April 27, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 17


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

Multi-site LIMS Harmonization Webinar - April 28th - 10am EDT / 3pm BST / 4pm CET

Ensuring that a centrally-served, browser-accessed LIMS is used to its fullest potential in a multi-site deployment requires a systematic harmonization across all laboratory enterprise sites. This webinar will explore the process for capturing current state workflows and projecting future state improvements and harmonization across distributed locations and work groups.
 The LIMS Book

LiMSjournal - 2016 Winter Edition, Peer Reviewed LIMS papers and articles ready for download

LiMSjournal - 2016 Winter Edition, Peer Reviewed LIMS papers and articles ready for download

limsbookThe LiMSbook has posted the Winter 2016 Edition of the peer reviewed LIMS Journal articles. There were 11 comprehensive articles published in this issue of the journal.

The Journal is of course free and open access and is published quarterly with great educational articles covering informatics topics for the Laboratory, Science & Healthcare. Please download your own copy or you can login with your Linkedin account and read the journal on-line:http://www.limsbook.com/limsjournal-winter-2016-volume-2-issue-1/

 Recent News

04/27/2016 - The new 5.1 version of SLims is out

Genohm has just released the latest 5.1 version of SLims, its LIMS + ELN + order management platform. After the new design introduced with the v5.0, the new version 5.1 has again some major improvements and new features.

04/27/2016 - Genohm is hiring: we have three open positions in Durham, NC

Genohm is looking for one SLims Engineer and two SLims Sales Rep to launch its new team in Durham, NC.

04/21/2016 - Leading Cloud Genomics Company DNAnexus Partners With SolveBio to Make Genomic Data More Actionable for Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics Industry

DNAnexus Inc., the leader in cloud-based genome informatics and data management, today announced a partnership with SolveBio, the global provider of Genomics Intelligence, to integrate the two platforms and provide seamless access to SolveBio’s curated data and analysis services.

04/20/2016 - Matrix Gemini LIMS Tracks Entire Dairy QC Process

The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics allows QC laboratories in the dairy industry to accurately record, evaluate and trace test results throughout the production process. Matrix Gemini LIMS can be used to automate the logging of samples, expedite the QC tasks, collate and merge all the data and extract management information quickly.

04/20/2016 - Khemia Software Distribution Agreement with Pole Business Enterprise

Khemia Software (www.khemia.com) is pleased to announce that a distribution agreement has been made with Pole Business Enterprise for Sub-Saharan Africa.

04/20/2016 - Agilent Technologies Introduces First Commercial Software for Metabolic Flux Analysis

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced new software to help researchers analyze qualitative metabolic flux-tracking the different pathways a metabolite participates in under different biological experiments. This analytical capability is of particular interest to cancer researchers who want to better understand the metabolic pathways associated with cancer cells

Considerations in Purchasing a LIMS

Many scientific enterprises find themselves in need of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to replace an incumbent system, whether an existing commercial application, an amalgam of systems, or an in-house solution. Once the decision has been made, the selection and deployment of a new LIMS should move quickly and decisively. In the whitepaper recently released, Randy C. Hice, Global Strategy Manager at Abbott Informatics, provides insights on how to select a commercial LIMS.

Preventing/Minimizing Scope Creep

Have you been in this situation: You just began a new LIMS project and everything appears to be going smoothly. However, as the project continues to move forward, you start to lose control and it feels like the project has taken on a life of its own.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE MAY 25, 2016: Invitation for Bid - UW Milwaukee Laboratory Testing Services

Invitation to bid for Laboratory Testing Services to include all necessary testing and transportation supplies for delivery and pick up at no cost to UWM. This contract may be awarded in total or to multiple bidders. This contract’s primary user is the Norris Health Center (NHC)

DUE MAY 10, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Collections & Drug Testing Services

Laboratory Collections & Drug Testing Services in Alachua and Sarasota Counties for the Florida Department of Corrections

DUE MAY 4, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals to furnish/provide a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the City of Newport News Waterworks Department.
 Upcoming Events

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

The CEM event brings together the International emissions monitoring community to network, trade ideas and discuss technology, methods, applications, legislation and standardisation relevant to all atmospheric pollutants which include particulates, SO2, NOx VOC, trace elements and greenhouse gases.

JUNE 27-29, 2016: High-Content Screening Conference

This Conference will gather researchers, academics and industry professionals working in High-Content Screening to explore the latest advances and emerging technologies in the field. Hot topics include novel organisms, novel markers, new essays, novel microscopy techniques, image analysis and statistics.

July 25-27, 2016: 12th Laboratory Informatics Summit

July 25-27, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA A Comprehensive Discussion on Informatics from Genomics, R&D, Clinical, Quality, and Manufacturing Perspectives to Address Top Industry Challenges! We are bringing together the sharpest and most experienced minds in the industry to tackle these issues and help move the informatics space out of the clutter. This interactive program will allow for a higher level of discussion on how a more robust informatics structure can lead directly to increased R&D efficiency, faster & more effective clinical trials, reduced downtime in production, and most importantly, more time to focus on innovation when your data is accessed and analyzed with ease.
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