November 13, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 42


In This Issue

 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.


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.

The Key to Interfacing Lab Instruments to LIMS or ELN

No matter what changes are made over time, the tool, style, or data format standard used to create or facilitate instrument interfacing is not the true critical success factor for interfacing instruments.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

11/12/2014 - Bid Opportunity - Laboratory Information Management System LIMS for Newborn Screening

Laboratory information management system (lims) for newborn screening. Contract term will begin on the date of contract execution to 5 five years, with the option to extend up to 24 months.

10/23/2014 - Request for Proposal - Development of a Cloud Based Laboratory Data Exchange Portal

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is seeking the technical expertise to develop a cloud-based reference center enrollment portal that will streamline the management of the enrollment process for laboratory and APHL staff.
 Recent News

11/11/2014 - Xybion Releases Xybion's Pristima Suite™ Version 7

Xybion is pleased to announce the release of Pristima Version 7, the most powerful solution directed at Safety Assessment, Safety Pharmacology and Early Discovery. This highly anticipated release encapsulates an architectural improvement, new modules and a large number of improvements and refinements proposed by Xybion's growing user community.

11/10/2014 - Children’s Hospital Of Colorado Selects UNIConnect Precision Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory announced today that it has signed an agreement with UNIConnect L.C. for deployment of the company’s Precision Molecular Diagnostics (PMDx) laboratory information system (LIS).

11/10/2014 - Cartagenia Partners with CollabRx to Provide Pathology Laboratories and Cancer Centers Access to Personalized Information on Therapeutic Options

Cartagenia, leader in providing genetic labs and clinicians with software-based workflow support for variant assessment, lab reporting, and access of relevant knowledge-bases, today announced a partnership with CollabRx that will provide Cartagenia's customers access to CollabRx's industry-leading treatment information resources and services.

11/06/2014 - AB SCIEX expands software capability to include DiscoveryQuant™ 3.0 Software for the High Throughput Pharmaceutical Laboratory

AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today introduced DiscoveryQuant 3.0 Software, a new version of its proven ADME software that enables scientists to significantly reduce LC/MS method development and optimization time for high throughput drug discovery (ADME) laboratories focusing on both small molecules and biotherapeutics.

11/05/2014 - STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Releases QM2014.R1

Abbott Informatics is pleased to announce the release of QM2014.R1 STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing product. This product release includes a number of enhancements.

11/05/2014 - STACS DNA’s ROI Calculator Helps Labs Decide Between Hiring and Automation

STACS DNA Inc., the only DNA sample processing software provider, today introduced a new ROI Calculator that shows crime labs how to maximize their return on investment. Based on the lab’s own data, the ROI Calculator presents a cost-benefit comparison of implementing STACS DNA’s sample tracking and control software versus hiring and training more criminalists to achieve equivalent volumes.
 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.

 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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