February 02, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 5


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

01/25/2010 - Invitation for Bid - Laboratory Information Management System

State of Arkansas, Department of Environmental Quality

LIMS Integration for Hydrocarbon Processing and LNG Plants

By Kevin Smith, director of sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Colin Thurston, director of product strategy, process industries, informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific.The Natural Gas Market Review 2008 published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasted that global demand for natural gas will continue to grow at a fast pace, with liquefied natural gas (LNG) exhibiting a dramatic increase of output1. The latest Oil Market Report of IEA, published in August 2008, reveals that global oil product demand for 2008 was 86.9 mb/d (+0.9% versus 2007) and is expected to reach 87.8 mb/d in 2009 (+1.1% versus 2008)2. The upstream stages of exploration and characterization of oil and gas play a crucial role towards timely production, allowing for global petrochemical companies to address increasing demand. This article discusses the challenges facing the oil and gas processing industry and stresses the necessity for LIMS deployment. It also details the main benefits resulting from LIMS integration in the oil and gas exploration and characterization stages and provides a real-life application example to further demonstrate the benefits.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Disposing of confidential data is not an easy task

At some point in time in your career, you will be obliged to destroy confidential data that is in your possession. I am not talking about pulling an Enron either. If you work for a government lab or even a private sector lab, you know how much data your lab produces by the minute. The sheer amount of data can be overwhelming. Your organization may be performing work for another organization where you have a confidentiality agreement in place and when you complete your work for that other organization, you will be responsible for completely destroying that data after you have released it to your client.
 Upcoming Webcasts

02/09/2010 - EMR 2.0: The Game Has Changed! Find out how: Feb 9 at 2:00pm EST.

In the begining were Medical Records. Then came ELECTRONIC Medical Records (EMR). Today’s EMRs have evolved even further. See the latest in EMR trends, technology and offerings presented by industry expert Clint Crowe of MDDigest.com. The meaningful use requirements have been released pending public comment and the race is on to transform organizations from siloed EHR 1.0 solutions to robust interoperable EHR 2.0. What should your EHR be doing for you now that the playing field has changed? Find out how new modular, substitutional EHR foundations can make meaningful use easier to accomplish. Presented by the Laboratory Informatics Institute, this is no ordinary monotone powerpoint sleep-inducer. You can look forward to a lively and interactive 30-minute production as host Alan Vaughan poses your questions and a few of his own. So if you’d like to know more about this topic – you won’t want to miss this
 Recent News

02/01/2010 - Galderma R&D Adopts Agilent Technologies' Electronic Lab Notebook

Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Galderma R&D today announced that Galderma has adopted the Agilent Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) to automate scientific data management at its main R&D center, the largest facility of its type devoted to dermatological research and development.

01/28/2010 - LabVantage Announces Customer training & Education conference 2010 - "Connect. Learn. Innovate."

LabVantage today announced that its Customer Training & Education Conference (CTEC) will be held from April 18 to 22, 2010, at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando, Florida. As the first combined user group meeting for SAPPHIRE™, SQL*LIMS®, and LVL™ customers, CTEC 2010 is dedicated to providing the latest insights into LabVantage's company strategy & product enhancements, detailed briefings on industry case studies, and hands-on product training.

01/27/2010 - Symyx Launches No-fee, Web-based Chemical Drawing Tool

Symyx Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of Symyx JDraw Applet—a no-fee Java program that enables software developers to add chemical structure and reaction capabilities to Web applications. Scientists using Symyx JDraw Applet can rapidly draw and display accurate chemical structures and reactions in a Web browser while leveraging Symyx's leading chemistry representation technology.

01/27/2010 - Tripos Licenses Benchware Discovery 360 to Pfizer

Tripos(R), a leading provider of drug discovery informatics products and services, today announced that Pfizer has become the latest customer of Benchware(R) Discovery 360 (D360). The novel license agreement allows Pfizer to deploy the capabilities of D360 to all scientists within its worldwide research sites.

01/27/2010 - Ricerca Announces Validation of Watson LIMS

icerca Biosciences is pleased to announce the validation and implementation of the Watson Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the company’s bioanalysis division.
 Upcoming Events

02/28/2010 - Pittcon 2010

02/24/2010 - Predictive Toxicity - Feb 2010

02/23/2010 - 2nd Annual Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing

02/23/2010 - 8th Cold Chain Management & Temperature Control Summit

02/22/2010 - Advances and Progress in Drug Design

02/22/2010 - 9th Lean Six Sigma for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Excellence

02/18/2010 - LIMS Configuration Workshop - SAC, Edinburgh, UK - 18 February , 2010

02/16/2010 - Informex 2010

02/15/2010 - Stem Cells 2010

02/10/2010 - 5th Annual Drug Delivery Systems Conference

02/04/2010 - Biobanking Conference 2010

02/03/2010 - Cambridge Health's 17 Annual International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

02/01/2010 - Biomarkers Summit

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

The following is a real-time aggregated list of LIMS jobs pulled from job sites all over the Internet. The list is kept up to date in nearly real time.

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

LIMSfinder.com is pleased to announce an improved job board that combines both LIMS and Laboratory Career opportunities. The service is free for our member sponsors and all job seekers. The new job board offers a job search feature and allows for posting of Featured Jobs for less than $1 per day. Candidates can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter that highlights all of the Featured and Sponsored job openings.
 Demonstrations & Presentations

LIMS for the Water, Wastewater Laboratory

The Ideal LIMS Solution for the Water, Wastewater Lab is a function of the right company, the right technology and the right features and functions for your needs. All supported by first class training, implementation and maintenance and support services. LABLynx is the Ideal Solution for your lab or enterprise, no matter how large or small, or how you choose to manage your own unique workflows, individual processes and data.

Enterprise Software for the Pharmaceutical Laboratory

The following presentation provides an overview of the Enterprise Software needs of the modern Pharmaceutical Laboratory. Today’s challenge for the diversified pharmaceutical laboratory is to find a comprehensive enterprise software solution that provides not only LIMS functionality but an Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Enterprise Content Management and a wide variety of functions for personnel management, asset management, instrument interfacing and much more, all within the context of being validated and fully compliant with 21 CFR part 11.
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