October 05, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 39


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

OCTOBER 19, 2016 2:00PM EDT: "Oh the Places You'll Go" - The Future of Lab Informatics

In this final CSols’ webinar of calendar year 2016, we will review the current state of Lab Informatics, and through an understanding of what has happened in the past, peer over the horizon to examine what the future may hold.
 Event Focus

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

Agile LIMS Implementation - A Challenge

The Agile methodology is a time boxed methodology that uses an iterative approach to rapidly develop, test, and deliver functionality. While this method has had a wide utilization in the IT field, there are several concerns and issues that can make it problematic for the implementation of LIMS, especially in a regulated environment.

Quality Control and the University Application of a COTS LIMS

Proper quality control is critical for the production of any valid laboratory data, whether regulatory or research. However, how this quality control is applied may vary greatly depending upon the application. In the regulated environmental community, set rules are applied to the type, limits of and number of quality control samples. These rules are well established and published by various organizations.
 Recent News

10/05/2016 - 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.

10/03/2016 - CGM LABDAQ Announces Release of its Latest LIS Solution, CGM LABDAQ TELEIOS

CompuGroup Medical US (CGM), developer of CGM LABDAQ®, announced the release of its latest laboratory information system (LIS) solution, CGM LABDAQ® TELEIOS™. CGM US has leveraged its decades of experience with the market-leading LIS, CGM LABDAQ, to produce this cutting edge laboratory information system built using the latest technologies on a modern platform.

10/03/2016 - Bio-Rad Releases KnowItAll® 2017 Spectroscopy Software

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the release of its KnowItAll® 2017 spectroscopy software and databases.

10/03/2016 - Pilgrim Introduces Out Of Specification Management Software to Support Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced the validated release of SmartSolve® Out Of Specification Management (OOS) Management. Pilgrim’s out-of-specification software drives consistent OOS investigations and offers valuable reporting capabilities to identify areas for improvement in pharmaceutical laboratory and manufacturing processes.

09/29/2016 - QIAGEN and ICMP to Develop First NGS Workflow for Identification of Missing Persons

QIAGEN N.V. and the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) today announced collaboration on a project to enhance ICMP's ability to identify missing persons using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. QIAGEN and ICMP will work together at the ICMP's laboratory in The Hague to develop and validate a complete NGS solution, including QIAGEN’s “Sample to Insight” GeneReader NGS System* and other QIAGEN workflow solutions, as well as innovative forensic panels designed for identification of missing persons using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

09/29/2016 - Sunquest Information Systems introduces Sunquest Clinical Collect™ for Android and iOS

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced the general availability of Sunquest Clinical Collect™ for Android, iOS and Windows, enabling nursing staff to use a single device for positive patient identification in the laboratory sample collection process and other applications. The solution simplifies workflow and reduces complexity, which enhances patient safety.

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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE NOVEMBER 3, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System

Request for Proposal for an on-site, locally installed software-based Laboratory Information Management System (“LIMS”) solution for a modern drinking-water quality laboratory operation within the Chesterfield County Utilities Department, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

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 27, 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

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.
 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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