May 18, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 20


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

05/17/2011 - Call for Tenders - City of Montreal - Supply and configuration of a data management software for the laboratories of the City of Montreal

Call for Tenders - CITY OF MONTREAL - Supply and configuration of a data management software for the laboratories of the City of Montreal

05/13/2011 - Request for Information (RFI) for Oregon Department of Agriculture LIMS

The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture is requesting information for a LIMS for the Food Safety, Animal Health, and Plant Health laboratories in Portland and Salem.

05/05/2011 - Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Selected Public Health Laboratories in Guyana

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is managing this project through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global AIDS Program (GAP) in support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). A complete description of PEPFAR can be found at

04/18/2011 - Call for Tender - LIMS & System Integrator

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service invites LIMS and/or Systems Integrators to a call for tender which closes 2pm (GMT+10) 10th June 2011.
 Upcoming Webcasts

06/07/2011 - Complimentary Webinar: Making complex data understandable and accessible at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to enable Translational Research

This webinar will discuss Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) recent deployment of an enterprise-class Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and how they partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop new functionality to advance clinical and translational research. It will also describe CHOP’s opt-in approach to user adoption and best practices for implementation of informatics solutions in this environment.

05/25/2011 - The Auditors are Coming! Run and Hind or Stand and Defend?

CSols Webinar: Learn laboratory computerized systems validation techniques that will give you the confidence to defend your systems against even the most challenging of auditors.

05/24/2011 - Labtronics Inc. Announces Webcast: Nexxis Stability - a new tool for monitoring shelf life

Labtronics has revolutionized the way Stability Studies are performed with a single integrated system that manages the studies, controls pull events, logs samples, and provides shelf life analysis reports.
 Recent News

05/17/2011 - Accelrys Announces Enterprise Lab Management Suite

Accelrys, Inc., a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, today announced its Enterprise Lab Management (ELM) Suite, a key pillar of the Accelrys Enterprise R&D Architecture, which enables organizations to transform their scientific laboratories from a collection of point solutions to an integrated information environment.

05/17/2011 - Promium® and WaterTrax® agree to collaborate on interoperability

Promium, L.L.C., announced today that the company has entered into a partnership with WaterTrax to ensure interoperability of their respective products. Promium provides laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to environmental laboratories. Element DataSystem® LIMS from Promium is used to manage samples through the laboratory from login to testing and ultimately to the generation of a final analytical report.

05/16/2011 - PerkinElmer Acquires Labtronics Inc.

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it has acquired Labtronics Inc., an Ontario, Canada-based leader in providing procedures-based Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) solutions for laboratories performing routine analysis in multiple industries

05/16/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Implements and Extends LIMS Solution for Eastman Chemical Company

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Eastman Chemical Company, a large global manufacturer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, has expanded its deployment of Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system), which it has used since 2000 in its manufacturing quality control laboratories, to its Corporate Technology Analytical Laboratories

05/13/2011 - Arista Laboratories Purchases Waters NuGenesis Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) to Bring Laboratories into Adherence With Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) announced today that Arista Laboratories (Richmond, VA) has purchased the Waters NuGenesis® Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) software in order to become the first such laboratory to offer GLP testing of tobacco products in anticipation of new FDA regulations which may require the analysis and reporting of identified harmful constituents.

05/12/2011 - Professional Analytical and Consulting Services (PACS) - July Courses

PACS offers monthly short courses in major cities. Courses can also be provided at the client's time and place. The 2011 monthly schedule of city and month is June Pittsburgh PA; July St Louis MO; July PACS courses in Asia: MS, GC, Activated Carbon in Singapore; August Virginia Beach VA; September Niagara Falls NY; October Pittsburgh PA - 28th International Activated Carbon Conference; November Orlando FL; December Miami FL.
 Upcoming Events

06/22/2011 - Global Web Symposium - Small Molecule or Biomolecular Drugs (Biologics) –What’s the Difference?

Biomolecular drugs (Biologics – therapeutic proteins and Mabs) have leveled the playing field – a) about as many new biologics being approved each year as new small molecule drugs (NMEs); b) all the big Pharma now have the capacity to develop both types of drugs (note the recent buy-out of Genzyme by Sanofi-Aventis), c) those that had biologics capacity are increasing it., d) the larger biotech companies are developing the capacity to develop small molecules, and e) now with many blockbuster biologics nearing patent expiration biosimilars are on the way. It’s no longer - choose which type – you will need to know how to discover and develop either type of drug. This is a crash course on the differences and similarities between small molecule and biomolecular drugs for everyone who needs to know.


The Most Important Event of the Year for LabWare LIMS Users, Administrators, Laboratory Managers and key stakeholders. Gain valuable, real-world ideas and solutions for managing your LabWare LIMS. With a full team of LabWare LIMS experts on hand at the 2011 meeting – both users and LabWare staff – you’ll want to take advantage of this great opportunity to engage with your colleagues - exchanging ideas, knowledge and expertise.

06/07/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific - UK Summer Symposium Seminar, June 7th 2011 9am-5pm EST.

The Symposium will include presentations from scientists both from within the company and key users from representative organisations who are utilising Thermo Scientific products and equipment to further their daily research. In addition, Thermo Scientific representatives will be available throughout the day to discuss any technical questions. A parallel exhibition will showcase the latest updates in Thermo Scientific products from across the company including scientific instrumentation, laboratory products, microbiology and cellomics as well as related products from selected third party suppliers to enhance your research and analyses.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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