August 26, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 33


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webcasts

09/17/2009 - ERT Presents Suicidality in Clinical Trials Educational Workshop with Healthcare Technology Systems

As safety concerns about suicidality in clinical trials mount, a practical monitoring and alerting system is needed. This system should be one that can be easily and broadly applied to protocols and ensure the consistent application of assessments in diverse settings. Computer automation is one solution.

09/01/2009 - FDAnews Webinar - Top Five GCP Violations - Creating an Action Plan to Assure FDA Compliance

Over and over, companies commit the same, avoidable GCP violations. Which of the 'Top 5' have you committed lately? But here's good news: Tried–and–true best practice solutions exist for each violation — and you can discover them. In just 90 minutes of your precious time.
 LIMS Blog Postings

SaaS Myths Debunked – Laboratories and Scientific industries reap the benefits of SaaS

I’m using this post to comment on the most popular Software as a Service (SaaS) myths which seem to be circulating the Web in what I believe is a feverish pitch and last ditch effort by non-SaaS software companies trying to inject FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) to slow the most impressive industry movement and technology disruption we have witnessed in at least the last 20 years.
 Recent News

08/25/2009 - Software Point Delivers a Laboratory System to Hospitals in Sweden

multidisciplinary laboratory system Sapphire C5 LIMS to all hospitals in Norrbotten county. The new system will be taken into use during 2010 in county's six hospital laboratories of clinical chemistry and microbiology in Piteå, Sunderby, Kalix, Jällivaara and Kiruna.

08/24/2009 - Emerson chosen by Dynamic Fuels to digitally automate first commercial-scale renewable diesel plant in North America

Dynamic Fuels, a 50/50 venture of Tyson Foods, Inc., and Syntroleum Corporation, has awarded Emerson Process Management the contract to digitally automate North America’s first commercial-scale renewable diesel plant. With Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital architecture, Dynamic Fuels will gain optimum control through the networking of thousands of Emerson smart devices, systems, and predictive maintenance software.

08/21/2009 - Ocimum Biosolutions is amongst America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Ocimum Biosolutions, a leading integrated life sciences solutions company, has been listed in the third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the America’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

08/21/2009 - Atrium Research Releases Electronic Laboratory Notebook eHandbook

Atrium Research, the only market research organization dedicated to scientific informatics, announced today the release of the Electronic Laboratory Notebook eHandbook. Built from the extensive content of the company's flagship examination of ELN Electronic Laboratory Notebooks: A Foundation for Scientific Knowledge Management, this new single CPU eBook provides an affordable alternative for those who do not require the portability of the multi-user PDF.

08/20/2009 - QSI selects Lennox Laboratory Supplies to market WinLims throughout Ireland

Quality Systems International (QSI) of Aylesbury, UK, has entered into a premier partnership agreement with Lennox Laboratory Supplies Ltd of Dublin, Ireland which will see QSI and Lennox working closely together to market the WinLims Laboratory Information Management System throughout Ireland.

08/20/2009 - Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Implements STARLIMS Forensic LIMS Appliance in Under Two Weeks

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS , today announced that Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) in South Carolina has implemented the STARLIMS forensic appliance in a quick and cost-effective manner.

08/19/2009 - Biobanking and Biospecimen Management Software Solution

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that its Nautilus LIMS (laboratory information management system) now delivers purpose-built functionality to meet the specific and unique needs of the biobanking industry.

08/19/2009 - RTS Life Science Automation Chosen to Increase UK Biobank Sample Processing

RTS Life Science, a worldwide supplier of automated products and solutions for drug discovery, delivery and quality control applications within pharmaceutical, biotech, biobanking and academic institutes, is pleased to announce that they have been selected to supply four Saliva and RNA Stabilised Blood Processing Systems to the UK Biobank.

08/19/2009 - CLC bio Delivers Specialized Immunoinformatics Solution to Symphogen

CLC bio has just completed a specialized immunoinformatics solution that is fully customized to fit into Symphogen’s proprietary Symplex™ technology for high throughput identification of antibodies with diversity and specificity customized to a particular therapeutic application.

08/19/2009 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - Activated Carbon Education and Services

In addition to activated carbon education, PACS provides routine and advanced activated carbon laboratory testing, contract R&D, telephone/internet consulting, software, marketing, expert witness services, 59 short courses and hosts the annual International Activated Carbon Conference
 Upcoming Events

09/28/2009 - MEDICAL DEVICE COMPLIANCE INSTITUTE 2009 - Quality Design Control and Transfer Training

Register now for Medical Device Compliance Institute 2009: Quality Design Control and Transfer Training — two new courses presented by EduQuest in cooperation with FDAnews offered separately or as an integrated three-day learning package — and learn how to develop a by-the-book quality management program. Leave the guessing to your competitors.

09/21/2009 - 5th Compound Management & Integrity Summit

The 5th Compound Management & Integrity Summit is about: leading practices, strategies and technologies in compound handling, storage, and integrity and automation. Hear Industry Case Studies and Gain Practical and Expert Knowledge

09/21/2009 - Metabolic Diseases Drug Discovery & Development

IQPC’s Metabolic Diseases Program is designed to bring together valuable case studies, lessons learned and best practices in the forms of panel session in drug discovery and development.

09/16/2009 - Oncology Biomarkers Conference

Oncology Biomarkers Advance Cancer Detection, Prognosis & Treatment with Biomarker Discovery, Validation and Practical Applications in Clinical Trials.

09/14/2009 - Product Enhancement Technologies in Pharmaceutical Life-Cycle Management

Pharma Life Cycle will focus on designing and implanting patent strategies aligning to product life cycle management, benchmarking your organization by listening to major case studies and discovering novel techniques in life cycle management such as co-crystalization and new drug development methods, among many other topics. Hear From Wyeth, Abbott Laboratories, Merck and Co., IMPAX Pharmaceuticals, PTC Therapeutics and many others

09/13/2009 - JAM 2009 - Joint Annual Meeting - VA American Water Works Assoc/VA Water Environmental Association

Joint Annual Meeting for the Virginia Section American Water Works Association and the Virginia Water Environment Association
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/25/2009 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information and Management System

NHS Lanarkshire (United Kingdom) requires to procure a Laboratory Information and Management System and associated services.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

The following is a real-time aggregated list of LIMS jobs pulled from job sites all over the Internet. The list is kept up to date in nearly real time.

05/31/2009 - LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers is pleased to announce an improved job board that combines both LIMS and Laboratory Career opportunities. The service is free for our member sponsors and all job seekers. The new job board offers a job search feature and allows for posting of Featured Jobs for less than $1 per day. Candidates can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter that highlights all of the Featured and Sponsored job openings.
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