enhances the ROI for your organization.
 Upcoming Webcasts

01/14/2011 - How to investigate environmental monitoring excursion limits - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This environmental monitoring training will review the best practices for setting environmental monitoring alert and action levels for viable and non-viable data including product bioburden. In addition this webinar will address the responses/actions that should be taken when an excursion in the alert or action level occurs.

01/12/2011 - Drug Master Files (DMFs) - Understanding and Meeting Your Global Regulatory and Processing Responsibilities - Pharmaceutical Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This DMFs (Drug Master Files) training will discuss the current review and enforcement climate within FDA and the manner in which drug master files (DMFs) are reviewed by FDA personnel. Besides the US, the use of DMFs in the EU, Canada and Australia will also be discussed. Similarities and differences to the U.S. system will be highlighted.

01/12/2011 - AACC Announces Webinar on Sepsis and the Clinical Lab

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Sepsis and the Clinical Lab: Taking a Team Approach for Improved Outcomes, to be held January 12, 2011, at 2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

01/10/2011 - An Easy to Implement Integrated Risk Management Approach Compliant with ISO 14971 - Medical Device Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This Integrated Risk Management Approach training in ISO 14971 will discuss how to incorporate risk management as per ISO 14971 in all phases of medical device development and what all documentation to be gathered to support the decisions made as a part of risk management process.

12/16/2010 - Food Safety Traceability Systems – recall traceability capabilities, costs and trends - Food Safety Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This Food Safety system webinar will discuss reducing recall exposure using regular and lower cost traceability capabilities available with different food safety and drug ePedigree systems.
 Upcoming Events

02/23/2011 - 18th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

The one scientific event for cutting-edge research, trends and analysis. The future holds great promise for molecular medicine, however the demand for results today is ever mounting, from both patients and businesses alike. The Molecular Med Tri-Con is the place to find the tools to turn ‘someday’ into ‘now’.

02/07/2011 - SCOPE: Summit for Clinical Ops Executives

We invite you to attend Cambridge Healthtech Institute_s Second Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) taking place on February 7-9, 2011 in Miami, FL. The program brings together five conferences under the SCOPE umbrella, which creates an opportunity for idea sharing and cross pollination amongst clinical operations professionals from different groups

01/29/2011 - LabAutomation2011

In January 2011, the LabAutomation Conference and Exhibition will celebrate 15 years of bringing science, technology and industry together. Beginning with our very first conference, a wide-ranging group of scientists, engineers and professionals have worked together to realize the promises of laboratory automation

01/10/2011 - CHI’s 10th Annual PepTalk event

This week-long event features strong scientific programming comprising fourteen conferences within topic focused pipelines. The four distinct pipelines range from applying protein discovery research, to developing downstream protein expression, characterization, formulation, and production that ultimately leads to clinical applications. This event is designed with you in mind. Stay within a specific pipeline or track hop, and create a custom agenda to meet your research and networking needs
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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