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11/30/2022 - LIMS Selection Workbook for All Laboratories

When planning a project of any type, it makes perfect sense to initially research and detail the specifics of the project to lay a solid foundation to work from. This is particularly true with software development, where careful initial planning is vital to ensuring the project is legitimate in the eyes of critical stakeholders and will meet specified goals. This demands the creation of a software requirements specification.  Many specification documents for laboratory informatic systems have been compiled over the years. This updated version incorporates standards and regulations and provides a guidance-based approach to building a spec document for your LIMS. A solid set of LIMS requirements can act as a checklist when determining which LIMS vendor is right for your laboratory. [Read More]


11/30/2022 - Automation in Farming Can Forever Change the Agriculture Industry

As if the looming need to feed the world’s growing population were not enough, farmers are dealing with many other challenges in sustaining their business. Farm automation can help the agriculture industry meet the needed increase in production, while at the same time solving labor shortage problems and allowing for increased care of the environment. Farm-focused agriculture labs can assist with soil and seed analysis, among other things, and utilize the data captured by drones and crop sensors to provide recommendations for crop rotation, fertilizer adjustments, or new pesticide treatments. [Read More]


11/30/2022 - How Logilab SDMS helps Laboratories to enable 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance: Part 2

Agaram Technologies’ Logilab SDMS is a generic software application designed to handle scientific instrument data from any analytical instrument and can facilitate data management with access control. Logilab SDMS will perform scheduled data capture, cataloguing, archival and facilitate restoring data and has capabilities to extract data of interest from instrument output to be pushed to external systems like Electronic Note Book (ELN), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP). [Read More]


11/30/2022 - Composable Architecture’s Impact on a Digital Transformation of Life Sciences

Composable Architecture shifts the focus from monolithic application suites and hosting to use of best of breed solutions as part of a unified platform-ecosystem.  By leveraging business architecture, technologies, and agile thinking, organizations can speed discovery, gain greater agility, and enable flexibility to handle future changes. Many organizations find that the fundamental components to enable Composable Architecture are already in place. [Read More]


11/23/2022 - Pooled Sample Testing in LIMS

Pooling samples and testing the resulting single sample can help laboratories improve productivity, reduce reagent use, and cut costs. Pool-testing can be used to increase throughput if testing resources are limited or during times of increased demand. Sample pooling is used in many industries. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

11/28/2022 - Recommendations for achieving interoperable and shareable medical data in the USA

Interoperable health information systems in the United States has been a long-road effort that, according to Szarfman et al., has a long way to go yet to reach its full potential. Noting the strain on the digital health systems of hospitals, physician offices, laboratories, and other entities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors—many of them from the U.S. FDA—"recommend the implementation of standardized data collection and transmission systems, universal identifiers for individual patients and end users, a reference standard infrastructure to support calibration and integration of laboratory results from equivalent tests, and modernized working practices" in this brief paper. After providing a contextual introduction, they discuss the lack of universal and harmonized data collection and transmission standards and highlight five major issues with modern health systems that need immediate action. After briefly discussing return on investment in adopting the authors' recommendations, they conclude by posting 11 recommendations for U.S. legislators and nine recommendations for public-private partnerships in addressing the issues of health systems interoperability in the United States. They close by noting that while "this problem will not be cheap to fix ... it will be much costlier to ignore."

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9 hours ago - Technical Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based (HQ Lakeville USA)

Interested in LIMS and live in the USA? Are you a US citizen? Want to help Laboratories make the most of their informatics systems? We continue to grow our technical team...


9 hours ago - Senior Software Developer – Remote, UK

Autoscribe Informatics - Reading, Berkshire RG7 8DA

Autoscribe Informatics is seeking to strengthen its Development team and invites candidates to apply for the role. The successful candidate will be involved in the...


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Autoscribe Informatics is looking for a strong, well accomplished, Sales Consultant to join the sales team of our fast growing software and services informatics company....


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Sr Scientist / Analytical Chemistry - Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development Work where every moment matters.Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work...

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12/31/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Laboratory eTools Repository


12/13/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for McMaster University


12/12/2022 - Request for Submission of Materials: Physiological Laboratory Information System


12/08/2022 - Invitation to Bid: Forensic Information Management System


12/07/2022 - Request for Tender: Supply, delivery, installation and ongoing maintenance of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)


12/05/2022 - Request for Proposal: Forensic Laboratory Information Management System for the Vermont Forensic Laboratory


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