August 24, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 32


In This Issue

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

08/04/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

City of New Orleans Request for Proposal for a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for use by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Scientific Criminal Investigative Section (SCIS).

08/02/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal - Enhancement or Replacement of the existing clinical Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory (MPHL)
 Recent News

08/23/2011 - Blaze Systems Announces LIMS Success at New Season Foods, Inc.

Blaze Systems Corporation today announced that New Season Foods Inc, a subsidiary of Knorr Foods Company, Japan (part of Ajinomoto Group, a Japanese-based global company) has selected and implemented BlazeLIMS and BlazeLink as its laboratory automation solution in support of its primary manufacturing laboratory. New Season Foods produces dried and dehydrated vegetables.

08/23/2011 - Renowned Molecular Diagnostics Leader Selects LABVANTAGE for its Global Quality Management Laboratories

LABVANTAGE today announces that a leader in molecular diagnostics selected LABVANTAGE Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for its worldwide quality management laboratories to achieve high processing efficiencies, superior laboratory data quality and regulatory compliance. LABVANTAGE culminates with the most abundant, robust key functionality and ELN integrated solution that facilitate advanced decision support and SAP integration.

08/23/2011 - Bika succeeds in bio-informatics laboratory

A master’s thesis in bio-informatics was successfully completed using leading Open Source Bika LIMS, thus far considered mainly for chemistry applications in agriculture, public health, environmental science and water quality management.

08/23/2011 - CAT² Announces New Laboratory Information Management System

CAT², Inc., leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems for the food industry, announces the release of their new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a series of free, online, on demand webinars designed for the global community of Spanish speaking laboratory professionals. The program is targeted at laboratory technologists, managers, administrators and directors; pathologists; public health professionals and those in related fields.

08/16/2011 - Blaze Systems Release BlazeLIMS 5.4 Upgrade New ELN Features and More

Blaze Systems announces the release of version 5.4.2 of its flagship BlazeLIMS Enterprise and Small Enterprise Systems. This release includes powerful templates for its CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) functionality, along with new automated role based notification features to create and sustain the chain of command for dealing with quality issues on a timely basis
 Upcoming Events

09/29/2011 - Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress

The 3rd annual Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress is designed to review existing and new life science applications of microfluidic technologies. This year's event takes place at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

09/27/2011 - Ion Channel Targets

The 7th annual Ion Channel Targets conference and exhibition takes place at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Agenda Topics: Advances in Ion Channel Technology; Ion Channels in Disease Biology; Sodium Channels; Potassium Channels; Novel Targets

09/26/2011 - Next-Generation Sequencing Data Management / Applying Next-Generation Sequencing

NGS platforms now generate terabytes of genomic data, calling into question: What is the best way to benefit from this data bonanza? CHI’s Next-Generation Sequencing Data Management combines unique perspectives from a variety of researchers, engineers, biostatisticians, and software developers involved with NGS data management. While the cost of sequencing declines, use in academic, clinical, biotech, and pharmaceutical labs expands, paving the way for the creation of innovative new markets for bioresearch. By delivering fast, diverse, precise, and large volumes of data, NGS extends our fundamental understanding of genomics, mutation, and gene function and regulation. CHI’s Applying Next-Generation Sequencing investigates the applications of next-generation sequencing platforms as they apply to your specific research projects.

09/08/2011 - RNAi & miRNA Europe

The 8th annual RNAi & miRNA Europe - Europe's largest conference & exhibition, is dedicated to RNA interference. This year's event will be held in Munich, Germany. The conference will be co-located with qPCR Europe and Epigenetics Europe. Registered delegates will have access to all three meetings ensuring a very cost-effective trip.

09/07/2011 - Drug Discovery Conference 2011

The objective of this conference is to provide a communication, education and networking opportunity for scientists engaged in early-phase drug discovery whether in academia, biotech or industry. As with our highly successful meeting in 2010, attendees will hear world class speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the drug discovery scientist. The scientific sessions will be complemented by a large poster session, a growing vendor exhibition with over 85 exhibitors and a number of training sessions.

08/28/2011 - ACS 2011 Fall National Meeting & Exposition

American Chemical Society 2011 Fall National Meeting & Exposition
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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