February 13, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 6


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

01/28/2013 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

City of Baltimore, Maryland - Request for proposals to provide software and services for the replacement of existing Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at its water and wastewater treatment plants.
 Upcoming Webcasts

02/20/2013 - Webinar: Batteries Not Included - Looking Beyond the Informatics Quote

The typical Lab Informatics vendor quote will contain information such as license costs, software implementation costs and possibly validation costs. In order for your Informatics implementation to be a success there are a number of other hard and soft costs that must be accounted for. Understanding what these additional costs and associated activities are, prior to embarking on your Lab Informatics project, will dramatically increase the likelihood of overall project success.

02/14/2013 - 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.
 Recent News

02/13/2013 - Blaze Systems Announces Powerful New Release of its BlazeLink Instrument Interfacing Middleware

Blaze Systems announces the release of version 3.3 of its BlazeLink instrument interfacing middleware. Instrument interfacing has long been recognized as the low hanging fruit for a step change in laboratory effectiveness, often delivering 20-40% labor savings, eliminating a 1-3% transcription error rate, and reducing turn around time with attendant enterprise benefits.

02/13/2013 - Join RURO at 2013 ASM Biodefense Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 25-27, 2013

See RURO at 2013 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting - Booth # 31

02/12/2013 - New York Genome Institute Selects Exemplar LIMS to Manage Next Gen Sequencing Labs

Exemplar LIMS™ has been selected as the primary lab management and electronic lab notebook (ELN) solution for NY Genome Center's laboratory operations. Sapio's LIMS system will initially track next generation sequencing workflows from the Illumina family of sequencers from request through analysis. Support for additional next gen sequencers will be added as needed.

02/12/2013 - Definiens and Advanced Cell Diagnostics Introduce RNAscope SpotStudio™ - Early Access Program Started

Definiens and Advanced Cell Diagnostics (ACD) today unveiled the details of the RNAscope SpotStudio image analysis software to attendees at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference meeting in San Francisco, USA. The software has already been sold to a top pharmaceutical company and a leading academic medical center under an early access program.

02/11/2013 - AspenTech Software Demonstrates Economically Viable Carbon Capture at World’s Largest CO2 Test Facility

Aspen Technology, Inc., a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, announced that Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) is using aspenONE® software at the world’s largest industrial-scale facility for testing and improving CO2 capture technologies.

02/07/2013 - JALA Names “The 2013 JALA Ten” Breakthroughs in Innovation

To honor scientific achievements that have made seminal impact toward addressing key biological and medical quandaries, the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) has named The JALA Ten for 2013 in its February 2013 issue (Volume 18, Issue 1).

02/06/2013 - Autoscribe announces Biobank data management seminars in the UK

Autoscribe has invited a number of biobanking experts to share their views and experiences on how to meet compliance regulations yet retain the flexibility to meet individual application requirements at three seminars to be held in the UK. These free, full-day seminars will be held in London on 7th March, Manchester on 12th March and Edinburgh on 23rd April. These seminars will be of particular interest to anyone involved in biobanks in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical research.
 Upcoming Events

03/18/2013 - 4th Annual X-Gen Congress & Expo 2013

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has enabled faster and cheaper mapping of DNA/RNA, allowing genomic comparisons and accelerating genomic discoveries. Cambridge Healthtech Institute is proud to host the Fourth Annual X-Gen Congress and Expo, which is uniquely designed to cover these technological advances and discover advancing applications. With the focus now on clinical utility, find out why data analysis is the driving force that enables discovery, and is sequencing’s strategic step.0

03/17/2013 - Pittcon Conference and Expo

Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

03/03/2013 - HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition

HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition - March 3 - 7, 2013

02/25/2013 - 2013 ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

In 2013, leading scientists, public health researchers, and policy makers will gather to learn about the latest advancements in the biodefense and emerging disease fields. Through state-of-the-art presentations attendees will gain a greater appreciation of how various research projects are progressing, the latest threats, and the actions that will need to be taken in today’s volatile climate.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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