March 15, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 11

 

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!
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE APRIL 20, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Ocean Systems Laboratory, Inc. seeks proposals for LIMS system for laboratories located on St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On location training is a requirement. A requirements document has been prepared for use by vendors in preparing proposal.

DUE MARCH 24, 2017: Request for Information - Water Information Management Software

Request for Information (RFI) - The U. S. Geological Survey is conducting market research to determine whether the commercial market is capable of providing comprehensive data management capabilities for discrete water information, including but not limited to water-chemistry data, biological-assessment data, water-use data, and location or site metadata. The purpose of this RFI is to obtain market research information from the business community to assist the government in determining how to proceed with replacing the aging software systems that currently house our water-chemistry and biological-assessment data.

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 21, 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.
 Articles

LIMS in academics, then and now

I recently read, or I should say reread, an article written by Douglas Perry for the American Chemical Society in Today’s Chemist at Work titled “LIMS in the academic world” (https://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/archive/tcaw/11/i01/html/01comp.html). The article was published in January of 2002. Almost exactly fifteen years later, most of the well discussed points are still valid. LIMS has not truly found a home in academic settings despite the fact it is rare to see an operating commercial laboratory in any business sector without some sort of LIMS in place today.

Laboratory Informatics Implementation Planning - Don't Forget!

Strong project management is very important to the success of a laboratory informatics system deployment, but even the most experienced IT project managers can overlook tasks that are specific to laboratory informatics systems.

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
 Recent News

03/15/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces First-Ever Cloud-Based Application for Connectivity to Electronic Pipettes

Life science researchers working across many applications can now benefit from the first-ever web-based pipetting application, developed to enable seamless connectivity with electronic pipettes for optimized performance and safe, efficient and rapid sharing of protocols.

03/15/2017 - Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum to Be Part of Pharma Logistics Week

The Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum is now part of Pharma Logistics Week bringing all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain under one roof. The forum will take place on May 22nd to May 24th, 2017 in Coronado, California.At the Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum top minds in the pharmaceutical industry will meet to discuss the upcoming November 27th regulations, which span over every phase of the manufacturing process.

03/14/2017 - IDBS extends validated service to the cloud

The E-WorkBook GxP Cloud can now be validated for streamlined regulatory certification. After The E-WorkBook Cloud launch earlier this year, IDBS has now enhanced its capabilities by adding a pre-qualified service to the suite, which has been designed to help organizations streamline their compliance processes for good practice (GxP) regulated systems. We call it The E-WorkBook GxP Cloud.

03/14/2017 - Sectra's Cloud Service for Medical Images Ordered by Swedish Hospital

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces a five-year contract with Swedish healthcare provider Danderyd Hospital AB to provide PACS and RIS for radiology and cardiology. This solution comprises a cloud service hosted within the healthcare organization, which will be integrated with Stockholm County Council's shared archive for medical images.

03/13/2017 - JusticeTrax Upgrades ISO 9001 Certification to the New Standard

JusticeTrax, Inc., the leading provider of laboratory information management systems to the forensic science laboratory community is proud to announce that it has successfully transitioned from the ISO 9001:2008 to the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

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.
 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.
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