August 10, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 32


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

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
 Recent News

08/10/2016 - Illumina and FlowJo, LLC Partner to Develop and Co-Market a Software Solution for Single Cell Genomics

Illumina, Inc. and FlowJo, LLC, today announced a partnership to develop and co-market analysis software for single cell next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Under the agreement FlowJo, LLC, the producer of FlowJo, market-leading software for single cell analysis, will develop a new software application.

08/10/2016 - 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.

08/10/2016 - IDBS provides bespoke software to Cancer Research Technology to streamline plate correction

IDBS and Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the commercialization arm of Cancer Research UK, have collaborated to streamline plate correction in high throughput screening (HTS). The algorithm, developed by IDBS in response to CRT requirements and soon to be offered to all customers, enables ActivityBase users to correct data within acceptable margins in seconds. It improves data quality and reduces the number of results that would otherwise need to be corrected manually or reworked, resulting in significant time and cost savings.

08/08/2016 - LabVantage and Lonza partner to offer the most advanced environmental monitoring capabilities in the industry

LabVantage Solutions has extended its partnership with Lonza to offer purpose-built environmental monitoring capabilities integrated with LIMS. This combined solution is the only one in the market today that provides comprehensive environment monitoring capabilities integrated with an enterprise-grade LIMS to provide the Life Sciences industry with a unified microbiology and analytical solution that is unparalleled.

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.
 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.

 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 Webcasts

AUGUST 17, 2016: Sentinel Level Laboratory Updates: Keeping You in the Loop

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to: Discuss the updates to the ASM Sentinel Laboratory Protocols; Describe changes to key biochemical procedures;Discuss the ASM recommendations for safe use of MALDI-TOF and potential misidentifications. Audience: This intermediate-level webinar is intended for laboratory scientists working in sentinel labs, state, and local public health laboratories.

AUGUST 17, 2016: CLSI Webinar: Verification of Commercial Microbial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Systems

In 2015, CLSI published M52 which describes steps to take to verify commercial microbial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) systems. This webinar will focus mainly on verification of AST systems and will briefly describe the M52 content related to verification of microbial identification systems.
 Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 20 - 23, 1026: ILMAC 2016

Compentence in process and laboratory technology. ILMAC has been Switzerland's sole trade fair for process and laboratory technology since 1959. Every three years, more than 12,000 specialists from the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, cosmetics, food and drinks industries meet up at Messe Basel.

AUGUST 21 - 25, 2106: ISCB Conference 2016

37th Annual ISCB 2016 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of clinical biostatistics among biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other medical researchers.
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