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September 2020

analytica Anacon India – Hyderabad

September 17 - September 19
Hitex Exhibition Center, 1st Floor, Trade Fair Office Building, Hitech City Road
Hyderabad, Telangana 500084 India
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A biennial international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology

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International Conference on Brain Informatics 2020

September 18 - September 20

An international conference on the interconnections of "cognitive science, neuroscience, machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technology to explore the main problems that lie in the interplay between human brain studies and informatics research"

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September 21 - September 24

An annual conference on bioinformatics, computational biology, and health informatics NOTE: Moved online due to COVID-19.

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Webinar: Mitigating risks and optimizing security of supply in diagnostics

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

"The supply chain ends with the patient, and patient safety is paramount. Diagnostic accuracy, drug purity and availability are crucial. A concerted security of supply effort drives risk out of manufacturing operations that deliver quality products to market. Manufacturing and material handling are more integrally tied to assay accuracy than ever before.

Join David Raw to discuss the importance of a collaborative, data-driven approach to analyzing supply risk and building solid foundations improving security of supply to meet the expectations of diagnostics customers. Hear how the learnings gained from unprecedented events help us to continually improve and find ways to modify product and workflow choices to reduce supply risks."

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Sunquest & API – New Webinar Series RESPONDING TO COVID-19: Large Reference Lab Strategy, Logistics and IT Informatics Virtual Conferences

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join Sunquest and the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) on Wednesday, September 22 at 1:00pm ET  for a webinar focused on the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of a large regional reference lab and large  health system lab environment.

Register today: https://sq.sunquestinfo.com/register-2020-Part-2-COVID19-informatics-virtual-conference

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Request for Proposals: Oral Pathology Lab Management System

September 22 @ 3:00 pm UTC+12

Solicitation #: 23189718 "The University is looking for credible providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver a successful implementation of an Oral Pathology Laboratory Information Management Solution (LIMS). The provider needs to have a good track record in the industry with a solid list of software solution implementation successes." Due date: 22 September 2020, 3:00 p.m. UTC +12

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LABComplEX 2020

September 23 - September 25
ACCO International, Peremohy Ave, 40-Б
Kiev, 03057 Ukraine
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An annual national trade show on laboratory and biotechnology

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Webinar: Life Science Virtual Forum

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+1

"Covering topics such as immunoassays in vaccine and development, using digital PCR to test for COVID-19, best practice for western blots and much more. Bio-Rad’s Life Science Virtual Forum will provide attendees with a simulated event experience that includes webinars on the latest tips & tricks, information on the latest life science products, supporting educational resources as well as the opportunity to chat with the experts. This free-to-attend virtual forum makes it all available at the tips of your fingers!"

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Webinar: Genetic Data Sharing and Reanalysis of Genomic Test Results: Challenges and Benefits to Implementation

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

"Clinical laboratories are increasingly called upon to share genetic testing data, as well as reevaluate results from previously performed tests for hereditary conditions. These efforts create unique opportunities and challenges during the diagnostic workup for new and previously tested patients. This presentation will provide an overview of current practices and policies surrounding genetic data sharing and variant reanalysis, with shared stories on successes and hurdles overcome to help patients with rare genetic disorders end their diagnostic odyssey."

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Webinar: Current State of COVID-19 Point-of-Care Testing: Blood Gases, Biomarkers, and Future Directions

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

"The majority of COVID-19 testing has focused on molecular, antigen, and serology-based assays. Other routine tests also play a critical role in diagnosing and managing COVID-19. Dr. Nam K. Tran will provide an overview of common chemistry and point-of-care tests employed when treating COVID-19 patients. These include blood gas analysis and biomarkers of infection and injury. He will also discuss future directions such as the use of machine learning and mass spectrophotometric methods now under investigation."

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Astrix Webinar – R&D Enterprise Architecture for Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A webinar sponsored by the Astrix Technology Group

When:  Wednesday, September 23rd

Time:  1:00PM EST | Duration – 45 Minutes


Many scientific R&D organizations are interested in applying machine learning (ML) and advanced analytics (generally “AI/ML”) but are intimidated by lack of clarity on how to get started, the apparent complexity, or how to best achieve practical outcomes.  With the ever-increasing speed, volume and complexity of data produced in laboratories it is essential to carefully consider how to best provide AI/ML efforts with required data.

In this webinar, we will discuss the basis of effective AI/ML approaches in R&D laboratories,  including practices to ease the deployment and integration efforts for incorporating these advanced tools within your organization’s workflow.  Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Background of AI/ML in R&D laboratories
  • Laboratory data flow and data architecture requirements: establishing digital continuity across laboratory process and the lifecycle of data
  • Model building and application, with examples
  • Practices for integrating and deploying AI/ML tools and building a Data Science capability
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Request for Proposals: Environmental Laboratory Testing

September 23 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Solicitation #: EVT0007545 "The State of Kansas is issuing this Request for Proposal to obtain competitive responses from vendors to provide Laboratory Services for Microgravimetric Analysis of PM2.5 Filter Elements, Gravimetric Analysis of Total Suspended Particulate Matter (TSP). and Quantitative Analysis of Lead (Pb) from (TSP), per the attached specifications, for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Air in Topeka, KS." Due date: 23 September 2020, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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Data Analysis and Visualization in STARLIMS

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join us Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 pm EDT

Advanced Analytics works in tandem with your standard reporting tool to spot trends and perform a more in-depth analysis. If you want your lab to have better communication and to work more effectively, then adding Advanced Analytics to your toolset might be the key.

In one hour, learn how STARLIMS Advanced Analytics can complement your existing workflows and how it can be incorporated into your current STARLIMS system to track progress, find patterns, and predict resource usage to improve business outcomes.




  • Discover what data analysis and visualization tools are available in STARLIMS
  • Understand the features of Advanced Analytics
  • Learn what roles Advanced Analytics can play within your lab
  • Learn how Advanced Analytics fit within STARLIMS
  • Explore how to approach an installation/upgrade path
  • Gain support for your implementation


  • Lab Managers,  Lab Directors, and  IT Managers currently using STARLIMS



You will have the opportunity to speak directly with a STARLIMS expert and receive real-time answers. Take home ideas to improve communication within your lab.

This is a complimentary hour-long presentation including a Q & A section

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Request for Proposal: Health and Environmental Laboratory Testing

September 23 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Solicitation #: EVT0007545 "The State of Kansas is issuing this Request for Proposal to obtain competitive responses from vendors to provide Laboratory Services for Microgravimetric Analysis of PM2.5 Filter Elements, Gravimetric Analysis of Total Suspended Particulate Matter (TSP). and Quantitative Analysis of Lead (Pb) from (TSP), per the attached specifications, for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Air in Topeka, KS." Due date: 23 September 2020, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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EuroIA 2020

September 24 - September 26

An annual European conference on information architecture and informatics NOTE: As of February 2020, the venue in Berlin, Germany hasn't been announced.

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PharmaTec Series

September 24 - September 25
Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Ctre
London, W6 8DR United Kingdom
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An annual European congress on the role of technology on the pharmaceutical sector

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Webinar: What are the important considerations for centrifugation in the bioprocess workflow?

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT

"Centrifuge separates particles by density but do you know what type centrifuges are used at the different steps of a bioprocess workflow and what are important considerations? How contamination can jeopardize integrity of the product and operator safe working condition at each harvest, clarification, purification and concentration working step? Why scalability should be considered right at the R&D scale? What are batch traceability methods? And how to obtain most uptime of your equipment.

This presentation will:
• Review the bioprocess applications where the centrifuges play an important part.
• Explore the importance of the contamination control, the scalability, the traceability and the reliability.
• Discover the ways the centrifuge addresses these considerations in the bioprocess workflow by examining the data."

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Webinar: Getting Ahead of the Latest FDA Mandate: How LIMS Enables Compliance with ISO 17025

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

"In advance of the US FDA’s ISO 17025 mandate for labs testing imported food and addressing identified or suspected food safety problems, this webinar will discuss the ISO 17025 standard and describe how a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can support quality management and lab operations including resources, sample plans, equipment calibrations, reporting and non-conformances.

Attendees will learn:

The controls required by the standard at each stage of the lab process.
How those controls can benefit your organization.
How an integrated LIMS, LES and SDMS can help to implement the controls and drive continuous improvement."

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Webinar: Revenue Cycle Round Table: Navigating COVID-19 and the Next 12 Months

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

"The industry has begun to recover from the pandemic’s body blow, but like the rest of the world, the future remains uncertain, and it has never been more important for healthcare providers to maximize collections.

In this special HIMSS webinar, two revenue cycle leaders join Healthcare Finance News Managing Editor Susan Morse to discuss how their departments responded to the pandemic and how they expect to navigate the next 12 months. Additionally, a respected industry analyst joins us to share his research on revenue cycle strategy and the role technology can play to optimize the front, middle, and back-end revenue cycle. Speakers will also address the increasing importance of automation to reduce administrative costs and improve reimbursement."

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Webinar: Ethics & Safety of Artificial Intelligence in Imaging

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"Artificial Intelligence in radiology is quickly moving from theoretical science to real-world applications. Clinical implementation of AI raises unique ethical and safety considerations including exacerbating existing healthcare disparities, challenges with AI generalizability, the role of regulation, and compensation for commercial use of clinical data."

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Webinar: How to Mitigate Security Risks For Medical and IoT Devices

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

"In 2019 alone there were 1,185 separate known attacks/breaches that targeted healthcare organizations. The current state of healthcare cybersecurity is critical to know so you can be prepared. More importantly, the best practices with end-to-end risk management will help HDOs to mitigate breaches and prevent future attacks. Join us for a discussion on risk assessment and how you can better protect your medical devices, your patients, and your healthcare workers. In this webinar, you will: - Understand the current state of healthcare cybersecurity and challenges - Receive an overview for the security lifecycle management of risks to your devices - Leverage the best practices for overcoming these challenges."

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Webinar: National Preparedness Month: APHL Responds to Public Health Crises

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

"The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) will share preparedness and response resources for public health and clinical laboratories. The webinar will also describe key initiatives underway to strengthen responses to crises, including the coronavirus (COVID-19)."

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International Conference on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

September 25 - September 26

An annual international conference on biostatistics and bioinformatics NOTE: As of February 2020, the venue in Dubai has not been announced.

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Invitation for Bids: Furnishing and Delivery of Laboratory Services for the Bacterial Analysis of Water, Soil, Food, and Limited Chemicals

September 25 @ 10:30 am EDT

Solicitation #: B-20-310-1 The County of Middlesex, New Jersey is seeking bids for laboratory analyses of water, soil, food, and some chemicals. Log-in is required to view the specification document, which contains more details. Due date: 25 September 2020, 10:30 a.m. EDT

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Request for Proposals: Laboratory Water Analyses

September 25 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Solicitation #: 274-09-2020 "The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department provides water and sanitary sewer service to approximately 180,000 metered water and sewer customers and a service population of approximately 600,000 people in Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon areas. The Public Utilities Department’s mission is to provide safe, sustainable water services for our customers while protecting public health and contributing to the economic, environmental and social vitality of our communities." "The City of Raleigh, EMJ Johnson…

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September 27 - October 1
Mercure Lisboa Hotel, Av. Jose Malhoa 23
Lisbon, 1099-051 Portugal
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An international conference on bioinformatics, biocomputational systems, and biotechnologies Note: Rescheduled from May 24–29 due to COVID-19, moved from Italy to Portugal

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September 29 - October 1
Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, Festpl. 9
Karlsruhe, 293X+2W Germany
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An annual national conference on informatics

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World of Technology & Science 2020

September 29 - October 2
Jaarbeurs, Jaarbeursplein
Utrecht, 3521 Netherlands
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A biennial international trade fair for industrial electronics, industrial automation, and laboratory technology

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EXPO.health 2020

September 29 - October 1
Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103 United States
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An annual conference "focused on improving healthcare through technology collaboration"

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Request for Bids: Laboratory Testing and Analytical Services

September 29 @ 11:00 am PDT

Solicitation #: PG20-0236F The City of Tacoma, Washington's Tacoma Power is seeking bids for laboratory analyses and related services. "Services requested by this specification include laboratory analysis of mineral based electrical insulating oil, soil, or water, for PCB and other regulated materials on a rush and normal TAT time basis. Samples will normally be delivered to the laboratory by Tacoma Power personnel as needed. Due to the requirement for immediate (and after hours) analysis of samples in the event of…

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Webinar: BIM and Virtual Design + Construction in Lab Design

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is a proven delivery method that utilizes people, process, and technology to design and build to your vision and goals. By bringing together the design team, construction managers, and subcontractors early in the planning phase, VDC uses the power of intelligent collaboration to design and build to your goals and objectives. When combined with our industry-leading model first approach, the Building Information Modeling (BIM) is infused with data useful for builders and facility managers.

Many of the existing tools are employed 'after the fact,' a means of documenting what has already been planned. They are very useful in the development of laboratory designs—but what if we can push this technology up the food chain and use them during programming and project definition? The purpose of this webinar is to acquaint the audience with the traditional use of BIM and virtual simulations but also to propose a methodology which leverages these tools with the use of Virtual Design and Construction to examine the impacts of early decisions in programming and planning on cost and operations in real-time so that the appropriate planning approach may be made. We will show how a program with characterized elements may be manipulated in 3D to generate real options with ramifications of cost and operations to allow our clients to make informed decisions on their projects’ aspects."

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Request for Proposal: Forensic Laboratory Information Management System

September 29 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Solicitation #: RFPT30034902001840 "The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Crime Lab, current LIMS is utilized daily by laboratory employees in eight geographical locations throughout the State of Missouri. The current LIMS is a Lotus Notes based system that was developed in-house and no longer meets the state agency’s needs. Cases that have not been started will need to be fully integrated into the new LIMS system to include the ability to use the chain of custody barcodes that are already on…

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LAB-SUPPLY 2020 Regional Fair – Münster

September 30
Messe und Congress Center, Albersloher Weg 32
Münster, 48155 Germany
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An annual regional trade fair for instrumental analytics, laboratory technology, laboratory chemicals, and biotechnology

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Physician-Computer Connection Symposium 2020 – ONLINE

September 30 - October 2

An annual national symposium on physician use of healthcare information systems and technology Note: Updated from August 4, 2020 due to COVID-19

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Request for Quote: Materials Testing and Laboratory Analysis Services

September 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Solicitation #: 9/2020 Crumbling Foundation Material Test&Lab Svcs The Connecticut Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) "is seeking responses from qualified materials testing laboratories which have expertise in testing concrete foundations for pyrrhotite and structural integrity. The purpose of this RFQ is to provide a list of qualified materials testing laboratories for an indefinite quantity of potential users, made up of property owners and/or buyers in Central and Eastern Connecticut who want to test for pyrrhotite and the structural integrity…

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October 2020

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition – New York

October 1 - October 3
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001 United States
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"The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is a business-to-business trade show event for the legalized cannabis industry. It is held three times per year in the largest media, financial, and business markets: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. It is the leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry." Note: Rescheduled from May 28–30…

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Lab Testing in the 21st Century

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
  • Date: October 1st | 1PM EDT
  • Company:  Biovia/Dassault
  • Presenter:  Gene Tetreault, Senior Director, Product Management, Dassault Systemès/ BIOVIA

Labs in the 21st century are not working as they did in the past. Workflows are digital and connected, environments are harmonized and standardized, lab scientists are collaborating across borders. This requires an intelligent scientific platform that is aware of the context in which scientists operate.

Within this framework, scientists should also be able to access and leverage supply, services and expertise within the internal and external networks. This framework will accelerate product design and development, while also saving time and costs for scientists.

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LabWare 2020 Latin American Customer Education Conference

October 5 - October 9
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, Av. Lúcio Costa, 9600 - Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, 22795-007 Brazil
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An annual LabWare customer education conference for the Latin American region

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Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2020

October 6 - October 8
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199 us
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An annual medical and biomedical informatics conference and exhibition Note: Rescheduled from April 21–23 due to COVID-19

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Forum LABO Lyon

October 7 - October 8
Eurexpo Lyon Exhibition Centre, Boulevard de l'Europe
Chassieu, 69680 France
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A biennial European exhibition focused on laboratory professionals from multiple sectors Note: Rescheduled from March 25–26 and moved to Eurexpo Lyon Exhibition Centre due to COVID-19

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Webinar: Unleash the power of your data: Trends & insights

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT

"Life science industries lose billions each year due to poor data quality and governance practices. From disconnected data silos to unharmonised file formats, vital information is often difficult to access, share and reuse. In this webinar we will explore how applying Fair (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data principles and innovative, instrument-agnostic solutions from BSSN Software will future-proof your scientific data and set the stage for next-gen breakthroughs. Perspectives from R&D, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and process improvement will be considered.

By attending this webinar you will learn:

* Why unstructured data is one of the biggest risks to the pharmaceutical industry
* How to guarantee data integrity and accessibility
* How to set your organisation on the path to a digital, data-driven transformation
* How to break down data silos with vendor-neutral BSSN Software"

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Invitation for Bid: Field Geotechnical Soil Testing and Laboratory Analysis Work, Citywide

October 15 @ 12:00 am EDT

Solicitation #: GI-STR-GEOTECH The City of New York is seeking bids for field geotechnical soil testing and laboratory analysis work. Consult the Competitive Sealed Bid FAQ for how to obtain bid documents. Due date: 15 October 2020, time unknown

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Health Data Analytics 2020

October 17 - October 18

Formerly called Big Data, this is a conference on "big data" in healthcare, including consumer-collected health data NOTE: As of the end of August 2020, it's not clear what the venue in Brisbane will be.

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October 19 - October 22
Messe München, Messegelände
Munich, Bavaria 81823 Germany
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analytica is a biennial international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology hosted in Munich, Germany. Note: Rescheduled from March 31–April 03 due to COVID-19

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HIC 2020

October 19 - October 21
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St.
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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An annual national e-health and health informatics conference for the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) Note: Rescheduled from July 27–29 due to COVID-19

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HIS 2020

October 20 - October 23

An annual international conference on health informatics NOTE: As of the end of August 2020, the venue in Amsterdam is unknown.

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Hospital Expo – Indonesia 2020

October 21 - October 24
Jakarta Convention Center, Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto
Central Jakarta, 10270 Indonesia
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An annual international exhibition on hospital, medical, clinical laboratory, and pharmaceutical equipment and technologies

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Webinar: Driving lab efficiency with PCR power

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

"Detection and/or amplification of target DNA sequences by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a prevalent method in molecular biology. PCR has a broad range of applications, including use in research for infectious diseases, cancer, forensic analysis, and agricultural biotechnology.

Now, more than ever, researchers need ways to increase lab efficiency and productivity. While the fundamental principles of PCR have remained the same over the years, vast improvements have been made to DNA polymerases, instrumentation, and plastic consumables to streamline PCR and provide solutions for challenging research applications.

In this webinar, we will cover time-saving tips to help increase your PCR productivity. We will address common PCR pitfalls that can be avoided with innovations in enzymes, instruments, and plastics. We will also discuss PCR tools that are available to researchers who wish to push PCR boundaries to overcome research limitations."

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Webinar: Applications of Advanced Image Analysis for 3D Models Used in Drug Discovery

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"The adoption of 3D models for use in drug discovery continues to accelerate, leading to the need for sophisticated, reliable software tools that enable users to extract pertinent information from complex multidimensional models. In this webinar, we invite Dr. James Evans, the CEO of PhenoVista, a leading CRO for custom high-content services, to present use cases where PhenoVista uses Olympus’ NoviSight™ analysis software to quantify models such as tumor spheroids and organoids. In addition, Olympus’ Brendan Brinkman will discuss the capabilities of NoviSight software."

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Webinar: Human leukocyte antigen and disease: Guilt by association

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

"For over 50 years, an association between and disease has been recognized; however, exact mechanisms underlying causation remain unclear. This session will describe the putative mechanisms for HLA in disease. Several of the most common disease states associated with HLA and informative laboratory testing will be discussed."

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