May 04, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

04/16/2010 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Government of the Northwest Territories - Implementation of a territory wide Laboratory Information System (LIS) to replace the existing systems.

04/13/2010 - Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

City of Philadelphia - Water Department, Bureau of Laboratory Services - assist the City of Philadelphia Water Department, Bureau of Laboratory Services (“BLS”) in replacing its 14-year-old laboratory information management system (“LIMS”).
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/16/2010 - I have a LIMS – Why do I need ELN?

Webinar: Have questions about ELN...Join our webinar to discuss the pros and cons of integrating ELN with LIMS to help make a better decision for your Lab.

05/19/2010 - Leveraging Various Tools and Strategies for LIMS Validation Projects

Webinar: Enhance the chance for success during your LIMS Validation project by taking these steps ahead of time.
 LIMS Blog Postings

HITECH Security Audits & Standards HITECH Security Audits & Standards and the impacts to Laboratories with hosted LIMSand the impacts to Laboratories with hosted LIMS

The following article covers the topic of security standards that laboratories should be aware of when considering SaaS based LIMS or other Laboratory Informatics solutions on an either an externally hosted basis or internally hosted basis. The HITECH security guidelines could apply whether you have your systems internal or hosted external to your company.
 Recent News

04/29/2010 - NWA Quality Analyst® 6.2

NWA introduces the next generation of Quality Analytics with NWA Quality Analyst® 6.2. Version 6.2 provides improved performance, new tools for breaking down data, and two new companion modulesMvSPC (multivariate SPC) and Stability Analytics (stability/shelf-life prediction statistics). These new modules represent a breakthrough in bringing the power of sophisticated statistical methods to everyday process engineering and quality management.

04/29/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces LimsLink Now Connects Instruments to SAP

Labtronics Inc., a world leader in laboratory automation is pleased to announce the release of a new LimsLink connector to SAP. Connect instruments and data systems such as ELN, LIMS and SDMS to SAP using LimsLink, the industry standard integration tool.

04/29/2010 - Cambridge Healthtech Institute To Host Its Second Annual Collaborative Innovation in Biomedicine conference

Cambridge Healthtech Institute will host its second annual Collaborative Innovation in Biomedicine conference on June 14-16, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. The biomedical industry is under enormous pressure to produce faster results, while also finding ways to reduce costs. Examples abound in one industry after another of how researchers have gained tremendous advantages by collaborating on pre-competitive efforts, but such efforts have been limited in biomedical research, where researchers often find it difficult to openly share data within their own organization, much less with competitors.

04/29/2010 - Waters Launches Exclusive Online Community for Empower and NuGenesis SDMS Users

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) recently launched its latest online community featuring exclusive Waters® Empower(TM) Software and NuGenesis® Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) resources as well as access to Waters' experts and shared user experiences.

04/29/2010 - Get ACD/Labs’ PhysChem Predictions on RSC’s ChemSpider

After the acquisition of ChemSpider by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in May 2009, Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is happy to announce a continuing collaboration with the project.

04/29/2010 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. Celebrates its Ninth Consecutive Year of ISO 9001 Certification

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) is proud to celebrate our ninth year of successful registration to ISO 9001:2008. Originally certified in April 2001, ATL was the first LIMS vendor to be certified to the new ISO standard.

04/28/2010 - Sidus BioData Partners with Life Science Software Provider RuRo

Sidus BioData, Life Science and Health IT hosting solution pioneer, today announced their partnership with laboratory software provider RURO. RURO’s leading edge laboratory applications can now be hosted from Sidus BioData’s FDA regulated cloud – an offering that provides a significant reduction in cost and IT compliance concerns for regulated laboratories.

04/28/2010 - Bostech Leverages the know error® System to Provide New Healthcare Solution Defending against Lab Errors

Today, Bostech announced its new solution to combat lab errors and increase lab productivity leveraging the know error® system. Powered by ChainBuilder® Labs, Bostech’s solution is aimed at combating the nearly 3 million lab specimens misidentified a year in the U.S. that lead to more than 160,000 adverse patient events (College of American Pathologists).

04/28/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Releases GRAMS Suite - Version 9.0 The Industry

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the latest release in its GRAMS Suite of spectroscopy software, an industry standard solution for visualizing, processing, reporting and managing spectroscopy data. Thermo Scientific GRAMS 9.0 now delivers enhanced capabilities to meet the needs of scientists engaged in a variety of spectroscopic experiments and disciplines.
 Upcoming Events

05/25/2010 - Lab-on-a-Chip European Congress

05/25/2010 - Single Cell Analysis Congress

05/25/2010 - Advances in Microarray Technology

05/25/2010 - Advances in BioDetection Technologies

05/23/2010 - 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

05/20/2010 - SBS 2010 Biopharmaceutical Symposium

05/17/2010 - PEGS: the essential protein engineering summit

05/17/2010 - Internationaql Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum

05/16/2010 - 2010 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

05/13/2010 - American Association of Bioanalysts 2010 Annual Meeting and Educationa Conferencel

05/11/2010 - ISBER 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibits

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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