January 08, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 1


In This Issue

 SLAS 2014

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. 


 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

12/10/2013 - Request for Proposal_Laboratory Informatics Efficiencies Tool Kit

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that works to safeguard the public’s health by strengthening public health laboratories (PHLs) in the United States and globally. Through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), APHL is seeking to launch an online version of an Informatics self-assessment tool that was developed and launched in June 2013 as a key part of the Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative (LEI). The mission of the LEI is to assure that the public health laboratory network efficiently provides high confidence scientific evidence to drive decision-making that protects and improves the health of the public.
 Recent News

01/08/2014 - Matrix Gemini LIMS and Matrix Express On Show At Pittcon

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) will be showing its flagship Matrix Gemini LIMS as well as the entry level �Out of the Box� Matrix Express LIMS at Pittcon 2014.

01/08/2014 - Announcing Late Night with LRIG: Rapid Fire Innovation at SLAS2014

Eighteen companies from seven countries will present highlights and answer questions about their new technologies during the "Late Night with LRIG: Rapid Fire Innovation" session at SLAS2014, the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Jan. 18-22, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., USA.

01/08/2014 - Join RURO at SLAS 2014 - Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, January 18-22, 2014 – San Diego, California

See RURO solutions at SLAS 2014 – Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening.RURO Booth # 1414

01/07/2014 - RURO announces a new version of its LIMS platform Limfinity™ – Version 4.2

Limfinity™ version 4.2 enhancements make it even more achievable for users to create and personalize a life-science information management solution that fits their organization perfectly. Central to the new release is a revised Limfinity™ Workflow Engine that uses breakthrough software architecture to allow the configuration of even the most complex information management data models in a standard web browser. The new version makes it even faster and easier to create a tailored laboratory information management system (LIMS) that increases user productivity and enhances data accuracy.

01/07/2014 - IDBS Adds Advanced Chemistry Functionality to E-WorkBook 9.4

Latest release includes chemical drawing and representation for organometallic structures IDBS has added key data visualization and data analysis capabilities to E-WorkBook 9.4. The new chemical drawing features enable users to capture a wider variety of molecular types and streamlines chemistry data input.

12/23/2013 - Three New Members to Join SLAS Board of Directors

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) announces the addition of three new members to the nine-member SLAS Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

12/17/2013 - Agilent Technologies Introduces New Software to Optimize Chemometric Profiling Workflows

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced MassHunter Profinder software designed for batch processing of complex mass spectrometric data. The latest member of the MassHunter software family, MassHunter Profinder transforms chemometric peak-finding workflows with enhanced batch processing, robust re-mining and alignment capabilities.


Data Innovations LLC, announces that it has acquired the assets of Dawning Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of connectivity solutions to the clinical laboratory market. The purchase expands Data Innovations' existing offerings to better serve the needs of clinical and physician-office laboratories.
 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.

01/13/2014 - PepTalk

Year-over-year PepTalk: The Protein Science Weekcontinues to draw leaders of biotherapeutics from industry and academia pioneering the evolution of biologics. The international delegation is comprised of over 1,200 participants from 20+ countries.
 Upcoming Webcasts

01/16/2014 - Building a Sustainable Validation Program from Top to Bottom: One and a Half day In-Person Semina

01/16/2014 - Medical Device - QSR Compliant Product Development Process: One and half day In-person Seminar

01/15/2014 - Risk based software verification - ISO14971 and IEC62304

 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.

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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