July 06, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 27


In This Issue

 Event Focus

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

A Comprehensive Discussion on Informatics from Genomics, R&D, Clinical, Quality, and Manufacturing Perspectives to Address Top Industry Challenges! 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 Benefits of Expert LIMS Solution Design

Think back to a time when you first learned to do anything new. Chances are it took longer than expected and the resulting product was less than prize worthy. However, once experience and expertise had been attained, the time it took to accomplish those same tasks had diminished while the quality had markedly improved.

LIMS Training - A Critical Ingredient for Success

We all know that training is needed on a new LIMS, but are you getting the proper and sufficient amount of training that you truly need or even know the specific type of training available to you?
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JULY 8, 2016: Request for Proposals-Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

The City of Wilmington is seeking the services of a professional consultant to assess the Wilmington Police Department Crime Laboratory’s [CL] software applications and workflow processes; and install and implement an integrated and comprehensive Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

DUE JULY 15, 2016: Request for Proposal - Online Laboratory Information Management LIMS System

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship IDALS seeks a computerized Laboratory Information Management LIMS System that will provide the Laboratory with management information tools to allow for efficient Laboratory operations in producing timely and accurate analytical data and assessment reports, and to make validated data available to all required parties.

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 JULY 8, 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.
 Recent News

07/05/2016 - HORIBA Medical and LabThruPut Sign a Distribution Agreement Covering the US & Canada for the LabThruPut Middleware Platform

HORIBA Medical and Labthroughput LLC (LabThruPut) announced that they have entered into an agreement for the US & Canadian distribution of the Laboratory Decision Support Software by LabThruPut, which allows Auto-Verification and sample follow-up across laboratory disciplines and enables connectivity to multiple sites and multiple Laboratory Information Systems of virtually an unlimited number of instruments.

07/01/2016 - IDBS enhances chemistry offering with brand new web-based module for E‑WorkBook

IDBS today announced it has released a fully featured web- based chemistry electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). As a module of the flagship E‑WorkBook platform, the product is designed to support synthetic organic workflows in discovery chemistry.

06/30/2016 - Protect Patients and Improve Productivity with CEREBRO Sample Tracking via WindoPath and NucleoLIS Integration

Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announced today the integration of Leica Biosystems CEREBRO Sample Tracking System with Psyche Systems's WindoPath andNucleoLIS products.

06/29/2016 - Autoscribe Informatics appoints distributor for France, Italy & Switzerland

Autoscribe Informatics has appointed Ritme as its distributor for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in France, Italy and Switzerland. Ritme has been selling scientific software and offering software support since 1989, with the prime objective of helping its customers make the best use of their software solutions.

06/28/2016 - DSS, Inc. Releases New Version of Open Source EHR, vxVistA, to Healthcare IT Community

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.), a leading provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, today announced the release of the latest vxVistA Open Source electronic health record (EHR) version 15.0 under Apache 2.0 license.

06/28/2016 - RURO Releases LimitLIS®, a Contemporary Laboratory Information System

RURO, Inc., a leading LIMS, RFID and frozen sample management solutions provider announces LimitLIS®, a new offering designed to help diagnostic, toxicology and other clinical testing laboratory businesses modernize their work processes, elevate their customer’s experiences, and ensure data quality and security.
 Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2016: 14th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum

The world’s largest event for temperature-controlled life science supply chains will return this year with extended topic focuses, session formats, speaking faculty and vendor options. Update and adapt your supply chain processes to tackle future challenges and ensure maximum compliance and quality at minimum cost. With constant evolving regulatory requirements across the globe, the 14th Cold Chain – GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum will help your company balance quality, risk and cost to achieve compliance and maintain product integrity. Subscribers of LimsFinder receive 20% off rates with code: 14CCGF_LIMSFINDER

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.

JULY 25 - 26, 2016: Virginia AWWA/VWEA Lab Practices Conference

22nd Annual Good Laboratory Practice Conference: This conference is designed to provide the latest information on major issues such as method updates, laboratory accreditation, and new technologies.
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