March 03, 2009      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 8


In This Issue


SaaS - Is a web hosted LIMS right for your laboratory?

What is a Web Hosted (SaaS) LIMS & is it right for your lab?  Simply put, a web hosted or SaaS LIMS is a (Laboratory Information Management System) that is a licensed, web hosted subscription that is paid for on a low monthly or annual fee basis as opposed to a customer, on-site installed, lump sum license purchase.  The LIMS exists on a provider’s server instead of at your lab or business, and users access it through the web.  So why would this benefit your lab? 

 LIMS Blog Postings

Ephraim Gadsby Twitters & Tweets

Well, I have done it... I have created a Twitter account. I could not resist after hearing NPR promote it on Scott Simon's show on Saturday morning and on PBS with Charlie Rose tonight. It seems like a great addition to my blogging life. Check out my posts and subscribe if you want.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/03/2009 - CSols, Inc. announces the next installments in our ongoing Webinar series

These sessions are provided at no cost to participants and are designed to inform and educate participants on topics of interest in the Informatics Field. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved by visiting the Resource section of the CSols web site:

03/03/2009 - AACC Announces Webinar On Diagnostic Data Management

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry offers a timely webinar Managing Diagnostic Data for Improved Patient Care: A Case Study on March 3. The webinar starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern)
 Recent News

03/03/2009 - LabCentrixSM Becomes Reseller of BioRails™

Leading LIMS Consultancy Expands Its Informatics Offerings with a Productivity Tool that Helps Labs Manage Service Requests

03/02/2009 - LabLynx launches the new, Laboratory SaaS Provider

ATLANTA, Ga, March 2, 2009: LabLynx Inc., the leader in laboratory informatics solutions and services, launched the new today, a new division centered on web-hosted LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and other Laboratory Informatics and business software.  Information can be found at

02/27/2009 - How to Track Tissues, Cassettes & Slides in Pre-Clinical Pathology Studies

Matrix Track-IT for Pre-Clinical Pathology Studies

02/25/2009 - Genstruct and Gene Logic Collaborate on Systems Toxicology

Genstruct Inc., a systems biology company focused on identifying molecular mechanisms, networks and biomarkers to better develop novel therapeutics, molecular diagnostics and patient-specific therapies, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Gene Logic, an Ocimum Biosolutions company, for a systems toxicology collaboration.

02/24/2009 - Luminex Corporation Announces the Release of xPONENT® 3.1 Software

New Data Acquisition Software Allows Clinicians and Researchers to Streamline Laboratory Workflow and Enhance Productivity

02/24/2009 - STARLIMS to Introduce STARLIMS(r) Electronic Notebook At PITTCON 2009

Latest Addition to the STARLIMS Unified Lab Informatics Platform Is Ideal for Highly Regulated Environments

02/24/2009 - Latest pharma software on show at SOT meeting

LabLogic's laboratory information management system and chromatography software for the pharmaceutical metabolism industry will be to the fore at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (15-19 March, Baltimore, USA)

02/24/2009 - Novatek International announces the implementation of its latest version of its Validation Software Nova-VM as part of its NOVA-LIMS Suite of Applications for use in Multisite Pharmaceutical companies

Novatek International ( ) has rolled out the new and enhanced version of their Validation Software (Nova-VM).
 Upcoming Events

03/23/2009 - Drug Information Association (DIA) - 21st Annual EuroMeeting

03/23/2009 - microRNA in Human Disease and Development

03/22/2009 - 237th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

03/18/2009 - The Challenge of Antibacterial Drug Development

03/17/2009 - Next Generation Sequencing

03/17/2009 - INTERPHEX 2009

03/11/2009 - Electronic Data in Clinical Trials

03/09/2009 - Drug Development Latin America

03/08/2009 - Pittcon 2009

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

02/16/2009 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Minnesota Department of Health, Environmental Laboratory Section

12/30/2008 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

The County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for the implementation of a Forensic Biology/DNA Laboratory Information Management System

12/29/2008 - Presolicitation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System

US Department of the Navy - Automated Evidence Tracking System: The Fleet Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, intends to solicit for the procurement of a Laboratory Information Management System for Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS
 Job Postings

Senior Product Manager -Genomics SW

Product Manager - LC/MS Quantitative Analysis Software

Director Business Development eClinical

LIMS Program Manager

ELN consultants for Bay area USA on profit sharing basis

West Coast Sales Rep

Pre Sales / Applications Specialist / Applications Consultant - NorthEastern US

Laboratory Jobs and Careers posted on

 Polls & Surveys

What type of information do you want when looking for a LIMS?

What most influenced your LIMS Selection?

Are you happy with Crystal Reports?

Which Database would you prefer to use for your LIMS?

Custom LIMS vs. Commercial LIMS Product

LIMS Satisfaction Poll

Web Browser Based LIMS vs. Traditional Windows LIMS

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