March 16, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 11


In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

Advantages of a Data Warehouse

When it comes to behavior, I’m a conservationist and minimalist: I sincerely dislike having to do anything extra or wasted. For example, I dislike taking stairs one at a time because it’s too slow. I never print out anything; it’s a waste of paper that I’ll eventually throw away anyhow. I frequently run across parking lots because I can’t stand the time wasted between walking out a door and arriving at my car. So why would I advocate using a data warehouse as the basis for business intelligence and decision support? Why not get data directly from operational systems and skip the extra system?

Free 2011 LIMS Buyer's Guide with price lists of some of the most popular LIMS products

The Laboratory Informatics Institute is pleased to announce the coming release of the 2011 LIMS Buyer's Guide. This guide is unique in the LIMS industry by providing a side-by-side comparison of the most popular LIMS products on the market along with complete pricing information.

Integrating Enterprise-Wide LIMS with Remote Field Testing PDAs for Enhanced Audit Trail and Significant Time and Cost Savings

Colin Thurston, Director of Product Strategy, Process Industries, Thermo Fisher ScientificWater companies in the UK are required to comply with stringent national and European Union (EU) quality standards. The latest UK legislation came into force in April 2010, under the title “The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010, with the aim to ensure the quality of water intended for domestic purposes or for use in a food production undertaking. The EU Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC sets quality standards for drinking water quality at the tap and the general obligation that drinking water must be wholesome and clean.
 Upcoming Webcasts

03/23/2011 - ELN Webinar: Leaner, Greener, More Compliant

With more & more pressures being put on quality laboratories to become leaner, greener, and more compliant, many organizations are looking towards Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN’s) to help them achieve these goals.
 Recent News

03/15/2011 - AB SCIEX Expands Applications Library with New Test Methods for Toxicology, Food Safety and Environmental Analysis

To address the global need for improved methods in toxicology, food safety testing and environmental analysis, AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, today announced the expansion of its iMethod™ Application Center.

03/15/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces SampleManager 10.0 LIMS at Pittcon 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced Thermo Scientific SampleManager 10.0 LIMS (laboratory information management system), a solution that delivers significant new time and cost savings for scientists and lab managers across the broadest range of process industries.

03/15/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Global Enterprise Services

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced Global Enterprise Services, a suite of customizable service offerings that simplifies service delivery and increases laboratory productivity, providing laboratories with global resources to drive business efficiency and cost savings.

03/14/2011 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. to Exhibit at the Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section Meeting in Wilmington, NC

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) a premier supplier of Laboratory Data Management Solutions will be exhibiting at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section, GSA (Geological Society of America). This year's meeting is being held at the new Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, NC from March 23rd through March 25th, 2011. ATL will be located in Booth 502.

03/14/2011 - ACD/Labs Reveals Next Generation of its Analytical Chemistry Software at Pittcon 2011

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) makes public their development strategy for ACD/Spectrus, a new analytical chemistry software platform based on ACD/Labs’ broadly used data handling software.

03/12/2011 - Qualtrax, Inc. Welcomes Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory as Newest Customer

The Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory in Beaumont, Texas, has selected Qualtrax as a compliance management tool for its facility.

03/10/2011 - IDBS to Power Personalized Cancer Care at King’s Health Partners with Enterprise Translational Medicine Platform

IDBS, a global provider of innovative data management, analytics and modeling solutions, today announced that it will provide a unique, enterprise translational medicine platform for the Integrated Cancer Centre at King’s Health Partners.

03/08/2011 - Geospiza and NuGEN Integrate Cloud Software and Sample Preparation to Accelerate Results using Next-Gen Sequencing

Geospiza, Inc., the market leading developer of genetic analysis software, and NuGEN Technologies, Inc., the leader in sample preparation solutions for clinical samples, today announced a co-marketing agreement to develop a seamless next-generation sequencing workflow to accelerate discoveries for large disease research studies.

03/08/2011 - Premier Medical Center Selects LabVantage To Achieve Greater Efficiencies For Its Mission-Critical Operations

LABVANTAGE Solutions, Inc. today announced that a premier center of excellence in healthcare, biomedical research, and medical education (the Medical Center) has signed a major vendor agreement with LABVANTAGE.
 Upcoming Events

03/28/2011 - 8th Forum on Laboratory Informatics

Optimizing Laboratory Informatics Implementation and Performance Across Industries This spring, informatics experts across an array of industries will share their expertise at the 8th Forum on Laboratory Informatics, taking place March 28-30, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.

03/28/2011 - microRNA in Human Disease & Development

Coverage Includes: microRNA in Biomarker and Diagnostic Development; microRNA in Therapeutic Development; microRNA in Human Development and Disease; microRNA and Cancer Mechanism; microRNA and Cancer Stem Cells

03/27/2011 - 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Program Theme: The Chemistry of Natural Resources
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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