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 Upcoming Webinars

04/24/2019 - Webinar: Data Analytics and IT as Enablers of Lab Improvement


04/29/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN


05/08/2019 - A Structured Approach to Implementing a LIMS

 Journal Articles

The cannabinoid content of legal cannabis in Washington State varies systematically across testing facilities and popular consumer products

In 2017, Washington State's cannabis testing laboratories were going through a mini-crisis, with questions of credibility being raised about certain laboratories' testing methodologies and practices. How much were differences in tested samples based on differences in methodologies? What more can be done by laboratories in the industry? This 2018 paper by Jikomes and Zoorob answer these questions and more, using "a large dataset from Washington State’s seed-to-sale traceability system." Their analyses of this dataset showed "systematic differences in the results obtained by different testing facilities in Washington," leading to "cannabinoid inflation" in certain labs. The authors conclude that despite the difficulties of having cannabis illegal at the federal level, efforts to standardize testing protocols etc. must continue to be made in order to protect consumers and increase confidence in the testing system.
 Tutorials

Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

This is a Doane University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced three-week course is designed to help learners "[g]ain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. (The course is also part of a Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program.) The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort.
 Featured Books

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance


The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

 Featured Discussions

04/02/2019 - Problem of assigning sample position using LIS in Mindray BS-200


03/30/2019 - Does anyone have experience with starting a cannabis testing lab?


03/19/2019 - Spectro Scientific's Microlab 40 on-site oil analyzer


03/18/2019 - When to hire which consultant - Vendor-independent consultants exist!


03/08/2019 - NGS LIMS. What to choose


03/05/2019 - Where to find a LIMS Consultant

 Blogs

PITTCON 2019 Highlights - New twists refresh Pittcon


Improving Laboratory Efficiency with Application Portfolio Rationalization

 News

04/17/2019 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces World's First Smart qPCR Instruments


04/17/2019 - Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence and Automated Laboratories - Are You Ready for Lab Samples to be Delivered by Drones?


04/17/2019 - DC Court Rules STRmix Source Code Inspection Is Available, But Unnecessary

 Upcoming Trade Events

05/07/2019 - Bioinformatics Infrastructure Congress


05/19/2019 - ASCLD 2019 Symposium


05/19/2019 - International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2019


06/03/2019 - APHL 2019


06/04/2019 - Infosecurity Europe 2019

 Bid Opportunities

04/24/2019 - Request for Proposals: Property Information Management and Laboratory Information Management Systems


04/26/2019 - Presoliciation Notice - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software

Presolicitation Notice - Firm Fixed Price Request for Quotation (RFQ) will be issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) Acquisitions for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 

04/29/2019 - Sources Sought: Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) Laboratory Animal Resource Management Software Acquisition


04/30/2019 - OSHA Subject Expert in Scientific Laboratory Information Technology Network Design and Implementation

Request for Information: OSHA Subject Expert in Scientific Laboratory Information Technology Network Design and Implementation

05/15/2019 - Prior Information Notice: National Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)