June 27, 2006      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 4, Issue 26


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

LIMS Project Failure - an excellent report on the cause

I recently wrote a blog on the failure of the LIMS at the FBI and provided a link to the article in the newspaper that reported the failure. Now the US DoJ, Office of the Inspector General Audit Division, has released, what I would consider, a very excellent and thorough report which provides an analysis of the cause and the recommendations. You can read more and view the entire report here.

FBI cancels LIMS contract with JusticeTrax - Here we go again...

Is the FBI jinxed or what? It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a blog concerning the FBI's failures on another large IT project. Granted 2 points do not make a trend but something is really wrong here.

Multinationalization: Are You Ready?

Customer Complaints - "Who you gonna call" - LabLite

Quality Assurance Process for Environmental Measurement

 Labcompliance Blog from Ludwig

Using Spreadsheets in Regulated Environments

GAMP Good Practices Guide for Validation of Laboratory Computer Systems

How to Predict the Future of 21 CFR Part 11

 Recent News

06/26/2006 - SGS Group Expands Use Of Labtronics' LimsLink To Improve Laboratory Productivity And Ensure Data Quality

06/26/2006 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. Announces ISO 9001:2000 Certification for the Fifth Consecutive Year

06/26/2006 - The MathWorks Introduces Systems Biology Software; Built on MATLAB Mathematical Capabilities, SimBiology Provides Specialized Functions and Graphical Interface to Simulate, Model, and Analyze Biochemical Pathways

06/24/2006 - Antek HealthWare's LabDAQ LIS is Recognized as Overall Market Leader in Site Installations During 2005

06/22/2006 - LIMS Webcast: Food and Beverage Industry

06/22/2006 - Tripos Releases Benchware Notebook 2.1; New Version Features Significant Usability Enhancements and Service-Oriented Architecture Upgrades to Help Customers Better Manage Integration, Customization and Deployment Costs

06/21/2006 - Database applications gain more performance, safety, and integrity

06/21/2006 - Waters Corporation Enters Into Collaborations with Chinese Partners

 Upcoming Events

08/02/2006 - Laboratory Informatics 2006

07/25/2006 - 2006 ASCLS Annual Meeting

07/23/2006 - Successful Protein Therapeutics: The Interconnection of Formulation, Process Development & Manufacturing

07/23/2006 - AACC 2006 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition

07/23/2006 - AACC 2006 Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Exposition

07/20/2006 - Impurity Testing in Drug Substances and Products Conference

07/20/2006 - 3rd Laborarory Equipment Qualification and Systems Validation Conference

07/17/2006 - Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference 2006

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/26/2006 - Invitation to Bid - Environmental Laboratory Testing Services

State of Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice

06/26/2006 - Contract Advertisement - Lab Analysis of Water

State Of California


Florida Department of Law Enforcement

06/26/2006 - Technology Commercialization Opportunity with a Fortune 500 leader in Process Safety

We are looking for partners that may have an interest in commercializing a very powerful and feature rich web-based Design Hazard Review application that was developed internally at a Fortune 500 leader in process safety.

06/19/2006 - Request for Quote - Data Management Software / Data Acquisition Systems for DEQ Lab

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Laboratory Division

05/15/2006 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Connecticut Department of Public Health
 Job Postings

06/22/2006 - PROJECT MANAGER, EMPOWER 2 Specialists, and SQL*LIMS Specialists


06/19/2006 - Sr. LIMS Analyst - 12 month position - Jacksonville, FL

06/16/2006 - Principal/Senior Principal Scientist (Informatics Lead)

06/13/2006 - Microbiology Technician II

06/12/2006 - Labware LIMS Developer

06/12/2006 - Sr. LIMS Analyst

06/07/2006 - LIMS Implementation and Architecture consultant

06/06/2006 - LIMS Labware Consultants - 2 openings - Urgent Need

06/06/2006 - LIMS Administrator - NOT Validation

06/06/2006 - LIMs Consultant

06/06/2006 - Validation Technical Writer

06/06/2006 - Labware LIMS Validation Consultant Needed

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