March 02, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 9


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

Cahier de Laboratoire Électronique (ELN) Phase II: Élargir l’utilisation

24 mars à 14.00 heures HAE Maintenant que vous avez acquis une certaine expérience avec votre ELN, c’est peut-être le moment de prendre du recul pour fixer de nouveaux objectifs, comme analyser la façon dont votre système actuel peut être amélioré et étendu à d’autres fonctionnalités pour un meilleur rendement.

WEBINAR - ELN Phase 2: Broadening the Utilization of Your R&D ELN

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00pm EDTNow that you have used your ELN for some time and have gained more experience, it is a good time to take a step back, set some new goals, and analyze how your current ELN can be enhanced and expanded to meet those goals. Now is the time to start thinking about what’s next!
 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.

The Legacy LIMS Folly

Many laboratories face this same issue. A dated, legacy LIMS exist. It lacks needed capabilities. It cannot be remotely accessed. No client portal exists. It does not integrate with all of the newer instruments. It cannot produce new, needed reports. It cannot effectively update QC reports. Its query functions are extremely limited. It is failing under the higher workload. It cannot operate on the “new” computers. Yet, it, that old LIMS, is vital to the day to day operation of the laboratory. “If we could just get by this one more year… We’ll replace it next year!” And that has been said for five years straight.

Clinical Supplies Management System Implementation and Validation – The 3 Dos and Don’ts

If you have a paper-based CSMS you may be facing challenges such as: issues with routing paper, difficulty keeping track of inventory, compliance issues that have been noted by your organization based upon your paper system, and more. It’s time to look to a new electronic Clinical Supplies Management System and to learn the most important Dos and Don’ts when it comes to implementing and validating this system.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities


PENNSYLVANIA LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYS Description: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Commonwealth) is seeking an Offeror to provide maintenance, support and continued development of the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
 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:
 Recent News

03/01/2016 - Radiology Protocols Platform Coming to the GE HealthCloud

Radiology Protocols, the leader in protocol management for medical imaging devices, today announced that its platform will be added to the GE HealthCloud suite of applications when the Cloud goes live later this year. GE HealthCloud radiology department customers will be able to access and use Radiology Protocols’ sophisticated protocol management platform, providing increased productivity and improving quality of exams.

02/26/2016 - LabCollector update v.5.195: AgileBio introduces its FREE version!

Big news from AgileBio: A new free and unlimited time version of LabCollector was launched for all research laboratories that search easy and full customizable LIMS (Laboratory information management software) to optimize their laboratory management.

02/24/2016 - Illumina Applies CE Mark to VeriSeq™ NIPT Analysis Software

Illumina, Inc. today announced that it declared conformity with the requirements of the IVD Directive and has applied the CE mark to expand the use of VeriSeq NIPT Analysis Software in clinical laboratories
 Upcoming Events

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

The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops.

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

PITTCON IS THE WORLD’S LEADING CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION FOR LABORATORY SCIENCE. This dynamic global event offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations and to find solutions to all your laboratory challenges. The robust technical program offers the latest research in more than 2,000 technical presentations covering a diverse selection of methodologies and applications. Pittcon also offers more than 100 skill-building short courses in a wide range of topics and the once-a-year chance to network with colleagues.

MARCH 22 - 24, 2016: MEDLAB Asia Pacific

From new methods of effective lab management to the development of techniques in detecting diseases, the MEDLAB Asia Pacific conferences will cover an extensive range of topics guaranteed to educate and enlighten all. The program will feature 9 CME-accredited conferences. Held alongside the conferences, is the MEDLAB Asia Pacific exhibition is the best way to generate fresh influential leads and grow your client base.

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

4th Annual SynBiobeta London 2016 Conference “Connecting the Global Synthetic Biology Community”, which will be held at Imperial College London, on April 6th-8th, 2016.

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

The CrimeLab Criminological Technology Fair is a specialist industry event at which producers and distributors of products and services used in criminological technology and potential customers, including scientists, can meet. The idea of the CrimeLab Fair is not only to create room for business meetings and the presentation of offers, but also to convey specialist knowledge in the area of laboratory criminology. The fair’s programme will include many additional events promoting scientific achievements, modern technologies, and research methods used in criminology.
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