December 28, 2005      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 3, Issue 51


In This Issue


2006 LIMS Buyers Guide & Market Survey

The 2006 LIMS Buyers Guide & Survey is the most comprehensive and detailed information resource for both LIMS consumers and vendors alike.

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 Featured Webcasts

Adobe's Rx for Streamlining Your Clinical Development cycle

The Life Sciences industry can’t afford not to invest in new ways to support virtual, distributed, cross functional global teams and alliances for all aspects of R&D. Reducing costs by compromising safety or efficacy is not an acceptable prescription for a new drug launch. However, there is a great opportunity to reduce the sting of clinical development costs associated with manual, paper-based, repetitive processes. Some examples include investigator recruitment, financial disclosure requirements, patient enrollment, and clinical supply management. These processes are the same for every clinical trial regardless of therapeutic area or the size of the clinical trial.

A Case Study in Harmonizing LIMS and ERP / MRP Systems

"The Quality Control department is integral to companies successfully meeting regulatory requirements. However QC departments need far greater numbers of analysts when they rely on paper-based data entry systems. Reliance on paper-based and manual entry systems also has huge inherent potential for typographical errors that significantly impact business costs. Links between the Laboratory Information Management System and the ERP / MRP systems are a must in order to meet the ever-growing demands for in-depth analysis, faster turnaround times and faster out of specification warnings."

Time to Replace Your LIMS?

Companies are opting to replace their existing legacy systems with leading Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) LIMS solutions. Replacement drivers include: loss of key personnel, vendor refocus on other industries and high maintenance costs. STARLIMS has a record for straightforward conversions of legacy knowledge and information systems.

Harnessing Internet and Intranet Technology for Analytical Laboratories

The incorporation of Internet/Intranet technology into analytical laboratories provides cost-effective, powerful solutions for operational needs and customer requirements.

What is a LIMS?

LIMS is the acronym for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). It is a system that allows laboratories to trace and track all samples or specimens that are received into the laboratory, tests performed; methods utilized, their results, any changes to results, control limits, QC values, and should also track the analyst, date and time of each step in the analysis process.
 Upcoming Events

02/06/2006 - 19th Annual Electronic Document Management Conference

01/31/2006 - Laboratory Informatics 2006

01/30/2006 - Cold Chain Management and Distribution

01/29/2006 - Forum on Laboratory Accreditation

01/26/2006 - Advances in Protein Crystallography 2006

01/23/2006 - 5th Annual Meeting on Contemporary Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies

01/21/2006 - CDC's 9th International Symposium on Biosafety

01/21/2006 - Lab Automation 2006

01/18/2006 - Partnering with Central Labs, ECG and Imaging Labs

01/10/2006 - Peptalk: The Protein Information Week

 Job Postings

12/22/2005 - Thermo Electron Corp SampleManager LIMS Professionals

12/19/2005 - SAP Validation Manager

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

12/21/2005 - Florida Department of Health LIMS Bid

The purpose of this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) is to implement a Laboratory Information Management System and related modules, perform data conversion, and provide training, ongoing assistance, and software support for the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Laboratories (BOL).

12/08/2005 - Request for Proposal - University of Texas - Laboratory Information System (LIS)

The University of Texas at Austin is accepting competitive sealed proposals to contract for software and associated hardware for an electronic laboratory information system (LIS) to be utilized by the University Health Services clinical laboratory in accordance with the terms, conditions and requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal. This Request for Proposal provides sufficient Information for interested parties to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by University.
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