November 14, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 44


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Popular LIMS discussions in 2012 on Linkedin

Linkedin has become the largest interactive community for LIMS users & professionals and the two leading LIMS user groups on Linkedin are LIMS/LI (with over 4,000 members) and the LIMSforum ( with nearly 40,000 members). If you are a LIMS user or professional and are not yet a member of these groups you will want to visit these groups and check out the great discussions below. Some of these discussions have nearly 100 comments by user members!
 Recent News

11/14/2012 - Risk Management For LIMS Projects

Autoscribe, developer of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), has published a white paper which looks at the common factors that contribute to risk in LIMS projects. Available for download from, the white paper includes examples of projects that have run into difficulties due to inadequate risk management.

11/13/2012 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Application Deadlines for Life Sciences Scholarships

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the Winter/Spring semester application deadline for its Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship program, which provides educational opportunities and $80,000 in scholarships annually to the future generation of scientists. Winter/Spring semester applications are being accepted through December 14, 2012.

11/12/2012 - Quartz Imaging Introduces Next Generation FA-LIMS System at ISTFA 2012

Quartz Imaging Corporation will be showcasing its’ newest release of its’ FA-LIMS system (Failure Analysis Laboratory Information System) at the International Symposium for Testing & Failure Analysis (ISTFA 2012), held in Phoenix, AZ on November 13th and 14th. The first generation of the Quartz Basic LIMS and FA-LIMS has been successfully deployed in many companies around the world including multi-national semi-conductor organizations.

11/12/2012 - PSE Releases Major Update of gCRYSTAL Process Modelling Software

Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the Advanced Process Modelling company, today announced the release of gCRYSTAL 3.0, its industry-leading software tool for increasing R&D efficiency, scaling up with reduced risk and optimising crystallization processes.

11/12/2012 - Sapio Sciences Announces Exemplar LIMS for Tablet Computers

Exemplar Laboratory Information System for Tablets along with the new generation of tablets such as the Google Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy Note™ 10.1 and iPad™ 2/3/4, allows lab technicians to work untethered from a desktop or laptop computer and to take Exemplar with them where they are working. Exemplar’s Lab Management Software for Tablets features a workflow-driven, responsive touch interface with intuitive mechanisms for common LIMS software needs like multi-selection, file loading, resizing and scrolling. Exemplar also addresses the limited screen real estate by converting into full screen, app mode when its workflows are running. Wireless barcode scanners can also be joined with the tablet allowing for barcode scanning directly into Exemplar, further improving lab technician efficiency.

11/09/2012 - Hyperion Succesfully Completes Laboratory Infrastructure Project for Hellenic Petroleum

Hyperion and the Hellenic Peproleum Group announce the successful completion of a major upgrade and extension project for the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) at the three Greek petroleum refineries of the Group. The 10-month long project, also provided the migration of the three systems to a single unified environment with common work processes, data and reporting infrastructure, and was implemented on the Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS software platform from Thermo Fisher Scientific, a US-based corporation and Hyperion’s strategic partner in Greece, Cyprus, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
 Upcoming Events

01/12/2013 - 2nd Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition

Why should you take part in SLAS2013 – the 2nd Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition? Because it’s where 4,500 of the best global laboratory science and technology minds -- innovative scientists, engineers, researchers and technologists from academic, government and commercial laboratories -- come together to learn, explore and gain repeatable inspiration from leaders in the field.

01/08/2013 - 10th Annual High-Content Analysis Conference

10th Annual High-Content Analysis Conference | January 8-11, 2013 | The most comprehensive coverage of HCA applications and technologies
 Upcoming Webcasts

11/15/2012 - Importing Electronic Records & Electronic Signatures; 21 CFR Part 11

11/15/2012 - Full Day Virtual Webinar: Medical Device Process Validation - FDA Inspectors are Checking – Are You Prepared?

 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:
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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