August 17, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/04/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

City of New Orleans Request for Proposal for a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for use by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Scientific Criminal Investigative Section (SCIS).

08/02/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal - Enhancement or Replacement of the existing clinical Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory (MPHL)
 Upcoming Webcasts

08/17/2011 - Special Event: Joint Webinar: STARLIMS ELN - Under the Hood

Join CSols and STARLIMS in a one hour webinar to observe STARLIMS ELN product in action, hear case studies, and get real time answers from STARLIMS Product Managers and CSols Laboratory Informatics Consultants.
 Recent News

08/16/2011 - Atlas Public Health to Demonstrate Public Health Software at the CDC’s 2011 Public Health Informatics Conference

Atlas Public Health today announced its plans to participate in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual Public Health Informatics conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from August 21–24, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency. The Company will exhibit its Guardian Public Health Surveillance software, including EHR Gateway, and will participate in the IHE Interoperability Showcase demonstrating how health departments can receive lab reports and immunization and communicable disease data from EHR systems by utilizing established standards.

08/16/2011 - Blaze Systems Release BlazeLIMS 5.4 Upgrade New ELN Features and More

Blaze Systems announces the release of version 5.4.2 of its flagship BlazeLIMS Enterprise and Small Enterprise Systems. This release includes powerful templates for its CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) functionality, along with new automated role based notification features to create and sustain the chain of command for dealing with quality issues on a timely basis


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces the launch of its latest Online Certificate Program, Regulatory Affairs. Number eight in a series of programs providing comprehensive coverage of select areas of clinical laboratory practice

08/12/2011 - Health Sciences Company Nordion Inc. Selects Pilgrim Software’s On-Demand Solutions

Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ERCQM) software solutions, today announced that Nordion Inc., a global specialty health sciences company, will implement Pilgrim On-Demand to support its internal Quality and Regulatory operations and enhance efficiencies for their internal quality processes.

08/09/2011 - Region Skåne Digitizes the Pathology Laboratories in Whole of Southern Sweden

Region Skåne, the authority in charge of primary and secondary public health care for the whole southern part of Sweden, has selected Software Point and LABVANTAGE to deliver a $4 million turn-key solution for digitizing the histopathological workflows in the whole region. The system will be possibly the largest such installation in the world and among the first of its kind in northern Europe.
 Upcoming Events

09/26/2011 - Next-Generation Sequencing Data Management / Applying Next-Generation Sequencing

NGS platforms now generate terabytes of genomic data, calling into question: What is the best way to benefit from this data bonanza? CHI’s Next-Generation Sequencing Data Management combines unique perspectives from a variety of researchers, engineers, biostatisticians, and software developers involved with NGS data management. While the cost of sequencing declines, use in academic, clinical, biotech, and pharmaceutical labs expands, paving the way for the creation of innovative new markets for bioresearch. By delivering fast, diverse, precise, and large volumes of data, NGS extends our fundamental understanding of genomics, mutation, and gene function and regulation. CHI’s Applying Next-Generation Sequencing investigates the applications of next-generation sequencing platforms as they apply to your specific research projects.

09/08/2011 - RNAi & miRNA Europe

The 8th annual RNAi & miRNA Europe - Europe's largest conference & exhibition, is dedicated to RNA interference. This year's event will be held in Munich, Germany. The conference will be co-located with qPCR Europe and Epigenetics Europe. Registered delegates will have access to all three meetings ensuring a very cost-effective trip.

09/07/2011 - Drug Discovery Conference 2011

The objective of this conference is to provide a communication, education and networking opportunity for scientists engaged in early-phase drug discovery whether in academia, biotech or industry. As with our highly successful meeting in 2010, attendees will hear world class speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the drug discovery scientist. The scientific sessions will be complemented by a large poster session, a growing vendor exhibition with over 85 exhibitors and a number of training sessions.

08/28/2011 - ACS 2011 Fall National Meeting & Exposition

American Chemical Society 2011 Fall National Meeting & Exposition

08/23/2011 - Next Generation Diagnostics Summit

Next Generation Diagnostics Summit: Enabling Point-of-Care Diagnostics; Emerging Molecular Markers of Cancer; Translating Proteomics & Metabolomics into the Clinical Laboratory; Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Diagnostics

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.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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