April 20, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 16


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

04/20/2011 - Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Selected Public Health Laboratories in Swaziland

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is pleased to announce a new bid opportunity to strengthen laboratory information systems (LIS) at select public health laboratories in the country of Swaziland.

04/18/2011 - Call for Tender - LIMS & System Integrator

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service invites LIMS and/or Systems Integrators to a call for tender which closes 2pm (GMT+10) 10th June 2011.

04/15/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - This request for proposals (RFP) is for the procurement of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and associated services/support.

04/01/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System - Pima County, Arizona

Provide Pima County, Arizona Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (PCRWRD) with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to include implementation and support.
 LIMS Blog Postings

What is the best acronym to describe a comprehensive Laboratory Informatics System?

Recently there has been a very active discussion on the LIMSforum concerning the potential need for a term or acronym that describes a comprehensive, functional Laboratory Informatics System that manages all aspects of Laboratory Information.  There is a growing trend in the LIMS industry to have a comprehensive, full featured LIMS that provides for traditional LIMS functionality as well as functionality for Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) or Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) along with a host of other functionality such as ERP/accounting integration, HR integration, CDS (Chromatography Data Systems), Chemical Inventory, Batch Record Management, analyst workflow management and the list goes on and on.

Please take a moment to give your opinion as to what term works best if any:

Cloud Computing for the Enterprise: An Interview with Henry Fastert of SHI on Vantage Point

Members of the LABVANTAGE Strategic Solutions team spent a couple days with SHI’s Enterprise Solution Services team at their cloud data center in Somerset, NJ discussing how LABVANTAGE plans to leverage virtualization & cloud to meet the needs our of laboratory informatics customers. SHI’s IaaS cloud has been specifically designed to meet the needs of enterprise-class customers and SaaS application providers, and Managing Partner Henry Fastert tells Brian Potter, VP of Strategic Solutions at LABVANTAGE, how and why in this interview from April 1, 2011.
 Upcoming Webcasts

04/20/2011 - Validating Integrated Systems w/ LIMS

CSols Webinar: Join our group of experts as we discuss validation approaches and concepts to consider when integrating complimentary systems such as ELN, CDS, ERP, MRP, or MES to your LIMS.
 Recent News

04/18/2011 - Powerful Lab IT Systems Needed to Handle Complexities of Biomanufacturing

The most important asset for drug companies is the data behind their products, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information, from the discovery stage all the way to market.

04/18/2011 - ODIN introduces EasySpecimen™ RFID-based Lab Tracking Solution

ODIN, the world leader in RFID software and solutions released EasySpecimen™ -- healthcare-specific RFID solution today designed to automate tracking and data entry in pathology labs. EasySpecimen™ is a passive RFID based solution designed using patented developments, business processes and best practices refined over the last four years by Mayo Clinic.

04/14/2011 - U.S. Department of Defense Selects Mediware Software for Enterprise Blood Management

Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced that the U.S. Military Heath System (MHS) has selected Mediware's blood transfusion management software, HCLL(TM) Transfusion, to manage transfusion medicine at 68 military health sites worldwide.

04/14/2011 - Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. Selects mScope Clinical for its Pathology Imaging Communications & Integration Platform

Aurora Interactive Ltd., a world leader in digital pathology communications announced today that the company has signed a license agreement for its mScope Clinical communications and imaging modalities integration platform with Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc.

04/14/2011 - Tripos Releases Newest Version of Discovery 360 – Its Powerful, Enterprise-Wide, Pharmaceutical Research Software

Tripos®, a leading provider of drug discovery informatics products and services, today announced the release and general availability of Discovery 360 (D360) Version 5.5.

04/13/2011 - LABVANTAGE Customer Training & Education Conference 2011, May 15-19, 2011, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

LABVANTAGE is pleased to invite our worldwide customers to the annual Customer Training & Education Conference (CTEC). This year's conference will be held from May 15 to 19, 2011, in Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina.
 Upcoming Events

05/15/2011 - LABVANTAGE Customer Training & Education Conference 2011, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

We are pleased to invite our worldwide customers to LABVANTAGE's annual Customer Training & Education Conference (CTEC). This year's conference will be held from May 15 to 19, 2011, in Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina.

04/26/2011 - Translational Approaches To Cancer Therapeutics

This conference will bring together academic and industry scientists with clinicians in cancer research to highlight innovation in developing and advancing cancer therapeutics through translational approaches. The program will span all the way from basic research to the clinic and demonstrate methods that enable improved results. There will be ample discussion around moving novel compounds through discovery to clinical development and strategies for ensuring greater success in patients.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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