Clinical Lab Expo 2021
An annual exhibition of clinical laboratory products and services
An annual conference on medical informatics and technology NOTE: Will be held online in 2021. Confirm the time zone for the event.
An annual national conference on informatics NOTE: Support for both physical and virtual attendance. Venue hasn't been stated yet.
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:
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 […]
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.
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
Webinar: 5 Tips for selecting and implementing a laboratory informatics Platform
When: September 30 @ 16:00 PM to 17:00 PM (CEST)
Selecting a laboratory informatics platform such as LIMS and/or ELN is one of the most critical decisions you will make for your laboratory.
Not only are laboratory informatics solutions cost-intensive to deploy, it also requires time and resources on your behalf to implement the solution successfully.
Using our extensive experience in implementing laboratory informatics platforms, we have come up with a list of 5 points to consider while selecting and implementing your new laboratory informatics platform.
Join our webinar to find out:
The Webinar takes place on:
|Date:||Thursday September 30, 2021|
|Time:||16:00 to 17:00 hours (CEST)|
Register for free and join our Webinar to learn how to successfully select and implement a new laboratory informatics platform.
You will receive the link for this Webinar via e-mail after registering.
"Centrifugation is an indispensable laboratory application for separating and purifying a range of biological materials. Although a cornerstone, gaps in general understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (21 CFR part 58) are not uncommon, and can serve to impede efficiencies, negatively impact research goals and can even increase laboratory safety risk factors. This webinar will address potential gaps, review proper use and maintenance of centrifuges, rotors, and labware with a focus on BioSafety (42 CFR part 73). The intent is to provide information to assist with utilizing centrifugation in a more productive and safe manner."
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 […]
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 […]
"High-dimensional flow cytometry generates a wealth of data. Computational approaches can help to simplify the complexity of large datasets; however these methods must be carefully optimized, and it is imperative that the original data be controlled for quality to avoid bias in the results. During this webinar, we will discuss potential pitfalls encountered during computational analysis of high-dimensional flow cytometry and provide possible solutions. This webinar is directed to those users with basic to medium experience in flow cytometry who may be approaching computational tools for the first time."
A biennial European exhibition focused on laboratory professionals from multiple sectors
An annual German forum on laboratory informatics NOTE: Conference is held online in 2021.
"Scientists are the life-blood of new product development and innovation. But in the hope of uncovering key learnings, they often spend much of their time pulling together data to conduct analysis, limiting their ability to make progress in other areas.
Uncountable makes software that enables today’s R&D leaders to implement tools that make this learning process faster, easier and more efficient. By using better quality data tools that save money and enable larger amounts of information to be processed, scientists can play to their strengths, automate time-consuming tasks and focus instead on development. The result is an improved workflow, allowing more flexible knowledge management.
This one hour webinar will focus on the benefits of implementing a true data infrastructure and the challenges that organisations often face throughout this constantly evolving journey. Will Tashman will compare traditional data collection approaches – using lab notebooks, LIMS systems and more – with new ways of maintaining structured data sets. There will also be a brief demonstration of the Uncountable system."
"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."
"This one-day meeting presented by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) offers clinical and public health laboratorians, infection preventionists, and state and local public health representatives the chance to strengthen their relationships through networking and discussions on relevant laboratory issues.
The declaration of the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 11, 2020 began an Olympic effort for both the laboratory and public health communities that all the pandemic planning that had been done in the past did not prepare us for. Now, more than a year and a half from the beginning of the pandemic, we are still dealing with surges and wondering when it will end.
Additionally we will provide a review of 2020-2021 WSLH Surveillance, discuss how the laboratory can aid the clinician in making clinical decisions, and provide some tips on how to maintain mindfulness of work-life balance to relieve stress and prevent burnout. We hope you will join us as we review the challenges of the pandemic, discuss our strategies for moving forward, and celebrate our successes."
Solicitation #: No.9(1)NCAH/FF/2021-22/111 National Centre for Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan is seeking a laboratory information system (LIS/LIMS) for its animal health lab. For more details, an account log-in is required to view the documents. Due date: 06 October 2021, 12:00 GMT+6
"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."
A biennial international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology
An annual international exhibition of medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, dental, and veterinary equipment, instruments, and services
"Join us for a comprehensive review and discussion of the basic fundamentals of weighing and moisture determination, including the influence various external factors can have on accuracy and reproducibility of results.
As part of the discussion, we will review the importance of calibration and qualification of balances and how to meet the requirements needed to weigh in regulated environments - such as GLP/ GMP and USP Chapter 41. When it comes to optimizing moisture analysis, we will analyze the importance of sample preparation and reveal tips and tricks for achieving the best results for a variety of sample types."
"Organizations, across all scientific industries, are assessing their digital transformation journey to try and map out the key strategies to achieving a fully digitally enabled laboratory. The key to creating and implementing a digital strategy is determining where efficiencies can be made and where technologies can provide a competitive edge.
Laboratory automation provides the time and space for laboratories to focus on innovations and improvements to support real-time results, which is crucial to their overall success. Automated science – through digital solutions, lab automation, and artificial intelligence - is critical to accelerating laboratory productivity and unlocking innovation.
In this webinar, Trish Meek, Director of Marketing at Thermo Fisher Scientific, will look at driving digital transformation by leveraging automation in the lab."
"To help pathologists and pathology practice administrators with their key strategy related questions for adopting digital pathology, a new Dark Daily webinar, scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 1 p.m. Eastern, will feature innovative healthcare industry leaders discussing how they made their decisions to adopt digital pathology across key functional areas: primary diagnosis, education, and research.
Registration is free. The webinar will be moderated by Lisa-Jean Clifford, COO and Chief Strategy Officer for Gestalt Diagnostics. Each panelist will share their experience and unique perspective in adopting digital pathology. The live event will include an interactive Q&A session with the experts and cover topics such as using digital pathology in primary diagnosis, their plans for integrating artificial intelligence (AI), serving multiple site locations, and creative ways to leverage digital pathology in support of other areas of operation.
This new 60-minute webinar, hosted by Dark Daily, will provide essential information for anatomic pathologists and pathology practice leaders who are on the verge of evolving their clinical, research and/or educational practices with digital pathology, with both short- and long-term strategies."
"As healthcare organizations ramp up on technology innovations to improve patient care and patient safety in the New Normal, cybersecurity continues to be one of the top concerns shared by IT decision makers and c-level executives, especially given limited budgets. But while most organizations invest millions in protecting laptops, servers, and data centers, they often overlook the importance in securing other critical parts of their IT infrastructure.
Please join Justine Bone, CEO of MedSec, and Michael Howard, Head of Security Practice & Analytics at HP, for an informative session on the current threat landscape and how healthcare organizations can prioritize and respond to the ever-evolving cybersecurity threats in these challenging times. In this session, we’ll go over the importance of best of breed cyber-resilience from all endpoint considerations, including PCs, printers, and medical devices, and provide practical insights on how healthcare organizations can keep their data safe from security breaches."
Solicitation #: Unknown NOTE: This solicitation is entirely in Spanish, and responses are expected in Spanish. The Gerencia Regional de Salud de Castilla y León, in Valladolid, Spain, is seeking bids for the supply, implementation, maintenance, support, and administration of a corporate laboratory information system (LIS). Due date: 09 October 2021, 11:59 p.m. GMT+2
"The cannabis oil market continues to grow at a rapid pace, as many operators are investigating new and improved vehicles for cannabis consumption. Creating high quality cannabis oils that stand out in this expanding market requires great attention to detail; choosing the right equipment for extraction and purification, and closely monitoring cannabinoid content throughout the purification and formulation process, are essential components to ensuring elevated product quality and integrity. Further, characterizing extraction efficiencies, monitoring purification accuracy, and verifying concentration targets for derived products empowers companies to maximize their time and profits.
In this session, Waters Corporation and Thar Process will share insights regarding the best analytical tools for cannabinoid characterization and how they are implemented in a premium cannabis extraction facility."
"SCIEX’s next-generation Biologics Explorer software is an innovative platform for the comprehensive and deep characterization of biologics. A suite of five built-in workflows, optimized for CID and EAD data, offers powerful and intuitive automated data processing for intact mass and peptide mapping. Powered by Genedata’s pioneering algorithms and visualization tools, users can easily investigate the identity and purity of their biologics with deeper insights on PTM, N- and O-glycosylation, disulfide bonds as well as calculate antibody drug conjugate (ADC) ratios. In addition, the transparency at each data processing step, a unique capability of Biologics Explorer, empowers biotherapeutics scientists in taking fast evidence-based decisions during biologics development and production. In this webinar, we will introduce the Biologics Explorer software and its prepackaged workflows. In addition, participants will be introduced to the “Review” data capabilities within Biologics Explorer, where a user can accept or reject a peptide based on the quality of the annotated MS and MS/MS spectra."
Solicitation #: 22-5088 "The University of Wisconsin-Madison, hereinafter referred to as the “University”, through its Purchasing Services Department, hereinafter referred to as “Purchasing”, requests bids for the purchase of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) Genotyping service. The University has periodic need for SNP genotyping services to support different research projects. Some projects are smaller in scale, […]
Solicitation #: RFP-2022-DPHS-02-NEWBO "This Request for Proposals (RFP) is published to solicit proposals from a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory for the provision of newborn screening laboratory services for infants born in New Hampshire, to prevent the disability and untimely death of newborns from undiagnosed genetic disorders." Due date: 13 October 2021, 11:59 p.m. […]
Solicitation #: LIMS 2021 "The Institutes of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) and are collaborating in a process to identify a replacement for their current Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). ESR and GNS are adopting a cloud-first approach to this acquisition and expect to move to Software-as-a-Service solutions as […]
"This presentation describes the challenges of unintended consequences of healthcare technology. Topics highlighted include patient safety, system design, workload issues, workarounds, technology barriers, sociotechnical impact, documentation burden, and cognitive load. The role of nursing informatics with unintended consequences is emphasized."
Solicitation #: 32A0522 "Contractor agrees to provide all labor, parts, tools, supplies, materials, equipment, vehicles, travel, transportation, and incidentals required to perform laboratory analysis services on samples of lubricants, fuels, and coolant products submitted by the Caltrans Division of Equipment (DOE) in Sacramento or by any of the 13 District Shops located throughout the State […]
Solicitation #: PH RFP 210111 "Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is seeking to provide COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing services throughout Maricopa County by establishing a list of pre-qualified Contractors that are willing and able to perform COVID-19 PCR testing in various settings. Contractors shall provide all required staffing, testing supplies, personal […]
A national conference for the Australasian Institute of Digital Health NOTE: The conference venue has not been announced as of May 2021. However, in Melbourne, Australia.
Solicitation #: RFP 50294 "The San Francisco International Airport seeks qualified suppliers (“Proposers”) to provide industrial hygiene and hazardous waste laboratory analysis, including but not limited to; analysis for asbestos, lead, mold, and industrial hygiene samples." Due date: 18 October 2021, 2:00 p.m. PDT
Solicitation #: DOIGFBO220003 "The Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) is the nation’s only Federal facility focused on investigating, preventing, and controlling diseases in free-ranging wildlife. We are seeking a user-friendly, enterprise Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for efficient management of processes, information, and data associated with […]
An annual national trade show on laboratory and biotechnology
An annual pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical trade show
"Today, health information exchange architectures, application interfaces and standards enable data to be accessed and shared appropriately and securely across the entire spectrum of care, within all applicable settings and with all relevant stakeholders, including the patient. During this session, health and IT experts will discuss the level of interoperability required within hospital systems to optimize information flow but also discuss what can be achieved with the data collected. Very concrete and innovative examples within a fully interoperable care organization will be shared, including solutions for clinical alarm management, remote monitoring and surveillance, and data mobility. The dialogue will demonstrate how real time data sharing and integration in EMR systems - including mobility - supports better care coordination and patient management while promoting best practices and reducing health professionals’ stress."
"Many companies use disparate processes to meet calibration standards—ranging from pen-and-paper or spreadsheets to “smart” calibration devices and integrated software systems, or some combination of all of them. However, this task is too important and expensive to rely on outdated or disjointed processes. Join Nuvolo as we discuss how you can reduce the time it takes to perform a calibration while simultaneously delivering high-quality, actionable calibration data and fully compliant audit trails."
"At HIMSS, we constantly strive to push the healthcare industry forward. This requires us to continuously innovate our models to best reflect how to improve patient safety and the overall quality of clinical care. It has become increasingly crucial as we respond to the unique challenges of the pandemic.
Join us for a conversation with Philip Bradley, Digital Health Strategist at HIMSS to understand upcoming changes to HIMSS flagship model, EMRAM (Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model). The updated EMRAM 2022 will drive the industry forward with an outcomes-driven approach, identifying risks to health progress, mobilizing data to empower providers to proactively mitigate risk and expand digital capacity to ultimately strengthen organizational performance and health outcomes across patient populations."
An annual regional trade fair for instrumental analytics, laboratory technology, laboratory chemicals, and biotechnology
An annual international laboratory exhibition and congress NOTE: Held online this year.
"The webinar will explore some of the new requirements of SQF v9 that are proving problematic for some organizations that are upgrading their food safety programs in preparation for their first certification audits to the new standard.
Learning Objectives: Information on some of the issues experienced by organizations that have undergone certification audits to the SQF v9 standard, from the perspective of an experienced lead auditor that has performed a number of these assessments.
Who Should Attend: Organizations that are developing and implementing a food safety system and are anticipating their first SQF certification audit, or those organizations that are upgrading their existing certified food safety programs in preparation for their first certification audits to the new standard."
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST
Data integrity is a hot button topic in most laboratories today and incorporates a wide range of application-specific needs. While data integrity is often associated with compliance related topics, it is equally important in non-regulated labs to ensure confidence in the data itself.
As laboratories work towards digital transformation, the need to extend the data integrity umbrella to data in flight has emerged. In a digitally transformed lab, instrument and application result data should be moving in a digital fashion freely between the instruments and applications that need them. In this environment, it becomes essential that laboratories have the means to ensure that the right data shows up at the right time, in the right format and that a digital chain of custody be available as a reference to support both compliance related needs as well as simple confirmation.
In this webinar, we will discuss how Scitara Digital Lab Exchange (DLX™) provides the critical infrastructure needed to support data integrity, including data in flight, across your end-to-end laboratory ecosystem at the lab, site and global level. Digital transformation and compliance strategies will include:
"As the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise in many areas across the globe, healthcare providers continue to look for methods that will aid in the diagnosis and management of patients. This is a complex process that poses challenges for patients, physicians, hospitals and laboratories. What is changing in today’s world is that many hospitals are being asked to take steps toward improving proactive and preventive care, improving patient outcomes while also saving on healthcare costs associated with diabetes and diabetes complications. Laboratories are invaluable partners in addressing this challenge.
Join us to learn more about HbA1c assay methodologies, the impact of analytical quality, standardization and harmonization of testing, and the advantages of using a clinical chemistry test as a diagnostic tool to aid in improving a patient's glycaemic control, decrease long-term complications, and enhance overall patient care."
Solicitation #: 20008-A21-14 "The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals as allowed by CityParish governing statutes, ordinances, resolutions, and policies from bona fide, qualified proposers who are interested in providing operation and maintenance services for Analytical Laboratory Services for Regulatory Compliance Sampling for The City of Baton Rouge/Parish of […]
An annual international conference on health informatics NOTE: As of May 2021, the venue has not yet been announced.
An annual health informatics conference for Health Information Management Association Australia (HIMAA)
Solicitation #: UIFB 22-0010-1 "The intent and purpose of this Unsealed IFB is to establish a contract with one certified laboratory to analyze or test influent and effluent samples on a frequent and regular basis for the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) at 2557 Crab Creek Road near Christiansburg, VA. The results of the tests […]
Capillary electrophoresis plays an important role in the diagnosis of hemoglobinopathy carriers and patients. The general flow is the determination of the red blood cell indices to establish a microcytic hypochromic anemia and Hb-typing by separation and quantitation of the different hemoglobin fractions. DNA analysis is the final confirming step to complete the diagnosis. In the era of Next Generation Sequencing, many genetic labs have employed Whole Exome Sequencing and Inherited Disease panels as tools to analyze DNA and detect disease causing mutation. However, functional assays are considered to be important to establish the function and effects of variants of uncertain significance. Functional assays in hemoglobinopathies are the hematology and the Hb-typing, either by capillary electrophoresis or HPLC, to be completed by DNA analysis as will be demonstrated during the talk."
An annual international trade fair for analytical laboratory equipment & technology, biotechnology & life sciences, and chemicals & safety NOTE: Rescheduled from September
An annual national trade fair for the laboratory sector NOTE: Rescheduled from September.
"The second round of reporting for the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) is coming up January - March 2022 - are you ready?
The PAMA legislation has and will continue to significantly alter Medicare’s payment system for clinical laboratory testing while establishing significant new compliance demands. This legislation also has the potential to impact other payors’ rates, since many private payors base their reimbursement levels on Medicare rates.
Rhodes Group's consultants Denise Mazon and Doug Wussow are here to help you prepare for PAMA by answering your pressing questions, such as:
* How will the second round of cuts impact my lab revenue?
* How will PAMA cuts impact non-Medicare billings?
* How will these insights help my lab make better decisions on go forward strategy?"
"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."
Solicitation #: VA220927 "The Department of Administration (DOA), Consolidated Agency Purchasing Services (CAPS), on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), Wisconsin Veterans Home at King (WVH-K), requests Bids for the procurement of clinical laboratory services. The WDVA intends to use the results of this process to award a Contract. The WVH-K has […]
Solicitation #: BL125-21 The County of Gwinnett, Georgia is seeking a provider to "provide appropriate sample collection bottles, shipping materials, analytical services, and other related supplies and services described or reasonably implied herein. Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (DWR) staff will collect discrete water samples in the awarded vendor’s provided sample collection bottles, package […]
"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."
Solicitation #: 75H70422RELRSS "This is a non-personal services contract to support the routing of COVID-19 electronic lab reports to a centralized intake service for further distribution to the appropriate State Department of Health and Federal Agencies concerned with aggregating COVID-19 testing efforts and results for epidemiological processing. The need for this service is predicated upon […]
"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."
Solicitation #: ITB-3168-22-0-2022/EP "It shall be the intent of this Invitation to Bid (ITB) to select an independent contractor who will perform environmental sample testing, data review and reporting for the Washoe County Community Services Department (WCCSD), Central Truckee Meadows Remediation District (CTMRD) program. The purpose of this bid is to contract with a State […]
"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."
Solicitation #: FA441722QA001 The U.S. Air Force and the 1st Special Operations Medical Group (1SOMDG) at Hurlburt Field, Florida is seeking a contractor "to collect drinking water samples on Hurlburt Field, transport them to the contract laboratory, and analyze such samples, including resampling. Services must conform to all applicable federal regulations and Florida Administrative Codes […]
An annual European trade fair for the laboratory sector
"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.
* 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"
An annual European congress on NGS technologies, data analysis, and clinical applications
IMED brings together leading informaticians, surveillance coordinators, laboratorians, epidemiologists, and clinicians across animal, environmental, and human health fields. This truly is THE One Health event of 2021 where those working in diverse specialties around the globe can learn, present, and challenge one another while sharing novel ideas and research. Won’t you join us?
Solicitation #: RFP67-134 "The Pennsylvania Department of Health is seeking a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to replace the current Laboratory Information Management System with a modern system that meets the business needs of the Bureau of Laboratories (BOL), including all current manual and system interfaces, use of Health Level 7 (HL7) standard messaging, […]
Thu, Nov 4, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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:
Solicitation #: 2022-048 "The purpose of this bid invitation is to establish a contract for Laboratory services that includes globally-lab integration for receiving labs who can provide services on a 24/7 basis to include a phlebotomist and courier services to the State of New Hampshire Veterans Home (NHVH) with services indicated in the SCOPE OF […]