October 28, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 42


In This Issue



Why do some people seem to hate LIMS so much? A lot of times, their reasoning comes down to misconceptions. It's time to clear them up.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE November 2, 2015: Invitation to Bid - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for Harris County Pollution Control Services

DUE November 3, 2015: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information System

Request for Proposal for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antoniofor Selection of a Vendor to Provide a Laboratory Information System

DUE November 6, 2015: Solicitation - Service Nonviable Environmental Sample Testing MPLS

Service Nonviable Environmental Sample Testing MPLS Solicitation Number - Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System -

DUE: November 6, 2015 - Request for Information for Drug Testing Services

Request for Information for Drug Testing Services - Federal Occupational Health (FOH) Drug Testing Services

DUE: November 19, 2015 - BID/RFQ for a HLA Laboratory Information System

2015-0096 - HLA Laboratory Information System for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
 Recent News

10/27/2015 - Autoscribe Informatics Opens Office to Support Expanding BioHub

Autoscribe Informatics celebrated the opening of a new office facility in the UK in October. Based in Alderley Park in Cheshire the office will supply and support laboratory and business information systems management to customers across the north of the country.

10/26/2015 - Georgia Bio Summit to Highlight How Big Data Transforms Research and Healthcare

The Georgia Bio Innovation Summit, will welcome Robert Hendricks, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for McKesson Technology Solutions and David H. Ledbetter, PhD, FACMG, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Geisinger Health System as the plenary speakers for the November 2, 2015 event at Cobb Galleria.

10/26/2015 - Sunquest Announces Roper Technologies' Acquisition of CliniSys and Atlas Medical

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced that its parent company, Roper Technologies Inc., has entered into definitive agreements to acquire both CliniSys Group Ltd., one of the largest European suppliers of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and Atlas Medical, a leading provider of clinical process and connectivity solutions in the U.S..

10/22/2015 - Abaxis Selects Vetter Software to offer Veterinary Practices a complete cloud based solution

Abaxis, Inc., a global diagnostics company manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, and veterinary markets worldwide, announced today that a co-marketing and technology partnership has been reached with Vetter Software, which names Vetter Software's cloud veterinary practice management solution as Abaxis' preferred practice management solution.

10/22/2015 - Knowledge-Based Software Can Significantly Expedite Creation of High-Quality Radiotherapy Treatment Plans for Precise Tumor Targeting

Studies presented earlier this week at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) confirmed that knowledge-based treatment planning software can dramatically improve the speed and quality of cancer care. One award-winning study by a team using RapidPlan™ software from Varian Medical Systems showed that radiotherapy treatment planning for cervical cancer can be done in minutes rather than hours, with superior quality.

10/22/2015 - Bio-Rad Announces New Release of Its KnowItAll Spectroscopy Software: Features Enhanced Technologies for Spectral Search Optimization, Quality Control, and Deformulation

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced a new release of its KnowItAll® spectroscopy software.

10/21/2015 - iSpecimen and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) Announce Novel Program to Support Medical Research

iSpecimen, a trusted source of customized human biospecimen collections, and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the nation's first operational statewide health information exchange (HIE), today announced a novel collaboration to support medical research.
 Upcoming Events

November 18, 2015: PEFTEC 2015 Exhibition and Conference

PEFTEC 2015 Exhibition and Conference is for Companies specialising in monitoring and analytical technologies for the Petroleum, Refining and Environmental Industries. PEFTEC brings together an extensive conference and seminar programme on case studies,regulation, standards and analytical techniques with a focussed exhibition of product and service providers.

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!
 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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