March 16, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 11


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/15/2010 - Request for Quote - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) - professional services to assist with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Implementation

03/03/2010 - Request for Proposal - (LIMS) Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal - (LIMS) Laboratory Information Management System LIMS Louisville Water Company - Louisville, Kentucky

03/01/2010 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

SHSU needs to purchase a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for evidence management, analytical reporting and data management for a Regional Crime Lab. The RFP includes for software, hardware, installation & configuration, on-site training , and maintenance support services.

03/01/2010 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System - Hampton Roads Sanitation District - Virginia Beach, Virginia

02/20/2010 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposals for an "off the shelf" Laboratory Information Management System for Saint Paul Regional Water Services

Enterprise Level LIMS – Reaping the Benefits of Integration

Dave Champagne, Vice President and General Manager, Informatics, Thermo Fisher ScientificWith drug development times of approximately 15 years and subsequent costs approaching $2 billion by 2010, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly in search of processes that can help them consistently deliver a return on investment during the patent life of a drug. Enterprise level laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are key contributors in this effort. Delivering advanced functionality that is specific to each stage of the drug development process, sophisticated, purpose-built LIMS streamline processes and costs and present organizations with unique integration opportunities. These LIMS provide superior capabilities by delivering real-time analysis and reports, facilitating regulatory compliance and product quality, integrating with the company’s broader network and providing secure access to key data throughout the organization.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/25/2010 - ACM Global Central Lab and BioClinica Discuss How Central Lab and EDC Providers Can Collaborate More Effectively in R&D Directions Webinar

R&D Directions webinar on, “How Central Lab and Electronic Data Capture Providers Can Collaborate Effectively.” Free Webinar on March 25, 2010

03/24/2010 - WEBCAST: ATL & Hach in the Water/Wastewater Industry

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) and Hach Company will host an informational webcast on March 24, 2010 for attendees who are in the water and wastewater industry. This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers who manage the water/wastewater laboratory as well as water and wastewater utilities who need to generate regulatory reports and have fast access to all of their data. **Register today!!

03/24/2010 - AACC Announces Webinar On Mass Spectrometry In The Clinical Lab

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar Mass Spec in the Clinical Lab: Is Now The Time? to be held on March 25, 2010 at 2:00pm EST. The webinar will last 90 minutes.
 LIMS Blog Postings

How well does your LIMS do reporting and data extraction & analysis?

One of the main purposes of having a laboratory is to generate data and subsequently, information for customers of the laboratory. Data is usually the raw analytical elements and quality control associated with the analysis. With this, the lab compiles this data into meaningful information that the customers of the laboratory use to make intelligent decisions
 Recent News

03/15/2010 - AACC Announces 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces its 42nd annual Oak Ridge Conference to be held April 22 – 23 at The Fairmont San José in San José, CA. AACC’s Oak Ridge Conference is a highly regarded international conference attended by scientists from both academia and industry who are developing the diagnostic devices of the future.

03/15/2010 - Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Partners with Cerno Bioscience to Improve Mass Accuracy Results for LCMS System Users

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has partnered with Cerno Bioscience to offer Shimadzu’s LCMS quadrupole systems along with Cerno’s MassWorks software so users can improve data calibration for more accurate mass determination.

03/10/2010 - Paragon and NextDocs Introduce Clinical Optimization Solutions Targeting Life Sciences Firms

Paragon Solutions, a business consulting and information technology services firm, announced the launch of solutions to optimize clinical operations incorporating the NextDocs product suite. The clinical solutions combine the best of breed capabilities of the two partners to deploy low-risk, accelerated solutions for life sciences built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

03/10/2010 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - PACS May Courses in Pittsburgh

PACS Testing, Consulting and Training will provide short courses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this May. For a complete schedule and course offerings, check our website at or call 724. 457. 6756. Most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place. PACS course titles and dates are below.

03/10/2010 - CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook Selected by VIB, a Life Sciences Research Institute From Flanders, Belgium

CambridgeSoft today announces that VIB, a Belgium based non-profit life sciences research institute, has selected CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook for deployment to over 400 VIB researchers.

03/05/2010 - How to buy (and how not to buy) a LIMS

A free LIMS project guide complete with a new supplement entitled “The questions you have to ask a vendor” is now available.
 Upcoming Events

04/18/2010 - LabVantage - Customer Training & Education Conference 2010

03/29/2010 - Laboratory Informatics 2010

03/29/2010 - Improving Solubility 2010

03/23/2010 - Analytica 2010

03/23/2010 - 3rd Annual Biomarkers Conference

03/22/2010 - microRNA in Human Disease and Development

03/21/2010 - American Chemical Society - Spring 2010 National Meeting & Exposition

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

05/31/2009 - LIMS / LIS & Laboratory Careers

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