September 10, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 33


In This Issue

 Event Focus

11/17/2014 - FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

Join 250+ R&D teams in Boston this Fall who will attend CHI’s FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress, an event dedicated to improving in vitro cell models and phenotypic screening to advance drug discovery and development at 6 conferences.
 Recent News

09/10/2014 - SLAS Launches Member Video Series

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) recently introduced a video series featuring Society members sharing their opinions about SLAS and how the organization has helped their careers. Thirteen SLAS members participated in the series, including professional researchers, engineers and scientists from AstraZeneca, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Promega Corporation and the University of California Los Angeles.

09/10/2014 - CSols, Inc. - 7th in the Top Workplaces of Delaware

CSols, Inc., a leader in the laboratory informatics (LIMS, ELN, etc.) consulting industry, was announced as one of the Top Workplaces in Delaware in the small business category on August 17th in the News Journal.

09/09/2014 - ACLA President Testifies in Opposition to FDA Intent to Regulate LDTs - Questions Statutory Authority, Cautions Against Duplicative Regulation that Could Stifle Innovation and Compromise Patient Access to Critical Diagnostic Tests

Testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today, Alan Mertz, President of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), expressed concern to lawmakers that additional, duplicative regulation imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) would cause a harmful ripple effect throughout the laboratory industry that could hamper diagnostic discoveries and preclude patients from timely access to life saving treatments.

09/09/2014 - Astrix Technology Group Launches SampleManager 11 Upgrade Offer

Astrix Technology Group (Astrix) announced today it has launched its SampleManager 11 Upgrade Offer. Consisting of a comprehensive analysis and detailed evaluation, the offer is designed to provide a clear roadmap to guarantee a successful upgrade. SampleManager 11, the latest Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) release from Thermo Scientific, contains many features to improve laboratory efficiency and reduce costs.

09/08/2014 - Lab Automation Global Market - Forecast to 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Lab Automation Global Market - Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. Laboratory automation involves the process, technology, device and software which enable automated workflow process in the laboratories and thus reduce manual steps and errors. Lab automation incorporates both hardware (devices) and software.

09/04/2014 - GenoLogics Enters Agreement with Illumina to Provide Laboratory Information System for HiSeq X Ten System

GenoLogics today announced it has been selected by Illumina as the preferred laboratory information management system (LIMS) provider to support HiSeq X Ten sequencing system customers.

09/02/2014 - PETra becomes a global success

LabLogic's PET LIMS system PETra is proving to be a global hit following successful installations in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Singapore, the UK and the US.

08/20/2014 - 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.
 The LIMS Book

Introducing the 2014 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

Introducing the 2014 Edition of:

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

The Laboratory Informatics Institute is pleased to announce the 2014 release of the new, Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics.   This reference guide is unique in the LIMS industry by providing a side-by-side comparison of the most popular LIMS products on the market along with complete pricing information and now, we have provided links to demonstrations of the various listed products.  Also, we have updated the guide to be completely available on-line and kept up-to-date daily as new information becomes available along with critical information you need to help you document your LIMS requirements.

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/13/2014 - Request for Demos - ACILT LIS

The Association of Public Health Laboratories is requesting interested LIMS providers to submit a demo of their LIMS to be provided to attendees at the 2nd Global LIS Course organized in Johannesburg from September 15 – 18, 2014. The LIS Course is co-presented by the African Center for Integrated Laboratory Training, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2013, the first year the course was held, 18 countries participated, many of which are interested in implementing LIMS in their nations. Therefore an opportunity to view a LIMS demo at this forum is beneficial to both attendees and LIMS providers.
 Upcoming Events

10/19/2014 - 2014 SOFT Conference Society of Forensic Toxicologists

2014 SOFT Conference Society of Forensic Toxicologists October 19 - 24, 2014 Grand Rapids, Michigan

10/07/2014 - Drug Discovery Week Europe (DDWE)

Drug Discovery Week Europe (DDWE), will take place October 7-10, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. This week will feature two summits, each comprised of two parallel conferences, that will take place over the course of the four days: Technologies in Drug Discovery Summit & Biomarker Summit

10/07/2014 - Technologies in Drug Discovery Summit

This meeting provides a forum for researchers from various sectors to join and learn about the latest techniques and tools that enable advances in early-stage screening and the drug development process. The Summit features two parallel conferences.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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