July 16, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 26


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

07/16/2014 - Get the Most from your SampleManager LIMS™

Join us as we share and explore some of the highest productivity enhancing capabilities of SampleManager LIMS™, extending and enhancing your system and what information you need to decide if upgrading your system would be worth the time and effort.

What Happened to Phase 2 of your LIMS Implementation?

It’s a funny thing but if you ask anyone who has been involved in the LIMS industry for any length of time, they will uniformly agree that Phase 2 of LIMS implementation projects rarely, if ever, come to fruition. Is this because breaking a LIMS implementation into multiple phases is wrong? Not really. There are perfectly good reasons to do so like:
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

07/10/2014 - Laboratory External Quality Assessment (EQA) Database development Application for Kenya

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Global HIV and AIDS Program (DGHA) is supporting the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This request for proposals (RFP) is one component under the overarching PEPFAR goal to strengthen health system capacity and services in Kenya. This RFP solicits offers from qualified information technology software providers and developers to create an electronic system for managing the activities and data related to the External Quality Assurance (EQA) programs administered by the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH) National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS). This RFP is only in reference to the software necessary to support these activities.
 Recent News

07/16/2014 - ApolloLIMS will exhibit at PAIN WEEK 2014.

September 03, 2014 – PAIN WEEK ApolloLIMS will exhibit at PAIN WEEK 2014. PAINWeek is an annual conference held for practitioners in pain management to assemble for a week of learning and communication.

07/15/2014 - Sparta Systems Releases Latest Version of Market Leading EQMS Software

Sparta Systems, Inc.,an industry pioneer and global leader in enterprise quality management solutions (EQMS), today announced it had released its newest version of its world renowned EQMS software, TrackWise®.

07/15/2014 - Transcriptic Launches Science-as-a-Service Platform to Accelerate Biological Research

Transcriptic, a cloud-based research services provider, today announced the launch of Transcriptic Platform, a programmable system for defining and executing experimental protocols that have proven to create a 10-fold productivity advantage for researchers working on molecular and cell biology.

07/11/2014 - Natera Achieves CE Mark for Its Cloud-based Analytical Software to Support the Panorama™ Non-invasive Prenatal Test

Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced its cloud-based analytical software has achieved Conformité Européenne (CE) marking. This registration provides a significant step for Natera to license and sell its software throughout the European Union to support laboratory partners who will run Panorama in their own laboratories as an in vitro diagnostic (IVD).

07/09/2014 - SLAS Announces Fall 2014 Educational Webinar Lineup

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) recently announced its fall 2014 schedule of educational webinars. The lineup includes: Development of a Fully Automated Ultra-High Throughput Flow Cytometry Screening System to Enable Novel Drug Discovery; Making a Quantum Leap in Mass Spectrometry Throughput with Acoustic Dispensing; New Advancements in Paper-Microfluidic Point-of-Care Diagnostics
 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

07/27/2014 - 2014 AACC Annual Meeting

Connect with the Global Laboratory Medicine Community Attend the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and: Connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science in laboratory medicine.
 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.
 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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