November 20, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 43


In This Issue

 Event Focus


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.

Innovate or die!: Genomic data and the electronic health record (EHR)

The sharing of patient data, such as test results, is important for appropriately treating patients. Inclusion of this data allows for clinical error prevention, particularly if a new clinician becomes involved. If genetic information, including family history or genetic test results, is not accessible to treating physicians, care may suffer. Innovation is needed to address the problem of lack of access to important data, such as genomic test results, not structured to fit into an EHR.
 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

11/21/2014 - Autoscribe Ltd. PublishesTwo New LIMS Case Studies

Two new case studies highlighting the versatility of the Matrix Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at Castrol’s Lubricant Technology Centre and Cavendish Nuclear’s environmental laboratory are now available for download from the website of leading LIMS developer, Autoscribe Ltd.

11/13/2014 - The SmartLab Exchange Releases the Periodic Table of Laboratory Information Management

The SmartLab Exchange editorial team undertook research with Sanofi, Covance, Merck and Industrial Lab Automation to find out how they faced their most pressing issues from big data and knowledge management to collaboration and the cloud along with their recommendations and predictions for the future of the lab.

11/12/2014 - IBM Watson Group Invests in Pathway Genomics to Help Personalize Consumer Health

Cognitive apps are in market today and continue to change the way professionals and consumers make decisions. To help accelerate this transformation, the IBM Watson Group announced an investment in Pathway Genomics Corporation, a clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally, to help deliver the first-ever cognitive consumer-facing app based on genetics from a user's personal makeup.

11/12/2014 - ARUP Laboratories and PierianDx Create Partnership to Produce More Efficient and Effective Diagnostic Genetic Tests

ARUP Laboratories and PierianDx announced today a partnership that will result in faster and more efficient diagnostic genetic testing for thousands of patients across the U.S.
 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.

 Upcoming Events

01/23/2015 - PepTalk 2015: The Protein Science Week

PepTalk: The Protein Science Week January 19-23, 2015, offers an array of education, innovation and networking programs. Over 300 high-caliber speakers share case studies, unpublished data, breakthroughs and solutions that support and enhance your research. Ample networking opportunities allow you to connect with colleagues and peers from around the world and gain new perspectives on the evolution of biologics. Choose between 20 Conferences, 13 Short Courses, 3 Training Seminars, 80+ BuzZ Session Discussion Roundtables, and dedicated exhibit hall and poster viewing hours to create a custom agenda that fits your research and networking needs!

12/01/2014 - Healthcare IT Exchange 2014

Learn practical, cost-effective and sustainable ways to position IM&T as a strategic and innovative partner The conversation is no longer about the targets which the Government has set, NHS Informatics leaders across the country are instead focusing on how they are going to address the problems which arise as they try to achieve the tasks within the set deadlines.
 Job Postings

Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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