June 25, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 23


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/25/2014 - Request for Information- Laboratory Information Management Systems

Massachusetts Department of State Police - Crime Lab - Request for Information (RFI) in order to solicit information from all interested manufacturers and agents on the topic of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
 Recent News

06/25/2014 - Software automates deep characterization of biotherapeutic proteins

As protein-based drugs become more important in treating major diseases, producers face the critical challenge of deeply characterizing these highly complex molecules for efficacy and safety, as well as to meet quality requirements. A new software tool, Thermo Scientific PepFinder, is designed to increase the speed, quality and accuracy in comprehensive biotherapeutic protein characterization during drug development and production quality control.

06/25/2014 - USDM Partners with DocuSign to Help Life Sciences Organizations Go Fully Digital

Partnership Helps Life Sciences Firms Increase Speed to Market While Ensuring 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

06/23/2014 - Life Technologies GlobalFiler Kit Receives Approval by the FBI

Ability to upload forensic samples to National DNA Index System using the highly discriminating GlobalFiler DNA chemistry enables faster, more powerful data comparisons to solve crimes in the U.S. and globally.

06/23/2014 - Agilent Technologies and Bruker to Provide Compatible Chromatographic Data System Software

Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Bruker Corp. today announced an agreement to provide customers with more freedom of choice when selecting a chromatography data system for their laboratories.

06/19/2014 - Titration Joins LabX Single Laboratory Software Platform for Improved Data Integrity and Time-Saving Analysis

Use METTLER TOLEDO's LabX Titration software to optimize your multi-instrument workflow. Benefit from a guided weighing process, simplified operation, easy sample series modifications, results storage and tailored reports.

06/18/2014 - RURO Solutions Gain ISBT 128 Certification

RURO, Inc., with its solutions in use in more than 1000 laboratories around the world, today announces its recent certification from ICCBBA for ISBT 128. From ICCBBA website (http://www.ICCBBA.com): “ICCBBA enhances safety for patients by managing and promoting the ISBT 128 international information standard for use in transfusion and transplantation.”

06/17/2014 - New mass spectral library designed to streamline environmental, food safety, clinical research and forensic Toxicology Analyses

Laboratories analyzing environmental, clinical research/toxicological and food samples have a powerful new data tool expected to save time and money while identifying compounds with high levels of confidence.
 Upcoming Events

08/19/2014 - Next Generation Dx Summit

Access to next generation diagnostics will only be gained through careful creation and management of partnerships in the community around development, commercialization, reimbursement and regulation. This year’s Next Generation Dx Summit will showcase advances in personalized medicine through a comprehensive program encompassing companion diagnostics, infectious disease, cancer molecular markers, point-of-care, inherited disorders, cell free DNA and single cell sequencing.

08/18/2014 - The Bioprocessing Summit

The Bioprocessing Summit brings together international leaders to discuss today's bioprocess issues from cell line selection to bioproduction. The Summit provides practical details in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere that promotes information exchange and networking.

08/11/2014 - ImVacS: The Immunotherapies and Vaccines Summit

 Upcoming Webcasts

08/01/2014 - Align Your Compliance Efforts with the 2014 OIG Strategy - 5 Key Steps to Avoid OIG Fines on your Referring Physicians and Vendors

This OIG compliance training will discuss how to review your company’s practices in conducting business and billing for services rendered by referring physicians and third-party vendors. Learn more about the OIG’s focus in 2014 on your liability with regard to referrals from or conducting business with these key partners in healthcare.

07/01/2014 - Organic Labeling & Marketing - How strict are the certification guidelines?

This training on Organic Labeling & Marketing will help the attendees understand the requirements of the USDA National Organic Program including the expectations in the agriculture sector. It will highlight the agricultural methods used to grow food and approved methods that integrate cultural, biological and mechanical practices.
 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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