January 18, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 3


In This Issue

 Recent News

01/18/2012 - Abbott's STARLIMS LIMS Technology to be Installed in FDA Testing Laboratories

Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin implementing Abbott's STARLIMS® software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) as part of the agency's initiative to enhance FDA testing laboratories.

01/17/2012 - AB SCIEX and Indigo Team Up to Accelerate Adoption of Next-generation Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Research, Forensic Toxicology and Clinical Trials

AB SCIEX and Indigo BioSystems today announced an agreement to jointly market mass spectrometry solutions that streamline data acquisition and automate data review to ensure high quality results in clinical research and forensic toxicology as well as pre-clinical and clinical trials of new drugs.

01/17/2012 - Autoscribe launches US Operation

Autoscribe Informatics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Autoscribe Ltd, the developers of Matrix software products, is launched. This strengthens Autoscribe's presence in the US and Canadian markets, providing excellent opportunities for increased growth.

01/17/2012 - CLSI and APHL Announce January-March 2012 Webinars

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) recently announced their joint January-March 2012 schedule of educational webinars for clinical and public health laboratories.

01/13/2012 - Agilux Laboratories Announces Validation and Implementation of Thermo Watson Laboratory Information System

Agilux Laboratories, a provider of pharmaceutical and biotech services, today announced that it has completed the validation and implementation of the Thermo Watson Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the company’s bioanalytical services.

01/12/2012 - Elsevier Acquires QUOSA, Provider of Life Sciences Content Management and Workflow Productivity Solutions

Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of QUOSA a content management and workflow productivity solutions provider for researchers and information managers.

01/11/2012 - CLSI Announces 2012 Teleconferences on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standards

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) recently announced upcoming January and February educational teleconferences about antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) for clinical and public health laboratories

01/05/2012 - NeTLIMS™ Prepares its LIS Clients to Meet HIPAA 5010 Migration Rules

NeTLIMS™ NJ, LLC, a provider of advanced Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), today announced that its clients are implementing and using new software that will allow them to comply with the HIPAA 5010 formats that have been mandated by CMS.
 Upcoming Events


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 2012 Oak Ridge Conference: Emerging Technologies for 21st Century Clinical Diagnostics to be held April 19 – 20, 2012, at The Fairmont in San José, CA.

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.

03/05/2012 - XGen Congress & Expo

Genomic Data Analysis and Interpretation, Epigenetics, Comprehending Copy Number and Structural Variation, Targeting Non-Coding RNA, RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, Sequencing Data Storage and Management, Successful Sequencing

02/19/2012 - Molecular Med TRI-CON

Spanning five days this year, the event now includes more activities including: 2 partnering forums, 5 symposia, 18 short courses, and 12 core programs. Join over 3,000 attendees in interactive lectures, discussions, and various receptions as a way to facilitate networking opportunities and hearing differing views and perspectives on poignant issues facing you and our industry today.
 Upcoming Webcasts

02/07/2012 - Prepare for Tougher U.S. FDA cGMP Compliance Audits

This FDA cGMP training webinar will discuss US FDA’s approach to cGMP Audits and expectations from companies. It will also evaluate chief concern areas of cGMP compliance audit and anticipatory emphasis changes as per new regulatory climate.

02/02/2012 - How to prepare for and survive a CLIA inspection - Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act

In this CLIA inspection webinar understand how to get your lab ready for inspection, what the inspectors will look for and how to do inspection follow up and response.

01/31/2012 - HIPAA Security Rule Compliance and Risk Analysis: Finding the best ways to reduce security risks and prevent breaches

This 3-hr virtual seminar on HIPAA Security Rule Compliance and Risk Analysis will present an organized and simple approach to perform an effective Information Security Risk Analysis

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.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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