July 07, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 26


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

06/22/2010 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Management Information System

This request for proposal is to provide the City of Valdosta and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL) with a Laboratory Management Information System

05/28/2010 - Request For Information

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is seeking information on a LIMS to stream-line its Technical Services laboratory's sample processing
 Upcoming Webcasts

07/21/2010 - CSols Inc. Webinar: OQ and PQ - Horror or Pathway to Validation Zen - July 21, 2010 2pm EDT

Do you know the boundaries between OQ and PQ? Do you know how to leverage the qualification testing that your Vendor has performed? Does your environment allow for a positive outcome? Is getting started the hard part? Developing the appropriate validation strategy ensures the delivery of a controlled and defendable system with the minimum of effort. Documenting delivery of desired functionality, while ensuring ongoing control, is the primary goal of validation. Operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ) are two often implicated constructs in the validation process. Using OQ and PQ with intention can better target the business’ limited risk-mitigation resources and reducing non-value-adding repetition in order to achieve validation’s primary goal.

07/20/2010 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Experience a Fully Integrated Lab - July 20th or July 22nd

This complimentary webcast will introduce an iLAB and show how it can automate the analyst at the bench level. During the webcast we will: Show how an iLAB can increase the value of your existing informatics systems; Follow a typical workflow lifecycle and illustrate the benefits of advanced integration; Demonstrate Nexxis iLAB and show how it revolutionize the analyst at the bench level
 LIMS Blog Postings

LiMSforum.com, the largest independent LIMS user’s group (over 6,300 members) celebrates its 1st year anniversary

Today, www.LiMSforum.com celebrates its first year of operation and has quickly become the largest independent, non-commercial LIMS user’s group with over 6,300 members to date and today has a growth rate of nearly 1,000 new members per month.
 Recent News

07/01/2010 - University of Kansas Medical Center Collaborates with BioImagene to Develop Companion Algorithms™ for Digital Pathology

BioImagene, the leading provider of innovative digital pathology solutions, announced a collaboration with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine to develop Companion Algorithms™ for next generation companion diagnostics for digital pathology.

07/01/2010 - Accelrys, Inc. Completes Merger with Symyx Technologies, Inc

Accelrys, Inc. today announced the completion of its merger with Symyx Technologies, Inc. Creates New Leader in Scientific Informatics Software

07/01/2010 - Ariadne To Collaborate In 7.5m€ Neuromuscular Disease Consortium To Find Biomarkers

Ariadne announces a new collaboration with the BIO-NMD consortium led by Professor Alessandra Ferlini at the University of Ferrara, Italy. BIO-NMD is a three year EU-funded research project concentrating on the search for non-invasive biomarkers in people with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and Collagen VI myopathies.

06/30/2010 - Spectra QEST software being used on US$1bn DFW Connector road project in Texas

Spectra QEST announces that its software is being used to test construction materials on the US$1.02 billion DFW Connector road project in Texas, USA. Professional Service Industries, Inc (PSI), one of the United States’ largest engineering and testing companies, will use Spectra QEST’s construction materials testing software (QESTLab™) to manage some US$12m worth of materials testing on the project.

06/29/2010 - New Dates for Autoscribe Free LIMS Configuration Workshops

A series of new dates in September and October for Autoscribe's Free LIMS Configuration Workshops has just been released.

06/29/2010 - Locus Technologies Introduces Worldwide Accreditation of Analytical Laboratories Electronic Data Delivery

Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental compliance and information management software, has introduced an accreditation process for analytical laboratories to deliver analytical data into Locus' award winning, cloud-based Environmental Information management (EIM) system.
 Upcoming Events

08/02/2010 - Partnerships in Clinical Trials Latin America

Partnerships in Clinical Trials Latin America is the must attend event for clinical decision makers from US and Europe, as well as regional clinical leadership from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Peru who must come together to address the strategic and tactical elements necessary for success.

08/02/2010 - IBC's Drug Discovery & Development Week

The 4 conferences taking place at IBC's Drug Discovery & Development Week highlight the unprecedented explosion of new research and applications being announced almost daily in the fields of cancer drug development, antibody therapeutics and next generation sequencing applications in drug/diagnostic development

07/27/2010 - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting & Expo

2010 ASCLS Annual Meeting offers educational topics that promote advanced learning in the science and practice of clinical laboratory science as well as opportunities to network, build social connections, and participate in governance/professional activities. The meeting is held in conjunction with the Clinical Lab Expo, the largest exhibit of clinical laboratory products in the world.

07/25/2010 - AACC Annual Meeting 2010

Join thousands of your peers in Anaheim – July 25-29 – for the 2010 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo. You'll be able to design an education program that suits your individual professional needs.

07/17/2010 - Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo

The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the ONLY annual event that brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food - experts from around the world from industry, academia, and government. You'll learn about the very latest trends, the newest products, and the most recent scientific innovations...and make important new professional connections.

07/17/2010 - 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

WorldPharma2010 provides in depth treatment of the hottest topics in basic and clinical pharmacology, while at the same time offering the broad perspective of how drugs affect the living organism, which is the foundation of our subject.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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