March 12, 2014      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 12, Issue 9


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

04/16/2014 - CSols Inc Webinar: What Makes a Good Forensics LIMS

In this complimentary webinar, we will dive into the forensic informatics world, reflecting on the benefits of a forensic LIMS and learning concepts and methods on empowering your LIMS to its highest potential.

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.

03/19/2014 - CSols Inc Webinar: The Rise of Mobile Devices in the Lab and Beyond

For well over a decade, research and data informatics systems were “going mobile” and a new age of scientific productivity and freedom was just over the horizon. While some progress has been made, there are still many factors impeding full uptake of mobile devices in laboratories.
 Recent News

03/10/2014 - Agilent Technologies Hosts Forensics e-Seminar Series: “Definitive Drug Detection”

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the program lineup for its 2014 forensic e-seminar series titled “Definitive Drug Detection,” presented by RTI International, the Center of Excellence for the U.S. National Institute of Justice. A series of five seminars will feature industry experts discussing new LC/MS and GC/MS applications for forensic detection and analysis of designer drugs and drugs of abuse.

03/04/2014 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police to Use Bio-Rad's KnowItAll® Spectroscopy Software for Analysis of Automobile Crime Scene Samples

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will standardize access to its Paint Data Query (PDQ) database using Bio-Rad's KnowItAll spectroscopy software for analysis of automobile paint samples acquired at crime scenes.

03/02/2014 - New Thermo Scientific Lab Execution System (LES) Functionality Gives QA/QC and Analytical Labs Control of Standard Operating Procedures and Methods

Analytical and QA/QC labs, under ever-increasing pressure to improve time to market, ensure compliance and realize cost savings, now have an all-inclusive informatics solution that gives them complete control over their methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) without having to purchase, integrate and validate software from multiple vendors.

02/28/2014 - Agaram Technologies was awarded a long term LIMS contract by NIBSC, UK

Agaram Technologies is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious contract with National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK, for supply, implementation and support of our QuaLIS LIMS with LogiLab ELN and SDMS suite of products.

02/26/2014 - Sysmex America Introduces Next-Generation WAM™ Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory

Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and healthcare information systems technology, today announced the introduction of an enhanced version of Sysmex WAM™ Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory.

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.

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.
 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]

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
 Upcoming Events

04/08/2014 - Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering to Host 21st Annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Tech Conference

Join life sciences colleagues from Pfizer, Biogen Idec, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Grifols, and many others at the ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:00 am-7:00 pm (
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/21/2014 - Equipment Calibration, Maintenance, and Validation: What Auditors Look for in a Controlled Process

03/20/2014 - HIPAA's Breach Notification Rules and Enforcement - Data Breaches Could Be Financial Disaster

 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 ( 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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