March 24, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 10


In This Issue


Blaze Systems Issues Systems Integration White Paper

Blaze Systems has issued a Systems Integration White Paper to at least "scratch the surface" of the opportunity to begin making application architecture for enterprise business effectiveness a significant element in IT strategy for any enterprise, small, medium or large.

Blaze Systems Issues Barcode Labeling White Paper

Blaze Systems has issued a Barcode Labeling White Paper that brings to light many of the key issues to be addressed when determining if LIMS software can deliver the business improvements typically available from the use of machine readable (barcode, RFID) labeling.

SaaS - Is a web hosted LIMS right for your laboratory?

What is a Web Hosted (SaaS) LIMS & is it right for your lab?  Simply put, a web hosted or SaaS LIMS is a (Laboratory Information Management System) that is a licensed, web hosted subscription that is paid for on a low monthly or annual fee basis as opposed to a customer, on-site installed, lump sum license purchase.  The LIMS exists on a provider’s server instead of at your lab or business, and users access it through the web.  So why would this benefit your lab? 

 Upcoming Webcasts

04/01/2009 - CSols, Inc. announces the next installments in our ongoing Webinar series

These sessions are provided at no cost to participants and are designed to inform and educate participants on topics of interest in the Informatics Field. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved by visiting the Resource section of the CSols web site:
 Recent News

03/24/2009 - New edition of the LIMSkit released.

New edition of the LIMSkit released.  Download your free copy and stay current with all future updates automatically. 

ATLANTA, GA, March 17, 2009: A new update for the LIMSkit, a wildly popular (free) resource for the laboratory industry has now been made timeless. Anyone who downloads the LIMSkit at now only needs to do it once, as all future updates will be automatically incorporated and accessible. This advance comes at a perfect time, as it also incorporates significant new information, demonstrations, LIMS development tools, career resources and tons of other valuable resource for all stakeholders in the laboratory industry.  The LIMSkit is useful to LIMS users, administrators, developers, and LIMS vendors and consultants alike.  LabLynx encourages all of these stakeholders to download the LIMSkit and start making use of this valuable resource.

03/23/2009 - Blaze Systems Develops Legacy Data Migration Toolkit

Blaze Systems announces the development of a comprehensive LIMS legacy data migration wizard and toolkit which streamlines and reduces the cost of migrating historical laboratory data from a variety of legacy data sources (Excel, Access, etc.) into BlazeLIMS.

03/23/2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. Announces an Enhanced Competitive Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Migration Program

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL), a leading supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), announce an exciting new enhancement to its existing Competitive LIMS Migration Program. Currently this program offers customers an additional discount when they decide to migrate to ATL Sample Master® LIMS from their existing LIMS.

03/20/2009 - Systat Software, Inc., In Collaboration With Rescentris, Releases SigmaCERF - An Electronic Lab Notebook For Life Scientists

Systat Software, Inc., (SSI) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Rescentris, Inc. of Columbus, OH, to globally offer their joint product, SigmaCERF ™ - an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and knowledge management platform for life science research organizations.

03/17/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Partners with Symyx Technologies, Inc. to Offer Enterprise Level Electronic Laboratory Notebook

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the signing of a partnership with Symyx Technologies, Inc. to market and sell Symyx Notebook and Symyx Isentris decision support software

03/17/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces New Scientific Data Management System Incorporates Powerful Data Collection and Reporting

Labtronics Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Nexxis SDMS a powerful and cost effective Scientific Data Management System that stores and manages scientific data and documentation while easily integrating with existing laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS, ELN, ERP and instrument data systems.

03/17/2009 - Is your LIMS working hard enough?

Pharmaceutical industry researchers grappling with the implications of recent staff cutbacks need to make sure that their software systems are contributing fully to the task of getting more results from fewer resources, says Huw Loaring, systems director at LabLogic Systems

03/17/2009 - Geospiza and The HDF Group awarded Grant to Develop Bioinformatics Technologies Based on HDF5: “BioHDF”

Core Genomics Data Analysis Tools will be Delivered to the Research Community as Open Source Technology
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/23/2009 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

South Coast Air Quality Management District

03/23/2009 - Request for Proposal - Health Inofrmation Management System

City of El Paso, Texas - Dept of Public Health

12/30/2008 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

The County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for the implementation of a Forensic Biology/DNA Laboratory Information Management System
 Upcoming Events

04/20/2009 - Advanced BioFuels Summit

04/14/2009 - Biological Assay Development & Validation

04/06/2009 - PEGS Summit

04/06/2009 - Drug Discovery Chemistry

 Job Postings

Technical Architect

Nautilus LIMS analyst - Albany NY area

R&D Software Engineer

Senior Product Manager -Genomics SW

Product Manager - LC/MS Quantitative Analysis Software

Laboratory Jobs and Careers posted on

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LIMS Satisfaction Poll

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