September 21, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 37


In This Issue

 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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2:00pm: Webinar - It's all about the Data... Integrity that is!

Data integrity requires data to be Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original and Accurate (ALCOA). Being in a regulated industry, you know data integrity has always been important and you’ve undoubtedly been wrestling with the best way to ensure that integrity. How much and to what extent can data integrity be assured through laboratory software systems (i.e. LIMS and ELN)? What aspects need to be addressed through processes and procedures? How do you ensure that your laboratory systems and staff comply with the recent Data Integrity Regulatory Guidance from the FDA?

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.

Benefits of a LIMS implementer’s firsthand laboratory knowledge

No LIMS, no matter how great it may be, is one hundred percent beneficial without proper implementation and training. Modern day LIMS are too complex with too many functions to truly just figure out on your own. However, many times, a LIMS implementation has failed simply because the implementer understood the computer system but fail to comprehend the laboratory itself or vice versa.

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.

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.
 Recent News

09/20/2016 - Sanford Health Selects GenomeNext to Provide Enterprise Genomic Analysis Platform for Personalized Medicine Programs

GenomeNext, LLC, a leader in genomic data management and integrated analysis, announced today that Sanford Health, a Dakotas-based non-profit health system, and one of the largest integrated health systems in the nation, has selected GenomeNext’s Olympus Platform to deliver comprehensive genomic analysis and data management capabilities to expand its personalized medicine program across multiple U.S. regions.

09/20/2016 - AACC Advocates Against Expanded FDA Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests to Senate HELP Committee

Reforming CLIA Instead Will Protect Innovation and Patient Access to Essential Laboratory Developed Tests

09/15/2016 - MathWorks Announces Release 2016b of the MATLAB and Simulink Product Families

)--MathWorks today introduced Release 2016b (R2016b) with new capabilities that simplify working with big data in MATLAB. Engineers and scientists can now more easily work with data too big to fit in memory. R2016b also includes additional features in Simulink; a new product, Risk Management Toolbox; and updates and bug fixes to 83 other products.

09/13/2016 - Sparta Systems Partners with Navitas to Provide Comprehensive Solution for IDMP Compliance

Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and a global leader in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, and Navitas, a leading global consulting, business process outsourcing and technology provider, today announced an integrated solution for life sciences organizations that will enable compliance with the upcoming Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) regulations, to be finalized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in early 2017.

09/12/2016 - Dotmatics Unveils Informatics Suite With New Capabilities That Enhance User Experience, Collaboration and Productivity

Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, today announced Version 5.0, a new release of the company’s informatics suite. The new suite contains major enhancements that enable scientific teams to become more productive and better communicate between biologics and small molecule in-house, and externalized collaborative research teams.

09/12/2016 - Call for Speakers for the Smartlab Exchange 2017 - Join the Meeting

The Smartlab Exchange is pleased to announce the launch of its 2017 European and US events. The Exchange is all about enabling companies to harmonize their intricate scientific processes and the vast sphere of IT and data to drive laboratory excellence and bring products to market more rapidly.

09/08/2016 - Quertle Releases BioAI™ — The First Biomedical Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Platform for Drug Discovery

)--Quertle LLC has developed the first artificial intelligence and visual analytics big data (BioAI™) platform for biomedical drug discovery. This platform combines machine learning, neural networks, and other AI methods to improve discovery and insight.

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.

09/07/2016 - North West London Pathology Consortium Selects Sunquest Europe for Laboratory Information Services

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced that North West London Pathology Consortium (NWLP) has signed an $18.9M (£14.4M GBP) total contract value with Sunquest Europe for a complete Hosted Managed Service Laboratory Information System (LIS) covering all core pathology disciplines, plus Molecular for complex testing and human leukocyte antigens (HLA).
 Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 19 - 24, 2017: Molecular Med Tri-Con

Why is the Tri-Conference the Premier Event on Molecular Medicine & Diagnostics? If you are working in diagnostics and drug discovery, this is the must attend event of the year. Attracting over 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2016, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Why attend the Tri-Conference? HEAR over 500 speakers from across all industries, all research fields, and from all over the world; CHOOSE from over 400 presentations and panel discussions; NETWORK with 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries; SHOWCASE your Research by Presenting a Scientific Poster (and save $50!); PARTICIPATE in one of 30 Roundtable Discussions; VIEW over 170 Scientific Posters; VISIT with over 200 companies in the exhibit hall

OCTOBER 5 - 6, 2016: American Medical Device Summit 2016

The Generis American Medical Device Summit sets the standard on how the industry should connect and exchange ideas. Join the discussion with over 175 of your industry peers as we explore the challenges and opportunities in product development, quality management, speed to commercialization, and regulatory harmonization. Hear first-hand case studies and walk away with strategic insights to streamline processes, reduce costs, and remain compliant in an ever evolving environment. This October we encourage you to join us for two days of thought provoking content and exceptional networking at the 2016 Generis American Medical Device Summit.

SEPTEMBER 26 - 27, 2016: Biometrics for Healthcare 2016

Biometrics for Healthcare

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.
 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.
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