April 16, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 14


In This Issue


Productivity Is A Must When Managing The Efficiency Of Your Lab

Think of all the features and characteristics that may be keeping your lab from being as productive as possible. The list could be extremely long. In today’s lab environment these aren’t roadblocks but are merely challenges. At the highest level, what you are likely faced with is too much manual work for your staff and some operational processes that are inefficient or time consuming.
 Webcast Focus

04/23/2014 - Autoscribe - How to Buy a LIMS webinar

Autoscribe, a leading developer of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), has announced it will be running a series of three free �How to Buy a LIMS� webinars on 26th March, 23rd April and 28th May 2014. With over 60 years of practical management experience specifying and delivering successful LIMS solutions to any laboratory in any industry, Autoscribe has designed these webinars to provide information that will help keep anyone considering purchasing a LIMS on track, avoid some of the pitfalls and find the right solution to fit the specific needs.

04/16/2014 - Forensic Labs - A Strong Case for LIMS

CSols, Inc. Complementary Webinar: dive into the forensic informatics world, reflecting on the benefits of a forensic LIMS and learning concepts and methods for your LIMS to reach its highest potential.
 Recent News

04/16/2014 - LIMS Configured And Implemented Within 3 Months

A new case study has been published by Autoscribe (http://tinyurl.com/pkl8d4h), which highlights how its Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) was configured and implemented in just 3 months at global paper supplier, Glatfelter. Glatfelter’s corporate analytical services group offers a wide range of analytical capabilities with some 15 instruments available. The laboratory performs multiple functions ranging from product development and process improvements to environmental analyses.

04/15/2014 - Laboratory Information Systems (LIS / LIMS) Markets (Clinical Laboratory Software and Hardware, Drug Discovery Systems)

Laboratory information systems (LIS), also known as laboratory information management systems (LIMS), are data and information management systems designed for industrial and medical-related laboratories, including clinical and analytical laboratories. This Kalorama Information market report, The World Market for Lab Information Systems (LIS) analyzes the current and potential world markets for medical laboratory information system software and hardware

04/15/2014 - GE Healthcare Completes Acquisition of Analytics Solutions Provider CHCA

GE Healthcare announced today it has completed the acquisition of CHCA Computer Systems Inc., an operating room (OR) management and analytics solutions provider, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. CHCA develops the leading Opera software application

04/15/2014 - Centice Announces the Release of Version 5.5 of its Drug Identification Software with Significant New Additions to the Illicit Database

Centice Corporation, a pioneer in narcotic and pharmaceutical identification using Raman spectroscopy technology, today announced the release of version 5.5 of its drug identification software.

04/09/2014 - Arxspan Introduces SAFE-BioPharma Signature Web Service

Arxspan, which develops applications for the life sciences, has created a web service that facilitates integration of SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures directly into numerous software applications.

04/09/2014 - Illumina Expands Product Portfolio to Support Oncology Clinical Research and Discovery

Illumina, Inc. announced new products that can be applied directly to the discovery and translation of genomic variation in blood and tissue associated with cancer. The expanded portfolio leverages the company’s industry-leading next-generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray scanning systems to deliver sample-to-data solutions for basic and clinical cancer research.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

04/02/2014 - Solicitation - Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

Furnish all required services to install Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS Support for Pine Bluff Arsenal.
 Upcoming Events

06/10/2014 - 2014 Lab Trends Conference

This premiere event comes backed by 50 years of Laboratory Equipment® expertise and leadership in the laboratory market. The Lab Trends Conference will focus on: Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, and Environmental Laboratories. The Lab Trends Conference offers unmatched opportunities to learn from and network with knowledgeable industry professionals who are attuned to the needs and challenges faced by researchers, scientists, and engineers.
 Upcoming Webcasts

04/22/2014 - Major Changes to the EU Clinical Trials Regulation: What is Required for Compliance

This webinar will help Sponsors, CROs and study sites running clinical trials in the EU and internationally; understand the important, updated compliance requirements concerning the new EU Clinical Trials Regulation due to be enacted in 2016 and which will replace the 2001 Clinical Trials Directive (CTD) (2001/20/EC).

04/17/2014 - Benchmarking Your Company's Safety Performance, Or That of a Potential Contractor against Companies in the Same Industry

This OSHA compliance webinar will explain how to compute safety performance measures for your own company or your existing and potential contractors. Attendees will learn best practices to avoid OSHA fines and penalties.
 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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