December 01, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 46


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

11/16/2009 - Request for Proposal - Forensic Laboratory Inforamtion Management System

City of Charleston, South Carolina Police Department
 LIMS Blog Postings

The largest and most active LIMS, Laboratory, Scientific & Health Informatics community on Linkedin

If you are not currently a member of you will want to join. It is now the largest and most active non-commercial, community driven LIMS group on Linkedin today. The group was started exactly 5 months ago today with 1 member and has exploded to over 2,350 members in that short period of time. The reason for this great success is the fact the the group and all of the subgroups are entirely community driven and where all stakeholders including user, vendors and consultants in the laboratory and LIMS industries are encouraged to post and share information.

Social Media for Scientists – Presented by scientists for scientists

The following Slideshare presentation provides an interesting perspective from a scientist’s point of view regarding what is known as Social Media. There is a lot of hype today in the press and around the office water cooler concerning “Social Media”. Don’t get snowed or overwhelmed by all this stuff. It is practical and can be useful to all scientific professionals and at a level that everyone can relate to.
 Recent News

11/30/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Millipore has Selected and Implemented Watson LIMS for its Preclinical and Clinical Development Services Group (Bioanalytics Laboratories)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Millipore has implemented Watson LIMS (laboratory information management system) within its Preclinical and Clinical Development Services group located in St. Charles, Mo.

11/28/2009 - New version of Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini LIMS has been released

Version 5.2.5 of Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini LIMS has been released. No custom code or use of esoteric basic scripting languages is required for OneTime configuration of MAtrix Gemini LIMS desktop and web clients. This is in line with current GAMP5 recommendations.

11/24/2009 - Biotracker(TM) LIMS Receives caBIG(R) Bronze Compatibility Certification

Ocimum Biosolutions today announced that its specialty life science Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Biotracker™ has been awarded the prestigious caBIG® (cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid®) Bronze Compatibility Certification by the National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Autoscribe continually strives to improve both its products and the service that it provides to the users of the Matrix LIMS software.

11/18/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific LIMS Solution Selected by Leading Argentinean Water Processing Company for Improved Quality Control

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Aguas y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA), a water and waste water company serving the City of Buenos Aires and its suburban areas, has selected Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system) to improve quality control processes in its local and regional laboratories.
 Upcoming Events

03/04/2010 - INTERPHEX Puerto Rico 2010 featuring MEDICAL DEVICE Puerto Rico 2010

Meet face-to-face with Puerto Rico's pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals with the authority to purchase materials, equipment, and services for the developing and manufacturing of bio/pharmaceuticals and medical/scientific devices.

02/23/2010 - 2nd Annual Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing

As the only European event solely focused on single Use systems, Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing 2010 will not only provide a case study driven agenda focused for those professionals working with single-use systems; but also a unique opportunity to spend dedicated time networking with and discussing the key challenges faced when working with these systems and how t best capture the benefits they promise.

01/20/2010 - AACC Announces Audioconference On Advances In Celiac Disease Testing & Treatment

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces an audioconference on Celiac Disease: Advances in Testing and Treatment to be held on January 20, 2010, at 2:00pm EST. The audioconference will last 90 minutes.

12/16/2009 - AACC Announces Audioconference On The Laboratory’s Role In Managing Hospital-Acquired Infections

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces an audioconference on The Lab's Critical Role in Managing Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) to be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:00pm (EST). The audioconference will last 90 minutes.

12/16/2009 - The 10th U.S. – Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems

The 10th US-Japan Symposium on Drug Delivery Systems will be held on December 16-20, 2009 at The Westin Resort & Spa, Lahaina, Maui. The Symposium is organized by faculty from MIT and Kyoto University, and it is open to the world-wide scientific community.

LIMS Management - The Old Occupation Using New Ideas

Laboratory Information Management Systems, or LIMS, is a new idea in an old field - information management. Older Laboratory Informational Systems, or LIS, has been a part of laboratory informatics for decades, and has had its share of problems.

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.
 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.
 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.
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