September 28, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 38


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

Smart electronic laboratory notebooks for the NIST research environment

Smart electronic laboratory notebooks for the NIST research environment

No doubt, the traditional paper laboratory notebook isn't quite enough in many of today's modern labs. The research and fabrication labs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are no exception. This late 2015 paper published in the 

Journal of Research of NIST expands upon the changing technological needs for a better and improved laboratory notebook, even beyond the largely software-focused electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). Gates et al. discuss how they added the hardware component with their push for a “smart” electronic laboratory notebook (SELN) that is portable, intuitive, collaborative, and usable on tablet-based hardware in a cleanroom. They conclude their SELN "provides a comfortable portability and connectivity crucial to its role, and could actually also serve as a desktop replacement for many who do not require extremely powerful computing resources."

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Interfacing LIMS to Other Commercially Available Software Packages

A LIMS by its name is a laboratory information management system. LIMS over the years have increased in their breadth of coverage, however, at no point is a LIMS a full accounting package or geographic information system (GIS) nor does a true LIMS replace a customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. A LIMS though may be very effectively interfaced with other software platforms to provide a business entity the full breadth of information and ability it requires.

New Data Integrity Draft Guidance - Are You Ready?

With more and more companies in the pharmaceutical and life science industries moving to electronic data collection, analysis, storage, and reporting, the responsibility for knowing where your data are at all times and whether they are accurate and reliable is paramount for being compliant.
 Recent News

09/28/2016 - No Lab Too Small For A LIMS!

Many small laboratories have to comply with a variety of regulatory requirements but often rely on paper recording of sample data and entering the test results into an Excel spreadsheet. Matrix Express is Autoscribe’s entry-level ‘Out of the box’ Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and provides all the key functions expected of a LIMS for smaller organizations. Capabilities include sample/work registration, work list creation, result entry, result validation, sample approval and a comprehensive set of reports.

09/28/2016 - Genohm - We are hiring: we have four open positions in Durham, NC

Genohm is looking for two Java Software Engineers and two SLims Application Engineers to strengthen its team in Durham, NC.

09/27/2016 - GE Expands Its Digital Water Capabilities with the Launch of New Software Solutions and Announces Key Partnerships

As the world’s water infrastructure ages and significant amounts of water are lost to leakage and decaying pipes, utilities are being challenged to protect water resources and close the gap on lost profit. Understanding that data and predictive capabilities can be key to overcoming these challenges, GE today announced the expansion of its digital water capabilities during WEFTEC 2016.

09/26/2016 - Instrumentation Laboratory Launches HemoHub™ Intelligent Data Manager Worldwide

Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the worldwide launch of HemoHub Intelligent Data Manager, a specialized information technology solution for the Hemostasis laboratory.

09/26/2016 - Simulations Plus Joins European SimInhale Consortium

Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of modeling and simulation software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, today announced that it has been accepted into the SimInhale COST(European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action, a consortium composed of approximately 100 current university, research institute, and industry members from across Europe.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE NOVEMBER 17, 2016: Request for Proposal - Water Resources Laboratory Information Management System

Clermont County Water Resources Department, Ohio - replacement of an aged laboratory information management system to better manage laboratory operations and related data.

DUE: OCTOBER 14, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Department of Administrative Services, Procurement Services, on behalf of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)issues this Request for Proposal for the acquisition and implementation of a laboratory information management system for the ODA laboratories in Portland and Salem Oregon.
 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
 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

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