February 15, 2012      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 10, Issue 7


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webcasts

02/29/2012 - ATL Webcast: Introducing ATL TITAN® Report Writer

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host a webcast on February 29, 2012 to introduce ATL TITAN® Report Writer- the next generation in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) reporting. During this webcast we will demonstrate this user-friendly ad-hoc reporting tool that offers an easy-to-use report designer for the non-programmer.

02/22/2012 - CSols, Inc. Webinar - Take the Creep out of your Scope

Join us as we explore critical success factors and strategies to ensure effective project scope management and stakeholder engagement.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

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 http://www.pepfar.gov/about/. 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

02/14/2012 - DNAnexus Announces Strategic Alliances to Drive the Advancement of DNA-Based Medicine

DNAnexus, a DNA data management and analysis platform, today announced agreements with leading institutions – Geisinger Health System (GHS) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) – to develop clinically relevant workflows to provide new insights into the use of DNA sequencing in medicine.

02/13/2012 - TTP Labtech launches arktic™ - the affordable automated biobank for every lab

TTP Labtech’s new arktic -80°C automated store provides exceptional high capacity storage per cubic metre, and a safe secure solution to biological sample storage. With the capacity to hold up to 95,000 0.5mL tubes, the modular unit can still fit neatly into a small footprint, making it ideal for space-restricted laboratories with biobanking needs. TTP Labtech, the provider of quality, robust, automated laboratory equipment solutions revealed the new arktic during the inaugural SLAS conference in San Diego, 4-8 Feb. 2012.

02/13/2012 - Pacific Biosciences Releases Next Generation Chemistry and Software for PacBio® RS DNA Sequencing System

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB), provider of Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT®) sequencing products, today announced it has released a major upgrade to its PacBio® RS system, referred to as “C2”, including new chemistry, enhanced SMRT Cells and upgraded software, which together provide customers with significant performance increases for DNA sequencing. The company and numerous customers will discuss their progress with the platform through a total of 50 presentations and posters at the 2012 Advances in Genome Biology & Technology (AGBT) meeting this week in Marco Island, Fla.

02/13/2012 - New Crime Management System for the Norwegian National Police Directorate Being Developed by Accenture

Accenture is developing a new national crime management system for the Norwegian National Police Directorate (POD) to support police investigations and criminal prosecutions in Norway. The company was selected as the lead management consultant and information technology partner under a contract signed in June 2011.

02/09/2012 - CLC bio and VIB Agree on an Academic Regional Site License

Today, CLC bio and VIB, a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium, announced the signing of an academic regional site license agreement for CLC bio's sequence analysis software CLC DNA Workbench. The software will be used across academic institutions in the Flanders region in Belgium, including Universiteit Gent, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Antwerp, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
 Upcoming Events

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

02/20/2012 - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Annual Conference and Exhibition, HIMSS12

Meet professional who have been where you need to go. Collaborate with those who have successfully met Stage One Meaningful Use requirements and learn how you can achieve similar ojbectives for your own organization.

02/20/2012 - Forensic Elite to Convene in Atlanta for Scientific Meeting in February

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 64th annual scientific meeting will take place February 20-25, 2012 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

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.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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