June 01, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 22


In This Issue

 The LIMS Book

LIMS Directory Spring 2016 Released. Directory of LIMS vendor products, features, pricing and demos.

LIMS Directory Spring 2016 Released. Directory of LIMS vendor products, features, pricing and demos.

limsbookThe LIMSwiki has released a free download directory of the key LIMS vendors with product features, pricing and demonstration video links. http://www.limsbook.com/lims-directory-spring-2016-product-features-pricing-demos/1916/This directory is unique in that the LIMSwiki team has gone through hundreds of LIMS vendors and researched their features and found pricing information and demonstration videos and compiled it into one single guide. If you are researching LIMS options, this directory will save you many hours of work.Please download it and post back your thoughts. The LIMSwiki team works hard to keep the information up to date and accurate with cited sources of the information. If you are a vendor and you are not in the directory, please post back here to this discussion to get added to the directory. We plan to keep it up to date each quarter. In order to be on the list you must provide public available pricing information. Provide as much information on your product features and demonstration videos as possible. There is no charge for listings or to download. Everything is provided as Open Access.This directory is available to all LIMSforum members for easy access with your existing Linkedin Login account. Download or read it on-line.

 Event Focus

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 – 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.

LIMS Upgrade: Love It or Leave It

Many organizations decide to upgrade their LIMS to the latest version without fully exploring their options. While sometimes this upgrade can be easier, less time consuming, and less expensive than implementing a completely new LIMS, it is not always a clear-cut decision.

One instance, a second server or a second lab ID?

Many laboratories have at least two or more individual laboratories in their company’s organization. These laboratories may be close together or across the country; They may fall under similar or much different regulatory environments; They may act as parts of a whole or as an individual laboratory, quite literally subbing out samples to sister laboratories much like they would to any sub-contract laboratory. Upon occasion, even simple communication via the internet may be sporadic. Each laboratory is unique in its organization and thus there are different answers as to what will fit a particular laboratory best when implementing a LIMS.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JUNE 17, 2016: Request for Proposal - Public Health Lab Information System

The Wake County Human Services Laboratory System supports the various Wake County Clinics from six sites. They perform both stat and routine testing and need a Lab Information System that will support both current testing requirements and any future expanded lab services.

DUE JUNE 10, 2016: Request for Proposal - LIMS Consulting

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“District”) requests proposals from any prospective Proposer for a LIMS Consultant
 Recent News

05/27/2016 - Sectra: Efficiency gains in cancer care: Dutch pathology department among the first in the world to go digital

Pathologists at University Hospital Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) in the Netherlands have become among the first in the world to review histology cases for primary diagnostics digitally. The completely paper- and glass slide-free pathology review workflow, enabled by Sectra Pathology PACS, provides the pathologists with access to both digital pathology and radiology images as well as patient information from a single workstation.

05/26/2016 - Ultra-fast, Meta-genomics Pathogen Detection Software for Diagnosing Infectious Diseases

Scientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer that dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of pathogen detection. In a paper published today in Genome Biology, the collaborators demonstrated the ability of Taxonomer to analyze the sequences of all nucleic acids in a clinical specimen (DNA and RNA) and to detect pathogens, as well as profile the patient's gene expression, in a matter of minutes.

05/26/2016 - CloudLIMS named in 20 Most Promising Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Solution Providers 2016 by CIOReview

CloudLIMS, joins an elite number of companies that have earned a spot on 20 Most Promising Pharma and Life Sciences Tech Solution Providers list of 2016 by CIOReview.

05/26/2016 - New Veeva Vault QMS Brings Next-Generation Quality Management to Life Sciences

Veeva Systems today unveiled the industry’s first cloud application that unifies quality management processes in life sciences. Veeva Vault QMS replaces disparate, on-premise systems to manage global quality processes across an organization, including external partners. Together with Veeva Vault QualityDocs, Veeva now offers the only integrated suite of quality applications for seamless end-to-end content and quality management, delivering greater visibility and collaboration.

05/25/2016 - Matrix Gemini EM Facilitates Environmental Monitoring In Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology Or Medical Device Manufacture

Environmental Monitoring is an essential part of any pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology manufacturing process in order to show that the microbial and particulate content of all clean room air and work surfaces is below acceptable levels. Matrix Gemini EM from Autoscribe Informatics provides all the functionality to define a complete environmental monitoring protocol. It can be used in an FDA regulated environment and fully supports the requirements of 21CFR Part 11.

05/25/2016 - VWR Launches Free Lab Management Solution to Support the Science Community

VWR announced the launch of SciTivity, a free web solution that allows scientific researchers to plan, manage and share laboratory information to ease and improve experimentation.
 Upcoming Events

AUGUST 8, 2016: 2016 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)

The National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) is the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America! The conference brings together scientists and managers from federal and state agencies, the regulated community, academia, and laboratory and engineering support communities. NEMC features presentations, posters, training, exhibits, and networking opportunities.
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