October 14, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 40


In This Issue

 Polls & Surveys

What type of system do you use to manage laboratory data?

There has been a number of discussions recently about what type of system is dominant in the laboratory for managing data. Take this 3 second poll to tell us what your lab uses and learn what others are doing.

Cloud Computing & SaaS – Clearing up the confusion using some humor

With all the hype today about Cloud Computing and SaaS, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there

Instrument Interfacing - The Great Paradox of LIMS?

Blaze Systems has issued an Instrument Interfacing White Paper examining the apparent paradox evidenced by the underutilization of this powerful and cost effective adjunct to LIMS functionality. The various myths which contribute to this reality are discussed, evaluated, and examined under the illuminating light of reality.

LIMS and Stem Cell Research

LIMS is an acronym for Laboratory Information Management Software, is a common software used in environmental, pharmaceutical and research institutions. It’s a software to manage laboratory life, indeed with this tool it’s possible not only to manage samples and standards, users and instruments, but also to send invoices, control the automation of the workflow, manage projects.
 Upcoming Webcasts

10/27/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: 5 Features of a Highly Effective CDS/LIMS Interface

This complimentary webcast highlights 5 features that define the most effective CDS/LIMS interfacing solutions - the ones that integrate closely with both CDS and LIMS to reduce costs associated with all aspects of Chromatography Data Management, from sequence setup to final entry of results in LIMS.

10/21/2009 - How to Select the Right LIMS for your Business

Join us as we discuss: 5 Phases of the Evaluation and Selection Process for Laboratory Data Systems - a step by step guide to avoiding costly (Time, $, Capabilities) mistakes.

10/15/2009 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Automated Management of Laboratory Raw Data and Documents

Most laboratories already understand the value of storing their sample results in a secure central location - LIMS - but what do they do with the raw data and reports that support those results? Where do they go to retrieve that raw data when it is needed for an investigation or an audit?
 Recent News

10/10/2009 - SaaS for Science – the community for web hosted LIMS, laboratory, scientific and health informatics software

There is now a new group on Linkedin to provide discussions and articles on SaaS for Science, also known as web hosted software for LIMS, laboratory, scientific and health informatics. This group contains articles, discussions and links to free on-line trials of many different software solutions. This resource is great for laboratory users and managers to try out web hosted software and learn more about SaaS (Software as a Service). Visit: http://www.SaaSforScience.com.

10/09/2009 - Sample Tracking Solutions for Medical Applications

A new configuration of Matrix Tracker has been developed with inputs from several large organizations, including a major pharmaceutical company, to address the needs for sample tracking within medical related organizations such as clinics, hospitals and relevant industries.

10/09/2009 - Waste Tracking

Waste tracking and disposal has become a major concern for businesses and industries. There are regulations that have to be adhered to that include the requirement for regular reporting to relevant regulatory authorities. Overall this issue has become a burden that requires a better approach to reduce workloads and paperwork.

10/08/2009 - Qualtrax, Inc. Welcomes New Customer: Southwest Louisiana Crime Lab

Qualtrax, Inc. recently welcomed Southwest Louisiana Crime Lab to its customer base. Southwest Louisiana Crime Lab is a regional crime lab located in Lake Charles, LA that serves five parishes, or counties, in its surrounding area. With over 30 years of experience, the lab specializes in control substances, blood alcohol, DNA, and fingerprinting.

10/07/2009 - Illumina Announces Fully Integrated High-Performance Computing for Sequencing Customers

At the BioIT World Europe Conference, Illumina, Inc. announced the launch of IlluminaCompute, a fully integrated computing solution for its Genome Analyzer sequencing platform

10/07/2009 - The Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics Selects IPA in Multi-Year Deal for Systems Biology Effort

Ingenuity Systems, the leading provider of information solutions for life science researchers, and Millennium Science, Ingenuity Systems' exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand, today announced a multi-year deal for Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) with the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB).
 Upcoming Events

11/17/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Seattle, WA!

10/28/2009 - Free Food Safety Seminars in North America and Canada - A Global Perspective

10/27/2009 - L.A.B. Exhibition and Conference, 27–29 October 2009, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

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

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

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


10/22/2009 - ACD/Labs’ ADMET & PhysChem Symposium—to be held in Germany on October 22, 2009.

 Demonstrations & Presentations

LIMS for the Water, Wastewater Laboratory

The Ideal LIMS Solution for the Water, Wastewater Lab is a function of the right company, the right technology and the right features and functions for your needs. All supported by first class training, implementation and maintenance and support services. LABLynx is the Ideal Solution for your lab or enterprise, no matter how large or small, or how you choose to manage your own unique workflows, individual processes and data.

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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

09/28/2009 - Request for Proposals for Partnership to Collaborate on a Laboratory Information Management System

Clean Water Services – Water Resource Management Utility, Tualatin River Watershed, Oregon
 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

LIMSfinder.com 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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