July 30, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 28


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

08/20/2014 - Avoiding Bottlenecks When Validating Your Laboratory Instrument and Information Systems

Learn the most common sources of bottlenecks in laboratory instrument and information systems validation projects and how to reduce or avoid them completely.
 Recent News

07/30/2014 - 23andMe Scientists Receive Approximately $1.4 Million in Funding From the National Institutes of Health

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.

07/29/2014 - Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo

Roche launched its presence at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2014 Clinical Lab Expo today by unveiling two booths (#1209 and #2009) focused on the unique ways Roche is partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory

07/28/2014 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Expanded Offering for the Clinical Laboratory

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today highlighted its expanded portfolio of instruments, equipment, consumables and software for improving accuracy and efficiency in the clinical laboratory at the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, being held at McCormick Place in Chicago, July 29-31, 2014.

07/28/2014 - Orchard Showcases Orchard Sequoia at AACC

Orchard showcasesits latest and biggest innovation at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, Illinois, July 29th through the 31st. Orchard’s newest LIS innovation, Orchard® Sequoia™, is designed to be scalable to accommodate large volumes of laboratory testing across multiple laboratories and departments performing clinical, microbiology, molecular, and pathology testing.

07/23/2014 - Pixcelldata and Basys Data announce a partnership for digital pathology in Switzerland

Pixcelldata, the innovative Irish developer of Collibio digital pathology management and collaboration software has announced a partnership with Basys Data, the provider of PathoWin+ LIMS software to pathology laboratories in Switzerland.

07/23/2014 - 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.

07/23/2014 - Waters Acquires REIMS Technology, Strengthens Health Science Initiative

Corporation (NYSE:WAT) today announced the acquisition of Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) technology from MediMass Ltd. The REIMS technology represents substantially all of the assets of MediMass and includes patent applications, software, databases and REIMS expertise.

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:
 Upcoming Events

09/03/2014 - September 03, 2014 – PAIN WEEK

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.

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.
 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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