September 22, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 37


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Collaborative Science via Social Media – A real world case study with

While surfing the web this evening and doing a bit of research on using blogs, wikis and other common tools for scientific data management, I found a number of very interesting blog articles on an open system for Collaborative Science called “”.

 Upcoming Webcasts

09/30/2009 - LIMS Webcast: Spotlight on Product Testing Laboratories

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host an informational webcast on September 30, 2009 on the topic of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). This webcast is entitled "Spotlight on Product Testing Laboratories". This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers working for manufacturing firms with product testing laboratories or commercial laboratories who provide product testing services. ***Register today!!

09/23/2009 - Successfully Implementing a's not a myth!

CSols invites you to participate in this complimentary webinar that highlights simple yet highly effect preparation steps to take to enhance your chance of a successful LIMS implementation. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved ahead of time.
 Demonstrations & Presentations

Enterprise Software for the Pharmaceutical Laboratory

The following presentation provides an overview of the Enterprise Software needs of the modern Pharmaceutical Laboratory. Today’s challenge for the diversified pharmaceutical laboratory is to find a comprehensive enterprise software solution that provides not only LIMS functionality but an Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Enterprise Content Management and a wide variety of functions for personnel management, asset management, instrument interfacing and much more, all within the context of being validated and fully compliant with 21 CFR part 11.

Video Demonstration of Biobanking LIMS

caTissue Core is caBIG’s tissue bank repository tool for biospecimen inventory, tracking, and basic annotation. Version 1.2.2 of caTissue permits users to track the collection, storage, quality assurance, and distribution of specimens as well as the derivation and aliquotting of new specimens from an existing ones (e.g. for DNA analysis). It also allows users to find and request specimens that may then be used in molecular, correlative studies.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

09/21/2009 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information System (LIS)

The University of Georgia (UGA) is issuing this Request for Proposals ("RFP") to procure a Laboratory Information System (LIS) which will replace the UGA Health's Center existing and aging LIS.
 Recent News

09/21/2009 - Toolkit Speeds Up Validation of SDMS (Scientific Data Management System)

Labtronics Inc. announces the release of the Nexxis SDMS Validation Toolkit to assist with the validation of Nexxis SDMS, a web-based scientific data management system that provides laboratories with secure central storage and retrieval of scientific data and documentation.

09/21/2009 - RURO Inc. Today Announced the Release of FreezerPro 2010, Frozen Sample Inventory and Information Management System

RURO Inc. today announced the release of FreezerPro 2010, Frozen sample inventory and information management system (FSIIMS). FreezerPro 2010 is the fastest, most reliable and secure professional solution to inventory Ultra-low Freezer and Liquid Nitrogen Tank samples and efficiently manage data of any kind associated with the samples.

09/21/2009 - “How to Implement an Information Management System in Contract Laboratories” - A Free Seminar

Autoscribe will be hosting a free seminar on “How to Implement an Information Management System in Contract Laboratories” at the Longbridge Innovation Centre in Birmingham, UK on 11th November 2009.

09/21/2009 - New Productivity Suite From Varian, Inc. Increases Throughput for NMR

Varian, Inc. announced today a suite of new products to enhance the flexibility and automated use of its 400-MR Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) system. The collection of new tools comprises the OneNMR(TM) probe, a choice of two autosamplers, and an easy to use, customer-centric software package.

09/21/2009 - PerkinElmer Launches Columbus 2.0 High Content Screening Platform for High-Volume Image Data Management and Analysis

Global leader in cellular imaging and analysis technologies provides researchers with greater speed and integration capabilities, via fully web-enabled, scalable solution.

09/18/2009 - Join – The New Linkedin Group with Career Opportunities & Resources for Laboratory, Scientific and Health professionals


Join the new Linkedin Group dedicated to Laboratory Professional Career Opportunities. is a subgroup of and provides postings from career placement professionals along with tons of laboratory and scientific jobs listed daily from hundreds of job boards.

09/17/2009 - Join – New Linkedin Group has been created for Chromatography Technical Articles, News and Career Opportunities


Join the new Linkedin Group dedicated to timely Chromatography technical articles, news and career opportunities.

09/16/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Hosts Free Webinars for Laboratory Informatics Professionals in China

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced a new series of free on-demand webinars for the laboratory informatics community in China and Australia.

09/16/2009 - Symyx Joins SAFE-BioPharma to Ensure Safe Security Standards for ELN Software

Symyx Technologies, Inc. today announced it has joined SAFE-BioPharma Association, a non-profit association that created and manages the SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and signature standard for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
 Upcoming Events

10/26/2009 - 5th Forum on Laboratory Informatics 2009

Extending Analytical Integration Knowledge from Chemistry to Biology. The current economies along with major M&As in the pharmaceutical industry require efficient collection, organization and consolidation of data more now than ever. This has only been intensified from new challenges in the interfacing, integration and validation of data and regulatory environment. The overwhelming amount of accumulated information requires proper management from the right systems. IQPC’s 5th Forum on Laboratory Informatics will address key areas, including: Data integration, interfacing and validation, LIMS & ELN implementation, and Future trends of ELN development.

10/26/2009 - 8th Polymorphism & Crystallization Scientific Forum

Optimizing Efficiencies in Polymorphism & Crystallization to Improve Solubility, Increase Bioavailability & Speed Drug Development of Patentable Solids. IQPC’s 8th Polymorphism & Crystallization Scientific Forum is aimed at helping companies to lower costs, increase efficiency and cover a broad range of successful technical case studies on crystal nucleation and polymorphism – a major issue and area of drug development for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

10/26/2009 - 5th Forum on Laboratory Informatics 2009

The 5th Forum on Laboratory Informatics will bring together informatics professionals to discuss case studies and best practices in overcoming data management challenges with storage, organization, consolidation and integration. Key topics to be addressed include: ELN deployment & LIMS system integration, legal & regulatory compliance strategies and emerging technologies & their impact on the lab informatics.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces the third in its series of Laboratory Automation conferences to be held in Asia. This conference, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 22-23, will address Laboratory Automation: Integrating Quality with Efficiency.

10/15/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Houston, TX!

On October 15, 2009, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) and Microsoft invite you to a free, educational seminar on the growing importance of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet others in your industry and learn how to achieve measurable improvements via LIMS for your laboratory operation! ***Register today!!!

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.
 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.
Become a Sponsor

Contact Us

Questions or Comments? We'd like to hear your comments and suggestions. E-mail your feedback or questions to us at Copyright Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc. P.O. Box 813301 Smyrna, GA 30081 770-313-8185Copyright Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc. P.O. Box 813301 Smyrna, GA 30081 770-313-5827