October 24, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 41


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

10/12/2012 - APHL NewSTEPs | Data Repository and Website RFI

Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs) will address the challenges faced by state NBS programs by providing training, technical assistance, and a data repository for evaluation and assessment of NBS performance. Activities include information gathering and analysis (formative analysis) to determine the needs of the state NBS programs in education, communication and data analysis; evaluating definitions for key NBS outcomes and data components; and seeking input from state NBS personnel. The new data repository will be developed after a careful and thorough assessment of the NBS community’s goals and expectations.
 Recent News

10/24/2012 - SLAS2013 - Scientific Program Features Expanded Informatics Track

SLAS2013 - Scientific Program Features Expanded Informatics Track. Due to popular demand, the SLAS2013 program features a comprehensive Informatics Track comprising 24 presentations covering all aspects of scientific informatics - doubling the previous year. Additionally, a two-hour Informatics Special Interest Group meeting focuses on informal discussions and personal networking.

JOIN 4,500 of the laboratory science and technology community's most innovative thought leaders for five days of inspiration and education. MEET informatics professionals, scientists, engineers, researchers and technologists from academic, government and corporate laboratories. CHOOSE from hundreds of different opportunities to custom-tailor an agenda that addresses your priorities. GAIN new information, ideas and insight to take home and immediately apply to your lab and your career.

Note: The early-bird registration deadline is October 31st. Register today and save $440!  www.SLAS2013.org

10/23/2012 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Unique Extraction Workflow

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced the new Thermo Scientific Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction WorkStation. The fully automated workflow offers consistent, high-speed purifications by combining several Thermo Fisher tools into one turnkey solution.

10/23/2012 - New Release - Lablite CMT - (Calibration, Maintenance & Training)

Lablite is bringing a new product to market that satisfies internal and regulatory requirements for tracking your equipment calibration and maintenance recordkeeping as well as training of your personnel. This robust, yet easy to use software can run as a stand-alone application or will integrate with Lablite SQL LIMS. With LabLite CMT you can schedule and track the calibration and maintenance required on every piece of equipment or component in your plant, lab, company or municipality. In addition to tracking routine or scheduled events you can track emergency repairs, the length of time an item is down, and the cost of these events.

10/22/2012 - WWEM 2012 visitors urged to plan ahead

Marcus Pattison, one of the organisers of WWEM 2012 (Telford: 7th – 8th November) has issued a warning to visitors, urging them to plan their time at the event very carefully. He says, "In 2010 a number of visitors found that they were unable to visit all of the Conference sessions, training sessions and free Workshops that were of interest during a one day visit. To make matters ‘worse’, we have packed even more into the 2012 event, so visitors are going to have to plan their time very carefully and seriously consider coming on both days."

10/17/2012 - Emerson to Enhance Simulation Software for Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has teamed with Statoil to develop and test technologies that will enable more accurate and realistic production planning and field management for oil and gas reservoirs.

10/16/2012 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Imaging System for Life Science Applications

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced the Thermo Scientific MYECL Imager, an easy-to-use imaging instrument that delivers one-touch image capture and analysis of protein and nucleic acid gels and Western blots.
 Upcoming Events

11/07/2012 - WWEM 2012 - Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring

WWEM is the specialist event for the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring community. WWEM is focused on measurement, testing and analysis for the water and wastewater and environmental industry. From test kits to process measurement,laboratory analysis right through to fixed and portable gas detection, if you work in the water industry, you need to be at WWEM.

11/06/2012 - PEGS Europe

Protein & Antibody Engineering Summit Europe
 Upcoming Webcasts

10/30/2012 - Reduce COTS software validation using the 10 step risk based approach

Understand 10 step Risk based approach to validation, explore methods to decrease resource requirements and make documentation more manageable and understandable.

10/25/2012 - Current Concepts & Challenges in Cloud Compliance

This 90-minute webinar will help you better understand cloud computing, its concepts, associated regulatory challenges (compliance related to computer validation and electronic records), and suggestions for consideration when establishing a cloud based system.

10/25/2012 - Excel Spreadsheets; develop and validate for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

How to Use excel spreadsheet for GXP data and reduce validation cost and time.
 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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