June 27, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 26


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/05/2012 - Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Selected Public Health Laboratories in Kenya

The purpose of this RFP is to assist the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH) with procurement and implementation of a laboratory information system (LIS) for the MOH public laboratory network. The LIS must be reliable, able to be maintained for the most part by local service providers and scalable to meet the future as well as the current needs of MOH. In order for MOH to sustain a LIS, the cost must be significantly less than the average cost of LIS used in the private sector. The first phase of implementation was to introduce LIMS into sections of the NPHL laboratory and Phase II into three of the provincial laboratories. This RFP represents Phase III of the project and will enable the implementation into one more provincial Laboratory, four district and one health center laboratories.
 Recent News

06/26/2012 - IDT Supports the qPCR Community

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, continues to provide support for life science applications with its latest successful webinar. Over 1300 researchers registered for the live webinar entitled ‘State-of-the-art normalization of RT-qPCR data. Available to view online, on-demand, the webinar addresses the potential pitfalls encountered when setting up a qPCR experiment.

06/26/2012 - New Study Sponsored by Medidata Solutions Identifies Up to $5 Billion in Potential Clinical Trial Cost Savings

The results of a new research study performed by researchers at the Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University School of Medicine and sponsored by Medidata Solutions found that clinical data gathered from 25 percent of the procedures administered to patients may be unnecessary – and, in the aggregate, are responsible for $3-5 billion in overall clinical trial costs annually.

06/21/2012 - Definiens Expands Large Data Analytics Functionality to Accelerate Image-based Research and Development

Definiens®, the leading provider of image analysis and data mining solutions for quantitative digital pathology, today announced the release of Definiens Image Miner™ 2. The new product provides researchers in the life sciences with deeper insights into underlying biology by integrating image with data analysis. Image Miner 2 makes the wealth of information in biomedical images accessible, accelerating life sciences research and allowing for successful biomarker development

06/21/2012 - WWEM 2012 registration now open!

Visitors to WWEM 2012 (Telford, UK, 7th/8th Nov) the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event, can now register for free at www.wwem.uk.com. This year’s event is the fifth since its inception in 2005, and continues to grow in popularity with over 120 exhibitors, 80 workshops and a gala MCERTS presentation dinner in addition to the two major conferences.

06/21/2012 - Life Technologies to Collaborate with Boston Children's Hospital to Develop an Optimized Lab Workflow based on the Ion Proton™ Sequencer

Life Technologies Corporation and Boston Children's Hospital, home of the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, today announced a research and development collaboration to develop an end-to-end genetic sequencing lab workflow based on Life Technologies' Ion Proton™ Sequencer. The parties plan to collaborate and develop an optimized laboratory infrastructure and lab protocols for an advanced sequencing facility to be built at Boston Children's in compliance with CLIA and CAP certification standards.

06/19/2012 - Record Breaking Month for Autoscribe

Autoscribe Ltd started the 2012 financial year with its best ever four week period for sales of its new Matrix Gemini LIMS. Six new system orders were placed in the UK plus one significant upgrade and two further system orders were confirmed by the US subsidiary, Autoscribe informatics.

06/19/2012 - LIMS – Why Genuine System Configuration Leads to Greater Customer Satisfaction

Comprehensive and genuine configurability, without writing custom code or using a programming script, is a rare commodity in the LIMS business but it is the key to a successful LIMS implementation.

06/19/2012 - The New Stability Express speeds up the Management Process

Autoscribe continues to develop its Matrix Gemini (LIMS) family by introducing a new stability study module replacing the well-established Matrix Plus system. Matrix Gemini Stability retains the protocol management features and the sample handling processes together with analytical result capture. As standard the system provides a fully integrated statistics module that provides graphical interpretations including predictions of product shelf life well before the study is complete.
 Upcoming Webcasts

07/11/2012 - GAMP® 5 as applied to FDA software validation - strategies to avoid warning letters

06/29/2012 - 3-hr Virtual Seminar: IND Applications for Phase I Studies

06/29/2012 - New 2012 Requirements for Clinical Laboratories to Meet GCP

 Upcoming Events

08/27/2012 - Big Data - Implications and Opportunities for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations, medical centers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are looking to implement a more effective data-mining technology to improve patient care and medical professional’s productivity. By utilizing the new technology of ‘centralized databases,’ Big Data analytics can enable increased patient care, hospital operations, clinical and surgical procedures, while saving billions of dollars. While the benefits of Big Data are clear, the industry is reluctant to capitalize on this technology as a result of regulations related to privacy, security, intellectual property, and even liability that will need to be addressed in a “big data” world

07/01/2012 - Society of Forensic Toxicologists - SOFT 2012

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists welcomes its members and guests to Boston, Massachusetts - Marriott Copley Place - Back Bay in 2012 for our annual meeting - beginning July 1st and ending July 6th.
 LIMS Buyers Guide

2012 LIMS Buyer's Guide Available for Download

We have finished the release of the 2012 LIMS Buyer's Guide. This new edition provides an updated list of the leading LIMS companies and products along with pricing information for each.Also, new for 2012, we have scoured Youtube and the vendors sites to find product demonstrations of their LIMS software. For each vendor that has product demos, we have posted the links to those demonstrations. The vendors are listed in the order of most demos to least number of demos.To download a free copy of the 2012 LIMS Buyer's Guide, visit: http://www.limsbook.com.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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