August 24, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 34


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

WEDNESDAY, 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.
 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

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.
 Recent News

08/24/2016 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Releases Block Management system for Pathologists

hermo Scientific Syntri Arcos System offers user friendly software for block archiving and management. Anatomical Pathology professionals can improve patient sample safety and reduce the potential of lost blocks with the Thermo Scientific Syntri Arcos block archiving system. Whether the patient sample is sent out for a second opinion or pulled out of archiving for additional testing, the Syntri Arcos is able to keep an accurate record of where the block is and each time the block is relocated.

08/24/2016 - Waters and NIBRT Researchers Generate Reference Library for Released N-Glycans Labeled with RapiFluor-MS

Researchers at Waters Corporation and Ireland’s National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) have created a new integrated database called RapiFluor-MS™ (RFMS) Glycan GU Scientific Library that enables automated data analysis of N-linked glycans using the Waters® Glycan Application Solution with UNIFI®.

08/24/2016 - Performance Enhancements To Matrix Gemini LIMS Revealed At Lab Innovations

The latest version of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics, featuring flexibility and productivity enhancements, will be on show at Lab Innovations 2016, together with the brand new Environmental Sampling Management module. This new module is designed for the management of sampling of sanitary conditions in production and storage areas in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology manufacturing processes.

08/24/2016 - 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.

08/23/2016 - ACD/Labs Announces Integration of ACD/ChemSketch with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Publicly Accessible Chemistry Dashboard

ACD/Labs, a leading cheminformatics company, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability (iCSS) Chemistry Dashboard, a publicly accessible web application that supports scientists' chemical research, is searchable through ACD/ChemSketch.

08/18/2016 - Sunquest Information Systems Introduces Sunquest VUE(TM) for Advanced Anatomic Pathology Diagnostic Workflow

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced the general availability of Sunquest VUE™ 1.0, a new, intuitive solution designed to improve decision-making and efficiency challenges in the anatomic pathology workflow.

08/17/2016 - Free D Path and TalkingPoint: Bridging the Gap Between LIMS and Cancer Registry (COSD) Reporting

TalkingPoint Commander, GHG Software’s workflow scripting solution, is being used as a bridge between legacy LIMS (laboratory information management systems) and the Free D Path specialist software for cancer registry reporting.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE SEPTEMBER 23, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System and Monitoring & Compliance System

Request for proposal for an annual contract to provide software and services to replace the existing Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Monitoring & Compliance System in use by the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities.

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

Two Day 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications Seminar - San Francisco, CA, United States - November 2-3, 2016 - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-person Seminar " conference to their offering. This interactive two-day course will explore proven techniques for reducing costs associated with implementing, using, and maintaining computer systems in regulated environments. Today, the FDA performs both GxP and Part 11 inspections, the Europeans have released an updated Annex 11 regulation that expands Part 11 requirements and companies must update their systems and processes to maintain compliance.

One Day 21 CFR Part 11/Annex 11 Compliance for Software Validation and SaaS Course - San Diego, California, United States - September 14, 2016 - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "21 CFR Part 11/Annex 11 compliance for software validation and SaaS: In-person Seminar" to their offering. This interactive one-day course explores proven techniques for reducing costs associated with implementing, using, and maintaining computer systems in regulated environments.
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