March 23, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 12


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.

MAY 17 - 20, 2016: [inform] 2016

May 17 -20, 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal | [inform] 2016 [inform] 2016 is Waters Premier Informatics Users’ Conference for communicating and collaborating directly with Waters’ software partners and users in the pharmaceutical, environmental, food and chemical industries. The agenda features innovative solutions for laboratory data management. Learn how you can maximize the value of your Waters' software.

QuaLIS Inventory a validated Inventory Management System

QuaLIS Inventory is a web based Inventory management system designed based on guidelines for GLP and FDA. Designed to meet the regulated laboratory handling a wide range of Inventory materials used in regulated labs. Items including but not limited to standards like reference material, primary standards, working standards, reagents (solid/Liquid) consumable etc.

LIMS - Buy or Build?

Many laboratory directors from different disciplines have asked this one question regarding LIMS: “Should we buy a LIMS or build our own?” In the early 90s and into the mid-2000s, it was not uncommon for a laboratory to create their own LIMS from scratch rather than using the commercially available options. Upon occasion, those laboratories would purchase an open source code LIMS and then hire programmers to make that LIMS their own.

How to Create Solid User Requirements for a System Application

"A house is only as strong as its foundation" - for a Laboratory Informatics solution (e.g. LIMS, ELN, CDS), the foundation for an implementation is the User Requirements document. Make sure that you have a strong and solid foundation before you implement.
 Recent News

03/23/2016 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Forensic Enterprise Software

Forensic scientists whose efficiency is thwarted by decentralized case files and complex analysis now have access to a new platform designed to help them streamline the management of casework data. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Applied Biosystems Converge Software is a one-of-a-kind integrated system designed to centralize all forensic, paternity and kinship data under one powerful solution.

03/22/2016 - IDBS launches E‑WorkBook Inventory

IDBS today unveiled E‑WorkBook Inventory, a new module for streamlining lab inventory management. The off-the-shelf tool enables E‑WorkBook users to garner a clear, real-time picture of lab stock, so that they can better manage resources, saving cash and time, as well as boosting compliance and safety.

03/16/2016 - Freezerworks Founder and System Architect honored for Service to International Biobanking

Dataworks Development, Inc. (Freezerworks) is proud to announce that Cheryl Michels, founder, President and System Architect, will be awarded the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories’ (ISBER) Distinguished Leadership and Service Award for 2016. The honor will be presented at the group’s Annual Meeting, held this year in Berlin on April 4-8.

03/16/2016 - Genohm at the ISBER 2016 Biobanking Conference in Berlin

Lausanne, 14.03.2016: Join us at the ISBER Conference in Berlin from April 6 to 8, 2016. We will be at the Booth #31 of the conference venue at the Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstrasse 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany. Come to our Booth #31 and see SLims, our flexible and customizable platform integrating complete and compliant laboratory information and sample management solutions (BIMS/LIMS), workflow and protocol management (ELN) and organization of requests to the laboratory (order management) of Biobanks.

03/16/2016 - Business Information Management Further Enhances LIMS Capabilities

In many laboratory environments it is essential to ensure that staff are trained to use specific instruments and/or to conduct specific tests before the work is scheduled. Competency Tracker is a module that integrates seamlessly into the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics to allow monitoring of the training status and needs of staff
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

Request for Information - LIMS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in support of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory (Laboratory)
 The LIMS Book

2016 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics released and ready for download

2016 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics released and ready for download.

limsbookOur LiMSforum group has just posted the 2016 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics. The guide has increased to 43 key LIMS vendors with published software prices and a collection of product demonstrations and over 200 other LIMS, LIS, ELN & SDMS vendors. You will want to login and access the system on-line since many of the product demonstrations are on-line videos. There is a free ebook download available as well to members of this group.Please download your own copy or you can login with your Linkedin account and read the book directly on-line:

 Upcoming Events

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

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

MAY 18 - 20, 2016: CEM 2016 - International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring

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