July 27, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 28


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/08/2011 - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Selected Tanzania Public Health Laboratories

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global AIDS Program (GAP) is supporting the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This request for proposals (RFP) is one component under the overarching PEPFAR goal to strengthen health system capacity and services for HIV/AIDS. This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers to implement a laboratory information management system (LIMS) at seven laboratory sites of the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW).
 Recent News

07/26/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Workflows at AACC 2011 to Accelerate Results in the Clinical Laboratory

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced a comprehensive range of clinical research and diagnostic products at the annual conference of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).

07/26/2011 - Sysmex America to Debut Expanded Software Products for Middleware and Cell Image Analysis at AACC 2011

Sysmex America, Inc. today announced plans to debut expanded software products for its Sysmex WAM™ middleware and the Medica EasyCell® assistant Automated Cell Imaging Analyzer during this year's American Association of Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) Annual Conference and Clinical Lab Expo July 24 - 28 in Atlanta, Georgia.

07/21/2011 - Public Health Care Authority Chooses LABVANTAGE to Digitize Pathology Labs

LABVANTAGE today announced that its C5-LIMS by SoftwarePoint has been chosen by a major regional public health care authority in Northern Europe. The goal of the project is to completely digitize and automate all of their pathology laboratories. The system will eventually become one of the largest such installations in the world and among the first of its kind in northern Europe.

07/21/2011 - RURO Introduces the RURO Smart RFID Program

RURO, Inc., an award winning innovator of research productivity and management solutions today introduced their newly created RURO Smart RFID program targeting life sciences applications that will benefit from enhanced accuracy, safety, security and productivity that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology enables.

07/20/2011 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - September Courses

PACS offers monthly short courses in major cities. Courses can also be provided at the client's time and place. The remaining 2011 month and city schedule is August Atlantic City NJ; September Seattle WA; October Pittsburgh PA - 28th International Activated Carbon Conference; November Orlando FL; December Miami FL. September PACS Courses and Consulting in Seattle PACS Testing, Contract R&D, Consulting, Short Courses and Conferences will provide short courses in Seattle, Washington this September.

07/19/2011 - IDBS Launches E-WorkBook for the Web

First of Leading Enterprise ELN Solutions to have Web-Based Client; Additional BioBook and ChemBook Releases Provide Enhanced Chemistry and Regulatory Capabilities

07/15/2011 - Major Multi-national Healthcare Company Selects LABVANTAGE LIMS

LABVANTAGE, the leading provider of Laboratory Informatics solutions, today announced that its LABVANTAGE Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has been chosen by a major multi-national healthcare company headquartered in Europe. This new $1M USD contract will supplement their current successful deployments within their North American operations and will encompass an extensive multi-site rollout.
 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.
 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!
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

Become a Sponsor

Contact Us

Questions or Comments? We'd like to hear your comments and suggestions. E-mail your feedback or questions to us at cjones@limsinstitute.org Copyright Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc. P.O. Box 813301 Smyrna, GA 30081 770-313-8185