June 08, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 22


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/08/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Web based system to manage Diagnostic Laboratory Information: Texas Animal Health Commission

05/30/2011 - Forensic Laboratory Information Management System

Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA) is seeking Requests for Proposals for the provision, implementation and ongoing support of a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Forensic Laboratory Information Management System as detailed in the Request for Proposal documents.

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

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.
 Recent News

06/07/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Recognized by Computerworld as a 2011 Honors Laureate for Visionary Application of Information Technology

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has selected it as a 2011 Laureate. The annual award program honors organizations that create and use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society and change the world for the better.

06/07/2011 - Release of Gel-Pro Analyzer Version 6.3, Gel Analysis Software, Includes Support for Windows® Vista and Windows® 7

Media Cybernetics announces the release of Gel-Pro Analyzer Version 6.3 image analysis software. Designed for molecular biologists, this software extracts valuable qualitative and quantitative information from electrophoretic gels, blots and colonies.

06/06/2011 - Freeslate, Inc. Releases Automation Studio 8.3 Software for Increased Performance and Control of Core Module 3 Platform

Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high throughput research solutions that enable dramatic gains in R&D productivity and innovation, today announced the release of Automation Studio 8.3 software, a key component of its powerful Lab Execution and Analysis (LEA) software suite.

06/02/2011 - Rental option for LIMS offers ‘try before you buy’ business benefits

London-based LIMS developer, Two Fold Software Limited, is looking to protect prospective customers from wasting time and valuable capital installing the wrong LIMS solution for their requirements with a rental payment option for its Qualoupe LIMS solution.

06/01/2011 - OpenClinica emerges as fastest-growing open source software choice for clinical trials

OpenClinica is the fastest growing open source software choice for clinical trials, according to data released by the company. Started in 2005 by Harvard alums Cal Collins and Ben Baumann, OpenClinica is already the world’s most popular open source software for web-based electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM).

06/01/2011 - New Version 4.6 Out-of-Box Solution for Managing Lab Information from Micronic

Micronic has announced a new version 4.6 of its popular Track-IT™ information management system. Track-IT is a unique out-of-the-box LIMS/LIS solution made for scientists enabling you to reorganize and track your tubes and samples in just minutes.

05/31/2011 - Persistent Systems to Acquire French Software Business from Agilent Technologies

Persistent Systems, a leader in outsourced software product development (OPD) services, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Agilent Technologies’ software marketing and development business based in Grenoble, France.

05/26/2011 - Life Technologies Simplifies, Organizes and Speeds Analysis of Genomic Data Through Launch of New LifeScope Bioinformatics Software

Addressing the issue of data overload from next-generation sequencers, Life Technologies Corporation today launched its LifeScope™ 2.0 Genomic Analysis Software, a significantly enhanced bioinformatics system for analyzing data from genomic sequencing instruments to study human disease such as cancer.

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.
 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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