February 26, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 8


In This Issue


What is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

A Laboratory Information Management System, more commonly referred to as a LIMS, is a software system designed to help manage the workflow and daily operations in a laboratory. Although each LIMS provider designs their software a bit differently, at its core, the system focuses on data management in regards to specimen testing and results reporting.
 Recent News

02/26/2014 - New QC Automation Capabilities Added To Matrix Gemini LIMS

The versatile Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe has been further enhanced through the addition of a facility for the automation of quality control samples and how they are grouped together. Accessed through either Matrix Gemini’s web or Windows interface, this is an enhancement of the existing ‘runsheet’ function and provides the ability to create runsheet templates and automatically build runsheets from those templates as well as performing standard QC calculations.

02/26/2014 - Blaze Systems Releases New Version of BlazeLink Universal Instrument Interfacing Middleware

Today Blaze Systems announced a new release of its BlazeLink instrument interfacing middleware to interface any instrument to any LIMS/ELN/SDMS. Enhancements include additional graphical parsing instructions to simplify even more the translations from various instrument dialogs into standard XML, and built-in support for additional output fields to include supplemental values such as dilutions, MDL, and more.

02/25/2014 - Visit Autoscribe at PITTCON 2014

Autoscribe LIMS - THE UNIQUE LIMS EXPERIENCEPlease stop by booth #3859, to see ALL of our proven solutions and discuss how Autoscribe Informatics can deliver real benefits to your company.

02/24/2014 - Disk Encryption For HIPAA Compliance Revolutionized By Jetico

To address the urgent need to use encryption for HIPAA compliance, data protection software developer Jetico has announced the release of BestCrypt Base. Built on Jetico's superior whole disk encryption, BestCrypt Base prevents data breaches from lost or stolen computers containing electronic protected health information (ePHI).

02/20/2014 - Exostar’s Life Sciences Cloud Collaboration Platform Exceeds Growth Objectives

Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions enable secure, cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, today announced significant milestones in the adoption of its community cloud access and collaboration service offering for the Life Sciences industry. Led by two of the ten largest global pharmaceutical companies, more than 500 organizations supporting over 10,000 individuals in 46 countries on six continents are leveraging Exostar’s Life Sciences Identity Hub and Secure Access Manager (SAM) to safely, securely, and cost-effectively collaborate in the cloud.

02/19/2014 - See RURO solutions at Pittcon 2014, March 3-6, 2014, Chicago, IL

RURO Booth # 4262
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

02/24/2014 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System Implementation

State Of Vermont Public Health Laboratory Information Management System Implementation [Rebid]

02/24/2014 - Request for Information, VistA Laboratory Information System (LIS)

This Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit preliminary information from vendors who have relevant solutions and services which may be required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a Clinical Laboratory and Anatomic Pathology initiative.

01/13/2014 - Pre-Solicitation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System

Furnish all required services to install Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS Support for Pine Bluff Arsenal
 Webcast Focus

03/26/2014 - Autoscribe - How to Buy a LIMS webinar

Autoscribe, a leading developer of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), has announced it will be running a series of three free �How to Buy a LIMS� webinars on 26th March, 23rd April and 28th May 2014. With over 60 years of practical management experience specifying and delivering successful LIMS solutions to any laboratory in any industry, Autoscribe has designed these webinars to provide information that will help keep anyone considering purchasing a LIMS on track, avoid some of the pitfalls and find the right solution to fit the specific needs.
 Upcoming Events

03/12/2014 - CrimeLab -3rd International Forensic Technology Fair

The CrimeLab Criminological Technology Fair is a specialist industry event at which producers and distributors of products and services used in criminological technology and potential customers, including scientists, can meet. The idea of the CrimeLab Fair is not only to create room for business meetings and the presentation of offers, but also to convey specialist knowledge in the area of laboratory criminology. The fair’s programme will include many additional events promoting scientific achievements, modern technologies, and research methods used in criminology.

03/02/2014 - Pittcon 2014

Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. It is organized by The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit educational corporation which is comprised of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/11/2014 - Leadership Involvement in Building a Safety Strategy

 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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