April 7, 2020 - Innovative Cloud-based Tech to Rapidly Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity Across The US

OnGen, an advanced laboratory information management system (LIMS) is helping laboratories to increase their testing capacity and provide testing results at an unprecedented rate during the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 31, 2020 - LabLynx Joins the COVID-19 Fight by Introducing New CovidLiMS

LabLynx Joins the COVID-19 Fight by Introducing New CovidLiMS

ATLANTA – LabLynx, Inc., long-time leader in enterprise-level cloud-hosted LIMS/LIS, today announced it has developed the world’s first LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) dedicated specifically to COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Called “CovidLIMS”, its main features include, crucially, swift setup-to-live time: 2-5 days, including training, according to LabLynx President John H. Jones.

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March 26, 2020 - Italian Researchers Identify New SARS-CoV-2 Gene Variants That Provide Clues to Coronavirus’s Epidemiology

Two teams of infectious disease researchers in Italy say they have further analyzed the SARS-CoV-2 genome from samples acquired locally to generate early data that reveal a level of genetic variability suggesting the rapidly spreading virus’s genome is stable. The findings were developed using a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) research assay from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

March 23, 2020 - Starburst Announces Free Software To Accelerate COVID-19 Data Discovery & Analytics

Starburst today announced a free offer aimed at helping healthcare professionals stop the spread of COVID-19. The offer is available for the duration of 2020 and is specifically for universities, hospitals, and healthcare research organizations, including government and non-government organizations (NGOs) that have teams dedicated to analyzing COVID-19 data.

March 17, 2020 - Forbes Names Benchling One of America’s Best Startup Employers March 10, 2020 Forbes

Benchling has been named as one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the up-and-coming companies liked best by their employees in our inaugural ranking of America’s best startup employers. The list was compiled by evaluating 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth.

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March 17, 2020 - FDA Issued Emergency Use Authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific for Diagnostic Test Used to Detect COVID-19 on March 13

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its diagnostic test that can be used immediately by CLIA high-complexity laboratories in the U.S. to detect nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and not for any other viruses or pathogens.

March 17, 2020 - Next-Gen Artificial Intelligence (AI) Company Graphen Monitors Genomic Evolution of Worldwide Coronavirus of COVID-19

Graphen, Inc., a startup building AI solutions inspired by full brain functionality, today announced its AI gene evolution pathway analysis of the virus that causes the Coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

March 17, 2020 - Persivia Announces the Availability of the Latest Version of smartLab™ its Electronic Testing Orders and Results System for Public Health Departments to Support COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Testing

Persivia, a provider of value-based care, population health, quality management, and public health solutions, today announced the general availability of the third generation of its smartLab™ module. smartLab™ is the industry’s most advanced system for state labs to manage the high volume electronic test ordering and resulting requirements of large scale epidemics like the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

March 17, 2020 - QliqSOFT Launches COVID-19 Virtual Patient Communication Kit

To help hospitals and health systems meet the potential patient-surge associated with COVID-19 outbreaks across the country, QliqSOFT,Inc. today announced the release of an all-in-one COVID-19 Virtual Patient Communication Kit that provides digital tools for screening and education in line with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines.

March 17, 2020 - Autoscribe Publishes New Veterinary LIMS Case Study

Autoscribe Informatics has just released a new case study in conjunction with the Irish Equine Centre who has replaced its legacy Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) with Matrix Gemini. This has not only improved laboratory workflows and efficiencies, but also allows laboratory data to be used in combination with other data sources for real time business analysis.

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March 17, 2020 - New White Paper – Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability

Autoscribe Informatics has published a new white paper entitled: “Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability”. This comprehensive document can be downloaded at: https://www.autoscribeinformatics.com/resources/using-a-lims-to-improve-laboratory-efficiency-and-profitability.

March 17, 2020 - Orchard Software Supports Laboratory Industry’s COVID-19 Testing

Orchard Software, a laboratory information system provider, announces its commitment to assist Public Health Laboratories and other laboratories that are involved in testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) by efficiently integrating software tools and providing customer service that promotes timely testing. 

March 10, 2020 - Transforming Conventional to Digital Pathology, Leica Biosystems Introduces Case Management Software to Support Aperio AT2 DX System for Primary Diagnosis

Leica Biosystems, a globally recognized cancer diagnostics and workflow solution leader, today announced a significant development for anatomical pathology laboratories by bringing together its Aperio AT2 DX System—digital pathology whole slide imaging—with Aperio Path DX web-based, state-of-the-art, case management software.

March 10, 2020 - New White Paper – Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability

Autoscribe Informatics has published a new white paper entitled: “Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability”. This comprehensive document can be downloaded at: https://www.autoscribeinformatics.com/resources/using-a-lims-to-improve-laboratory-efficiency-and-profitability. It highlights the extensive capabilities that a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) can provide for a laboratory beyond the obvious management of samples, test and results; concentrating instead on how it contributes to a laboratory’s efficiency and productivity.

March 10, 2020 - Merck’s New LANEXO™ System to Improve Scientists’ Productivity in the Lab

 Merck, a leading science and technology company, today launched its LANEXO™ Lab Inventory, Safety and Compliance Management System, a new digital laboratory informatics solution designed to drastically reduce1 time in labs and improve data quality and traceability.

March 10, 2020 - Nanalysis and ACD/Labs Announce Collaboration to provide ACD/Labs software with Benchtop Spectrometers at ENC 2020

ACD/Labs and Nanalysis Scientific Corp. are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaborative arrangement that will supply Nanalysis 60 and 100 MHz benchtop NMR spectrometer purchasers with ACD/Spectrus Processor software for data processing and analysis.

March 10, 2020 - Benchling for Lab Automation: Harness the full potential of your lab hardware

Benchling for Lab Automation is a new addition to the Benchling platform that gives life science R&D teams a centralized environment to design, document, run, and analyze up to 10,000 samples at once. Working seamlessly with liquid handling hardware and analytical instrumentation, Benchling helps life science companies maximize output from their automation investments and accelerate the path to discovery.

March 10, 2020 - Benchling chosen for the ENTERPRISE TECH 30 — THE 2020 LIST

Benchling has been chosen for the  second annual ET30: an exclusive list of the most promising private companies in enterprise tech, as determined by the prominent venture capitalists in the sector.

The Enterprise Tech 30 ranks the top 10 private companies in each of three categories, ordered by number of votes received.

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March 3, 2020 - USDA-USMARC Streamlines Research Operations with L7 Informatics NGS LIMS System

L7 Informatics, Inc., a leader in informatics solutions and services for genomic research organizations, is pleased to announce the USDA is now live on their Enterprise Science Platform (ESP). This move will empower better collaboration among all the research stakeholders and streamline research operations for the agency.

March 3, 2020 - Combining Artificial Intelligence with Assessments from Radiologists Could Help Improve Accuracy of Mammography Screenings

In a study published today in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers demonstrated that machine-learning algorithms could help improve the accuracy of breast cancer screenings when used in combination with assessments from radiologists.