December 14, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 48


In This Issue

 Featured Discussion

Where is the LIMS industry headed?

Back in 2011, I started a discussion in the LIMS forum group asking the group for thoughts about where the LIMS industry was heading.  The discussion had 38 responses.  It is now coming up on 2017 and I think it is time to revisit this question.  Here is the original discussion:  /forum/where-is-the-lims-industry-headed/
Visit the discussion and post your thoughts on the direction you would like LIMS applications to head.

 Webcast Focus

Thursday 15th December 2016: ‘Out Of The Box’ LIMS Webinar

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe Informatics, is running an interactive webinar that discusses all aspects of “out-of-the-box” (OOTB) LIMS. The webinar will take place on Thursday 15th December at 8 AM Pacific Standard Time, 11 AM Eastern Standard Time, 4 PM Greenwich Mean Time and 5 PM Central European Time.

Enabling Product Quality Assurance via Effective Formulations Management

Are you in charge or involved with new product development within your organization? Are you looking for an easier way to develop and manage all your product formulations throughout their lifecycle? Then this white paper will provide you with an overview of how you can utilize the Formulations Management module within LabVantage’s latest LIMS platform to ensure efficiency in product development and lifecycle management. Adequate control, documentation and reuse of information will in turn ensure your product quality, effectiveness and safety.

Making LIMS RFPs Effective

There are many places you can search to learn what should be included in a LIMS RFP, however, care must be taken to ensure that the requirements used in your LIMS RFP truly reflect your needs, processes, and priorities.

The Evolution of a COTS LIMS through One-Off Applications and Client Ideas

Like many laboratory products, LIMS change with evolving technology and regulations as well as client ideas. In the past, I’ve worked with a laboratory products manufacturer who made great profits off of client ideas for new products. There is nothing that rings the ear of a consumable products company owner like “I’d give a dollar each for…”
 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

12/14/2016 - “Google Docs” for life sciences accelerates discovery

Cloud-based platform assists in managing, sharing data facilitates research. MIT spinout Benchling is bringing life science researchers a cloud-based platform that integrates different types of lab software into one place, with aims of making research and development easier, quicker, and more collaborative.

12/14/2016 - New Structure and Executives for Genohm

Due to contstant growth over the recent years, Genohm has reshaped the structure of the company in order to be ready to support ramping up the speed and size the business globally. To lead Genohm, a new structure for the Executive team was also put in place.

12/08/2016 - OptraSCAN Announces CLOUDPath™ LIMS as Part of Its On-Demand Digital Pathology Solutions Suite on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

OptraSCAN, Inc. today announced the availability of CLOUDPath™, a part of the On-Demand Digital Pathology Solutions Suite, to be launched on the Salesforce AppExchange, providing a highly affordable, secure, cloud-enabled LIMS app for customers using the Salesforce Health Cloud.

12/08/2016 - Agilent Technologies and Transcriptic Collaborate to Automate Discovery Biology

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Transcriptic Inc. have agreed to partner their technologies to provide a solution for convenient, broad scale synthetic and discovery biology research. Agilent continues its strong program of fostering innovation using the Agilent portfolio by collaborating with rising companies such as Transcriptic to develop novel synthetic biology solutions. Transcriptic's automated discovery biology platform enables scalable life science research through a convenient and simple web interface. Biologists who use the platform can control their science and generate data remotely via the cloud.

12/08/2016 - Boehringer Ingelheim Selects ACD/Labs for International Deployment

ACD/Labs, an informatics company that develops and commercializes solutions in support of chemical and pharmaceutical R&D, today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading pharmaceutical company, chose to deploy ACD/NMR Workbook Suite and ACD/NMR Predictors to NMR spectroscopists as well as ACD/Spectrus Processor to several hundred scientists, in Europe and North America.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE DECEMBER 29, 2016: Requests Bids - Lab Information Management Software

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Requests Bids for Lab Information Management Software for the University Environmental Research and Innovation Center (Eric)

DUE JANUARY 9, 2017: Request for Offer - Electronic Lab Notebook Upgrade for Laboratory Information Management System

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality seeks to upgrade its Sugar Land Laboratory to a more automated and paperless environment, specifically adding an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) component to its existing LIMS.

DUE JANUARY 10, 2016: Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System Software

This Request for Information (RFI) is issued for the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) to gather input and obtain information and cost estimates for supplying and implementing a laboratory information management system (LIMS) software.

DUE: JANUARY 13, 2017: Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Agri-Food Laboratories (AFL) of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Alberta, Canada) require a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to replace the legacy system known as the Agri-Food Information Management System (AIMS).

DUE: JANUARY 19, 2017: Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Information Management System

State of Maine Department of Transportation
 Upcoming Webcasts

21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-Person Seminar (San Diego, CA, United States - February 2-3, 2017) - Research and Markets

 Upcoming Events

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

2020 ROADMAP for DIGITAL CONVERGENCE: Transforming scientific information into actionable insight.The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems. The PLA is recognized by Gartner as one of the best European Lab Automation events!

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 2, 2017: 15th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada

The premier source for the most relevant updates within the cold chain and temperature management logistics industry is returning for its 15th iteration with the latest information on Health Canada 0069, international GDP requirements, USP initiatives, GS1 Canada updates & more. Join us to cover key concerns involving regulatory, logistics, quality, packaging, security & overall supply chain management, network with your industry peers, and create innovative ideas that will shape the future of the industry.

JANUARY 23 - 26, 2017: NELAC - Forum on Environmental Accreditation

With over 250 attendees, the Forum on Environmental Accreditation is the only conference that brings laboratories, regulatory agencies, data users, sampling firms, and many other organizations to discuss cutting-edge changes in environmental laboratory accreditation and future directions in policy that will have a national impact. In addition to the committee meetings and general sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to attend technical training courses, see the latest products and services in the industry and be able to network with peers.
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