August 26, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 33


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

09/23/2015 - LIMS Configuration 101 Webinar

This short webinar is specifically for people considering a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) project, either installing one for the first time or upgrading their current system. Because the needs of every laboratory is different, even in the same industry, ease of LIMS configuration is key to the successful implementation and ongoing usability of any LIMS solution.

Lab Informatics CSV – Not a Commodity

While standardization is good, it would be a mistake to think that real expertise isn’t needed when validating laboratory informatics systems. You still need the SMEs if you want it performed correctly.
 Recent News

08/25/2015 - LinkedIn User’s Group – Khemia Software

Khemia Software has established the Khemia Software User’s Group on LinkedIn

08/19/2015 - RURO Announces ezColony® v5 – latest version of a popular transgenic animal management software

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and sample management solutions provider announces the release of ezColony® version 5-- software for automating the management of transgenic animal colonies.

08/12/2015 - Abbott Informatics launches STARLIMS v11.1

Abbott Informatics is a technology partner that not only understands the intricacies of your lab environment, but also provides you with advanced LIMS and LIS solutions to get the most value out of your data and maximize your lab’s potential. We are pleased to announce the release of STARLIMS Technology Platform v11.1.
 The LIMS Book

2015 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Lab Informatics Released

The LIMSforum group has released the 2015 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Lab Informatics. The electronic and print versions of the book are available at The eBook version is free. You can also send it to your Kindle. This new 2015 edition has over 400 pages of information with tons of information on features and functions for LIMS and LIS and complete vendor directories for LIMS, LIS, ELN, SDMS and CDMS products. There are over 30 LIMS vendors with complete pricing information as well. This resource is compiled from our site so you will want to check back often as we will be releasing subsequent editions as the community updates the information. Any vendors who wish to be listed can do so by submitting your information and price lists to the editor. Do get your free copy at: We also have a completely new site for the LIMSbook. It has many other books you will be interested in and all of them are completely free and open access. We will be adding a facility soon to allow you to create, publish and share your books freely. Also be sure and check out our search facilities. They will help you find just the information you need from our growing list of knowledge bases.


 Upcoming Events

09/28/2015 - ASHI 41st Annual Meeting - American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Make plans now to attend at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Centerin Savannah, Georgia for ASHI’s 41st Annual Meeting! 900+ attendees will convene to listen to comprehensive state-of-the-art updates, expand their knowledge on the latest findings in histocompatibility and Immunogenetics while reconnecting with colleagues.

09/10/2015 - Converged IT Summit 2015

The Converged IT Summit is designed for professionals involved with strategic planning and implementation of IT technologies to support science. The goal is to deliver solutions to scientists that give them the freedom to discover.
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