August 17, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 33


In This Issue

 News Focus

08/17/2016 - Start using the free, cloud based ELN for academic & Research organizations. Free with No Limits. is proud to announce that sciNote, the Free, Cloud based ELN is now available at: Start using sciNote, on-demand.
 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
 Webcast Focus

WEDNEDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016, 2:00pm: 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.

Justifying a New LIMS When You Already Have One

It is hard to justify the purchase of a new LIMS when you already have one in place. This blog discusses how to develop your LIMS justification by looking at the Functionality and Technology based Quantitative measures as well as Qualitative, and how to Calculate ROI.

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

Toxicology Labs- Why Simply Getting Paid is No Longer Enough

As a company which actively maximizes revenue for toxicology reference laboratories, we have witnessed a wide variety of billing and reimbursement scenarios over the past few years. Many of these scenarios are proper, but a large portion are either the result of not knowing any better, or worse yet, the result of knowingly false billing practices. The later scenarios can place your toxicology laboratory and all of your hard work at tremendous risk.
 Recent News

08/16/2016 - IndieBio Partners with Elemental Machines for Contextual Monitoring of Lab Environment

Smart Lab System Helps Participating Entrepreneurs Improve Experimental Research with New Data Streams and Insights

08/11/2016 - Appistry Extends Solutions for Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis

Appistry, a leading provider of solutions that simplify the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, announced today extensions to their product line of genomics software solutions. Upcoming release of GenomePilot™ 4.0 with RNA-Seq Capabilities and preview of GenomeNavigator™

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.
 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 29 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2016: The Immuno-Oncology Summit

CHI’s 4th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit has been designed to support a coordinated effort by industry players to bring commercial immunotherapies and immunotherapy combinations through clinical development and into the market. This weeklong, nine-meeting set will include topics ranging from early discovery through clinical development as well as emerging areas such as oncolytic virotherapy. Overall, this event will provide a focused look at how researchers are applying new science and technology in the development of the next generation of effective and safe immunotherapies.

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.

SEPTEMBER 19 - 22, 2016: Discovery on Target

14th Annual Discovery on Target event this September 19-22, 2016 in Boston, MA spans four days, the event showcases current and emerging “hot” targets for the pharmaceutical industry. Over 1,100+ attendees (from 26 countries) composed of scientists/technologists, executives, directors, and managers from biopharma, academic, and healthcare organizations participate annually.

AUGUST 23 - 26, 2016: Next Generation Dx Summit

Next Generation Dx Summit convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for valuable networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy. Now in its eighth year, the event has grown to include novel immunotherapy biomarkers, cell-free DNA, companion diagnostics, infectious disease, point-of-care, pharmacy-based diagnostics, commercialization, and reimbursement. New programming in 2016 includes prenatal diagnostics, circulating tumor cells, forensics and microbiome sequencing.

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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