July 20, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 29


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

WED. JULY 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EDT: How Much Does a LIMS Cost - Licensing and Beyond...

What factors, considerations, and costs should you be exploring beyond those of LIMS licensing, hardware, and standard implementation when submitting a comprehensive budget for your LIMS project?
 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.

LIMS Benefits for Every Holiday

Around every holiday there's an increase in buying activity. Your LIMS can lead to better inventory planning, quicker release of materials, and the ability to search for data more quickly. Be prepared for the next holiday so that you can reap the most benefits of increased consumer buying activities.

From the desktop to the grid: Scalable bioinformatics via workflow conversion

This featured article from the journal BMC Bioinformaticsfalls on the heels of several years of discussion on the topic of reproducibility of a scientific experiment's end results. De la Garza et al. point to workflows and their repeatability as vital cogs in such efforts. "Breaking down the complexity of such experiments into the joint collaboration of small, repeatable, well defined tasks, each with well defined inputs, parameters, and outputs, offers the immediate benefit of identifying bottlenecks, pinpoint sections which could benefit from parallelization"

Evaluating health information systems using ontologies

Evaluating health information systems/technology is no easy task. Eivazzadeh et al. recognize that, as well as the fact that developing evaluation frameworks presents its own set of challenges. Having looked at several different models, the researchers wished to develop their own evaluation method, one that taps into “evaluation aspects for a set of one or more health information systems — whether similar or heterogeneous — by organizing, unifying, and aggregating the quality attributes extracted from those systems and from an external evaluation framework.”

Icebergs Ahead - How's your Disaster Recovery Plan?

With record-retention mandates differing worldwide, organizations cannot be too risk averse in their backup retention policies. The risk of not doing so can have both legal and financial consequences including fines, shutdowns, and loss of revenue. This article discusses recommended action items for virtual machines and questions to consider when writing a Disaster Recovery Plan.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE SEPTEMBER 9, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Request for Proposals (RFP) 16032 - Suffolk County Purchasing Division on behalf of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works is Seeking Proposals For Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

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
 Recent News

07/20/2016 - Genohm is hiring 2 Java Software Engineers for its team in Ghent, Belgium

Genohm is hiring! We have 2 open positions as Java Software Engineers in Ghent, Belgium

07/18/2016 - Velos Surpasses 10,000 Active Studies

The Velos eResearch clinical trial management system (CTMS) is now used to manage more than 10,000 active studies with individual customers conducting or participating in anywhere from less than 10 to more than 500 active studies. A wealth of data, including over 400,000 biospecimen samples and 550,000 patients, is currently fueling the work of nearly 35,000 users of Velos eResearch across 2,000 research sites.

07/15/2016 - Pathcore Launches Advanced Web-Based Image Management Solution for Digital Pathology

Digital pathology company Pathcore announces the launch of Pathcore Web, an advanced web-based image management platform for research teams working with whole slide pathology images. Pathcore Web is a secure, browser-based platform for managing pathology and radiology images. Research teams can create, analyze and share cases anywhere, at any time. It comes with a flexible archiving system, custom metadata fields, an intuitive image viewer, and a robust user manager, all in one affordable package.

07/12/2016 - Cloud-Based Big Data Warehouses Deliver Unparalleled Benefits for Healthcare

PHEMI, developer of enterprise-grade big data privacy, governance, and management solutions, today released a new white paper, Healthcare Big Data Warehouse in the Cloud. Produced in conjunction with healthcare cloud computing firm, ClearDATA, the white paper illustrates the benefits cloud-based big data warehouses offer healthcare organizations.
 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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