November 02, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 43


In This Issue

 News Focus

11/01/2016 - LIMS Directory - Fall 2016: Product Pricing and Demos released has released the LIMS Directory - Fall 2016: Product Pricing and Demos
Download a copy and check out all the vendors that provide pricing and video demonstrations/tutorials of their products.
If you are a lims vendor and you do not see your product listed, please post links to this discussion with your public product pricing and links to video demonstrations. Your product will be listed in the next quarterly edition. We only list products that have public pricing.


LIMS - Going the Cloud Way

Leading IT technological innovations such as Software as a cloud storage and Service (SaaS) have revolutionized the operation of modern labs. Biobanks, CROs and research labs are fast-moving towards cloud technology, owing to excessive pressures of meeting deadlines and complexities associated with IT infrastructure and support. Why is cloud becoming the best choice for every lab, planning a LIMS implementation? This white paper is for those biobanks, clinical research and food & beverage testing labs which are incognizant of the benefits of cloud computing for managing laboratory operations.
 Recent News

11/02/2016 - Khemia Sotware at NELAC's Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Please join Khemia Software ( at TNI (The NELAC Institute – Forum on Environmental Accreditation on January 23-26, 2017 in Houston, TX. Registration is now open. We look forward to another great crowd this year!

11/02/2016 - Highly Successful Matrix LIMS User Group Meeting

Users of Autoscribe Informatics’ Matrix LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) recently attended a busy User Group Meeting at the Williams F1 Centre in Oxfordshire, UK. Presentations from users and Autoscribe technical specialists were interwoven with live link-ups to Autoscribe experts at a number of locations in the US to provide a varied perspective on current and future uses of Matrix.

11/02/2016 - Coriell Life Sciences Announces Technology Partnership with Psyche Systems

Coriell Life Sciences, Inc., an innovative provider of clinical genetic reporting solutions, and Psyche Systems, the leader in medical laboratory software systems, today announced a technology partnership and integration designed to provide end-to-end sample management and comprehensive interpretation and reporting for pharmacogenomics and women's health molecular diagnostics.

11/02/2016 - Psyche Systems Corporation Forms Strategic Alliance with CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) to Provide Integrated LIS and Billing Solutions

Psyche Systems Corporation and CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) have formed a strategic alliance which offers laboratories the ability to have seamlessly integrated solutions and workflow for clinical, anatomic pathology, molecular, toxicology, microbiology and billing applications.

11/01/2016 - Agilent Technologies and PureHoney Technologies to Develop New Applications for RapidFire/MS System

Agilent Technologies Inc. and PureHoney Technologies today announced a co-marketing agreement to develop new applications on the Agilent RapidFire 365 High-throughput Mass Spectrometry System.

10/27/2016 - GSL Biotech Releases First Web-Based Molecular Biology Software Product

GSL Biotech announced today that the company has released its first web-based molecular biology product, SnapGene Server, a tool for biotech companies and nonprofit organizations to render interactive DNA maps on their websites. The technology also allows website visitors to input data from a variety of common file formats, and to generate interactive, annotated maps directly within their browsers.

10/17/2016 - Grupo Oncoclínicas Expands Treatment Capabilities with Varian Advanced Radiotherapy Equipment and Software

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced Grupo Oncoclínicas, the largest private cancer center network in Latin America, acquired thirteen medical linear accelerators, five TrueBeam™ and eight VitalBeam™, as part of a multi-phase program to expand the radiotherapy capabilities in its centers across Brazil.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE DECEMBER 2, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The San Antonio River Authority Regional Environmental Laboratory - The purpose of the RFP is to obtain a Laboratory Information Management System that functions efficiently and effectively for an environmental laboratory. The current Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) does not provide all the functionality needed by THE RIVER AUTHORITY. Since this LIMS was implemented, THE RIVER AUTHORITY REL has expanded its service offerings as well. As a result, THE RIVER AUTHORITY plans to replace its current LIMS.

DUE DECEMBER 7, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Lake County is seeking proposals from experienced Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) vendors for the purpose of replacing existing Aspen LIMS. As a result of this Request for Proposal (RFP) the County expects to receive and evaluate responses, select a single vendor and enter into an agreement for implementation of LIMS, including support, training, and maintenance.

DUE NOVEMBER 3, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal for an on-site, locally installed software-based Laboratory Information Management System (“LIMS”) solution for a modern drinking-water quality laboratory operation within the Chesterfield County Utilities Department, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

DUE NOVEMBER 17, 2016: Request for Proposal - Water Resources Laboratory Information Management System

Clermont County Water Resources Department, Ohio - replacement of an aged laboratory information management system to better manage laboratory operations and related data.
 Event Focus

FEBRUARY 19 - 24, 2017: Molecular Med Tri-Con

Why is the Tri-Conference the Premier Event on Molecular Medicine & Diagnostics? If you are working in diagnostics and drug discovery, this is the must attend event of the year. Attracting over 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2016, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Why attend the Tri-Conference? HEAR over 500 speakers from across all industries, all research fields, and from all over the world; CHOOSE from over 400 presentations and panel discussions; NETWORK with 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries; SHOWCASE your Research by Presenting a Scientific Poster (and save $50!); PARTICIPATE in one of 30 Roundtable Discussions; VIEW over 170 Scientific Posters; VISIT with over 200 companies in the exhibit hall
 Upcoming Events

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

NOVEMBER 14 - 16, 2016: World Preclinical Congress - Europe

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 2, 2016: High-Content Analysis & 3D Screening

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4, 2016: PEGS Europe

 Upcoming Webcasts

November 2-3, 2016: Two Day 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications Seminar - San Francisco, CA, United States - Research and Markets

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