October 26, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 42


In This Issue

 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

LIMS - Going the Cloud Way

Leading IT technological innovations such as Software as a cloud storage and Service (SaaS) have revolutionized the operation of modern labs. Biobanks, CROs and research labs are fast-moving towards cloud technology, owing to excessive pressures of meeting deadlines and complexities associated with IT infrastructure and support. Why is cloud becoming the best choice for every lab, planning a LIMS implementation? This white paper is for those biobanks, clinical research and food & beverage testing labs which are incognizant of the benefits of cloud computing for managing laboratory operations.

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.
 Recent News

10/26/2016 - Environmental Sampling Management For LIMS On Show At Lab Innovations

Autoscribe Informatics is showing the Environmental Sampling Management module for its Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) for the first time at Lab Innovations 2016. This new module uniquely links sampling point locations, test results and corrective action plans in one easy to use graphical environment. This makes it perfect for the management of sampling of sanitary conditions in production and storage areas in food/beverage production and other industries.

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 - Sparta Systems Launches the Next-Generation Cloud Solution Stratas QMS

New modern, intuitive solution for small to mid-market pharma and biotech companies leverages best-practice quality processes used by leading life sciences companies to accelerate deployment

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
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE DECEMBER 2, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The San Antonio River Authority Regional Environmental Laboratory - The purpose of the RFP is to obtain a Laboratory Information Management System that functions efficiently and effectively for an environmental laboratory. The current Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) does not provide all the functionality needed by THE RIVER AUTHORITY. Since this LIMS was implemented, THE RIVER AUTHORITY REL has expanded its service offerings as well. As a result, THE RIVER AUTHORITY plans to replace its current LIMS.

DUE DECEMBER 7, 2016: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Lake County is seeking proposals from experienced Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) vendors for the purpose of replacing existing Aspen LIMS. As a result of this Request for Proposal (RFP) the County expects to receive and evaluate responses, select a single vendor and enter into an agreement for implementation of LIMS, including support, training, and maintenance.

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

Expression of Interest (EOI) - Laboratory Information Management System/Laboratory Australian Red Cross Blood Service - Information System (LIMS/LIS) to support Transplantation and Immunogenetics Service (TIS) laboratories

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

The purpose of the acquiring this solution is to replace the legacy LIMS system (implement the system where none currently exists), unify disparate business processes, replace paper-based information storage and increase the accuracy and efficiency of the Lab's sampling, testing and bill function.

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.
 Upcoming Events

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

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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