June 29, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 25


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/20/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information System

Orange County, Florida - EPD Laboratory Information System Software and Implementation

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

07/20/2011 - CSols Webinar: Apples to Apples - Selecting the Right Informatics Solution

Ensure that you are comparing apples to apples when making your Lab Informatics selection. Join our group of experts as we discuss how to level the playing field during your selection process and avoid the cost, wasted effort and disappointment of selecting the wrong product.

07/12/2011 - How to prepare for an unannounced FDA GMP inspection

This webinar will walk you through the elements you should plan for, the timing and the logistics of who should do the various components in preparation for the inspection.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Some of the most popular discussions in the LIMS Forum

Posted by: John H. Jones

The LIMSforum is a user discussion group located on Linkedin.  The group has nearly 25,000 members, making it the largest and most popular user’s group devoted to all topics in LIMS and Laboratory Informatics.  If you are not already a member you can join it at www.limsforum.com.  The group is open to everyone and the members are very helpful in answering questions and holding useful discussions.

Here is a list of just a few of the most recent popular discussions:

BioBanking, Lean Lunches and Serendipity

On a typical day, I spend at least a few minutes browsing this blog and the LABVANTAGE social communities on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. I’m looking to see who is talking about what and who is new. While browsing our LinkedIn group, I noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. In a community composed of customers, employees and other interested followers from all over the world, I noticed a new member of the latter type who had much in common with me. His name is Jon Wetzel, and it turns out that, like me, he lives in Southeast Michigan and is a graduate of my alma mater, Michigan State. Go Spartans!
 Recent News

06/28/2011 - Cayman Chemical Launches Epigenetic Screening Lab with Genedata Screener

Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced Genedata Screener has been adopted by Cayman Chemical Company as the screening data-management platform for Cayman’s new Epigenetic Screening Laboratory.

06/28/2011 - New Product Release New Software Tools to Assist with Quality Management Issues

Zumatrix, Inc. announces the availability of the first modules in a new Quality Management Suite, developed by Autoscribe, Ltd. These are Competency Tracker, Document Manager and Feedback which may be purchased separately or as part of the Suite. They may also be used along with Matrix Gemini LIMS. They are built using the Microsoft© .NET architecture.

06/28/2011 - Leica Microsystems Launches Free Digital Pathology App for iPad and iPhone

Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems announces the release of the SlidePath Gateway application for iPad and iPhone, which is the latest addition to the Total Digital Pathology portfolio. SlidePath Gateway is a Digital Pathology viewing application with built-in educational content from leading institutes and pathologists. The free application is available now for download from the Apple App store.

06/27/2011 - NextDocs Recognized as Winner of Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards for Second Consecutive Year

NextDocs Corporation, the global leader in Microsoft SharePoint based software solutions for Life Sciences industries, today announced it is a 2011 winner of Microsoft Corp.’s Life Sciences Innovation Award for Best Innovative Collaboration, along with Thermo Fisher Scientific. This is the second year in a row NextDocs has been named a Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award winner.

06/23/2011 - RURO Laboratory Management Solutions Receive Army Certificate of Networthiness

RURO, Inc., a developer of innovative research productivity and management solutions today announced that RURO US Army Laboratory Recon (USALR) 3.3, a suite of products used to help researchers better manage lab data, samples and resources, has been approved for an Enterprise Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) originally requested by the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), the Medical Command (MEDCOM) and the Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC).
 Upcoming Events

08/23/2011 - The Bioprocessing Summit - Practical Solutions for Today's Laboratory Challenges

CHI’s annual "The Bioprocessing Summit" is specially ‘formulated’ to focus on the most pressing challenges of bioproduction. From cell line selection and transfection, to biopreservation, scale-up and bioreactor design, this event explores the bioprocesses that continually consume time and resources.

07/26/2011 - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science - Annual Meeting

The 2011 ASCLS Annual Meeting is designed for you and your professional needs. The meeting offers educational topics that promote advanced learning in the science and practice of clinical laboratory science as well as opportunities to network, build social connections, and participate in governance/professional activities. The meeting is held in conjunction with the Clinical Lab Expo, the largest exhibit of clinical laboratory products in the world.

07/24/2011 - American Association for Clinical Chemistry - 2011 Annual Meeting

Join thousands of your peers in Atlanta, Georgia – July 24-28 – for the 2011 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center. You'll be able to design an education program that suits your individual professional needs.

07/20/2011 - BioProcessing, Biologics & Biotherapeutics Congress

Inaugural BioProcessing, Biologics & Biotherapeutics Congress and exhibition. This large multi-track conference will uniquely cover all aspects of bioprocessing from development to manufacture. It will also feature presentations and case studies on Biotherapeutics at various stages in their release to market.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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