February 02, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 5


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Free 2011 LIMS Buyer's Guide with price lists of some of the most popular LIMS products

The Laboratory Informatics Institute is pleased to announce the coming release of the 2011 LIMS Buyer's Guide. This guide is unique in the LIMS industry by providing a side-by-side comparison of the most popular LIMS products on the market along with complete pricing information.

DIY Cloud-in-a-Box, Part 1

Here at LabLynx, we have been providing our webLIMS.com product as a SaaS/Cloud based LIMS for the past 2 years. This has been a highly successful product offering for not only new customers but long time existing customers have started switching to our Cloud services over hosting the LIMS in their own internal IT infrastructure. As part of our continued R&D efforts in Cloud Computing, I have decided to use my LIMS Journal Blog to chronicle a new experiment in Cloud Computing. It will be called “DIY (do-it-yourself) Cloud-in-a-Box”. The research in this area has already been going on for the past 6 months and there has been tons of failures and false starts with this experiment and so I want to spare everyone that pain by documenting our successes and failures from this point forward.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

01/20/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Washington State Department of Agriculture - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) RFP
 Recent News

01/31/2011 - Labcyte Introduces the Access™ Laboratory Workstation

Labcyte Inc. today launched a new product for life science research. The Access workstation takes the powerful suite of software applications and automation control proven successful on the POD™ 810 automation platform to the bench top. It combines the revolutionary Echo liquid handler with a high-precision robotic plate handling system to meet critical needs of improving assay results and reducing costs.

01/28/2011 - New Leica Map Surface Imaging and Metrology Software for Microscopy

Leica Microsystems and Digital Surf announced the signature of an agreement whereby Leica Map surface imaging and metrology software based upon Digital Surf's Mountains Technology (R) will be used with the Leica Application Suite (LAS) for Leica industrial microscopes.

01/27/2011 - Labtronics Highlights New Technology for the "iLAB" at Pittcon 2011

At this year's Pittsburgh Conference, Labtronics Inc. continues to move the industry forward in the quest for an iLAB - a fully integrated lab". New advanced applications use the latest web and mobile technology to connect and integrate all laboratory systems including LIMS and ELN as well as enterprise systems like SAP.

01/27/2011 - Forensic Elite to Converge in Chicago at 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 63rd annual scientific meeting will take place February 21-26, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. Themed "Relevant, Reliable and Valid Forensic Science: Eleven Sections – One Academy" by AAFS President Joseph Bono, more than 3,500 national and international scientists will gather to discuss issues facing forensic science and the efforts to embrace global cooperation and consensus building among forensic professionals.

01/27/2011 - Waters Releases NuGenesis SDMS 7.1 Validated to Support Windows 7 and Empower 3 CDS

Waters Corporation today announced the release of NuGenesis® Scientific Data Management System 7.1 Service Release 7 (SR-7), structurally validated to support Microsoft's Windows 7, both Professional and Enterprise 32bit versions, and Waters new Empower™ 3 Chromatography Data System (CDS).

01/25/2011 - CSols will be at Pittcon 2011

At Pittcon 2011, CSols will be at Booth #3683 showcasing our new ELN service offering. Stop by to find out how you can integrate this new technology. CSols will also be participating in various presentations during Pittcon.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/20/2011 - AACC Announces Webinar - Reinventing Your Lab Outreach Program

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Reinventing Your Lab Outreach Program: Using Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business, to be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2011, at 2:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will last 90 minutes.

02/22/2011 - Software Verification and Validation Planning and Execution

In this Software Verification and Validation training Understand and recognize the most common software V&V failings and their fixes. Learn how to develop and use a repeatable software V&V template for all software validation projects.

02/15/2011 - Webinar - Labtronics Inc. Announces ELN Supercharges Chromatography Workflow

Discover the benefits of using an ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) to manage the complete chromatography workflow from sample prep to final approved results. This complimentary webinar will demonstrate a working system that integrates LIMS, CDS and ELN into a cohesive system that improves the efficiency of the analyst and centralizes the data for the complete chromatography process.

02/11/2011 - 21 CFR Part 212: Quality Systems to Ensure cGMP Compliance

Learn the new GMP regulation 21 CFR 212, what are the compliance requirements for PET drug manufacturers, how to establish a quality system to ensure cGMP compliance.

02/10/2011 - China - Compliance Processes for Life Science Products: Company Establishment, Clinical Trials, Registrations, Renewals and Supply Chain Considerations

This China life science compliance based webinar will discuss the regulatory structure and requirements for compliance with Chinese SFDA regulations.
 Upcoming Events

02/23/2011 - 18th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

02/07/2011 - SCOPE: Summit for Clinical Ops Executives

01/27/2011 - PACS Courses and Services in Major Cities and at your Site

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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