ILMAC 2021

Messe Basel Messeplatz 7Basel,

A biennial trade fair for process and laboratory technology

Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2021

Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA

An annual medical and biomedical informatics conference and exhibition NOTE: Support for both physical and online attendance.

LAB-SUPPLY 2021 Regional Fair – Dresden

Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden

An annual regional trade fair for instrumental analytics, laboratory technology, laboratory chemicals, and biotechnology

Webinar: Gas Safety in Your Laboratory

"Bulk gas supply in the form of liquid nitrogen dewars and cylinders present laboratories with safety risks stemming from the frequent need to handle and manage gas supplies. Laboratory staff are at risk of injury every time they need to move a gas cylinder and a leak from bulk storage can result in the development of a potentially deadly atmosphere.

Flammable gases such as hydrogen present additional risks of fire or explosion, which need to be addressed through safe gas handling, storage and detection in the laboratory, increasing the cost of their use. In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of using gas generators for your laboratory gas supply in terms of safety, convenience and the potential reduction of overheads compared to cylinders or dewars."

Webinar: Going for Gold with your LIMS and CDS Software Validation

Whatever the sport, there are lessons we can learn from Olympians about how they achieve success. Well before the big day, they prepare for their event, study the course, become aware of their strengths and weaknesses, practice, and develop a plan of attack. They don’t just close their eyes, dive in, and hope they win gold.

The same level of preparation should apply to a LIMS or CDS software validation. Sure, there are hurdles that you already know exist, but what about the software validation hurdles that pop up along the way that you hadn’t considered? What if you could better prepare for those? What if you could also mitigate the impact of those you know you might encounter so they don’t go from a hurdle to a high jump?

In one hour, learn how to spot the most common LIMS and CDS software validation obstacles encountered during a project. You may be surprised to hear how aspects of personnel, policies and procedures, and existing laboratory systems can impact your validation. We’ll share real-world examples from validation projects that brought home the gold.

Webinar: Data Reporting, Integrity and Compliance

"To ensure the integrity and compliance of reported data, each laboratory should ensure the process from sampling to reporting is fully controlled. Using technical controls in laboratory informatics solutions is the best way to achieve both data integrity and regulatory compliance. Whilst designing electronic workflows, three principles of laboratory automation must be followed:

1. Data acquisition at the point of origin: Always interface instruments to acquire analytical data

2. Never transcribe data: All data must be transferred electronically between systems using validated processes to avoid making transcription errors

3. Know where data is stored: This may involve location and file naming conventions so that data can be retrieved easily for audit or inspection quickly and easily

Data process mapping should be used to identify vulnerabilities in the process and well as process inefficiencies and by using the three automation principles above, the vulnerabilities can be eliminated as well as ensuing data integrity and regulatory compliance is achieved. This results in a more efficient and effective process. Further examples upon the approaches involving sample preparation and chromatographic analysis will also be discussed."

Webinar: From start up to scale up: Creative solutions to modernize your lab budget

"Join leaders and financial experts in the biotech and clinical space to engage in discussions about overcoming financial challenges with your science budget. Technology acquisition decisions require detailed knowledge of the science behind them, but also navigation of financial budget and procurement hurdles. In this webinar, our experienced professionals will share solutions that fit your business cycles, seasonal needs, and other factors such as specialized equipment requirements."

Request for Proposals: NLLAP Certified Laboratory Analytical Services for Lead Paint Risk Assessment and Post Abatement Clearance Dust Wipe Samples

Solicitation #: Unknown "The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to provide the City of Tuscaloosa’s Office of Community and Neighborhood Services Lead Hazard Abatement Program and property owners with information to help them manage and control leadbased paint hazards efficiently and effectively. The City is working under a grant from the Office […]

Request for Qualifications: On-call Materials Testing Services

Solicitation #: RFQ-2021-2 Stanislaus County Public Works in Modesto, CA is seeking statements of qualifications "from consultants to provide on-call material testing and special inspection services for various federal and on-federal funded construction projects." Due date: 24 September 2021, 4:00 p.m. PDT

Clinical Lab Expo 2021

Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA

An annual exhibition of clinical laboratory products and services

MedTech Conference

An annual conference on medical informatics and technology NOTE: Will be held online in 2021. Confirm the time zone for the event.

INFORMATIK 2021

An annual national conference on informatics NOTE: Support for both physical and virtual attendance. Venue hasn't been stated yet.

Command and Control the Life Science R&D Lab

Monday, September 27, 2021 10:00am PST / 1:00 pm EST ( 1 hour duration)

TItle: Command and Control the Life Science R&D Lab

Subtitle: Accelerate the Path From Idea to Data with Push-Button Control of Your On-Site Lab Alongside Strateos Remote Cloud Labs

The industry needs laboratories redesigned as smart data centers and arguably the most significant blockade in the early stages of R&D is the inefficiency and inconsistency of workflows manually performed in traditional laboratories. The lack of integration between hardware and software can needlessly hamper not only the pace of the R&D process but the reliability of data.

The ability to streamline laboratory instruments and devices through automation in which hardware and software work seamlessly together, liberates scientists to collaborate with faster and more reproducible results. Additionally, access to smarter labs via a web-interface enables scientists to design, control, and collaborate on scientific workflows and analyze data anywhere in the world.

Strateos is a pioneer in the development of remote access laboratories and lab control software for life science research. In this webinar we'll discuss the challenges in current R&D lab operations, and how a single unified cloud-based software platform can overcome current bottlenecks through increased efficiency of automating private research laboratories alongside access to Strateos remote cloud labs where scientists can access a fleet of automation remotely, to generate small molecule, biologics and synthetic biology datasets.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • --How deploying Strateos SmartLab Software in your private labs can lead to significant improvements to both lab operations and facility control
  • --How Strateos SmartLab Collaborate enables automatic data capture and centralizes scientific workflows to accelerate the design-make-test-analyze cycle and generate clean AI-enabled data that will aid in the discovery of new scientific insights
  • --How toggling between on-site facility control and Strateos’ remote-controlled SmartLabs helps advance value creation for life science discoveries

Request for Tender: “Implementation of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software for CPCB Head Office & Regional Directorates

Solicitation #: C-12015/05/2021/IT/LIMS-Tech/ "Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is mandated to promote cleanliness of streams and wells; prevention, control and abatement of air pollution under the provisions of various Acts, related Rules and Regulations viz. The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; The Environment […]

NAHDO Annual Conference

An annual health informatics conference for the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) NOTE: Will be held online. Confirm time zone for start time.

Webinar: Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH): A Simple Concept?

"Characterizing petroleum as it is found in the environment as Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) can take on a variety of meanings depending on the method used and how the TPH result is derived. Petroleum hydrocarbons comprise a vast array of chemical constituents and encompass several compounds classes, volatility ranges, and risk levels; many of which require specific detection and quantification techniques. Matching that complexity is the numerous ways in which TPH might be expressed, carrying designations such as: GRO, DRO, EPH, HEM, EPH, and/or VPH.

With a wide variety of analytical options available, covering the numerous classifications, it falls to the end user to determine which flavor is right for their particular project and which analytical solution will work best.

In this presentation we attempt to shift through the array of acronyms, methodologies, and TPH categories to provide the end users with a clearer definition of what TPH is, how it is defined, how it is measured and quantified, and provide insight into the complexities of characterizing petroleum releases as they relate to the environmental sample analysis."

Webinar: Regaining Revenue: How One Lab Rebuilt Its Outreach Program

"Downward reimbursement pressure and a need for cash is leading to the sale of hospital outreach programs. This is a short-term solution that provides the health system with an infusion of cash but takes away the long-term benefits and revenue potential that comes from investing in the laboratory. With proper planning, it is possible to reclaim outreach business that has been sold, as demonstrated by Tucson Medical Center."

"After this presentation, participants will be able to:

* Identify the economic pressures on hospital outreach
* Discuss the value of laboratory outreach
* List the components of a successful outreach program
* Describe the steps to reclaiming an outreach program that has been sold"

Webinar: The Hidden Impacts of HIT Infrastructure on Patient Care and Clinician Satisfaction

"When a healthcare organization’s technology fails, it doesn’t just disrupt operations: it hinders the delivery of optimal patient care. This session will outline the connectivity and cybersecurity technologies whose seamless operation is essential for today’s healthcare organizations, whether delivering on-site care or telehealth sessions. Understand why these technologies can help improve patient care, boost employee satisfaction and retention, and increase operational efficiency. And learn why essential to any technology strategy is a managed service partner committed to monitoring infrastructure and proactively identifying—and addressing—any issues before they affect your community’s health or data security."

Webinar: Interoperability: Bridging the Gap Between Clinical and Technical Aspects of Telehealth Services

"The COVID-19 crisis accelerated the digital transformation of healthcare delivery and the adoption of telehealth services. It also increased the need for innovative processes and redesigned workflows. Telehealth platforms offer more and more services to physicians and patients: triage, remote monitoring, clinical alerts, among many more. Facing the challenges of accessing and exchanging vital data from a growing number of systems, devices, facilities, and organizations, interoperability is more than ever a critical factor for successful telehealth delivery. Functionalities, specifications, requirements, clinical workflow: health and IT professionals need to work in close collaboration to bridge the gap between the clinical and technical aspects of telehealth. Sharing real-world experiences and best practices, this Digital Dialogue convenes health, information and technology experts to discuss the benefits and importance of interoperability in delivering effective and engaging telehealth services - for clinicians and patients alike."

Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the CTDPH

Solicitation #: 21PSX0068 The Connecticut (CT) Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an "'off-the-shelf' LIMS software package to be designed, installed for DPH to provide improved accuracy, user interface and timeliness of the laboratory's internal data handling, client data report and client billing activities." Due date: 30 September 2021, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Webinar: Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting With Fatigue Following COVID-19

"During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss Post-COVID conditions (PCC), an umbrella term for the wide range of health consequences present four or more weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, which includes Long-COVID. It can be difficult to distinguish symptoms of fatigue and post-exertional malaise caused by PCC from symptoms that occur for other reasons. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has recently published a Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of Fatigue in PCC. It provides practical guidance to clinicians when assessing and treating individuals with fatigue and a history consistent with PCC. The burden of PCC is expected to reflect the disproportionate burden of infection by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and to highlight ongoing inequities in healthcare. The Health Equity Work Group of the AAPM&R has developed guidance to highlight the central role that principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion play in delivering quality healthcare."

Sources Sought: Environmental Laboratory Services

Solicitation #: N62473-21-S-1183 "This Sources Sought Synopsis is being used as a market research tool to determine the availability and adequacy of potential qualified small business sources prior to determining the method of acquisition and issuance of a solicitation for Environmental Laboratory services and compliance. This announcement is for information and planning purposes only and […]

Request for Quote: Public Health Surveillance on SARS-COV-2 Variants

Solicitation #: 285-21-RFP-0006 The Indian Health Service in Nashville is seeking a contractor to "provide Public Health Surveillance on SARS-COV-2 variants for the Nashville Area Indian Health Service. Locations within the Nashville Area span five states, see location sites listed further in the solicitation. Each location utilizes a reference laboratory within their region. Contractor will […]

Forum LABO Paris

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles 1 Place de la Porte de VersaillesParis,

A biennial European exhibition focused on laboratory professionals from multiple sectors

LIMS-Forum 2021

An annual German forum on laboratory informatics NOTE: Conference is held online in 2021.

Webinar: Tire Antidegradant 6PPD-quinone in the Environment

"The recent publication by the University of Washington (UW) in the scientific journal Science was a major breakthrough in understanding the challenges wild-run salmon face. Every Spring and Fall, millions of Salmon voyage back into their native rivers and streams to spawn. Unfortunately, significant numbers of Coho Salmon never make it to the spawning grounds.

The breakthrough at UW was identifying the acutely toxic compound to the Salmon: 6PPD-quinone. The compound, 6PPD, starts as a tire additive designed to prevent tires from breaking down and aides in meeting federal safety guidelines. These important compounds are known as antidegradants and can protect tires from anything from sunlight to oxygen to extreme temperatures. In the very process of protecting tires from oxidation, 6PPD is transformed into 6PPD-quinone, which was unknowingly toxic to Coho Salmon. As tires wear, the worn rubber is continuously deposited on roadways. This deposited material invariably makes its way into waterways through runoff from rains. Although rain naturally dilutes the runoff, the 6PPD-quinone was found to be toxic at the low concentrations found within streams and rivers.

It is still unknown how widespread this compound is in the environment, but Eurofins maintains advanced instrumentation to be able to confirm with absolute certainty the presence of 6PPD-quinone. This webinar will discuss the emerging contaminant 6PPD-quinone and the means to quantitate it in environmental samples."

Webinar: Accelerating Lab Order Connectivity for Measurable ROI: Support for Multi-Lab Networks

"Provider silos of the previous decades are giving way to integrated health networks where various providers serve single and sometimes multiple entities. As independent laboratories, hospitals, and health systems enhance their network of providers—including numerous clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology practice partners, or M&A activities—directors and managers must embrace moving from a disjointed data infrastructure system to value-added connectivity.

Connecting multiple order sources, such as physician EMRs or other laboratories and their LIS, into a laboratory network has become a new operational imperative. The core of this call to action is better test routing and sharing and, even more importantly, accelerating clean lab service orders from all order sources. This aims to improve turnaround time, especially in STAT and other urgent situations, improve physician and patient satisfaction, and ensure timely reimbursement for testing.

Where traditional clinical laboratory operations fall short of these types of advanced connectivity goals, the effects are profound, ranging from delays in patient testing on the front end to rejected claims for reimbursement on the back end.

During the free October 6 webinar, Accelerating Lab Order Connectivity for Measurable ROI: Support for Multi-Lab Networks, hosted by Dark Daily and sponsored by Sunquest, will explain the current landscape and growth of clinical laboratory testing networks and what it means for clinical, anatomic, specialized and esoteric testing."

Request for Quotation: Laboratory Analysis for Low Level Selenium in Water, Soil, Vegetation, and Tissue

Solicitation #: 140R2021Q0016 "The Contractor shall provide all necessary and qualified personnel, facilities, equipment, transportation and materials required to provide Laboratory Analysis of inorganic parameters in water. This Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) shall cover requirements for laboratory analysis of water, soil, vegetation, and tissue for selenium in accordance to, but not limited to, the tests […]

Request for Qualification: COVID-19 Testing Services

Solicitation #: 2021-1006 "The City of Huntington Beach is seeking proposals from qualified businesses to provide COVID-19 testing of City Employees and Navigation Center residents, as needed. Affected departments and safety staff coordinate to identify individuals in need of testing based on CAL/OSHA requirements. On an as needed basis, the City may determine that they […]