October 19, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 41


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.

Integrated systems for NGS data management and analysis: Open issues and available solutions

Integrated systems for NGS data management and analysis: Open issues and available solutions

This 2016 paper by Bianchi et al., published in Frontiers in Genetics, takes a closer look at the major issues concerning next-generations sequencing (NGS) technology. The group raises five main concerns than an NGS research group should be aware of before approaching NGS technologies and briefly states positives and negatives to the most current popular tools. The group concludes "[a]lthough larger groups with enough computational members may prefer to develop and maintain their own tailored frameworks, smaller laboratories would save resources and improve their results by adopting solutions developed by third parties," including open-source and cloud-based tools.

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Performing a Laboratory Informatics System Risk Assessment

Every software validation that is part of a Quality Risk Management program should start with a formal, documented risk assessment of the Laboratory Informatics systems that is being validated.

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.
 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
 Recent News

10/19/2016 - The Alamut Software Suite integrated with SLims by Genohm

Today Genohm, a laboratory management software company with offices in Lausanne, Switzerland, Ghent, Belgium and Durham, NC, USA and Interactive Biosoftware, a genomic variant interpretation software company with offices in Rouen, France announced that they are entering in a technology partnership and integration. The partnership and the SLims-Alamut integration will offer customers a comprehensive solution that enables the seamless management of any NGS workflow from sample management, raw data generation to variant interpretation and reporting.

10/19/2016 - Genohm at ASHG 2016 in Vancouver, Canada

: Join us at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. The 2016 edition will be held at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada, between October 18-22. You can find us at booth #1432 of the Exhibit Hall Floor (plan).

10/19/2016 - Speakers for NEMC (August 2017)

We are actively looking for a few speakers to fill a couple open slots for the LIMS session at NEMC 2017 (www.nemc.us). The cutoff for abstract submittal is January 31st, 2017

10/18/2016 - Rhön-Klinikum Hospitals to Study How IBM Watson Can Support Doctors in the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

Today, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG (RKA), a private hospital group in Germany, has announced, that by the end of the year, it will begin piloting a Watson-powered cognitive assistance system to help support physicians at the group's Centre for Undiagnosed and Rare Diseases located at the University Hospital Marburg.

10/17/2016 - Pediatric Research Consortia announce CAVATICA Platform for Analyzing Research Data on Pediatric Cancers and Rare Diseases

Today the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), whose Operations Center is located at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC) have committed to share their extensive data collection on rare pediatric diseases and pediatric cancer with the broader medical research community through CAVATICA, a cloud-based biomedical data analysis platform created in partnership with Seven Bridges.

10/17/2016 - Agility Clinical Chooses TransPerfect as eTMF Provider

TransPerfect Life Sciences, a leading provider of global development and commercialization solutions to the life sciences industry, today announced that Agility Clinical has implemented Trial Interactive as its electronic Trial Master File (eTMF).
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE OCTOBER 27, 2016: Expression of Interest (EOI) - Laboratory Information Management System/Laboratory Information System (LIMS/LIS)

DUE NOVEMBER 2, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management system and Installation

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

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

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

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

DUE: OCTOBER 27, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

 Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 14 - 16, 2016: World Preclinical Congress - Europe

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 2, 2016: High-Content Analysis & 3D Screening

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4, 2016: PEGS Europe

 Upcoming Webcasts

NOVEMBER 2, 2016: Lonza to Hold Free Webinar on LIMS and MODA-EM™ Solution – A Comprehensive Solution for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality Control

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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