October 20, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 41


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.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Cloud Computing Explained

The following video provides a very good and simple explanation of Cloud Computing and explains the relationship to SaaS and Grid Computing.

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.
 Recent News

10/19/2009 - GenoLogics and CLC bio to Provide End-to-End Genomics Informatics and Analysis for Next Generation Sequencing

GenoLogics and CLC bio today announced they will provide an end-to-end informatics and analysis solution, optimized for Next Generation Sequencing research that addresses both lab and data management and data analysis all within one integrated system.

10/19/2009 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. to Exhibit and Present at the AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL), leaders in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), is pleased to exhibit at the 2009 AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition (WQTC) and demonstrate exciting new features in Sample Master® Pro LIMS and Sample Master® Result Point™ at Booth #306.

10/19/2009 - An affordable, configurable LIMS for all Radiopharmacy facilities

Autoscribe announces the availability of a new software solution for all RadioPharmacy laboratories that may be further integrated with Autoscribe’s PET and Environmental Monitoring LIMS.

10/19/2009 - In Their Own Words, Leading Scientists and Experts Connect UPLC, Mass Spectrometry, and Informatics with Scientific and Business Success

Video Testimonials in Waters' Customer Showcase Give Voice to More Than 50 Thought Leaders, Researchers and Laboratory Managers

10/18/2009 - LabLynx, Inc. Launches New Laboratory Scientific & Health Informatics Community SaaSforScience.com

SaaS (Software as a Service) has arrived for the laboratory, scientific and health informatics community! Visit the website to read and post discussions, links, trials of SaaS applications for the scientific/lab/health industry and more.

10/16/2009 - 17th BioPartnering Europe Conference Launches Technology Vision Group’s Global Life Science Network

)--Technology Vision Group LLC (TVG) announced at the 17th Annual BioPartnering Europe™ (BPE) conference in London, the launch of a new worldwide network of BioPartnering conferences that will span the globe.

10/15/2009 - Ariadne Launches Pathway Studio® Version 7 – Software for Mechanistic Modeling of Biological Processes and Disease

Ariadne is pleased to announce the release of Pathway Studio® version 7, Desktop Edition. Pathway Studio software is used broadly in Academia and Industry to facilitate research of molecular biology, experimental data analysis, drug discovery and development, and plant genomics research.

10/15/2009 - Ocimum Biosolutions Announces “The Great Exchange” – LIMS Swap ProgramOcimum Biosolutions Announces “The Great Exchange” – LIMS Swap Program

Program offers license exchange of existing COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf), home grown and custom laboratory data systems for Biotracker™ LIMS licenses .
 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.
 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

 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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