March 02, 2010      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 8, Issue 9


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

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
 Upcoming Webcasts

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.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar on Customizing Quality Control for Improved Patient Safety to be held on March 5, 2010 at 2:00pm (EST) . The webinar will last 60 minutes.
 LIMS Blog Postings

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts (timeo Danaos et dona ferentis)

I wrote the following article over a year ago entitled “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. Today I was shown a real world example of what I was writing about, by reference to a law suit by one LIMS vendor against another. The law suit is a bit of a soap opera and really is quite sad to see the lengths that vendors will go to in attempts to disparage each other to clients.
 Recent News

03/01/2010 - First Successful Electronic Transfer of Genetic Data Runs on InterSystems Ensemble Technology

InterSystems Corporation, the global leader in software for connected healthcare, today announced that InterSystems Ensemble® was the software platform for the first-ever successful electronic transmission of comprehensive genetic data. The information was sent cross-country from Boston-based Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM) to Intermountain HealthCare in Salt Lake City, Utah.

03/01/2010 - Agilent Announces Major Lab Software Suite, Fish DNA Analyzer, Food Collaboration, Transportable GC/MSD, and Single Quad LC/MS at Pittcon 2010

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the following at Pittcon 2010: a major new lab informatics suite; a fish species verification lab-on-a-chip system; a major food testing lab collaboration; a high-performance transportable GC/MSD; a high-throughput single quadrupole liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer (LC/MS). The company also announced a tool to facilitate third-party software control for Agilent LCs.

03/01/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases its Commitment to Innovation at Pittcon 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, strengthens its position as the industry's innovation powerhouse with a comprehensive showing of new high-end analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, consumables and reagents at Pittcon 2010, being held from February 28 - March 5 in Orlando.

03/01/2010 - IQPC’s 6th Forum on Laboratory Informatics to Feature Pfizer Biotherapeutics & Bioinnovations Centre, Abbott Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson

IQPC’s 6th Forum on Laboratory Informatics will showcase today’s Laboratory Informatics leaders including individuals from John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Merck & Co. Inc., Indiana University, Eli Lilly and Co., and Atrium Research & Consulting LLC and more. The conference will be held from March 29 – 31, 2010 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA.

02/26/2010 - Sunquest Announces Full Suite of Outreach Solutions at St. Luke's

Sunquest Information Systems®, a leading provider of healthcare diagnostic information technology and outreach solutions, announced that Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System is preparing to implement a full range of Sunquest solutions in its laboratories.

02/26/2010 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Adds The Winvale Group to Global Partner Alliance

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that The Winvale Group has become a member of its Informatics Global Partner Alliance. The Winvale Group, a total-solutions consultancy specializing in government procurement and the GSA Schedule program, will provide Thermo Fisher informatics solutions for federal, state and local governments operating under GSA Schedule 70.

02/25/2010 - BioClinica Launches Optimizer to Improve Clinical Trial Supply Planning

BioClinica™, Inc., a global provider of clinical trial management services, today announced the launch of BioClinica Optimizer, a breakthrough for clinical supply planning and management that it believes has the potential to transform clinical trial supply forecasting and management.

02/24/2010 - SpectralWorks AnalyzerPro™ Software used by DHMRI for Metabolomics Research

SpectralWorks Limited ( ), a software development company in the UK has recently supplied the David H Murdock Research Institute ( ) with their AnalyzerPro™ software. Located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolic, NC, DHMRI uses a high performance computing environment for the analysis of large metabolomics datasets. “The inclusion of this software platform in our metabolomic workflow

02/24/2010 - Labvantage To Showcase The World Of Laboratory Information Management And Money-Back Guaranteed Implementation At Pittcon 2010

LabVantage today announced that it will be exhibiting at booth #3769 at the upcoming Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon), Orlando, FL, March 1-4, 2010. LabVantage will be showcasing its SAPPHIRE Laboratory Information Management Suite (LIMS), a zero footprint and configurable off-the-shelf (COTS) solution consolidating functionality typically found in multiple laboratory systems. Also, the latest SQL*LIMS products will be demonstrated in detail

02/23/2010 - IDBS Announces the Release of InforSense Suite 5.1

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced the availability of InforSense Suite 5.1, the latest release of its next generation scientific business intelligence solution.
 Upcoming Events

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

03/17/2010 - 5th Annual Pharmacovigilance Conference

03/16/2010 - 5th Annual SmartLabs Exchange 2010

03/16/2010 - Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference 2010

03/15/2010 - Pharmacovigilance

03/15/2010 - Cambridge Health's X Gen Congress

03/08/2010 - Summit for Clinical Trials Operations Executive (SCOPE)

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

 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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