Webinar: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Monitoring in Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Service

"In the past decade, the development of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) technology has transformed the paradigm of medical laboratory, and it has become one of the essential analysis platforms for specialized testing, ranging from trace level hormone analysis to clinical laboratory-developed metabolomics and proteomics. The flexibility of LC-MS platform allowed laboratories to provide on-demand laboratory developed tests (LDTs) to meet various clinical needs, some of which may not be immediately available from commercial in vitro diagnostic portfolio. However, the use of LDTs also burdened the laboratories with assay validation, maintenance and regulatory compliance. The complexity and potential pit-fall of LC-MS technology also presented significant and unique challenges to laboratory quality and risk management. Implementation of effective internal quality control and quality assurance procedure was not only essential for delivering accurate and precise results to the patients, but also a useful safeguard mechanism against laboratory errors and performance failure. In this presentation, several real-life examples will be used to illustrate how LC-MS parameters were utilized and interpreted to minimize laboratory errors."

Request for Expressions of Interest: Consultancy for the Development and Implementation of the HL7/FHIR Interface Module in CARPHA instance of Senaite LIMS

Solicitation #: P168539 "The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the OECS Regional Health Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include: Implement the HL7/FHIR protocol in the open-source SENAITE LIMS application and pilot data […]

Webinar: Food Safety & Quality – How Standards Support the Food Supply Chain

"The consequences of unsafe food can be serious. The international food safety management standards developed by ISO member countries help organizations identify and control food safety hazards, at the same time as working together with other management standards, such as ISO 9001. Applicable to all types of producer, ISO 22000 provides a layer of reassurance within the global food supply chain, helping products cross borders and bringing people food that they can trust.

Sara Walton, Food Sector Lead, BSI Knowledge Solutions and Amanda McCarthy, Chair of the UK committee for food safety quality, will explain the role of some key standards in ensuring food safety and quality in the supply chain. Amanda will talk about the important international food safety standard, ISO 22000, and its series of supporting standards covering diverse areas of the food chain (manufacturing, packaging, transport and storage, traceability in the food and feed chain) and Sara will introduce some associated standards useful in today’s supply chain, including the new cold chain logistics standard, ISO 23412:2020 which deals with indirect, temperature-controlled refrigerated delivery services, and standards which could be useful in sustainability, social responsibility and performance."

Tender: Laboratory Information System for Anatomic Pathology

Solicitation #: Unknown Azienda ospedaliera San Giuseppe Moscati is seeking "an integrated web information system to be installed in the corporate private cloud for the management of the processes detailed below, which must ensure the availability of: • a single management platform, equipped with an exhaustive suite of software modules, compliance with respect to the […]

Webinar: Heavy Metals Testing in Air: How Does That Happen?

"Heavy metals have been identified as causing a wide range of environmental and human health effects including toxicity, neurotoxicity, and genotoxicity that may lead to cancer. There are many exposure pathways, including digestion, dermal absorption, and inhalation. Heavy metals bio-accumulate, and effects may manifest over time, so identifying and minimizing lifetime exposure is key to reducing health impacts. One exposure pathway is inhalation, so this webinar focuses on heavy metals in ambient air and emissions sources.

Sources for inhalation of heavy metals are generally associated with particulate matter from industrial emissions—either manufacturing, processing, or point-of-use of products containing heavy metals. They are found during remediation and/or re-development of sites where heavy metals have been used, stored, or disposed. Exposure may come from both dust and aerosols created during on-site cleanup activities."

Astrix Featured on PMI Live Webinar – The Impact of Digital Transformation on Quality and Compliance

THE IMPACT OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ON QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE

When?  December 14th @ 1PM EST

Why Attend?

Digital transformation touches nearly all facets of Life Science organizations. It has the ability to transform how the business works together and leverages data in the decision-making process. Digital quality and compliance is one of the areas that can benefit significantly from a sound strategy and where digital transformation can have a major impact on the business. It can assist in keeping operations running efficiently and help ensure compliance with ever-changing regulations.

To transform your organization’s digital quality and compliance practices, the focus should be on key imperatives driving the digital transformation – such as, adoption of emerging technologies like AI, ML and data analytics, a shift in operating models for the organization to be more nimble and agile while responding to business needs as well as upskilling the resources to understand and implement emerging technologies

Opportunity: Procurement of Consultancy Services for Lab Information Management System (LIMS) Software Developer

Solicitation #: GN-P873252-11/21 Jamaica's Ministry of Health and Wellness, through a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV Cooperative agreement, is seeking consulting services for the development of a laboratory information management system (LIMS). No other details are made public. You must have a subscription to the United Nations' UNDB database to view […]

Webinar: It’s about You – Ergonomics in the Lab

"Annoyed by uncomfortable handling in the lab? Workflows in today’s laboratories are becoming ever more condensed, and the strain of laboratory work is constantly increasing – making the ergonomics of laboratory devices and the entire work environment more and more important. Ergonomic aspects are becoming higher priority: Personal health status or corporate sickness levels of employees due to back bone trouble or hand wrist load – everyone tries to reduce the stress.

Ergonomics goes far beyond the "ergonomically designed chair". At the beginning of the 1970s, Eppendorf began optimizing the ergonomics of its laboratory equipment. In 2003, we launched the PhysioCare Concept, which was focused on liquid handling devices such as our pipettes. Today, the PhysioCare Concept -implemented in all Eppendorf products- supports the well-being of our users."

Webinar: Digital Healthcare Innovations Require Agility and Scalability: Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready?

"Join this session to learn:

* Key findings from IDC Healthcare Insights, including recommendations for a new approach to digital transformation for healthcare’s “next normal”
* The key ingredients to facilitate the shift to a multi-service cloud virtualization and edge compute infrastructure.
* How to reduce risk and complexity in migrating from a rigid hardware-centric environment to an agile, software-based, disaggregated environment through the INFRAM maturity model
* How the INFRAM model and the right partner can help develop a detailed, strategic technology plan defines the current technology state, desired future state and the IT infrastructure roadmap to achieve clinical and operational objectives"

Webinar: Automated Sample Preparation In a Clinical Flow Cytometry Lab

"Event Session Objectives

* Recognize the benefits of automated sample preparation in a busy clinical flow cytometry lab.
* Identify key validation steps needed to implement an automated sample preparation system in the clinical setting.
* Examine the clinical utility of automated sample preparation through case study discussion."

Webinar: Measurements that Matter – How to Deploy a Connected Ecosystem that Unlocks the Power of Decision Making

"The explosive growth of patient-centric trials over the last two years has necessitated the pursuit of new, minimally invasive ways to collect high-quality clinical data. This need, when combined with growing evidence around the benefit of personalized treatments has spurned the rapid rise of connected sensors and wearables.

The result? Sponsors and CROs now can collect more data than ever before, derive greater insights from individual participants and trial populations, and can use this information to drive key decision-making for the future of their trials.

However, to unlock this potential, the right mix of processes and technology is needed. Taking data insights, making them actionable, and delivering measurements that matter will be key to bringing effective therapies to patients faster.

It’s with this in mind that we invite you to join our expert panel of clinicians and technology experts as we discuss our expert panel of clinicians and technology experts as we discuss:

* Why the industry has moved towards patient-centric data collection
* What it means for the future of our industry
* How we can deploy sensors and wearables to gain a more holistic view of participants and entire studies
* How to use these views to drive future decision-making"

Request for Proposals: Engagement of Consultants to review, pilot-test and evaluate paper-based National Laboratory Information System (N-LIS) tools and specific disease program e-LIS

Solicitation #: Unknown "The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) invites proposals for consulting services ... * To conduct review/assessment of the draft N-LIS tools (paper-based) * To develop protocol for pilot testing of N-LIS paper-based tools * To lead the pilot testing of the draft N-LIS tools (paper-based) in 12 states * […]

Webinar: Zero Trust Security and Implications for the Healthcare Industry

"What is Zero Trust and what does it mean to you? Beyond the never trust, always verify premise, what are the implications for healthcare organizations operating in a highly connected industry?

In this webinar we will:

* Understand the core drivers within Healthcare and Lifesciences for Zero Trust adoption
* Learn how to Zero Trust delivers context-based security with a modern, with an open approach
* Identify the right and wrong use cases for Zero Trust within your organization
* Propose successful strategies from the real world to approach Zero Trust for the first time."

Webinar: Supporting the Plant-Based Boom: Applying intuitive analytical methods to enhance plant-based dairy product development

"In recent years, plant-based dairy alternatives have stormed supermarket shelves around the world, offering a new generation of consumers alternatives to traditional milk, cheese and butter products.

To ensure these products are meeting the stringent safety and quality standards that customers’ demand, regular testing across the supply chain is vital. In a similar way to how conventional milk testing is done, FT-IR can be leveraged as a powerful tool to make analytical measurements for plant milk.

Nevertheless, novel plant milk products pose a series of challenges as an analytical sample. These include differences in the suspension of particles in an emulsion and varying sugar and amino acid profiles. This means that how we measure or define what these parameters are can change from material to material.

In this webinar, data and results on combined plant milk protein, solid, and sugars will be presented alongside the spectra of the material and the calibration regions chosen. Additionally, we will compare some plant-specific calibrations to the generic calibration for traditional milk."

Request for Quotations: Off-gas Test and Analysis

Solicitation #: H9224022T0008 "Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) and its Echelon III and IV commands and other NAVSEA representatives require off-gas testing and sampling services in support of its Deep Submergence Systems (DSS) and Divers Life Support Systems (DLSS) programs; these requirements are in accordance with NAVSEA standards for manned submersibles. The requirement to conduct […]

Request for Bids: Laboratory Information Management System for Los Angeles County

Solicitation #: RFB-IS-22200361 "The County of Los Angeles (County) is looking to acquire a SaaS Cloud-Based Full Managed LIMS. The vendor will facilitate the planning, design, build, implementation, testing, including professional services required to configure, deploy, manage, train, and provide ongoing maintenance and support agreement. The specifications below require the full implementation of the LIMS […]

EAI Healthware 2021 – ONLINE

A triennial international conference of the "key issues, opportunities and obstacles for personal health data research" Note: This event has been rescheduled and made virtual due to COVID-19.

Invitation to Tender Information Meeting: Expansion of Laboratory Information Management System

Solicitation #: GTK/868/02.03.01/2021 "The target of this Prior Information Notice is to find potential candidates to develop and maintain GTK’s LIMS services and to provide information about the current solution and long-term development plans. This Prior Information Notice does not bind the GTK to make any procurement based on this request." The Geologian tutkimuskeskus (Geological […]

Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for the NHS Wales Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)

Solicitation #: AW075 "NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership is looking to procure a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for use by the Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) to replace their current in-house legacy IT system with a modern and commercially supported cloud-based system." NOTE: Log-in required to view documents. Due date: 10 January 2022, 12:00 […]

Webinar: How connected biological safety cabinets can support your lab – Best practices today & future trends

"Connectivity of laboratory equipment is progressing rapidly. While it started with the possibility to export data from the equipment onto a computer, smart equipment logged into the WiFi now offers cloud-based connectivity and enables customers to monitor, analyze and take action with their equipment. The functionalities and developments differ however between the types of equipment: while with pipettes there is a need to share protocols with colleagues, freezers benefit from preventative maintenance and biological safety cabinets (BSCs) have other reasons to be connected – from energy conservation to process monitoring and workflow support. You will learn how you can get the most out of your connected biological safety cabinet, whether you are a direct user, a lab manager or facility manager.

This webinar covers trends in connected lab equipment, three reasons to connect your biological safety cabinet, current and future capabilities of cloud-based connectivity in BSCs."

Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information System for University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Solicitation #: 1MRW2202 "The University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory seeks to procure software which will function as a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to manage electronic laboratory diagnostic data, diagnostic reports, manage and track laboratory samples, manage diagnostic workflow lists and workflows to its zoo path program and satellite clinical pathology laboratory, and instrumentation, […]

Request for Proposals: Water Quality Laboratory Analysis Services

Solicitation #: Unknown The City of Chino Hills, California ") is seeking proposals to perform chemical analyses of water samples for the Public Works Department based on unit prices. The deliverables must be available via Electronic Data Transfer (EDT) and hard copy. Website access for tracking and reporting is mandatory. All sample results must be […]

Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Georgia Department of Public Health

Solicitation #: 40500-DPH0000191 "Pursuant to the State Purchasing Act (Official Code of Georgia Annotated §§50-5-50 et seq.), this electronic Request for Proposals (“eRFP”) is being issued to establish a contract with a qualified supplier who will provide Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to the Georgia Department of Public Health. (hereinafter, “the State Entity” or “DPH”) […]

Webinar: Microscopic Identification of Microbes in Primary Blood Smears

"Whether you work in Hematology, Microbiology or are a Generalist you could come across microbes in primary blood smears. Detecting microbes in primary blood is usually a critical value and should trigger additional actions. This webinar will be a review of the most common microbes you could encounter and their diagnostic features. We will discuss clinical factors that could support your diagnosis, limitations to this type of identification, and additional testing that may be recommended. Whether you report these identifications in your facility or refer to other facilities, the ability to recognize microbes in primary blood smears is critical for good patient care.

A certificate of participation will be granted to each participant based on 1.0 contact hours of instruction toward credit."

Astrix Webinar – Transforming Clinical Development via a Data Centric Platform Based Technology Approach

A webinar sponsored by Astrix 

Date:  Wednesday, January 19, 2021

Time:  1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

Presenters from ResultWorks – An Astrix Business:

Susan Butler, Vice President, Consulting Services and Operations, ResultWorks

Bob O’Hara, Vice President, Business Development, ResultWorks

Overview:

Clinical development organizations across life sciences have common challenges associated with aging and siloed technologies, changing trial paradigms, and ability to easily access and leverage clinical data assets. As demand for increased efficiency and access to data increase, the historic approach to building solutions within individual clinical development functions continues to create significant issues. This is further compounded by the increase in the number of vendors and partners involved in the process, the variety and volume of clinical data used in analyses, and limited capabilities to leverage emerging technologies. These factors hinder the ability to rapidly analyze clinical and real world data to drive insights and outcomes and bring medicines to patients faster.

Aligning sponsors and stakeholders on a strategy and vision for the future is critical to the transformation and provides strategic direction to the development of the strategy as well as downstream IT portfolio decision making. Ideally, the strategy should enable a data-centric platform-based strategy, ensure core and emerging capabilities are supported through modern technologies and architectures, and deliver a flexible and agile roadmap that drives value based on business priorities.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Common technology challenges across clinical development
  • What is a data centric platform-based approach?
  • Capturing business and technical capabilities leading to stakeholder alignment on an actionable clinical technical strategy

Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Statistics Canada

Solicitation #: 45045-190134/B "Statistics Canada (hereinafter referred to as “StatCan”) has a requirement for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Solution (hereinafter referred to as “the Solution”). The Solution must be a complete and bug free “Commercial Off the Shelf Solution” (COTS) that must meet the requirements in this document. StatCan is looking for Perpetual […]

Webinar: Empower CDS Validation: The Next Phase

"During the pandemic, many labs implemented and validated Waters Empower CDS to gain efficiencies and increase remote work capability. Unfortunately, harmonization of processes got deferred until the “next phase” and only the functionality needed immediately was implemented. Some even purchased the vendor validation documentation and consider the system validated.

If any of that sounds familiar to your lab, now is the time for your Empower CDS validation’s 'next phase' to make sure it is complete and compliant.

In one hour, you will learn how to assess the current state of your Empower CDS implementation and validation and plan for your 'next phase'."

Webinar: Optimizing Patient Blood Management: The Role of the Laboratory

"atient Blood Management (PBM) as defined by the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management refers to “the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome”.

Although the World Health Organization endorsed PBM in 2010, many hospitals still seek guidance with the implementation of PBM in clinical routine which goes beyond blood transfusion.

A review of the literature demonstrates that the role of the clinical laboratory in the multidisciplinary concept of PBM is underrepresented.

The speaker will explore the important role of the clinical laboratory and how it can impact each of the PBM pillars: from detecting anemia and iron deficiency to reducing blood loss."

Webinar: The Analytical Landscape of Cannabis Testing – Session 1: Potency Testing

"Legalization of medical and recreational cannabis and hemp has led to an expansion of potency testing needs. Routine testing workflows are now benefiting from the addition of an increasing number of minor and niche cannabinoids to keep up with the diverse range of cultivars and formulations reaching the market. While five primary cannabinoids, Δ9-THC, CBD, THCA, CBDA and CBN are the most common and abundant, new indications are continuously being explored with dozens of other cannabinoids.

In addition, the increasing demands on testing laboratories has created the need for a fast, efficient and accurate quantification method for an increasing number of cannabinoids. In this webinar we will show practical chromatographic separations of 18 cannabinoids with flexibility across HPLC and UHPLC platforms in a simple, isocratic workflow. Potency testing requiring sensitivity and specificity beyond standard workflows will also be discussed.

Attend this webinar to learn about all key aspects of potency analysis ..."

Request for Application: Building an Integrated Information Technology Infrastructure for State Regulatory Programs (U2F)

Solicitation #: RFA-FD-22-021 The Office of Regulatory Affairs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issues a request for applications. "The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to build an integrated information technology (IT) data management system and user community to be utilized by state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTTs) regulatory and public […]