February 24, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 8


In This Issue

 Event Focus

APRIL 12 - 13, 2016: Compound Management in Industry and Academia Conference

The SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia will assemble key individuals who share the aims of providing their organizations the right compound at the right time and in the best possible quality, to allow the generation of meaningful screening, pharmacological, toxicological or ADME profiling data.

APRIL 19 - 20, 2016: 2016 Paperless Lab Academy

The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems.
 LIMS Blog

LIMS Journal 2015 Annual Peer Reviewed LIMS papers and articles ready for download

limsbookThe LiMSbook has posted the first of the Annual Archive of peer reviewed LIMS Journal articles. There were 27 comprehensive articles published in the journal in 2015 and we have compiled the complete list into our first Annual Compilation. The Journal is of course free and open access. Please download your own copy or you can login with your Linkedin account and read the journal on-line:http://www.limsbook.com/lims-journal-annual-compilation-2015-edition/

LIMS Reporting

Khemia’s Omega 11 LIMS has a complete and easily configurable report developer that is straightforward and easy to navigate. With a few simple steps, what main sections are to be included in a report, what order they are to be presented in and what analytical data, field data and/or QC data are to be presented may be modified as needed, allowing a laboratory to quickly configure their reports to fit their clients’ specific needs.

Free LIMS – An Oxymoron?

We're all familiar with Open Source "free" LIMS - but we pose the question: Is a Free LIMS really free? We take a closer look at this by examining the landscape, Implementation, Enhancement, and the Support for an Open Source "free" LIMS.

LIMS for diagnostic & research labs involved in molecular, cytology, histology, NGS, NBS, translational medicine & bio-banking

Modern specialty diagnostic laboratories need an integrated LIMS that can handle molecular diagnostics, cytology, histopathology, NGS, FLOW, biochemistry, genetic cytology (Cyto / FISH)and microbiology related processes in a single system. Advanced detection of mutations, abnormalities in cells, chromosomes, karyotypes, DNA, gene, enzymes studies and biomarkers are very helpful in identification of potential source of disease and better patient care.
 Recent News

02/24/2016 - BC Cancer Agency Invest in PETra

The BC Cancer Agency, which provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia (pop. 4.7M) in partnership with regional health authorities, have chosen to invest in LabLogic’s PETra PET LIMS software for its PET Cyclotron/Radiopharmacy facility in Vancouver, Canada.

02/22/2016 - Orchard Software, Marshfield Clinic Health System partnership streamlines laboratory processes

Orchard Software and Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) are partnering to use advanced IT solutions to map complex laboratory workflows to maximize efficiency and reduce waste, increasing Marshfield Labs’ ability to contribute to improved patient care outcomes and cost savings.

02/22/2016 - Philips to introduce rapid cloud-based recovery service for healthcare data in collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Royal Philips today announced the introduction of a secure data recovery service, built in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), that rapidly captures and backs up an entire healthcare organization's data repository in the cloud.

02/18/2016 - Ambry Genetics Unveils Its Super Lab, One of the Largest, Most State-of-the-Art Commercial Laboratories in the World

Ambry Genetics (Ambry), a leader in clinical genetic diagnostics and genetics software solutions, today opened its Super Lab, one of the largest, most state-of-the-art laboratories featuring some of the most sophisticated equipment of any commercial or academic laboratory in the world.

02/18/2016 - WuXi AppTec Releases New Mobile App for Compounds Sourcing

WuXi AppTec, a leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced the launch of the LabNetwork mobile app. The app gives chemists and sourcing professionals the ability to search a massive database of research chemicals, including novel building blocks, screening compounds, and more.

02/18/2016 - Sunquest to Showcase New Precision Medicine and Connectivity Solutions at HIMSS16

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced that it will highlight solutions that enable a fully connected diagnostic community at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas.

02/17/2016 - Matrix Gemini LIMS for Environmental Laboratories

Autoscribe Informatics has published a useful downloadable 9 page guide: Matrix Gemini LIMS for Environmental Labs (www.autoscribeinformatics.com/pdfs/matrix-gemini-lims-for-environmental-labs-brochure.pdf ) highlighting the use of its Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) for the testing of water, air, gas, soil, and/or leachate samples in environmental laboratories. This new publication highlights how Matrix can be readily configured to accommodate varying local and/or national regulatory requirements.
 Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 22 - 27, 2016: American Academy of Forensic Sciences - 68th Annual Scientific Meeting

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 4, 2016: 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

MARCH 6 - 10, 2016: Pittcon 2016 Conference and Expo

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

MARCH 22 - 24, 2016: MEDLAB Asia Pacific

APRIL 6 - 8, 2016: 4th Annual SynBiobeta London 2016 Conference

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