May 25, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 21


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/17/2011 - Call for Tenders - City of Montreal - Supply and configuration of a data management software for the laboratories of the City of Montreal

Call for Tenders - CITY OF MONTREAL - Supply and configuration of a data management software for the laboratories of the City of Montreal

05/13/2011 - Request for Information (RFI) for Oregon Department of Agriculture LIMS

The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture is requesting information for a LIMS for the Food Safety, Animal Health, and Plant Health laboratories in Portland and Salem.

05/05/2011 - Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Selected Public Health Laboratories in Guyana

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is managing this project through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global AIDS Program (GAP) in support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). A complete description of PEPFAR can be found at

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/15/2011 - I Have a LIMS, Now What?

CSols, Inc. Webinar: Find out how you can build upon your current LIMS implementation to further improve the operational efficiency of your laboratory and produce returns that satisfy both upper management and regulatory bodies.

06/07/2011 - Complimentary Webinar: Making complex data understandable and accessible at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to enable Translational Research

This webinar will discuss Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) recent deployment of an enterprise-class Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and how they partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop new functionality to advance clinical and translational research. It will also describe CHOP’s opt-in approach to user adoption and best practices for implementation of informatics solutions in this environment.

05/25/2011 - The Auditors are Coming! Run and Hide or Stand and Defend?

CSols Webinar: Learn laboratory computerized systems validation techniques that will give you the confidence to defend your systems against even the most challenging of auditors.
 Recent News

05/25/2011 - Blaze Systems Announces LIMS Success at Scantibodies Laboratories, Inc.

Blaze Systems Corporation announced that Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of medical diagnostic products including polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies, false positive blockers, diagnostic kits and specialized plasma and serum products, has selected and implemented BlazeLIMS and BlazeLink as its laboratory automation solution in support of its primary manufacturing and R & D laboratory.

05/25/2011 - PharmaLegacy Laboratories Achieves a Tenfold Improvement in Validated Reporting Time

IDBS, a global provider of innovative data management, analytics and modeling solutions, announced that PharmaLegacy Laboratories, a leading Shanghai-based CRO, has reported a dramatic improvement in the production of validated regulatory customer reports from 10 days to a single day using IDBS E-WorkBook Suite.

05/23/2011 - Accelrys Acquires Contur Software AB

Accelrys, Inc., a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, today announced that its subsidiary, Accelrys Software Inc., has acquired privately-held Contur Software AB. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Contur is an emerging leader in cost-effective Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) software solutions which enable scientific organizations to document their research and development processes and to capture their intellectual property (IP). Contur is a leading provider of such ELN capabilities via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

05/18/2011 - France’s National Reference Laboratory for Food Residues and Contaminants to Employ ACD/Labs MS Products

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) announced today that the Laboratoire d’Etude des Résidus et Contaminants dans les Aliments (LABERCA)—the National Reference Laboratory of France’s General Directorate for Food (DGAL)—for the control of banned growth promoters in cattle (including anabolic steroids) and some environmental chemical contaminants in foodstuffs of animal origin (including dioxins, PCBs, or PAH), will be implementing ACD/MS Manager and ACD/IntelliTarget across the organization.
 Upcoming Events

06/22/2011 - Global Web Symposium - Small Molecule or Biomolecular Drugs (Biologics) –What’s the Difference?

Biomolecular drugs (Biologics – therapeutic proteins and Mabs) have leveled the playing field – a) about as many new biologics being approved each year as new small molecule drugs (NMEs); b) all the big Pharma now have the capacity to develop both types of drugs (note the recent buy-out of Genzyme by Sanofi-Aventis), c) those that had biologics capacity are increasing it., d) the larger biotech companies are developing the capacity to develop small molecules, and e) now with many blockbuster biologics nearing patent expiration biosimilars are on the way. It’s no longer - choose which type – you will need to know how to discover and develop either type of drug. This is a crash course on the differences and similarities between small molecule and biomolecular drugs for everyone who needs to know.


The Most Important Event of the Year for LabWare LIMS Users, Administrators, Laboratory Managers and key stakeholders. Gain valuable, real-world ideas and solutions for managing your LabWare LIMS. With a full team of LabWare LIMS experts on hand at the 2011 meeting – both users and LabWare staff – you’ll want to take advantage of this great opportunity to engage with your colleagues - exchanging ideas, knowledge and expertise.

06/07/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific - UK Summer Symposium Seminar, June 7th 2011 9am-5pm EST.

The Symposium will include presentations from scientists both from within the company and key users from representative organisations who are utilising Thermo Scientific products and equipment to further their daily research. In addition, Thermo Scientific representatives will be available throughout the day to discuss any technical questions. A parallel exhibition will showcase the latest updates in Thermo Scientific products from across the company including scientific instrumentation, laboratory products, microbiology and cellomics as well as related products from selected third party suppliers to enhance your research and analyses.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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