November 09, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 44


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

Webinar: Reduce cost, reduce risk, improve lab efficiency with LabVantage Pharma.

Are you looking to improve processes within your pharmaceutical lab? Are you burdened with complex legacy systems that manage your quality samples, testing and allied business processes? With a LabVantage Pharma LIMS solution, you can enhance your laboratory efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs.

A benchmarking analysis of open-source business intelligence tools in healthcare environments

In recent years, a wide range of business intelligence (BI) technologies have been applied to different areas in order to support the decision-making process. BI enables the extraction of knowledge from the data stored. The healthcare industry is no exception, and so BI applications have been under investigation across multiple units of different institutions.

Historical Data and the New LIMS

I recently received a call from a very nice municipal laboratory director and the conversation regarding LIMS, LIMS implementation, good LIMS implementers turned towards historical data. I laughed and thanked her for the idea of this article. I really should have thought of it. With virtually every LIMS sale whether it be to a municipality, commercial laboratory or university, the issue of historical data comes up.Most laboratories purchasing a LIMS, if they are replacing an old LIMS or are buying their first, have been in operation for some time. As we are all aware, historical data generally must be kept on record for some period of time based on various regulations and is often wanted for general trending information. In many cases, that period of time is five years. So, now what?

Biopharma QC LIMS: Extinction or Evolution

The future of Quality Control Labs and the Quality Control LIMS that automates and manages them has been a topic of debate in recent years. Why all this speculation?
 News Focus

11/01/2016 - LIMS Directory - Fall 2016: Product Pricing and Demos released has released the LIMS Directory - Fall 2016: Product Pricing and Demos
Download a copy and check out all the vendors that provide pricing and video demonstrations/tutorials of their products.
If you are a lims vendor and you do not see your product listed, please post links to this discussion with your public product pricing and links to video demonstrations. Your product will be listed in the next quarterly edition. We only list products that have public pricing.

 Recent News

11/09/2016 - Genohm co-develops new middleware with QIAGEN for GeneReader NGS System

QIAGEN’s GeneReader NGS System streamlines data management for labs. New middleware co-developed with Genohm ensures full chain of custody from Sample to Insight and integrates with most LIMS systems.

11/09/2016 - Genohm at AMP 2016 in Charlotte, NC, USA

Join us at the 2016 Annual Meeting of AMP, the Association for Molecular Pathology. The 2016 edition will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, USA between November 10-12. You can find us at booth #227 of the Exhibit Hall Floor

11/07/2016 - Definiens Launches Cloud-Based Digital Pathology Solution VeriTrova™ to Support Takeda’s Translational and Biomarker Research Efforts

Definiens, the leader in Tissue Phenomics® solutions from biomarker discovery to meaningful diagnostics, today announced a program collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to enable comprehensive tissue-based analysis in clinical trials.

11/03/2016 - Title21 Health Solutions Launches New Website Featuring Exciting New Product Innovations

Title21 Health Solutions, a leading provider of easy-to-use, flexible and integrated data management solutions for health science organizations, is pleased to announce today's launch of its new website, The website includes a simplified and intuitive interface allowing visitors to easily browse the vast range of products and services Title21 Health Solutions delivers to the healthcare and life sciences market.

11/02/2016 - Khemia Sotware at NELAC's Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Please join Khemia Software ( at TNI (The NELAC Institute – Forum on Environmental Accreditation on January 23-26, 2017 in Houston, TX. Registration is now open. We look forward to another great crowd this year!

11/02/2016 - Highly Successful Matrix LIMS User Group Meeting

Users of Autoscribe Informatics’ Matrix LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) recently attended a busy User Group Meeting at the Williams F1 Centre in Oxfordshire, UK. Presentations from users and Autoscribe technical specialists were interwoven with live link-ups to Autoscribe experts at a number of locations in the US to provide a varied perspective on current and future uses of Matrix.

11/02/2016 - Coriell Life Sciences Announces Technology Partnership with Psyche Systems

Coriell Life Sciences, Inc., an innovative provider of clinical genetic reporting solutions, and Psyche Systems, the leader in medical laboratory software systems, today announced a technology partnership and integration designed to provide end-to-end sample management and comprehensive interpretation and reporting for pharmacogenomics and women's health molecular diagnostics.

11/02/2016 - Psyche Systems Corporation Forms Strategic Alliance with CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) to Provide Integrated LIS and Billing Solutions

Psyche Systems Corporation and CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) have formed a strategic alliance which offers laboratories the ability to have seamlessly integrated solutions and workflow for clinical, anatomic pathology, molecular, toxicology, microbiology and billing applications.
 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 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.
 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
 Upcoming Events

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

DECEMBER 5 - 7, 2016: CRISPR: A New Era in Gene Editing

DECEMBER 5 - 7, 2016: Biological and Chemical Sensors Summit

DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2016: Laboratory Informatics Summit

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

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