An annual health informatics conference for Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)
An annual health informatics conference for Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)
Solicitation #: Unknown The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of the Hokkaido Region of Japan, Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety (JNIOSH), on behalf of Hokkaido Chuo Rosai Hospital, has released a notice of procurement, requesting a laboratory information system (LIS). It appears the solicitation is limited, however, to entities that "have Grade […]
An annual biomedical and informatics symposium for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) NOTE: As of January 2021, the official venue has not been announced.
"The current need for SARS-COV-2 wastewater surveillance programs globally requires many laboratories to set up routine wastewater testing workflows. However, existing workflows are often too slow, tedious, or not sensitive enough to detect low viral levels.
We have developed a fast, sensitive, and easy-to-implement wastewater surveillance laboratory workflow that gets from samples to results in less than 4 hours. First, our unique direct nucleic acid capture method efficiently concentrates nucleic acids and removes PCR-inhibitor to achieve consistent and high yield, ideal for downstream PCR and sequencing methods. Then, wastewater-specific RT-qPCR assays are used to detect SARS-CoV-2 levels. These assays are sensitive, inhibitor-tolerant, and include standards and quality controls according to CDC and EU recommendations.
In this webinar, we will highlight the features of these methods, share validation data, and present a real-world example of how the workflow was setup in a public health lab."
Solicitation #: 301-22-065 The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) "is seeking a consultant to review our laboratory system and the animal health diagnostic needs of the animal agriculture industry in Virginia as a part of developing a long-term strategic plan for our laboratory system. Offerors should have the capability to provide" 14 […]
"Most of the serum PFAS testing in the US has been conducted via the CDC NHANES studies (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). NHANES is now an ongoing process and while some PFAS serum concentrations have decreased significantly, other PFAS have only increased.
The need for blood testing will only continue to grow, well past the scope of the Federal government, with ever expanding lists of PFAS replacement and next-generation compounds already being found in the blood of citizens. As additional insight into the toxicological aspects is better understood, current blood testing can provide a snapshot into one’s own PFAS body burden. Even in areas in the US not impacted by industrial PFAS contamination, the food and water consumed can have a significant impact on the level of serum PFAS.
Eurofins PFAS bio-testing is designed to monitor environmental contaminants utilizing isotope dilution, the most robust and respected analytical technique. This technique is paired with a dedicated human serum lab as well as instrumentation specifically reserved for serum samples to ensure rapid and accurate results. Eurofins development of a self-administered PFAS test will allow clients to expedite the testing process by rapidly sampling and shipping samples back to the lab or study coordinator."
"Ten years ago, maximizing flexibility and adding transparency was the major shift to traditional lab design. Today, our labs not only need to be flexible but aspire to attract and retain top talent. This discussion will review case studies and data that support a new shift in laboratory space utilization—one that balances the human component and functionality of protecting the process and material."
An annual conference for the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) The Rocky series began as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and […]
Soliciation #: tender_252197/1010404 "BSOL Procurement Collaborative (BSOLPC), part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust ("UHB") (the "Authority") is issuing this invitation to tender ("ITT") in connection with the competitive procurement of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) on behalf of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust. […]
"Hereditary hemolytic anemia (HHA) is a group of heterogeneous disorders with diverse genetic etiologies. The clinical presentation ranges from mild hemolytic anemia to severe, transfusion-dependent hemolytic anemia with varied complications. In neonates, one of these complications is unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, which may lead to neurotoxicity. Next generation sequencing (NGS) studies facilitate the identification of these complex multigene disorders."
"Since the beginning of the pandemic, hundreds of serological tests have been developed, including more than 80 tests that received U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization. These tests represent different formats and have different viral antigen targets. The tests also detect different antibody isotypes and report qualitative or semi-quantitative or quantitative test results. Hundreds of studies have been published using multiple antibody assays, however, it is challenging to compare results or aggregate data since the assays were not calibrated to an international standard.
To address this challenge, the World Health Organization (WHO) generated an International Standard for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of how this standard was developed, how it supports serological assay development, and its role in the pandemic. The calibration of serological assays to a common unitage will improve our understanding of the virus epidemiology, and vaccine and therapeutic efficacies."
"In July 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an update to the sexually transmitted infections Treatment Guidelines including diagnostic considerations for a number of sexually transmitted infections. Come hear what is new and how it may impact your current or future testing. Speakers will address topics such as testing for Mycoplasma genitalium and detection of antimicrobial resistance markers, numerous testing needs for Neisseria gonorrhoeae including test of cure as well as a two-step algorithm for herpes simplex virus testing."
Solicitation #: PUR-RFP2021.07.10084 "The City of San José is soliciting responses from qualified vendors for a Laboratory Information Management System." Log-in required to view the bid documents. Due date: 08 December 2021, 12:00 p.m. PST
"The speaker will present three infectious diseases cases caused by bacteria not frequently isolated in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Each case presentation will provide the patient history, laboratory testing procedures used in each case, and a review of the bacteria involved in each case."
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"Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of clinical samples can be daunting due to the presence of high abundance, uninteresting molecules in the tissues or due to the way that the samples are processed and preserved. For example, the presence of hemoglobin from red blood cells can suppress the signal from other, lower abundance proteins that may be more relevant to the disease being studied.
A second challenge is that most clinical tissue samples are banked as formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue specimens, which present difficulties for the detection and imaging of biomolecules.
In this webinar, we will present new sample preparation strategies for overcoming these issues and producing high quality MSI data."
"Automation systems allow for faster sample processing and remove a major portion of human factor out of the equation. However, human interaction is not completely removed from automated processes. For that reason, sample integrity and user safety are still a concern with high-throughput labs. Knowing what to consider when selecting the appropriate containment will set up a lab for higher success by reducing risks.
During this session, participants will learn about how to select proper containment enclosures for their high-throughput systems. Considerations for liquid handlers, cell sorters, and other instruments will be covered."
"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."
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 […]
"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."
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 […]
"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."
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
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 […]
"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."
"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"
An annual trade show on laboratory and bioinformatics NOTE: Rescheduled from September.
A biennial international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology NOTE: Rescheduled from September
"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"
"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."
"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."
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 […]