May 11, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 19


In This Issue

 Event Focus

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.

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.
 Webcast Focus

Translating Big Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease Webinar - May 24th - 1 pm ET

There is an urgent need to take what we have learned in our new "genome era" and use it to create a new system of precision medicine, delivering the best preventative or therapeutic intervention at the right time, for the right patients. This webinar will discuss how laboratory information management systems can help analyze "big data" in biomedicine in order to advance precision medicine.

White Paper - Data Integrity

Data integrity, an area of increasing priority in today’s laboratory world and "The focus area" when it comes to regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR Part 11 and Eudralex Annex 11. Considering the number of warning letters from USFDA and other such regulatory bodies issued to pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers across the globe, Data integrity is the "Buzz word" intoday’s audit.

Integrating the Lab and SAP QM: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

So you've decided to integrate your lab data and information management system with SAP QM to support both the lab and manufacturing, but how do you go about doing that?
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE MAY 23, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Harris County is accepting proposals from qualified vendors to provide a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for Harris County Pollution Control Services (PCS) for one (1) year beginning approximately July 1, 2016.

DUE 5/25/2016: Request for Proposal - Water Information Management System

The City of Aurora is seeking a Water Information Management system to improve operational decision management with data integration components to allow for consolidation of data from multiple sources and networks, (i.e. SCADA and Laboratory Information Management System) and allow for trending, water and wastewater operational analytics for treatment facility managers and operators.

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)
 Recent News

05/09/2016 - Varian Medical Systems Releases Software for Simplifying X-ray System Design

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., today announced the release of new computer aided engineering (CAE) software for simplifying the process of designing shielding and radiological protection systems.

05/04/2016 - Matrix Gemini LIMS Updates Enhance Flexibility And Productivity

Autoscribe Informatics has updated the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) with a number of performance enhancements. Released at the end of Q2 2016, these improvements will be available to all current Matrix Gemini V5 users and, of course, to all new customers.

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.
 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:

 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.

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

July 25-27, 2016 – Princeton, NJ 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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