September 24, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 35


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

09/24/2014 - CSols, Inc. Webinar: Time to Revisit your Lab Informatics Strategy

Many companies, after acquisitions or mergers or through internal growth, find themselves with multiple lab informatics systems and products littered with overlapping capabilities. A situation like this tends to obstruct maximum business value from those investments. No matter how you got to this point, it is time to develop a new Lab Informatics Strategy and get back to efficiency and productivity.
 Event Focus

FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies CongressNovember 17 - 19, 2014Join 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.


October 31, 2014 - Early Bird Registration Cut Off! Register early for deepest discounts. SLAS members can take advantage of deepest discounts by registering by October 31, 2014.The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS; is proud to present SLAS2015 (, convening at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, from February 7-11. SLAS2015 delivers a robust, peer-selected scientific program comprised of the following tracks: Assay Development and Screening, Automation and High Throughput Technologies, Drug Target Strategies, Micro/Nano Technologies, Bioanalytical Techniques, Informatics and Biomarker Discovery & Application. The program features 132 podium sessions, 400+ posters and 17 Short Courses.


Which is better, SAP QM or LIMS - a question we've all heard many times before and some are dealing with it as a current issue. It’s a question that has persisted for so long in the informatics world. But why is this and what's the answer?
 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.

 Recent News

09/24/2014 - Multi-database Functionality Ensures Versatility For Matrix Gemini LIMS

The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) is supplied complete with 3 separate databases. Since each database can have its own independent design, this versatile arrangement means that widely varying requirements can be accommodated on the same system. Typically one database is used for current/active samples, another for archived samples and the third for development and/or training purposes.

09/18/2014 - Sunquest Information Systems and Partners HealthCare Announce Strategic Alliance

Sunquest Information Systems and Partners HealthCare are establishing a strategic alliance to accelerate genomic-based medicine. The relationship involves a strategic investment by Sunquest into GeneInsight, Inc., an IT platform company that streamlines the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of complex genetic test results.

09/17/2014 - Limfinity® version 5.1 Available!

RURO, Inc., a leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS), radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions and sample management solutions provider, announces the release of Limfinity® version 5.1. New version focuses on Big Data performance and multi-business area tools.

09/16/2014 - Research and Markets: Analysis of Healthcare IT Market Across APAC 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis of Healthcare IT Market Across APAC" report to their offering. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest-growing region for healthcare information technology (healthcare IT) solutions across the world.

09/15/2014 - Simulations Plus Wins Cooperative Agreement with FDA

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of consulting services and software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the company has been awarded a $200,000 cooperative agreement to develop improved modeling and simulation capabilities for dosage forms designed to be applied to the eye.
 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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