March 07, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 10


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/06/2012 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System for the University of California, Davis, California National Primate Research Center

02/22/2012 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Gainesville Regional Utilities - City of Gainesville, Florida - Request for Proposal - Supply and Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

02/07/2012 - Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Selected Public Health Laboratories in Guyana

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. A complete description of PEPFAR can be found at This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers to implement a laboratory information management system (LIS) at two Phase I sites in Guyana.
 Recent News

03/06/2012 - Abbott's STARLIMS Business Acquires Distribution Partners to Build International Presence

As part of a series of strategic moves to build its laboratory information management system (LIMS) business in Europe and emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, STARLIMS Technologies (, an Abbott company, has announced the acquisition of several longtime distribution partners.

03/05/2012 - Grünenthal Selects BioClinica OnPoint Clinical Trial Management System

BioClinica®, Inc., a global provider of clinical trial management solutions, today announced that Grünenthal GmbH has signed a global license agreement for BioClinica OnPoint CTMS to support its ongoing clinical trials. BioClinica OnPoint CTMS helps clinical trial sponsors to easily consolidate their data, share this data and improve trial management by using Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010.

02/29/2012 - Khemia Software to Exhibit at PITTCON 2012 in Orlando, FL, March 12-15, Booth 1885

PITTCON is the premier venue for the laboratory science industry. Not only is PITTCON a place for laboratories to acquire new equipment and tools, it also gives back to education donating nearly a million dollars annually in the form of grants, scholarships, and awards. Khemia Software is excited to be part of this informative and stimulating event!

02/28/2012 - RURO releases FreezerPro Add-On for Microsoft Excel

RURO, Inc., a developer of research software and inventory solutions announced today that it has successfully integrated its FreezerPro 2012 edition with Microsoft Excel. The Excel AddOn is provided to the user in a zip folder. It comes with on screen instructions and literally takes less than three minutes to install.

02/27/2012 - ApolloLIMS to exhibit and sponsor SOFT 2012

ApolloLIMS is proud to again be a sponsoring exhibitor at the annual meeting of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) and the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT). Come visit us as we celebrate our nation’s independence on July 4th!
 Upcoming Events

03/21/2012 - Developing and Validating Bioassays to Advance the Development of Biotherapeutics

Bioassays play a vital role in the characterization, comparability, stability and potency testing of large molecule therapeutics. The inaugural Biossays for Biologics will bring together key individuals from across CMC, Bioanalytical Sciences, and Bioprocessing to share strategies and methods for developing and validating bioassays to advance the development of biotherapeutics.

03/11/2012 - Pittcon 2012

Pittcon is the world's largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science. Pittcon 2012 will offer the latest technology and instrumentation from over 930 exhibitors, a diverse Technical Program of more than 2,000 technical presentations, 90 plus Short Courses to enhance your educational experience, and networking sessions that provide the chance to exchange innovative ideas with scientists from around the world.

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/27/2012 - Environmental Monitoring and Contamination Control Plan - Webinar By ComplianceOnline

This 90-minute cleanroom contamination control training will review the common mistakes that people make in cleanrooms that lead to contamination, show how to develop a successful contamination control program and discuss ways to improve your facility's design and maintenance.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Delta Checks in Action: An Essential Quality Improvement Tool which takes place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:00pm US Eastern. The webinar will last 60 minutes.

03/14/2012 - Validation of Bioanalytical Methods and Procedures for FDA Compliance

This Validation of Bioanalytical Methods and Procedures training will demonstrate how to validate bioanalytical methods and procedures, in analytical laboratories, for FDA compliance.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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