August 03, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

AUGUST 17, 2016: WEBINAR - Maximizing LabVantage LIMS' Value and Minimizing Implementation Risks

In CSols’ experience, successful LabVantage LIMS implementations begin with a set of critical preparatory tasks. Organizations that complete these tasks are more successful and get more value out of their LIMS.
 Event Focus

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
 The LIMS Book

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


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

 Recent News

08/03/2016 - Simplify Laboratory Quality Control with New Thermo Scientific LabLink xL 2.0 Software

AACC 2016 - Validate quality control results in real-time with the newly updated cloud-based Thermo Scientific™ LabLink xL™ 2.0 quality assurance software. Used in conjunction with Thermo Scientific™ MAS™ quality controls to monitor daily instrument performance, LabLink xL also enables clinical chemistry and manufacturing laboratories to compare peer data with labs around the world or just their affiliated network. Data can also be submitted for any other QC manufacturer’s controls.

08/03/2016 - The new v5.2 version of SLims is out

Genohm has just released the latest v5.2 version of SLims, its LIMS + ELN + order management platform. Several new features and improvements were recently released with the version v5.1. Today we release the new version v5.2 which has again some major developments especially in the NGS Workflow section.

08/01/2016 - Agilent Technologies Completes Asset Acquisition of iLab Solutions, a Leader in Cloud-Based Laboratory Management Software

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has completed the asset acquisition of iLab Solutions LLC, a leader in cloud-based solutions for core laboratory management.

08/01/2016 - IBM Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough Aims to Help Physicians Detect Cancer and Diseases at the Nanoscale

IBM scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could help enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear.

07/28/2016 - CGM LABDAQ Unveils Latest LIS Solution, CGM LABDAQ TELEIOS, at AACC

CompuGroup Medical US (CGM), developer of CGM LABDAQ®, has announced it will unveil its latest laboratory information system solution, CGM LABDAQ™ TELEIOS, at AACC’s Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia

07/27/2016 - LabCorp Announces Agreement to Acquire Sequenom

Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®), the world’s leading healthcare diagnostics company, and Sequenom, Inc., a pioneer in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for reproductive health, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger under which LabCorp would acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sequenom.

07/27/2016 - Cloud-Based DNAnexus Platform Supports Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing Service From Garvan Institute

DNAnexus Inc., the global leader in genome informatics and data management, today announced that the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia has selected the DNAnexus Platform to power its new Genome.One clinical whole genome testing company.

07/27/2016 - Advanced Software Package Designed to Reduce Sample Analysis Time for Analytical Microscope Users

Analytical microscope users conducting research and routine analysis can now perform more comprehensive and efficient microscopic studies on complex samples using a new X-ray microanalysis software package that complements electron microscopy imaging instruments.

Understanding Risk Management

Regulated companies are making great efforts to raise their level of compliance with both the regulatory requirements and the expectations of governing agencies. However, companies often end up creating quality systems and mechanical processes that are too rigid for efficient Computer Systems Validation (CSV).

Environmental Microbiology Monitoring - Keeping the Public Safe

This article discusses a new extension to LIMS the Environmental Monitoring module. It provides a graphical view of sample location, linking this to the samples taken over time and the test results of those samples. Useful in Feed, Beverage, Water, Environmental, Medical Devices, Healthcare industries
 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 AUGUST 31, 2016: Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is seeking to identify sources capable of implementing a laboratory information management system. TARDEC has 27 different laboratories that test propulsion systems, vehicle suspensions and tracks, fuel, lubricants, water, bridging, and survivability systems such as armor, occupant protection, fire suppression, hit avoidance and vision protection.
 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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