March 08, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 10

 

In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

MARCH 22, 2017 2:00PM EST/7:00PM UTC: Laboratory Information Systems, the Cloud, and You

With laboratory data becoming more and more digital, we need less physical space for paper strips and reports and more virtual space for ones and zeroes. However, more virtual space means more infrastructure which is costly.
 Event Focus

MAY 22-24, 2017: 3rd Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Forum

Pharma Logistics Week presents the 3rd Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Forum, taking place May 22-24, 2017 in San Diego, CA! This event will gather keen-minded speakers and sponsors who will be sharing the most advanced theories to ensure patient safety, comply on a global scale, offer a new level of supply chain security, and more.

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!
 Recent News

03/08/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Integrated Analytical Workflows During Pittcon

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced a line-up of new products at the 2017 Pittcon Conference and Exhibition that enable application-specific workflows for pharma/biopharma, materials science, and environmental and food safety markets. The company’s leading portfolio of integrated instruments, consumables, software and services is featured in booth 3021 in the West Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, March 5-9, 2017.

03/08/2017 - LabVantage Solutions Highlights Benefits and New Features of LabVantage Version 8.2 and LabVantage Pharma 8 at Pittcon

LabVantage Solutions, the leading global laboratory informatics provider, has introduced LabVantage 8.2, with added features that support electronic laboratory notebooks, method execution worksheets, biobanking, and environmental monitoring applications to provide advanced solutions for laboratories.

03/08/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Core Informatics, Provider of Leading Cloud-Based Scientific Data Platforms

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has acquired Core Informatics, which provides a leading cloud-based platform supporting scientific data management. Core’s offerings will significantly enhance Thermo Fisher’s existing informatics solutions and complement its cloud platform, which supports the company’s genetic analysis, qPCR and proteomics systems.

03/07/2017 - Seacoast Laboratory Data Systems Announces Enhanced Version of SLScan Document Management System

Seacoast Laboratory Data Systems, a nationwide leader in providing customizable software solutions and services for commercial and hospital outreach laboratories, recently announced an enhanced version of its SLScan Document Management System. The enhancements further strengthen outreach laboratory managers’ ability to have, at their fingertips, access to the critical financial and clinical information they need.

03/06/2017 - ACD/Labs Introduces New Product for Managing Impurity Profile Information at PITTCON 2017

ACD/Labs, an informatics company that develops and commercializes solutions in support of chemical and pharmaceutical R&D, today announced it will introduce Luminata™, an informatics system that enables organizations to establish effective impurity control strategies. This is accomplished through the assembly analytical, chemical, and process information—all in a single enterprise informatics environment.

03/03/2017 - 2017: HLA TWIN V2.1 New Release

Omixon announce today a major release for HLA Twin – the world’s most accurate, high throughput HLA genotyping software. HLA Twin V2.1 will be available as RUO and a special version will be submitted to the European Notified Body for CE-IVD certification. Thanks to the beta testers of V2.1, we are delighted to announce a range of new features.
 Articles

Economics and Sustainability in Biobanking - Dr. Jim Vaught

Biobanks come in many different sizes and serve various important purposes, including supporting basic, epidemiologic and clinical research. Biobanks are recognized as critical resources in the advancement of personalized or precision medicine. For complete article, please visit: https://cloudlims.com/blog/economics-and-sustainability-in-biobanking.html

Overcome Validation Challenges through Proper Planning

Let’s face it, if we don’t know where we are going, then how will we know when we have arrived? The same concept applies to Computer System Validation.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE MARCH 28, 2017: Request For Information - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The purpose of this notice is to obtain information, for planning purposes, regarding answers to questions the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) has related to commercially available off the shelf (COTS) Solutions for Laboratory Information Management System.

DUE MARCH 14, 2017: Bid Solicitation- Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The State of Missouri has posted a bidding opportunity in the MissouriBUYS Statewide eProcurement System for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
 Upcoming Events

MAY 22 - 25, 2017: Pharma Logistics Week

Join the One-Stop-Shop for the Entire Supply Chain at the only event where four in-depth programs are brought together under one roof: Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum – Spring, Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics, Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, and the Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labeling Forum. Create your own agenda from the various sessions from ANY program and expand the conversation.

MAY 22 - 25, 2017: Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum - Spring

MAY 1 - 5 , 2017: 13th Annual PEGS Summit

PEGS Summit will return to Boston May 1-5, 2017 for another inspiring weeklong event providing an exclusive platform for collaboration and discussion amongst a variety of academic and industry perspectives. Network with world-class experts from pharma, academia, and government to share information, case studies, and best practices covering a vast area of biologic drug development and hear in-depth presentations on protein and antibody engineering, immunotherapy, oncology, expression, analytical, immunogenicity, and therapeutics.

APRIL 23-27, 2017: 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program to hear presentations most suited to one's personal interests by going back and forth among concurrent meeting tracks. Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program to hear presentations most suited to one's personal interests by going back and forth among concurrent meeting tracks.

MARCH 20-24, 2017: CHI's 8th Annual Biotherapeutics Analytical Summit

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Eighth Annual Biotherapeutics Analytical Summit has grown from strength to strength year over year, covering a wide variety of product characterization topics ranging from post-translational modifications to bioassays, from process change to compliance, from developability to biosimilarity.

MARCH 20-24, 2017: 2nd Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit

Following the success of the inaugural Cancer Biotherapeutics conference in London, the the Immuno-Oncology Summit Europe 2017, to be held 20-24 March in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf Business District. With an expanded three-track program, attendees can now experience a full week of cutting-edge science and discussion.

MARCH 8-9, 2017: Two Day Course - A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring and Validation of Water Systems (Burlingame, CA, United States - March 8-9, 2017) - Research and Markets

This 2-day course is particularly relevant to managers, supervisors, and operatives taking on new responsibilities related to water, but also for experienced water personnel to learn the true whys behind what they do and perhaps better ways of doing things.

MARCH 5-9, 2017: Pittcon 2017 Conference and Expo

Pittcon is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Pittcon attracts attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide.
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