May 11, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 19


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.
 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.

05/25/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Go Paperless in 3 Days

Join Labtronics on May 25th or 27th and learn how your laboratory can go paperless - in just 3 days. This complimentary webcast from Labtronics introduces a revolutionary new process that takes your laboratory from paper to paperless in just 3 days. It's fast, it's easy and it's guaranteed.

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.

Elevating the Role of Laboratory Informatics to Assist Mission Critical Decision Making in the Enterprise

By Kim Shah, VP Marketing & Business Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific, InformaticsOne of the key challenges faced by life science organizations today is the inability to turn the vast amount of laboratory data generated into useful information that enables management at all levels of the organization to make timely and informed decisions. Many companies still use manual processes for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; they also use both structured and unstructured content. A worldwide market research study on laboratory information management system (LIMS) users conducted by Strategic Directions International (Los Angeles, Calif.) determined that over 70% of laboratories have less than half of their instruments interfaced with a LIMS.

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

05/10/2010 - Phase Forward Introduces New Version of Phase Forward™ Clinical Development Center

Phase Forward (NASDAQ: PFWD), a leading provider of data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety, today announced the latest version of the Phase Forward™ Clinical Development Center (CDC), a centralized solution for integrating, managing and analyzing clinical information.

05/10/2010 - Sunquest Information Systems Announces Product Upgrade To Collection Manager Software

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.®, a leading provider of healthcare diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions, announced that it has released upgrades to its popular Collection Manager laboratory information system (LIS) software. The new version 6.3 includes enhanced features for defect corrections, establishment of generic fee-for-service requests, and minor enhancements to address workflow issues and improvements.

05/07/2010 - Electronic Laboratory Notebooks at Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet will use ConturELN for documenting all kinds of research activities. Karolinska Institutet plans a roll-out of ConturELN starting 2010. The system will be offered to all groups and will replace the bound paper books.

05/06/2010 - Rescentris Announces Dedicated iPad Client and Enhanced Mobile Access Options for Electronic Lab Notebook

Rescentris, Inc. today announced iPad and iPhone platform clients to extend mobile use of its award-winning CERF Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN). CERF is a scalable, cross-platform software solution that helps life sciences and other R&D organizations migrate away from paper-based recordkeeping to increase efficiency and collaboration.

05/05/2010 - Attikon Hospital implements sLis

Attikon Hospital, serving 700 concurrent internal patients, is one of the biggest Public hospitals in Greece. Its laboratory provides full medical services, performing over 2.5 million tests per year. Attikon Hospital executes routine medical laboratory tests for the internal patients, along with pathology/cytology services, while operates as reference laboratory by receiving specimens from all over the perfecture of Athens as well as from neighbouring municipalities and perfectures.
 Upcoming Events

06/30/2010 - Clinically Relevant Drug Transporters

06/22/2010 - Beyond Sequencing: Strategies for Success

06/14/2010 - Collaborative Innovation in Biomedicine

06/08/2010 - Advances in Antibody and Peptide Therapeutics

06/08/2010 - Cancer Proteomics

05/25/2010 - PAT and Quality by Design for Biopharmaceuticals 2010

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

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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