October 14, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 40


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

October 21, 2015, 2:00pm: Integrated Informatics Solution: Single Vendor vs. "Best of Breed"

How do you know what’s the right approach for your organization or even what the factors are that you should be considering when trying to decide between the two?

How To Choose a LIMS Consultant

Do you know the 5 skill sets you need to look for when choosing a LIMS consultant?
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

Due October 19, 2015: Request for Proposal - Case Management System

Case Management System (CMS) for the Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
 Recent News

10/14/2015 - Flexibility of Matrix LIMS enables Mortuary Management

Mortuary case study highlights tracking software capabilities Matrix Gemini LIMS from Autoscribe Informatics The extraordinary versatility of the Matrix suite of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) from Autoscribe Informatics is further highlighted through the use of Matrix Tracker in a mortuary in an NHS Hospital Trust.

10/13/2015 - SCIEX Launches SCIEXNow Online with Personalized Support and Online Management Tools

SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today announced the launch of SCIEXNowTM Online, a personalized online support network that makes it easy for researchers to get the most out of their SCIEX solutions

10/12/2015 - METTLER TOLEDO Announces Product Innovations That Eliminate Time-Wasting Lab Activities

METTLER TOLEDO is launching a series of intelligent upgrades to its world-renowned weighing and dosing portfolio aimed at saving time and increasing lab productivity in keeping with lean laboratory principles.

10/12/2015 - Philips teams up with Genomic Health to utilize innovative digital pathology solutions to optimize pre-analytical specimen processing

Royal Philips, a leader in the digitization of pathology, today announced a collaboration with Genomic Health, Inc., a world leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests, to leverage Philips digital pathology tools in Genomic Health's continuing scale up of its molecular diagnostic testing processes.

10/10/2015 - Next release of Debra 6.3 to be previewed at the ISSX and AAPS conferences in Orlando

The forthcoming ISSX and AAPS conferences in Orlando, Florida will give the first preview of the next release of Debra 6.3 which is due to be available to customers at the turn of the year. Working with a major agrochemical company, the Debra team have been developing the key features to enhance the functionality for all users.

10/07/2015 - ApolloLIMS will exhibit at SOFT Conference 2015 in Atlanta

ApolloLIMS is a sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) conference in Atlanta, GA October 20-22. Come visit our LIMS experts at booth 203 to discuss lab automation, dynamic reporting and laboratory outreach (CPOE). (http://www.soft-tox.org)
 Upcoming Events

November 4, 2015: Lab Innovations 2015

Now in its fourth year, the UK's only event dedicated to laboratory professionals returns to the NEC in November for the biggest and best edition yet! With over 100 leading exhibitors, 15 inspirational free seminars, and much more on offer over two days!

October 28, 2015: FSEA 2015 Fall Meeting and Technical Session

Florida Society of Environmental Analysts 2015 Fall Meeting and Technical Session - FSEA brings both public and private laboratories together with industry leaders and regulatory agencies, and in doing so, offers laboratory vendors the unique opportunity to reach both managerial and technical lab staff.

October 25, 2015: 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) - Annual Meeting and Exposition

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) annual meeting helps professionals in the industry to stay informed on the latest developments in pharmaceutical science, and network with other leaders in the pharmaceutical sciences.

October 19, 2015: Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) Annual Meeting 2015

SOFT's Annual Meeting provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among toxicology professionals in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
 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 http://www.limsbook.com 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 LIMSwiki.org 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 LIMSwiki.org editor. Do get your free copy at: http://www.limsbook.com 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.


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