November 03, 2011      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 9, Issue 41


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webcasts

11/16/2011 - CSols, Inc. Webinar - Tips N Tricks for SampleManager Users

Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your existing SM investment. Join our group of experts as we discuss how old and new features can be utilized to greater effect. Understand whether you Must or whether you Should upgrade to SM v10.


The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces a webinar, Regulatory and Reimbursement Update 2012, to be held on November 15, 2011. The webinar will commence at 2:00pm Eastern and run for 90 minutes.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

10/31/2011 - Solicitation - Electronic Laboratory Notebook / Laboratory Information Management System

US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health: Sources Sought Notice

10/19/2011 - Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Tarrant County is requesting proposals for a Laboratory Information Management System for the Medical Examiner's Office.

10/19/2011 - Request For Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Austin Water Utility, a department of the City of Austin, Texas, intends to enter into an Agreement with a qualified Vendor to purchase an integrated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

10/12/2011 - Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) would like to implement a web-based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to streamline its data collection, test analysis, and report distribution process for state and federally funded highway construction projects.
 Recent News

11/01/2011 - Rescentris Delivers CERF Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) with Strict e-Records Compliance Options for Added Patent Protection Required by Industry

Rescentris, Inc. today announced that it had delivered its award-winning CERF product to several well-known biotechnology companies with new features for added patent protection. CERF is a scalable, cross-platform electronic lab notebook (ELN) software solution used by life sciences and other R&D organizations that migrated away from paper-based record-keeping to increase efficiency and collaboration.

11/01/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases End-to-End Solutions for Biobanks and Biorepositories at ESBB 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced it will showcase its turnkey biobanking solution within booths 13 and 14 at ESBB 2011, taking place from November 16-19, in Marseille, France. This comprehensive solution set ensures sample quality and addresses the complete biobanking workflow including biospecimen collection, processing, testing and storage, as well as sample and data management.

10/31/2011 - Bioinnovator Novozymes Upgrades to LABVANTAGE R5.2

LABVANTAGE today announces that Novozymes, globally renowned biotechnology company, upgrades its LABVANTAGE Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to improve quality management of their 700+ enzymes, biopharmaceuticals and microorganisms in 130 countries worldwide. This $1 million project will upgrade and further enhance the existing SAPPHIRE R4.4 to LABVANTAGE R5.2. This project will include the addition of the Reagents & Standards Management (RSM) and Advanced Storage & Logistics (ASL) modules.

10/27/2011 - Molecular Devices, LLC Introduces SoftMax Pro® 6 Microplate Data Acquisition and Analysis Software With Powerful New Data Analysis and Reporting Features

Today, Molecular Devices, LLC, a leader in bioanalytical systems for drug discovery, life science research, and bioassay/test development, today announced the launch of SoftMax® Pro 6 Microplate Data and Analysis Software. SoftMax Pro software is the industry standard with superior data analysis capabilities critical to researchers in R&D, drug manufacturing, quality control, and analysis in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

10/27/2011 - Mobile Software for Better Lab and Clinic Work

Procedure tracking and data collection in labs, plants and clinics will be easier and more accurate for adopters of Protocol Labacus software for tablets, released today by Abacalab Inc.

10/27/2011 - Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Introduces Groundbreaking Laboratory Workflow Integration

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announced today a first-of-its-kind integration of the VIRTUOSO digital pathology software and VANTAGE workflow management solution, bringing unprecedented workflow integration to the anatomic pathology lab.

10/26/2011 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New Informatics Solution for Water and Environmental Testing Laboratories

Ensures Companies have Defensible Data to Comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act

10/25/2011 - STARLIMS Announces Forum2012 User Meeting

Education - Collaboration - Innovation.Based on input from many STARLIMS users, Forum2012 aims to address the interesets of labs in multiple industries and disciplines. Forum2012 is an opportunity to share know-how and to strengthen collaboration between the global STARLIMS community. The dates are March 6-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Register today and enjoy discounted registration rates.

10/25/2011 - Matrix LIMS at City of Henderson, NV

Falmouth, MA. October 25th, 2011 – Zumatrix, Inc. announces that they have published a case study from the City of Henderson. The City of Henderson (population 277,500) is located adjacent to Las Vegas and along with North Las Vegas, Las Vegas and Clarke County, discharges treated wastewater into Lake Mead, via the “Las Vegas Wash”. Matrix LIMS is developed by Autoscribe, Ltd. and implemented by Zumatrix in North America.
 Upcoming Events

11/13/2011 - Accelerated Technology Laboratories and Hach Company to Host Breakfast Seminar at 2011 AWWA WQTC Conference in Phoenix, AZ

11/07/2011 - BioBanking Congress 2011

 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

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

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