October 12, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 40


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

Expedited LIMS Data to GIS/AutoCAD Reporting

The successive and successful relationship between environmental based laboratories and engineering companies has long been vital for both entities. Fortunately, with the adoption of modern LIMS in laboratories, in conjunction with advanced software tools available to engineering companies, these important ties have become quicker, less labor intensive, and more reliable.

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

10/12/2016 - 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.

10/11/2016 - Siemens Healthineers and IBM Watson Health Forge Global Alliance for Population Health Management

IBM and Siemens Healthineers today announced a five year, global strategic alliance in Population Health Management (PHM). The alliance aims to help hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, and other providers deliver value-based care to patients with complex, chronic and costly conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

10/11/2016 - Core Informatics Introduces OData API for Platform for Science

Core Informatics today introduced a new API (application programming interface) leveraging the Open Data Protocol (OData) standard for RESTful web-services. The new API is available as part of Core Connect, Core's software integration product, in version 5.2 of Core's Platform for Science. The API turns the Platform for Science into a producer of OData, making it easier for users to build integrations.

10/07/2016 - New NIST Test Bed Makes the 'Digital Thread' Accessible

Researchers at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) celebrated Manufacturing Day(link is external) today by launching the Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed. The test bed is an innovative model factory that will facilitate the advanced manufacturing technology known as the “digital thread” and help manufacturers cut costs, shorten production time, reduce errors and provide higher quality goods

10/05/2016 - OpenText Announces Fax2Mail for Healthcare to Eliminate Paper and Digitize Clinical Workflows

OpenText™, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced OpenTextTM Fax2Mail for Healthcare, a cloud-based fax solution that enables the digital transformation of the healthcare industry. OpenText Fax2Mail for Healthcare is the only full-featured cloud fax solution built specifically to simplify healthcare workflows and improve patient care.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE OCTOBER 21, 2016: RFI: Electronic Laboratory Notebook Upgrade for TCEQ Sugar Land Laboratory Information Mgmt System

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) seeks information to better understand the options available to upgrade its current Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to a more automated and paperless environment, specifically adding an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) component.

EST. DUE DATE NOVEMBER 2016: Solicitation Announcment - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts intends to post a solicitation for a Laboratory Information Management System to support the materials lab of the MassDOT Highway Department and to require online bid submission via COMMBUYS. It is anticipated that BID responses will be due in November 2016 and the anticipated announcement of an award would take place in December 2016.

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 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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