October 17, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 38


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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

10/11/2013 - Request for Proposal for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to provide the City of Olathe, Kansas a commercial off the shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
 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

10/15/2013 - QIAGEN Launches Empowered Genome Community, Invites Citizen Scientists and Researchers to Pool and Collaboratively Interpret Human Genomes

QIAGEN N.V. Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the Empowered Genome Community, which is a first-of-its-kind initiative to help people who have had their genomes sequenced share, explore, and interpret their data with researchers and each other.

10/15/2013 - Pathology, Inc. Leverages TigerConnect to Expedite Delivery of Critical Lab Results to Physicians

TigerText, the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise, today announced that Pathology, Inc., the West Coast’s premier women’s health laboratory, has selected the TigerConnect platform to directly deliver critical lab results to doctors’ mobile devices.

10/14/2013 - Indigo Biosystems Converts ASCENT Enterprise Software to Cost Effective SaaS Model

Indigo BioSystems, Inc., an industry leader in automated data analysis for analytical laboratories, is excited to announce the availability of ASCENT 2.0. This updated version of its flagship product, ASCENT, represents a major shift to an online, hosted solution that can be utilized by any lab across the country.

10/08/2013 - Persistent Systems Attains ISO 13485:2003 Certification, the International Quality Management Systems Standard for Medical Device Software

Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), the global leader in software product and technology services today announced it has been successfully certified according to ISO13485:2003, the international standard for quality management systems for medical devices. The certification bestows official recognition on the company for its quality management system governing software product design, development, testing, enhancement and support for Medical Device Software.

10/08/2013 - Accelrys Receives Highest Rating in Gartner's Latest Laboratory Informatics System Report

Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today announced that Gartner, Inc­., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has rated the company "very high" in a recent report on Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) vendors.
 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

02/04/2014 - Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Sixth Annual Electronic Data in Clinical Trials

The entire clinical trial process is becoming more and more data driven. From study design to recruitment and trail management, to data analysis and publication of a study manuscript, we are dealing with data, and the overall result of a study very much depends on how well we manage it. This trend is escalating because of the rapid development and optimization of electronic health records and health care IT in general. CHI’s 6th Annual “Electronic Data in Clinical Trials” is designed to feature the latest trends in clinical trials data management. It will bring together clinical IT experts and their colleagues from clinical development departments to discuss system approach to data management in the era of new medical data landscape.
 Upcoming Webcasts

10/25/2013 - CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Guidelines on Quality Control and Quality Assessment

This Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) training will be valuable to CLIA regulated, non-waived laboratories that run automated analyzers or semi-quantitative kit tests. It will highlight differences between quality control and quality assessment and the proper methods to meet CLIA guidelines.

10/24/2013 - The 6 Most Common Problems in FDA Software Validation & Verification

This FDA Software Validation and Verification training/webinar will review the validation planning process with particular emphasis on avoiding six common pitfalls.

10/22/2013 - Managing the Software Development Life Cycle to Produce Regulatory Documentation (for Medical Devices)

This webinar will discuss regulatory requirements for the medical device software development process and how the documentation needed for MDD technical files and for FDA submission can be developed as part of that process.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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