August 28, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

09/18/2013 - CSols Webinar: Lab Informatics and FSMA Compliance

This one's for the Food & Beverage Industry: We'll be taking a look into the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Act and how the FDA has significantly heightened the requirements for all companies who produce, manufacture, process, pack, transport, or hold food.
 Event Focus

10/28/2013 - FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

October 28-30, 2013, Cambridge, MA With the tremendous expense of bringing new drugs to market, a focus on improving the outcome of first-stage research is critical. Recent evidence confirms the need for innovative screening systems utilizing assay design on three-dimensional tissue models and phenotypic models. This functional analysis will allow for more accurate biological response. Cambridge Healthtech Institute is pleased to introduce FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress to bring together drug research and development teams for practical discussion, solutions and case studies for refining these first-stage drug discovery methods.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/22/2013 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The University of Montana ("University") is seeking a contractor to provide LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) for Flathead Lake Biological Station Freshwater Research Lab (FRL)

08/07/2013 - Invitation for Bids - Supply, Installation, training and commissioning of Laboratory Information Management System

The Government of Kenya, Ministry of Health - Laboratory Networking Project - Supply, installation, training and commissioning of laboratory information system at its selected satellite sites of Malindi, Wajir, Machakos, Kitale and Busia.
 Recent News

08/27/2013 - Agilent Technologies to Sponsor Global Forensics Congress in Portugal

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced it will host a series of scientific presentations at the annual meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT), Sept. 2-6, in Madeira, Portugal.

08/27/2013 - Food Safety Testing, Environmental Analysis and Forensic Toxicology Made Simple with New AB SCIEX Software

AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced the launch of MasterView™ Software, a new software application with built-in automation that quickly turns enormous amounts of complex analytical data into simplified, meaningful answers for safer food, cleaner environments and more reliable forensic drug screening than alternative approaches.

08/27/2013 - Clinical Laboratory Industry's Best Cost-Cutters to Share Success Stories Studies, at Lab Quality Confab in New Orleans October 1-2, 2013

Faced with declining reimbursement and shrinking lab budgets, most clinical laboratory organizations are struggling to stay financially solvent. That is why a record-breaking lab industry event is expected when the nation's best cost-cutters in clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology testing gather in New Orleans on October 1-2, 2013 for the seventh annual Lab Quality Confab and Process Improvement Institute

08/27/2013 - Life Technologies Launches Industry's First End-to-End Sequencing Solution for Human Exome Copy Number Variation Analysis

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced the first end-to-end sequencing solution for exon-level copy number variation (CNV) analysis, which combines the Ion Reporter™ CNV data analysis workflow, the Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Kit and theIon Proton® System.

08/22/2013 - STARLIMS Launches Version 11 LIMS Software

STARLIMS today announced the launch of Version 11 Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) software, available now worldwide. Based on Abbott’s Informatics Solutions, Version 11 will expand user functionality to include mobile device applications, advanced analytics and HTML5 compatibility. These features will allow STARLIMS users to work on the right screen for the task with an expanded platform to access LIMS information anywhere.

08/21/2013 - Simulations Plus Releases GastroPlus™ 8.5

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has released Version 8.5 of its industry-leading GastroPlus™ software program for the simulation of gastrointestinal absorption, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.

08/21/2013 - Matrix Gemini LIMS enhanced to deal with the unexpected

Tests built within a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) generally define specific components within a test. However, there are occasions when users need to capture results for some unexpected or unplanned components of interest that may appear during the testing process. This is particularly true for chromatographic tests when unexpected peaks may materialize. To accommodate this need, Autoscribe has introduced an ‘Adhoc data entry’ facility into its Matrix Gemini LIMS.
 Upcoming Events

09/26/2013 - CHI's 11th Annual Discovery on Target

Cambridge Healthtech Institute will host its 11th Annual Discovery on Target meeting showcasing current and emerging “hot” targets for the pharmaceutical industry from September 24-26, 2013 in Boston, MA. Spanning three days, the meeting attracts 700+ attendees, composed of scientists/technologists, executives, directors, and managers from biopharma, academic, and healthcare organizations. The meeting is comprised of 12 meeting tracks

09/24/2013 - ILMAC 2013

ILMAC is an internationally recognized tradeshow for process and laboratory technology from the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry, food, beverages, cosmetics and biotechnology. ILMAC 2013 covers all the industrial applications of process engineering, including research, development, production, and environmental engineering. This trade show is an excellent opportunity to establish and nourish networking connections in Europe.
 Upcoming Webcasts

09/10/2013 - The Hero of Manufacturing Contamination Control - The Microbiology Lab

This webinar on Contamination Control will discuss, how the micro lab can be more effectively utilized to prevent or head off microbial contamination issues as well as effectively resolve problems like recurring micro failures, investigations, and ineffective CAPAs.

09/05/2013 - Countdown to HIPAA Compliance: Preparing for the September 23, 2013 Deadline

This webinar will explain the changes that every health care-related entity should make to their policies and procedures and their Notices of Privacy Practices, to reflect the new HIPAA rules, before the September 23 deadline.
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