January 04, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 1


In This Issue

 Featured Videos

Medieval Tech Support for your Laboratory Notebook

We all know that if you have a LIMS or a ELN that it comes with tech support. But did you know that tech support has existed since the Middle Ages for your paper based Lab Notebook? Watch this hilarious video on Medieval Tech Support.
 Recent News

01/03/2012 - Accelrys Acquires VelQuest Corporation for $35 Million in Cash

Accelrys, Inc., a leading scientific enterprise research and development software and services company, today announced that it has acquired privately-held VelQuest Corporation for $35 million in an all-cash transaction.

01/03/2012 - CLSI Publishes 2012 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standards

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recently published updated editions of its antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) standards, Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk Susceptibility Tests; Approved Standard-Eleventh Edition (M02-A11) and Methods for Dilution Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria That Grow Aerobically; Approved Standard-Ninth Edition (M07-A9).

01/03/2012 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - PACS Laboratories 2012 Education Schedule and Technical Services

Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - PACS Laboratories 2012 Education Schedule and Technical Services

12/22/2011 - Qualtrax, Inc. Welcomes Western Maryland Regional Crime Laboratory as Newest Customer

The Western Maryland Regional Crime Laboratory in Hagerstown has selected Qualtrax as a compliance management tool for its facility.

12/21/2011 - RURO and Technical Communities Sign Government Services Partnership

RURO, Inc., an award winning developer of innovative scientific applications that facilitate asset management and increase productivity of various laboratories, today announced a new government services partnership agreement with Technical Communities, Inc., -one of the fastest growing suppliers of technical solutions to the US government.
 Upcoming Events

03/06/2012 - STARLIMS Announces Forum2012 User Meeting

Based on input from many STARLIMS users, Forum2012 aims to address the interesets of labs in multiple industries and disciplines. Forum2012 is an opportunity to share know-how and to strengthen collaboration between the global STARLIMS community. The dates are March 6-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Register today and enjoy discounted registration rates.

01/10/2012 - High-Content Analysis & Live Cell Imaging

The most COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE of HCA applications and technologies. Co-located with Live Cell Imaging

01/09/2012 - PepTalk 2012

PepTalk 2012 continues the tradition of strong scientific programming centered around protein-based therapeutics. The four distinct protein pipelines focused on formulation, purification, biotherapeutics and expression range from applying protein discovery research, to developing downstream protein products that ultimately lead to clinical applications
 Upcoming Webcasts

01/26/2012 - Validation and use of Access Databases in FDA regulated environments

In this FDA Regulated training learn regulation as applied to access database and how to validate with FDA requirements.

01/18/2012 - Production and QMS Software Validation - An Excel Example

This webinar covers production and QMS requirements for software (Excel spreadsheet) built into a medical device, as outlined in 21 CFR 820.70(i). Get practical advice on writing validation protocols and reports for Excel spreadsheets.

01/18/2012 - 3-hr Virtual Seminar - OSHA Subpart Z (or IH) Regulations: Everything you Always Wanted to Know About It

This 3-hr virtual seminar on OSHA Subpart Z (or IH) Regulations will discuss many of the individual standards as well as the general model and approach and “template” that OSHA takes with these IH regulations.

01/12/2012 - OSHA Record Keeping Compliance - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This OSHA Recordkeeping training will cover critical aspects of OSHA recordkeeping and its requirements, to be compliant with OSHA regulations.

01/12/2012 - FDA's new enforcement initiative – Strategic Software Validation Planning for Executives and Managers

This Software Validation training webinar will discuss how to approach Strategic software Validation planning so as to satisfy FDA by complying to new enforcement initiative by FDA.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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


Connected Productivity in the Petrochemical Industry - Optimizing Information Sharing

The Benefits of an Integrated Enterprise Level LIMS Solution By Colin Thurston, Director of Product Strategy, Process Industries, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Autoscribe Software Module Assists in Grading Product Batches

Autoscribe Ltd has published information about their Matrix Gemini Grading Module, designed to assist manufacturing companies to classify batches of product by grade or quality.
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