June 08, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 23


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

SAP and LIMS – Living Together (in Harmony)

Key considerations when determining your SAP to LIMS integration strategy.

Toxicology Reference Laboratories: MAXIMIZE REIMBURSEMENT

Toxicology Reference Laboratories: MAXIMIZE REIMBURSEMENT A Free Webinar Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (10:30am EST) In today’s changing reimbursement environment it is more important than ever for Toxicology Reference Labs to maximize revenues by completely understanding the best billing and revenue cycle management processes as well as efficient workflows and revenue analytics. Our free webinar will walk you through historical trends of toxicology reference lab revenue as well as a future outlook on how to maximize revenues given the changing nature of the business. If you own, manage or work for a toxicology reference laboratory, this webinar should prove helpful for you and your future success.
 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.
 The LIMS Book

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

lims-directory-spring-2016The LIMSwiki has released a free download directory of the key LIMS vendors with product features, pricing and demonstration video links.

Download Now

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.

 Recent News

06/08/2016 - Waters New Symphony Data Pipeline Software for Personalized Data Processing

Waters Corporation today introduced Symphony™ Data Pipeline software, a client-server application for laboratories acquiring and archiving large amounts of data. Symphony software automates the movement and transformation of large amounts of LC-MS data to speed up analytical workflows and save time, reduce human error, and liberate scientists from the mundane yet necessary tasks associated with managing data files.

06/08/2016 - New Software and Cloud Solutions Provide Users with Advanced Customization

Workflow-driven software and expanded Thermo Fisher Cloud solutions provide accelerated route to discovery. Researchers looking to simplify compound identification, quantitation and complex data analysis now have access to a wide range of software and cloud solutions designed to allow users to analyze, share and discover unique insights in several applications, including proteomics, metabolomics, food safety and biopharmaceutical characterization.

06/08/2016 - ABBOTT Informatics Launches STARLIMS Content Library

Abbott Informatics is pleased to announce the launch of the STARLIMS Content Library. The STARLIMS Content Library allows customers to discover new content for STARLIMS, and enhances the value of add-on products such as Advanced Analytics, Mobility, ELN, and SDMS.

06/07/2016 - Elsevier Acquires Laboratory Data Management Tool Hivebench

Integration With Elsevier's Research Data Management Portfolio Helps Researchers Prepare, Conduct and Analyze Experiments, Methods, and Protocols in One Place, Saving Them Valuable Time

06/07/2016 - Ambry Genetics Selects BioDiscovery’s NxClinical Software for Analysis, Management, and Reporting of Copy Number Events in its Clinical Genomics Workflow

Ambry Genetics, a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified clinical genetics lab offering the most comprehensive suite of tests for both inherited and non-inherited disorders, has chosen BioDiscovery's NxClinical software to manage its high volume operation while offering more tests and continuing its rapid growth.

06/06/2016 - ACD/Labs Launches MetaSense Platform for Comprehensive and Rapid Metabolite Identification at the 64th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference

ACD/Labs, a leading informatics company, today announced the launch ofMetaSense, an automated metabolite identification platform. This new product combines the industry's most-comprehensive metabolic transformation prediction with efficient analysis of LC/MS analytical measurements to identify, visualize, and report chemical biotransformations.

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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

Three Grant Opportunities for Laboratory Data Exchange - Application Deadlines June 20th and July 8th

Three grant funding opportunities are available: 1) Lab US Realm Pilot Project, 2) High Impact Pilots (HIP) and 3) Standards Exploration Awards (SEA)Laboratory data exchange is a priority area for three recent funding announcements made by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The grants are intended to support health IT standards testing and implementation, building on federal and private efforts to ensure health information can flow where it is needed. If you are performing work to advance interoperability and laboratory data exchange, please consider applying for one or more of these opportunities.

DUE JULY 22, 2016: Request for Proposal - Electronic Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for vendors to provide a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the ISP forensic laboratories

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
 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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