February 20, 2008      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 6, Issue 8


In This Issue


LIMS to get hot as Nano gets BIG!

Have you ever fantasized what it would look like ‘playing with wild fire’ or ‘making mountain from a mole’? If the response is overwhelmingly negative, the field of nanotechnology can give you some answers. Nanotechnology is a field of science that is garnering strength as we make new strides towards innovation and technology in preparation for the future.

How Does a Laboratory Automation Needs Assessment Benefit Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Implementation and Operation?

Many laboratories may have the expertise to translate manual processes and laboratory automation requirements into a detailed specification document for all of the system equirements, features and functions of a LIMS. However, that may not be the best utilization of their resources.

XML Reporting in SQL*LIMS

For several years my boss, Brian, has been telling me that the perfect solution for a LIMS Certificate of Analysis report would use a solid data extraction algorithm and a flexible XML output. The idea has always sounded interesting to me, except for the fact that the SQL*LIMS product doesn’t include the technology to do such a thing…until now. Today’s article describes how to customize SQL*LIMS and Oracle Reports to send data to XML, and how to convert that XML output to PDF.

Diet LIMS for Small Labs

“Small is beautiful” is a popular quote. But did you know that being small in business is double jeopardy? Of course, most of us know. Being small in the laboratory business is no different. There is always threat from the large competing labs. The larger labs constantly push their smaller rivals with velocities sufficient enough to drive them out from the realms of profitability and eventually, even beyond the threshold of existence.

Automating Laboratory Operations by Intergrating Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) with Analytical Instruments and Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)

The large volume of data generated by commercial and research laboratories, along with requirements mandated by regulatory agencies, have forced companies to use laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to improve efficiencies in tracking, managing samples, and precisely reporting test results.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

02/06/2008 - Presolicitation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The US Army RDECOM Acquisition Center, Natick Contracting Division (NCD) intends to procure Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Naval Health Research Center's (NHRC) Department of Respiratory Disease Research

01/07/2008 - Request for Proposal - LIMS System, Licensing, Maintenance and Implementation Services

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will receive Proposals in the Purchasing Division to contract with the District for: LIMS System, Licensing, Maintenance and Implementation Services.
 Recent News

02/19/2008 - New LimsLink CDS Release Combines 4 Advanced CDS Interfaces in One Solution

02/19/2008 - Join ATL at PITTCON 2008 - Booth #5455!

02/14/2008 - Showcase of New Informatics Offerings at Analytica 2008

02/14/2008 - Instant Write-Ups - Version 2.1 of the Chemistry Labacus(R)

02/12/2008 - Nonlinear Dynamics and UVP sign 2D image analysis software distribution agreement

02/12/2008 - Global biopharmaceutical leader UCB selects IDBS' BioBook for DMPK and Pharmacology

 Upcoming Events

03/11/2008 - Smagua 2008 - International Water Exhibition / Environmental Exhibition

03/10/2008 - IBC's 12th International Process Validation for Biologicals

03/10/2008 - 18th Annual AEHS Meeting & West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water

03/10/2008 - microRNA in Human Disease and Development

03/10/2008 - Technology Transfer for Biopharmaceuticals

03/10/2008 - The Original Conference on Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS)

03/10/2008 - R&D Leader's Forum

03/04/2008 - Best Practices Laboratory Management

03/01/2008 - Pittcon 2008

02/27/2008 - PHARMtech Congress 2008

 Job Postings

Training and Support Specialist

Research Business Analyst

Software Engineer 2

Software Engineer

Software Engineer 2

Senior Software Engineer

Systems Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

LIMS Implementation Specialists

Informatics Senior Program Manager

Director of Informatics Product Manager



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