October 03, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 36


In This Issue

 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.
 SLAS 2014

09/18/2013 - Registrations is now open for SLAS2014

Registrations is now open for SLAS2014

SLAS2014 will feature all the great scientific education, programming, intelligent network building and new products and services you have come to expect from SLAS. Make plans to join us in San Diego, CA, January 18-22!

Check out SLAS2014.org for the latest event details as they are announced.  Register by October 31 to take advantage of the deepest discounts. 


 Recent News

10/02/2013 - New Website For Autoscribe

Autoscribe, developer of the well-established Matrix family of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Quality Management Systems, has launched a new combined UK and US website ( www.autoscribe.co.uk and www.autoscribeinformatics.com) to reflect the worldwide nature of Autoscribe’s business. With a fresher, cleaner look, much improved navigation, additional content and more downloads, the site features a new ‘market’ section which allows visitors to see at a glance the applications of information management systems in different market areas, as well as a more in depth view of the Business Solutions that are available.

10/01/2013 - Syapse To Present Breakthrough Clinical Omics Software Platform At ASHG

Syapse, the leader in software for bringing omics into routine medical use, has been selected to present at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2013 Meeting. Syapse will present a poster titled “A Semantic Computing Platform to Enable Translational and Clinical Omics.”

10/01/2013 - Bode Technology to Distribute DNA-VIEW Software

The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic solutions announced today their partnership with Dr. Charles Brenner to distribute DNA-VIEW™ software worldwide. DNA-VIEW, an integrated software package for DNA identification, is used by laboratories to perform statistical analyses and DNA comparisons for kinship, forensic mixtures, and paternity identifications.

09/26/2013 - FDA awards $20M IDIQ contract to PointCross Life Sciences for enhancing NIMS to review Nonclinical eData submissions in SEND and NIMS compatible formats

PointCross Life Sciences, Inc. announced that it has been awarded an IDIQ contract with a cap of $20 Million by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide software development and life cycle management of NIMS (Nonclinical Information Management System) as well as to standardize current study submissions to enable reviews in NIMS.

09/25/2013 - Accelrys Offers Novel, Integrated Predictive Sciences Solutions Enabling Faster, More Cost-effective Innovation for Life Sciences Organizations

Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, has announced the availability of an extensive set of advanced predictive sciences applications and services. These integrated capabilities enable drug discovery teams to investigate and evaluate hypotheses about the chemical or biological behavior of molecules of therapeutic interest in silico prior to costly experimentation.
 LIMS Blog Postings

All new LIMS Book & Buyer's Guide released on-line for 2013/14

The new on-line edition of the LIMS Book & Buyer's Guide (http://www.limsbook.com) has just been released today with over double the number of listed vendor products from the 2012 edition. The guide provides a catalog of the industry's top tier vendors with product pricing information and technical details to allow you to compare LIMS/LIS and ELN products. The guide also contains a LIMSpec on each listed product with even more technical details as well as product demonstration videos.

 Upcoming Events

10/07/2013 - Digital PCR Technologies and Tools for Precision Diagnostics

The Second Annual Digital PCR event will bring together industry visionaries and early adopters to discuss digital PCR's capabilities, limitations, and future applications. Researchers will examine applications in cancer biomarker and rare mutation detection, non-invasive fetal DNA analysis, and infectious disease quantification, particularly in HIV. Novel digital PCR devices from startups and academic labs will be showcased. Other topics to be addressed include digital PCR integration with existing technologies, solutions for processing difficult samples as well as increasing sample throughput, and guidelines and best practices for digital detection.
 Upcoming Webcasts

10/10/2013 - Verification of Compendial Methods According to the Revised USP Chapter <1226>

This webinar on verification of compendial methods will give a good understanding of the revised USP Chapter <1226> and FDA requirements and provide recommendations and tools for effective implementation.

10/09/2013 - HIPAA Business Associates – 2013 New Requirements and Responsibilities for Compliance

This webinar will highlight the changes to HIPAA HITECH act and how it affects the role and usual business practices of HIPAA business associates and what they need to do to comply with it. The importance of the business associate agreement, new enforcement penalty structure and the latest plans for audits by HHS OCR will also be discussed in this webinar.

10/08/2013 - 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.
 Job Postings

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