April 03, 2013      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 11, Issue 13


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webcasts

04/17/2013 - Webinar: Managing Change – Ensuring Lab Informatics Solution Adoption

In this one hour, complimentary webinar, learn how to develop and execute a change management process that is appropriate for your lab informatics solution’s scope of deployment.

04/16/2013 - 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11 Compliance; specifics needed to eliminate 483s

This 21 CFR Part 11 compliance training will guide you through the concept of part 11 and explanation of its 3 primary areas SOPs, Product features and Validation (10 step risk based approach).

04/10/2013 - Auditing the QC Microbiology Laboratory for FDA Compliance

This microbiology laboratory training will provide a comprehensive overview of the infrastructure of a compliant microbiology testing laboratory, preparation for an inspection, potential areas for nonconformance, test failures and resolution of audit findings.
 Recent News

04/03/2013 - Reduce costs and increase revenue!

The Lab Portal Company’s product Lab-Connector enables laboratories to add new sales channels by giving your provider network the ability to order online, through a secure online portal. Order automation reduces redundant data entry, and increases accuracy of your reports and reduces your turnaround time. With Lab-Connector’s shopping cart module, you can sell directly to consumers or providers and receive payment immediately, while increasing data accuracy. If you can increase your revenue, reduce your turnaround time, reduce IT costs, while generating reports in HTML/PDF/HL7 that your providers and patients love wouldn’t you be interested?

04/02/2013 - Join RURO at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, April 9-11, 2013

See RURO at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo - Booth # 124

04/02/2013 - Accelrys and eMolecules Collaborate to Enhance Accelrys Available Chemicals Directory

Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, and eMolecules, Inc, a market-leading compound sourcing platform, announced that they are collaborating to include eMolecules' in-stock building block compounds in the Accelrys Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) database.

03/28/2013 - Massive growth for ACQ 2013 air quality show

AQE 2013, the air quality and emissions show, has been heralded a phenomenal success by organisers, exhibitors, speakers and visitors. With air pollution concern running high, this event could not have been better timed, and succeeded in attracting three times the number of registered visitors than the previous event in 2011.

03/27/2013 - Proof of Concept For LIMS Applications

Autoscribe, developer of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), has adopted a novel approach to save time and money and minimise the risk for laboratories embarking on LIMS and sample management projects. Utilising the versatile configuration capabilities of Matrix Gemini, Autoscribe can offer a unique ‘Proof of Concept’ service, which will enable the laboratory to evaluate the system for up to a month, working on an agreed percentage of the laboratory’s needs.

03/27/2013 - Bio-Modeling Systems and Persistent Systems Launch Joint Strategic Systems Biology Initiative

Bio-Modeling Systems, a leading integrative systems biology company and Persistent Systems, the global leader in software product and technology services, today announced a joint systems biology research and development initiative.
 Upcoming Events

04/16/2013 - Drug Discovery Chemistry 2013

Drug Discovery Chemistry is one of the few conferences for medicinal chemists working in pharma & biotech, and is focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates. New this year are Constrained Peptides and Macrocyclics and GPCR-Based Drug Design which represent areas of chemistry where evolving technologies are leading to renewed interest. They nicely complement the most popular meetings from the past few years: Anti-Inflammatories, Fragment Based Drug Discovery, Kinase Inhibitor Chemistry and Protein-Protein Interactions.

04/09/2013 - Bio-IT World Expo

The 2013 Expo plans to unite 2,500+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 30+ countries. The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

04/08/2013 - Medical Informatics World Conference

Medical Informatics World 2013 will bring together industry leaders and decision makers in the fields of HIT, healthcare, biomedical sciences, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, informatics and IT. Medical Informatics World 2013 will feature three concurrent tracks, each running a day and a half, and three in-depth half-day workshops providing dynamic discussion from world leading scientists and executives in healthcare informatics, biomedical informatics, applied clinical informatics, and personalized medicine.

04/06/2013 - American Association for Cancer Research - Annual Meeting 2013

More than 18,000 researchers from around the world will attend the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, making this one of the world’s premier events where the latest and most exciting discoveries in cancer research are presented. This forum provides a unique opportunity for members of the worldwide cancer research community to discover, interact, and collaborate.

Lab Portal Company has developed and licenses to users its Software as a Service platform, marketed under the name Lab Connector.

Lab Portal Company has developed and licenses to users its Software as a Service platform, marketed under the name Lab Connector. The platform includes a suite of options including a unique reporting engine, which provides an easy to use, browser-based system, where diagnostic lab partners can view patient’s test results in a user-friendly html or PDF format.

Interview with organization that built its own sample tracking system.

One option for a science company with unmet data management needs is to simply build a software solution from scratch. You might think that this would be strictly the domain of large well-resourced organizations, but even for a small business or startup this can be a possibility that can yield unexpected benefits. There are still places in the US where a lower cost of living means that software developers are not as expensive as they are in silicon valley, and with patience, persistence and a bit of luck, business owners can indeed find highly talented local individuals who can create a great solution even in the least "techie" of locales. In the following interview, I talk with key players at a small midwestern biotechnology company who needed a better way to manage their extensive collection of biospecimens. The company prefers to stay somewhat anonymous, so I have used pseudonyms; "The Biorepository" is the name of the business, "PM" is the primary project manager and biorepository specialist who helped with research and design, "Dev" is the software developer who made it all possible and "Tissue Database" or just "TDB" is the name of the solution itself. "Bob", is of course, yours truly, the author of this blog.
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