February 09, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 6


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

02/08/2010 - Presolicitation Notice - caLIMS2 Laboratory Information Management System

Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute

01/25/2010 - Invitation for Bid - Laboratory Information Management System

State of Arkansas, Department of Environmental Quality
 Upcoming Webcasts

02/24/2010 - Webcast: Considerations for Selecting a LIMS for Your Laboratory

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host an informational webcast on February 24, 2010 on the topic of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers in the following industries: environmental (air/water/soil), agriculture, manufacturing (material/product testing), food & beverage, water & wastewater, biotechnology and public health.

02/23/2010 - Is Scheduling Your Laboratory or Healthcare Staff a Pain? Learn How SaaS Makes it Easy!

Cost and stress-saving approach for healthcare and laboratory staff scheduling. Short, half-hour lively discussion, including your questions Feb 23, 1pm EST. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/930547808

02/09/2010 - Labtronics Webcast: Introduction to the New Instrument Integration Standard - February 23rd and 25th

February 23, 2010 at 10 AM (EST) or February 25, 2010 at 2 PM (EST): Be prepared to change the way you think about instrument interfacing, as this complimentary webcast introduces the new Instrument Integration Standard.

02/09/2010 - EMR 2.0: The Game Has Changed! Find out how: Feb 9 at 2:00pm EST.

In the begining were Medical Records. Then came ELECTRONIC Medical Records (EMR). Today’s EMRs have evolved even further. See the latest in EMR trends, technology and offerings presented by industry expert Clint Crowe of MDDigest.com. The meaningful use requirements have been released pending public comment and the race is on to transform organizations from siloed EHR 1.0 solutions to robust interoperable EHR 2.0. What should your EHR be doing for you now that the playing field has changed? Find out how new modular, substitutional EHR foundations can make meaningful use easier to accomplish. Presented by the Laboratory Informatics Institute, this is no ordinary monotone powerpoint sleep-inducer. You can look forward to a lively and interactive 30-minute production as host Alan Vaughan poses your questions and a few of his own. So if you’d like to know more about this topic – you won’t want to miss this

LIMS Integration for Hydrocarbon Processing and LNG Plants

By Kevin Smith, director of sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Colin Thurston, director of product strategy, process industries, informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific.The Natural Gas Market Review 2008 published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasted that global demand for natural gas will continue to grow at a fast pace, with liquefied natural gas (LNG) exhibiting a dramatic increase of output1. The latest Oil Market Report of IEA, published in August 2008, reveals that global oil product demand for 2008 was 86.9 mb/d (+0.9% versus 2007) and is expected to reach 87.8 mb/d in 2009 (+1.1% versus 2008)2. The upstream stages of exploration and characterization of oil and gas play a crucial role towards timely production, allowing for global petrochemical companies to address increasing demand. This article discusses the challenges facing the oil and gas processing industry and stresses the necessity for LIMS deployment. It also details the main benefits resulting from LIMS integration in the oil and gas exploration and characterization stages and provides a real-life application example to further demonstrate the benefits.
 LIMS Blog Postings

SAP-QM and xMII as "LIMS" Option. Basically can SAP-QM be used in place of a LIMS in manufacturing?

A lively discussion has been started at www.limsforum.com (the largest and most active Linkedin group to discuss LIMS, scientific and health informatics topics).  If you are not a member of this group it only takes a second to join and you can participate in the discussion or simply watch.  Check it out.

 Recent News

02/09/2010 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - GC, MS, Atomic Spectroscopy AA, ICP Courses

PACS is in its 26th year of providing spectroscopy courses and services. Services include laboratory testing, data validation, interpretation of data for clients, instrument selection, method development, on-site instrument set-up and operation and other consulting services requested by clients.

02/05/2010 - Sunquest Information Systems Supports New Meaningful Use Guidelines For Laboratories Transferring H1n1 Results

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. announced that its laboratory data systems help laboratories manage the H1N1 influenza epidemic by facilitating easy transfer of health results to the Centers for Disease Control or state public health departments. This enables Sunquest customers to meet a number of the new “Meaningful Use” guidelines spelled out in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

02/05/2010 - Sunquest Announces Major Software Updates And Enhancements

Sunquest, a leading provider of healthcare diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions, announces three major product updates for its popular laboratory software. The updates include the release of Sunquest Collection Manager™ v4.1, which provides new workflow efficiencies and performance enhancements, an educational tutorial program for Transfusion Manager™ v1.0, and a new release of Sunquest Commercial Lab™ software, making it easier for clients to migrate from earlier versions.

02/04/2010 - Optibrium Unveils StarDrop 4.3

Optibrium, a provider of software solutions for drug discovery, today launches StarDrop 4.3. The intuitive software offers advantages over traditional predictive modeling platforms as it specifically helps users to identify chemistries with a high chance of success and focus expensive in-house resources.

02/03/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific to Exhibit New Informatics Offerings at Analytica 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, will showcase its latest informatics solutions within booth 101/202, hall B1 at Analytica 2010, being held from March 23-26 in Munich, Germany. In line with the `Progress Starts Here` theme of its Thermo Scientific-branded products, the company will unveil a range of innovative informatics solutions that lower costs, increase productivity and maximize uptime in the laboratory through superior data management.

02/03/2010 - David H. Murdock Research Institute Partners with ArtusLabs for Cross Disciplinary Electronic Lab Notebook

ArtusLabs, Inc., today announced a partnership with the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), to enable groundbreaking research at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC). DHMRI’s partnership with ArtusLabs focuses on the use of the Ensemble Electronic Lab Notebook™ (E2LN™) platform.
 Upcoming Events

03/04/2010 - INTERPHEX Puerto Rico 2010 featuring MEDICAL DEVICE Puerto Rico 2010

03/03/2010 - 4th Annual Pharmaceutical PLM

03/02/2010 - 6th Annual Biosimilars Conference

02/28/2010 - Pittcon 2010

02/24/2010 - Predictive Toxicity - Feb 2010

02/23/2010 - 2nd Annual Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing

02/23/2010 - 8th Cold Chain Management & Temperature Control Summit

02/22/2010 - Advances and Progress in Drug Design

02/22/2010 - 9th Lean Six Sigma for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Excellence

02/18/2010 - LIMS Configuration Workshop - SAC, Edinburgh, UK - 18 February , 2010

02/16/2010 - Informex 2010

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

 Demonstrations & Presentations

LIMS for the Water, Wastewater Laboratory

The Ideal LIMS Solution for the Water, Wastewater Lab is a function of the right company, the right technology and the right features and functions for your needs. All supported by first class training, implementation and maintenance and support services. LABLynx is the Ideal Solution for your lab or enterprise, no matter how large or small, or how you choose to manage your own unique workflows, individual processes and data.

Enterprise Software for the Pharmaceutical Laboratory

The following presentation provides an overview of the Enterprise Software needs of the modern Pharmaceutical Laboratory. Today’s challenge for the diversified pharmaceutical laboratory is to find a comprehensive enterprise software solution that provides not only LIMS functionality but an Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Enterprise Content Management and a wide variety of functions for personnel management, asset management, instrument interfacing and much more, all within the context of being validated and fully compliant with 21 CFR part 11.
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