September 07, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 36


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

September 27 at 12:00 PM EDT - Life Science Tools & Techniques Webinar

An understanding of life comes not from a single discipline, but from an amalgamation of several. Life sciences encompass biochemistry, genomics, cell biology, developmental biology, and neurology to name but a few. Join the editors of Lab Manager as we welcome experts from the life science disciplines to discuss some of the latest tools and technologies in a live, interactive discussion.

Sept. 08, 2016 - 14.00 MEST : Production Planning in IVS

Webinar about production planning of transfers in a tissue culture laboratory, which will take place on Thursday, September 08, 14.00 MEST - German time. The full webinar will need 1 hour.

A Configurable, Off-the-Shelf LIMS in a University Setting

Universities offer many professional companies a wonderful developmental ground on which to not only sale and teach, but to build and rethink. This can be particularly true while working with a LIMS in the university laboratory setting.

Toxicology Labs – Not All Samples Are Created Equal

Toxicolology reference laboratories get excited about increases in volume of samples or specimens being screened by their laboratories. And they absolutely should – after all, laboratories are dependent on testing samples as their only source of income. However, it is important to note that “more” does not always equate to“better”. Why? Because from a reimbursement standpoint, not all samples are created equal.

Who are the Top LIMS Vendors?

When looking for a LIMS, you find yourself trying to determine which LIMS vendors are the top vendors so you can evaluate their solutions. However, you will find that determining this is not so simple.
 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
 Recent News

09/07/2016 - LabAnswer and the U.S. Army Deliver Global Laboratory Information Management in Support of World-Class Public Health Services for Army and DOD

The rollout of the enterprise STARLIMS Laboratory Information Management System is transforming the Army’s public health laboratory data management operations from a disparate portfolio of unconnected scientific applications to a powerful laboratory data platform that will drive operational efficiency and quality.

09/06/2016 - Pilgrim’s Automated Validation Speeds Implementation and Accuracy

Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced the availability of its proprietary SmartSolve® Automated Validation tool. The tool speeds delivery of validation script execution for Pilgrim SmartSolve applications and is available today as a managed service.

08/25/2016 - Polytechnique Montréal’s Nanorobotics Laboratory unveils a one-of-a-kind medical interventional infrastructure

Fifty years to the day after the film Fantastic Voyage was first shown in theatres, the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory is unveiling a unique medical interventional infrastructure devoted to the fight against cancer. The outcome of 15 years of research conducted by Professor Sylvain Martel and his team, it enables microscopic nanorobotic agents to be guided through the vascular systems of living bodies, delivering drugs to targeted areas.

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.
 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 16, 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)
 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 26 - 27, 2016: Biometrics for Healthcare 2016

Biometrics for Healthcare

SEPTEMBER 21 - 22, 2016: 15th Annual Laboratory Informatics

The 15th Annual Laboratory Informatics is the most senior, leading event in the laboratory informatics community; showcasing a range of case studies for you to take away practical insight, advice from the associations and dabbling in the cross industry case studies, which will enable you to innovate far beyond the general scope of software and systems.

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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

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

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