March 09, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 9


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

WEBINAR - ELN Phase 2: Broadening the Utilization of Your R&D ELN

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00pm EDTNow that you have used your ELN for some time and have gained more experience, it is a good time to take a step back, set some new goals, and analyze how your current ELN can be enhanced and expanded to meet those goals. Now is the time to start thinking about what’s next!

Cahier de Laboratoire Électronique (ELN) Phase II: Élargir l’utilisation

24 mars à 14.00 heures HAE Maintenant que vous avez acquis une certaine expérience avec votre ELN, c’est peut-être le moment de prendre du recul pour fixer de nouveaux objectifs, comme analyser la façon dont votre système actuel peut être amélioré et étendu à d’autres fonctionnalités pour un meilleur rendement.
 Event Focus

APRIL 12 - 13, 2016: Compound Management in Industry and Academia Conference

The SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia will assemble key individuals who share the aims of providing their organizations the right compound at the right time and in the best possible quality, to allow the generation of meaningful screening, pharmacological, toxicological or ADME profiling data.

APRIL 19 - 20, 2016: 2016 Paperless Lab Academy

The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems.
 LIMS Blog

An Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

An Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

limsbookThe high demand for low-cost sequencing has driven the development of high-throughput sequencing, which is also termed as Next generation sequencing (NGS). Thousands or millions of sequences are concurrently produced in the next-generation sequencing process. Next generation sequencing has become a commodity. With the commercialization of various affordable desktop sequencers, NGS will be of reach to more traditional wet-lab biologists .

Drawing from the obvious goodwill and community spirit displayed on discussion forums, and exploiting the collaborative tools made available by the Wikimedia foundation, this free ebook: is designed to initiate the editing of a collaborative WikiBook on NGS.  Ultimately, our goal is to create a collective lab book that explains the key concepts and describes best practices in NGS.

Please download the free ebook or login with your Linkedin account and read it on-line.  Please post back comments for improvements.


The Legacy LIMS Folly

Many laboratories face this same issue. A dated, legacy LIMS exist. It lacks needed capabilities. It cannot be remotely accessed. No client portal exists. It does not integrate with all of the newer instruments. It cannot produce new, needed reports. It cannot effectively update QC reports. Its query functions are extremely limited. It is failing under the higher workload. It cannot operate on the “new” computers. Yet, it, that old LIMS, is vital to the day to day operation of the laboratory. “If we could just get by this one more year… We’ll replace it next year!” And that has been said for five years straight.

Clinical Supplies Management System Implementation and Validation – The 3 Dos and Don’ts

If you have a paper-based CSMS you may be facing challenges such as: issues with routing paper, difficulty keeping track of inventory, compliance issues that have been noted by your organization based upon your paper system, and more. It’s time to look to a new electronic Clinical Supplies Management System and to learn the most important Dos and Don’ts when it comes to implementing and validating this system.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities


PENNSYLVANIA LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYS Description: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth) is seeking an Offeror to provide maintenance, support and continued development of the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
 Recent News

03/09/2016 - New Instruments and Software Designed to Improve Trace Elemental Analysis

Thermo Scientific iCAP RQ ICP-MS spectrometer and Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data solution help maximize efficiency and simplify method development

03/09/2016 - Native Mobile Capabilities Added to Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

Pharmaceutical QA/QC, oil and gas, chemical, water and environmental, food safety and contract laboratories can now offer always-on mobile connectivity to their Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software, providing access to data and insights for decision-making wherever and whenever they need it.

03/08/2016 - AAIPharma Services Corp. / Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. expands IDBS’ E‑WorkBook platform across global analytical sites

AAIPharma Services Corp. / Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc., has expanded its IDBS E‑WorkBook platform across analytical laboratories in the United States and will be incorporating its Netherlands facility in the coming months, to support further company growth.

03/07/2016 - Rural Sourcing Inc. Unveils New LIMS Accelerator™ Tool

Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services and software solutions, today unveiled a powerful new tool that automates LIMS configuration to help pharmaceutical labs run more accurately and efficiently.

03/03/2016 - HIPAA Compliance Is Not Enough to Curtail PHI Data Breaches, Says FairWarning CEO at HIMSS’16

Speaking at HIMSS’16, FairWarning, Inc.’s CEO, Kurt J. Long, called on care providers to secure and protect their applications that hold the “crown jewels” of their patient information, citing that HIPAA compliance is not enough to protect patient health information and curtail data breaches.
 Upcoming Events

MARCH 22 - 24, 2016: MEDLAB Asia Pacific

APRIL 6 - 8, 2016: 4th Annual SynBiobeta London 2016 Conference

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

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