March 30, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 13


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

03/29/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

webbased, off-the-shelf Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) with comprehensive public health reporting, surveillance and networking capabilities, in compliance with the terms, conditions, and specifications stated in this solicitation, for the Oklahoma State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory
 LIMS Blog Postings

Data Visualization can be an important LIMS tool

posted by: John H. Jones - President, LabLynx, Inc.

LabLynx, Inc. on LinkedIn

I have been experimenting with a very cool data visualization tool for the past year.  The tool is called Tableau.  With the large amount of data that is collected by a LIMS, the laboratory can use a self service tool like Tableau to empower their customers to visualize the data provided by the lab.

LIMS Evolution: The Changing Landscape

It’s been 29 years since I first started working in the LIMS and laboratory informatics industry. Commercial software applications for laboratories were in their infancy in the early 80’s and the solutions were mostly aimed at supporting analytical instrumentation – a very narrow focus when compared to today’s broad spectrum of informatics solutions.
 Upcoming Webcasts

04/05/2011 - Recent Major Industry CGMP Failures

This cGMP webinar for medical device companies will focus on recent manufacturing lapses that have resulted in major recalls, multi-million dollar fines and some criminal charges. It will analyze why they happened and show how to prevent it.

03/31/2011 - Presenting the real GCP handbook: Build solid knowledge of GCP

Get a complete understanding of GCP through a comprehensive analysis of GCP official text - NOTE FOR GUIDANCE ON GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE, CPMP/ICH/135/95, July 2002.
 Recent News

03/29/2011 - Ethosoft releases X-LIMS version 4.0

In keeping with Ethosoft’s philosophy of providing cost-effective, comprehensive, and scalable Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Ethosoft has announced the release of X-LIMS version 4.0.

03/28/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Simplifies Water, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance and Transforms Process Efficiencies at Nova Biologicals

Implementation of Thermo Scientific LIMS integrated with NextDocs DMS at Nova Biologicals Transforms the Company's Information Management, Improving Efficiencies and Ensuring Compliance with Ever-Growing Industry Regulations

03/24/2011 - Accelrys Announces Multidisciplinary ELN Supporting Analytical, Process and Formulation Scientists in Drug Development

Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, today announced the availability of Symyx Notebook by Accelrys v. 6.6 as a multidisciplinary electronic lab notebook (ELN) supporting analytical, process and formulation scientists working in the chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) area of drug development.

03/24/2011 - Labtronics Inc. Announces SAP/Laboratory Integration Plan

Labtronics Inc., a world leader in laboratory automation is pleased to announce the release of the SAP/Laboratory Integration Plan. The SAP/Laboratory Integration Plan is a comprehensive document that describes the software, hardware and effort required to fully integrate your laboratory with SAP or SAP QM.

03/24/2011 - LABVANTAGE Launches 24/7 Technical Support to Assure Organizations’ Business Continuity

LABVANTAGE today announced the opening of its 24/7 Technical Support center. The center provides LABVANTAGE’s customers continuous, live telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

03/23/2011 - Antibody research company Kymab implements ConturELN

The Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company Kymab has implemented the Electronic Laboratory Notebook system ConturELN. The system will be used for research documentation and knowledge sharing, and to allow the rapid assessment of progress in order to streamline the company’s R&D process.

03/23/2011 - NeTLIMS™ Offers New Clinical Trials Module in Enhanced LIS

NeTLIMS™ NJ, LLC, a provider of advanced Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), announced today the release of AutoTrials™, a new clinical trials module for its AutoLims® product suite.

03/23/2011 - Multinational Energy Company Extends Partnership with LABVANTAGE to Realize Its Laboratory Informatics Standardization Initiative

Bridgewater, NJ. March 16, 2011. LABVANTAGE Solutions, Inc. today announced that a multinational energy company (the Company) has extended its service agreement with LABVANTAGE. This recently renewed agreement is valued at over 1.5 million dollars.
 Upcoming Events

04/04/2011 - Characterization & Comparability for Biologics

Following inaugural success, Cambridge Healthtech Institute presents a two part conference focusing on advances in analytical characterization and on comparability case studies for change implementation and for biosimilars. The event includes a strong regulatory component and plenty of opportunity for discussions with the regulatory authorities and industry regulatory experts.

04/04/2011 - Encouraging Development of Therapeutics for Neglected Diseases

In recent years there has been a strong increase in funding and investment in the development of new therapeutics for neglected diseases, many of which are tropical infectious diseases. The reasons why companies and researchers focus on the developing treatments for these diseases are diverse, and there is a real need for better coordination and sharing of best practices in order to make investments as effective as possible.

04/04/2011 - Cloud Computer Training: Amazon Web Services for Science & Engineering

Today's life science organizations must deal with increasingly complex network, storage and computational requirements. Next-generation lab instruments and protocols are changing faster than the underlying research IT infrastructures built to support them. Operating an efficient, scalable and agile research IT infrastructure in the face of such rapid change is a complex challenge we all encounter.

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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