Webinar: RT-LAMP: Best practices and tips to accelerate detection of viral pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2

"Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) uses a stand-displacing DNA polymerase and four to six primers to rapidly amplify DNA at a single temperature. By eliminating temperature cycling, a LAMP reaction may be performed with an inexpensive heat source rather than requiring a thermocycler or qPCR instrument. The LAMP reaction is also easier to perform and interpret that qPCR, with novice users obtaining clear yes/no detection results typically within 30 min. These results may be visually interpreted with the naked eye based on turbidity, colorimetric dye, or fluorescence intensity changes. Finally, LAMP is more tolerant of matrix inhibitors found in diverse sample types, allowing many crude samples to be directly assayed without prior nucleic acid purification. For amplification of RNA targets, a one-step reaction can be carried out by simply adding a reverse transcriptase to a LAMP reaction (RT-LAMP).

SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) research and surveillance continues to be paramount, especially given the proportion of asymptotic individuals, emergence of viral variants, and desire to return to work and school. To address the need and urgency of this testing, point-of-care solutions with high sensitivity and rapid turn-around times are required. Several reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) products have been developed to rapidly, robustly, and specifically detect SARS-CoV-2 and other viral pathogens. Our work at Thermo Fisher Scientific provides the scientific community with RT-LAMP solutions for viral pathogen research and surveillance, including protocols, enzymes, a reaction master mix, and an all-inclusive SARS-Cov-2 assay kit."

Webinar: Going beyond just recognizing the bias in AI

"We know, at this point, that AI tools are subject to bias. Whether it's the data it's been trained on or its use case, technology that relies on machine learning or natural language processing can create slanted – and even harmful – results. But simply recognizing the bias is not enough: Developers and stakeholders must work to address it and mitigate its effects. For this webinar, we'll speak to experts who work closely on this topic about the pernicious ways bias can appear in AI, and what organizations can do about it."

Webinar: Biorisk Management Perspectives: Then and Now

"In partnership with the American Biological Safety Association’s (ABSA) Biosafety and Biosecurity Month, APHL is proud to provide this free webinar! This program will provide attendees with an overview of biorisk management innovation throughout the years. Participants will hear from three biosafety professionals on their perspectives of biosafety and biosecurity practices and discuss the potential role of biosafety professionals into the future. This webinar will also be recorded and made available for those unable to listen live."

Webinar: Strategies for More Successful Budget Negotiation

"Budget negotiations can be very challenging for most lab managers. It seems that the lab always needs more new equipment, maintenance and repair budget, or new staff, but senior management is not always able to support these requests. Lab managers need to know how to effectively advocate for people and resources for their lab—not only during the budget setting process, but whenever these challenges happen to arise. This webinar will review many of the key steps required to successfully win the budget coverage required to keep the lab running well."

Webinar: Introduction to AI Image Analysis in Microscopy

"Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies already play a major role in our everyday lives, such as smart speakers that understand your voice or recommendations you receive about the latest video to watch. In this webinar, we will discuss and showcase how AI technologies can enable your microscopy image visualization and analysis, allowing you to extract further insights and advance your research.

Learning Objectives

* Introduce the basics of AI within the microscopy field
* Discuss how AI can enhance and denoise your images
* Demonstrate how AI can help quickly segment your objects of interest"

Learn How Discovery Data Technology Enables Faster Discovery Research

Thu, Nov 4, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

  • Company: Certara
  • Presenter: David Lowis, Executive Director, Scientific Informatics, Certara


Drug discovery research requires understanding complex chemical, biological, logistical, and computational data from a wide variety of data sources. A key challenge for discovery scientists is efficiently accessing the most relevant data from internal and external data sources in a cohesive project data view. Manual methods for assembling data from various sources are time-consuming and inefficient while many current tools require significant IT maintenance to keep data current. This webcast will demonstrate how technology can drive faster design-make-test-analyze cycles resulting in more efficient communication, collaboration, and workflow.

Webcast learning objectives:

  • --Learn how technology enables discovery scientists from large to small sized global pharmaceutical companies became 20% more productive.
  • --Show how data views can be built by scientists and delivered to colleagues as one click-access to project data.
  • --Understanding of how technology supports workflows of medicinal chemists, biologists and biologics researchers.

Webinar: Leveraging Data Analytics to Streamline and Optimize Digital Image Management

"While data analytics is already guiding a number of clinical and administrative activities within care organizations, the concept of a fully data-driven health system—supported by robust AI systems—is still an objective on the horizon for many of them. Digital imaging management is one area where data, collected from various systems, can already provide clear insights to drive protocol improvements and operational efficiencies. Has applying data analytics to digital imaging systems become common practice? Are we currently making the most of our data analytics capabilities and using the produced insights to drive decisions and optimize processes? Convening pioneers and experts, this digital dialogue will use real-world implementation case studies to share innovative approaches and discuss the benefits of applying data analytics to digital imaging management."

Webinar: Innovative Solutions in Biosafety Enclosures and Lab Automation

"Knowing the importance of using kinetic live cell imaging across a wide variety of applications, lab managers are tasked with choosing the proper biosafety cabinets to protect their personnel, product, and the environment from exposure to biohazards and cross-contamination during routine procedures. How can lab managers make the best decision about which high-performance systems are right for their facilities? What is the most cost-effective option for their unique situation?

This webinar will feature an overview of Baker’s collection of containment solutions and the BioTek products which together enable the high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. With an unparalleled passion for helping customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care since 1952, The Baker Company develops truly revolutionary technology in biocontainment and contamination control for a wide variety of industries and applications."

Webinar: Optimizing your Evidence Processing

"Lab managers are tasked with running their labs like a business. This includes employee productivity and safety, quality assurance, cost-effective equipment and work processes, and the skillset to make important decisions on a daily basis. Guidance on when and how to make these decisions is valuable to lab managers as they navigate these workflows.

This webinar will discuss improvements to specific evidence workflows that can be made for greater efficiency and improved safety. This information can be implemented into existing labs or in the planning of new labs. A discussion on how and when to change SOPs will be included."

Webinar: GlaxoSmithKline STARLIMS Implementation Case Study

"GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) set out to implement STARLIMS at their pharma and consumer health locations around the world to support their manufacturing processes. Challenges were faced, but in the end, GSK received a world-class system that exceeded the needs of its labs by improving turnaround time for testing and successfully replacing older software, excel, and paper processes.

How did they do it?

Collaboration! CSols and the STARLIMS technical team worked closely with GSK’s product manager, quality, business analysts, lab leadership, and IT to develop, design, and deploy STARLIMS to their labs across the globe.

In one hour, you will learn how GSK achieved its success through:

* Implementation & Partnership: Review the needs of the lab and how they were met, as a result of the approach and processes leveraged to facilitate the STARLIMS deployment.
* Design: Highlight the global structure of the design and configuration and how it was localized for site/lab execution needs by working closely with GSK’s product manager and analysts.
* Process Execution: Hear how collaboration with GSK’s IT and Quality Group ensured repeatable success in Europe, SA, and Asia."

Webinar: CDS Webinar Series: Built for IT Without Compromise

"Chromatography data system software is an integral part of a laboratory's IT structure, enabling compliant, efficient and reliable handling of chromatography data.

In this webinar series, experts from Thermo Fisher Scientific will explore a range of benefits that a chromatography data system can provide to IT system administrators and lab managers, from backup and disaster recovery to a solution for remote working."

Webinar: The Practical Impacts of the No Surprises Act on Laboratories, Diagnostic Providers, and Specialty Physician Groups

"Surprise billing remains a hot topic in Washington. It occurs when patients unknowingly receive either emergency or non-emergency care from an out-of-network provider. The law specifically targets balance billing, when providers attempt to recover the difference between in-network and out-of-network charges not covered by payors.

Recently, the Administration issued the Part II Interim Final Rule with comment period for the No Surprises Act, a bipartisan consumer protection law designed to help curb the practice of surprise medical billing.

This 60-minute webinar will provide a review of the circumstances under which the No Surprises Act is relevant, as well as how and when the Act applies to both independent and hospital outreach laboratories. It will also cover some state-specific rules and real-world examples such as the difference between how an out-of-network claim was handled prior to the No Surprises Act and how it is handled under the rules of the No Surprises Act.

The webinar will also touch on the importance of providers having the capability to provide an accurate estimate of a patient's financial responsibility at the time of service."

Webinar: Elevate Your Workflow: Optimizing Data Durability and Intrinsic Compliance

"As you strive to balance regulatory compliance and productivity demands so you can deliver quality products to your customers, it is beneficial to look for ways to elevate controls and productivity in your lab. Leveraging tools that enable data durability and intrinsic compliance can also be used to reduce errors in operations, ultimately helping you achieve timelines and meet demands."

Lab Automation, Tomorrow’s Reality is Starting Today

Thu, Nov 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Astrix and L7 Informatics

Presenters: Patrick Rose, Director of Product Management, L7 Informatics

Session Summary: For this presentation, Patrick will look at how L7 can enable companies to achieve level 4 of the digitalization path towards industry 4.0. He will also examine the needs and benefits of standardization and automation of the lab, including external value chain partners. Patrick will discuss how with L7|ESP, this is achieved via collecting the data from automation and connected workflows, harmonizing data via scientific ontologies adhering to public standards and FAIR data principles, and ultimately applying Advanced Intelligence to visualize and analyze and unlock the value from all your operational data.

Webinar: Securing a Remote Digital Workforce

"Join VMware and Carahsoft to learn how a unified workload protection reduce the attack surface, strengthening security posture, and simplifying operations. Discover how increased visibility and a shared source of truth enables administrators to prevent and disrupt attacks at every point in the security lifecycle.

During this session subject-matter experts will discuss:

* Steps to simplifying security and IT operations by collapsing agents and improving performance
* How to increase visibility and security across endpoints, servers, networks, and workloads
* The benefits of "built-in" security and the modern way of securing workloads in the data center"

Webinar: Justifying the Purchase of a LIMS

This webinar is ideal for those purchasing or upgrading a LIMS. Learn the best way of building a business case for your LIMS, and how to get your LIMS project through the approval hoops in your organization and into reality.

Date - Thursday 9th December 2021
Time - 07:00 PDT, 10:00 EDT USA, 15:00 UK, 16:00 Europe

We'll discuss:

  • --Why you need to build your case for a LIMS
  • --Understanding the LIMS value proposition
  • --Building your business case
  • --Calculating the return-on-investment
  • --Considering the intangible benefits
  • --Bringing the team with you
  • --Driving the project to completion

Learn the skills to build your business case for a LIMS. Sign up today.