December 03, 2015      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 13, Issue 46


In This Issue


Why You Should Interface Your Instruments to LIMS

Why is it important to interface your instruments to your LIMS? What instruments CAN be interfaced? If it’s so important, how come so many laboratories still haven’t done so?
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE: DECEMBER 21, 2015 - Lab Information Management System

Request for Proposal for a Lab Information Management System for the City of Saskatoon - Water and Environmental Labs

DUE: DECEMBER 14, 2015 - Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Solutions

Sources Sought Notice - FDA, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) & Office of Regulatory Affairs

DUE December 10, 2015: Request for Response - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS3)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), is soliciting bids for the acquisition of a new Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS3)
 Recent News

12/03/2015 - Editing of LIMS Data Made Faster and More Efficient in Matrix Gemini

The latest version of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics now provides faster and more efficient editing of LIMS data by eliminating the need for a second editing screen. The new ‘editable list box’ feature combines the data selection and editing screens into one, reducing the number of clicks required to enter or update data in the database, thus saving time and streamlining the informatics process.

12/03/2015 - RURO Releases ezColony Cloud software for transgenic and knockout animal management

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, and other sample management solutions provider, announces that its best selling system laboratory animal colony management software solution, ezColony®, is now available as a subscription-based, cloud-hosted software service. Utilize ezColony® Cloud today, without investing in on-site IT resources.

12/01/2015 - PAREXEL Launches IMPACT® Express Clinical Trial Management System

PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today introduced IMPACT® Express Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS). IMPACT Express provides a quick-to-implement, cost-effective clinical trial management solution to simplify clinical trial management and monitoring for small to mid-sized biopharmaceutical companies.

11/29/2015 - GE Healthcare to Connect 500,000 Imaging Machines with Announcement of GE Health Cloud and Apps

The GE Health Cloud1 was unveiled today at the 101st annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. Designed exclusively for the healthcare industry, the new cloud ecosystem and its applications will connect radiologists and clinicians to speed, efficiency and collaboration across care pathways and multidisciplinary teams – both inside and outside the hospital setting.

11/24/2015 - Improve efficiency and compliance within your radiopharmacy

Following the global success of PETra and Debra, LabLogic has developed a laboratory information management system (LIMS) specific to production of SPECT radiolabelled products.

11/23/2015 - ImageInbox® Mobile App for Patient Transfer, Control and Ownership of Medical Images and Diagnostic Reports Now Available for Android OS Users

NexGenic, LLC announces its ImageInbox® app is available today as a free Android app in the Google Play Store, allowing patients everywhere to securely share medical images. The new Android OS extends the ImageInbox® image exchange platform to include more than 96% of smartphone users worldwide, giving them control of their full-resolution diagnostic images, necessary for healthcare providers to make important treatment decisions

11/19/2015 - Familiprix acquires PraxisLab laboratory software

Familiprix inc. continues along the path of technological progress, announcing its purchase of all intellectual property (IP) rights for PraxisLab, a laboratory software. Once this transaction is finalized, Familiprix will enjoy unrestricted use of the technology contained in this laboratory management software developed by ZoomMed, off the banner.

11/19/2015 - MSC Software’s Marc 2015 Delivers New Material Models for Advanced Nonlinear Simulations

MSC Software Corporation today announced the new release of Marc 2015. Marcis relied upon by product manufacturers for nonlinear and multiphysics simulations of engineered products ranging from automotive parts to rubber components to sophisticated medical and consumer electronic devices.
 Upcoming Webcasts

DECEMBER 9, 2015, 2:00 PM: Astrix Technology Group Invites You To The First Of A Series Of Labworks Webinars

Part I: “ Tune Up Your Existing Installation and Improve The User Experience” - The LABWORKS Optimization Seminar Series will consist of three seminars focused on getting the most of your LABWORKS system. Part I is a “How To” seminar conducted by a LABWORKS expert. Get hands-on advice how to get LABWORKS running at peak performance.
 Upcoming Events

JANUARY 23, 2016: SLAS2016

SLAS2016 takes place January 23-27 in San Diego, California. Programmed by scientists and engineers for peers interested in leveraging the latest in scientific technology. Best-in-class information, innovation and inspiration at the intersection of science and technology. See for details and to register.

JANUARY 25, 2016: 11th Laboratory Informatics Summit

Register by Friday, November 20, 2015 and receive up to US$700 off! January 25 - 27, 2016 - Philadelphia Timelines are tighter than ever before and informatics teams must constantly adapt to the changing demands of research science. Furthermore, periodic updates to your systems calls for a comprehensive implementation and integration strategy to ensure compatibility with existing lab systems, and also between multiple different vendors. Learn how to better Implement, Validate, Integrate & Analyze your laboratory data and information systems at the 11th Laboratory Informatics Summit, taking place January 25-27, 2016 in Philadelphia. Download the agenda on the website for further info. See you in Philly!
 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.


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