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September 15, 2009      Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 7, Issue 36

Welcome to LIMSfinder, the most comprehensive online, interactive magazine devoted to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and other Laboratory Informatics Solutions. LIMSfinder is simply the best resource for Information Technology in the Laboratory.

In This Issue

 LIMS Blog Postings

The people who implement the LIMS should sell the LIMS

The people who implement the LIMS should sell the LIMS.

LIMS are like sausages!

I was talking to an associate the other day and a strange conversation developed around sausages. Personally, I am rather fond of sausages but that is not the point of this blog. This blog is how LIMS are like sausages.

Aggregated LIMS Blogs, Articles, News & Events

With LIMS, ELN, SDMS and other Laboratory, Scientific and Health Informatics websites and disucssion groups popping up all over the Internet, we all need one place to go to that consolidates and aggregates all of these postings, articles, videos and other such good information. Well here is the first start of that... http://www.limsnews.com. Don't worry, it is not another me too information source. It ONLY aggregates all the stuff that already exists but puts it in one place so you don't have to hunt down information you find useful.

What Is The Value Of LIMS Software In The Laboratory

LIMS software (short for laboratory information management system) refers to a variety of different laboratory software systems which are designed to streamline the workflow of routine tasks and processes in the laboratory, as well as in other environments. These LIMS systems are generally rather versatile and configurable, making them adaptable to a wide variety of different applications in or out of the laboratory environment.
 Demonstrations & Presentations

Video Demonstration of Biobanking LIMS

caTissue Core is caBIG’s tissue bank repository tool for biospecimen inventory, tracking, and basic annotation. Version 1.2.2 of caTissue permits users to track the collection, storage, quality assurance, and distribution of specimens as well as the derivation and aliquotting of new specimens from an existing ones (e.g. for DNA analysis). It also allows users to find and request specimens that may then be used in molecular, correlative studies.

Knowledge Management and secure Enterprise Search software. View a presentation of the solution.

Ardenno Solutions, Inc. (pronounced R-den-O) is a provider of Collaborative Knowledge Management and secure Enterprise Search software solutions for businesses to enable teams and individuals to leverage and utilize existing internal data sources and database content across your entire enterprise. Ardenno is purpose built to deliver benefits without adding to your project workloads.

LIMS and ISO 17025 Primer Tutorial

The following on-line video provides a tutorial primer on ISO 17025 and how a LIMS can help your lab with the issues surrounding compliance with those standards and requirements. Audio speakers are highly recommended when viewing this video.
 Upcoming Webcasts

09/30/2009 - LIMS Webcast: Spotlight on Product Testing Laboratories

Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) will host an informational webcast on September 30, 2009 on the topic of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). This webcast is entitled "Spotlight on Product Testing Laboratories". This event is ideal for lab operations or QA/QC managers working for manufacturing firms with product testing laboratories or commercial laboratories who provide product testing services. ***Register today!!

09/23/2009 - Successfully Implementing a LIMS...it's not a myth!

CSols invites you to participate in this complimentary webinar that highlights simple yet highly effect preparation steps to take to enhance your chance of a successful LIMS implementation. Participation is limited, and space must be reserved ahead of time.
 Recent News

09/15/2009 - LIMS, Stability and Sample Tracking Software Solutions

Autoscribe announces a new web site focused on the company's LIMS, Stability and Sample Tracking Software Products

09/14/2009 - Sunquest Information Systems Inc. is Founding Sponsor of Digital Pathology Association

)--Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory and diagnostic information systems, today announced that it is a Founding Gold Sponsor of the Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of digital pathology applications in healthcare

09/14/2009 - BioConference Live Attracts Major Life Science Sponsors

First of its kind and free online conference to be held on November 17-19 wins Applied Biosystems, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, and Invitrogen as sponsors

09/13/2009 - eClinicalWorks Announces eClinicalWorks P2P

eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced eClinicalWorks P2P, a tool for improving healthcare collaboratively. eClinicalWorks P2P introduces interoperability for peer-to-peer communications not only to other eClinicalWorks users, but any provider/practice that the provider and practice interacts with for patient care.

09/10/2009 - Finally a truly Free LIMS and you can even get support as you need it. Download it now and give it a try.

Labmatica has developed a Free LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). With Free LIMS you can: manage samples; create sample types from methods & parameters; easily generate reports & certificates; fine tune user rights. Ready made reports and certificates are included in the distribution. You can easily configure these report templates to your corporate identity.

09/09/2009 - Enhanced LIMS for the water industry – Neptune II

Zumatrix announced Neptune II an enhanced configuration of Matrix Gemini LIMS from Autoscribe, Ltd.

09/09/2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Lands Record Project for LIMS in Brazil

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that L.A. Falcão Bauer CTCQ Ltda (Falcão Bauer), a leading South American provider of services for instrument calibration and quality control, has selected SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system) for use in its laboratories in Brazil. The new project is the largest LIMS contract for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Brazil to date.
 Upcoming Events

10/22/2009 - AACC ANNOUNCES LABORATORY AUTOMATION CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces the third in its series of Laboratory Automation conferences to be held in Asia. This conference, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 22-23, will address Laboratory Automation: Integrating Quality with Efficiency.

10/15/2009 - LIMS Seminar Tour Coming to Houston, TX!

On October 15, 2009, Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) and Microsoft invite you to a free, educational seminar on the growing importance of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet others in your industry and learn how to achieve measurable improvements via LIMS for your laboratory operation! ***Register today!!!

09/28/2009 - MEDICAL DEVICE COMPLIANCE INSTITUTE 2009 - Quality Design Control and Transfer Training

Register now for Medical Device Compliance Institute 2009: Quality Design Control and Transfer Training — two new courses presented by EduQuest in cooperation with FDAnews offered separately or as an integrated three-day learning package — and learn how to develop a by-the-book quality management program. Leave the guessing to your competitors.

09/21/2009 - 5th Compound Management & Integrity Summit

The 5th Compound Management & Integrity Summit is about: leading practices, strategies and technologies in compound handling, storage, and integrity and automation. Hear Industry Case Studies and Gain Practical and Expert Knowledge

09/21/2009 - Metabolic Diseases Drug Discovery & Development

IQPC’s Metabolic Diseases Program is designed to bring together valuable case studies, lessons learned and best practices in the forms of panel session in drug discovery and development.
 Job Postings

5/31/2009 - Aggregated List of LIMS Jobs

The following is a real-time aggregated list of LIMS jobs pulled from job sites all over the Internet. The list is kept up to date in nearly real time.

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

LIMSfinder.com is pleased to announce an improved job board that combines both LIMS and Laboratory Career opportunities. The service is free for our member sponsors and all job seekers. The new job board offers a job search feature and allows for posting of Featured Jobs for less than $1 per day. Candidates can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter that highlights all of the Featured and Sponsored job openings.
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