March 30, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 13


In This Issue

 Event Focus

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!

Pittcon 2017 - Where Did Everybody Go?

The time of the massive conference/tradeshow is gone and it will not likely return. And even though we realize this intellectually, it is always jarring to go to Pittcon and see its diminished state.

Keeping a LIMS up to date with State and Federal EPA regulations

A LIMS is a great and almost necessary tool in any modern day environmental laboratory, whether commercial, state or municipal. In a highly regulated community, the LIMS, like everything else in the laboratory, must evolve. Some evolutions are complex, however, 99% of them are very simple and in many ways, mostly a matter of proper record keeping.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

INFORMATION ONLY: United Kingdom - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute — Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) The University plans to undertake a procurement exercise in the summer of 2017 for the provision of a software system that will facilitate management of sample handling in core facilities.

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 APRIL 7, 2017: Request for Proposal - Consulting Services for Laboratory Information Maagement System (LIMS)

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking to upgrade the current Sample Manager LIMS from version SM 10.2 to SM 11.2 in order to increase functionality, accuracy, efficiency, and reduce Monitoring and Research (M&R) reliance on Information Technology support.

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.
 Recent News

03/29/2017 - Monitoring Laboratory Instrument Calibration And Maintenance Status

The Instrument Calibration & Maintenance System (ICMS) from Autoscribe Informatics keeps a computerised record of all instruments within a laboratory and a history of calibration and maintenance events for audit purposes. This helps to ensure only properly calibrated and maintained instruments are available for use. ICMS is available as an option within the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System or as a standalone product.

03/27/2017 - A First in Canada - International conference dedicated to food fraud

Senior International Food Regulators and Experts from Academia, Government, Industry and International Organizations are meeting from 4-5 April, 2017 at the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, QC, to discuss challenges posed by Food Fraud and to develop a path for collective action.

03/27/2017 - Sparta Systems Releases Enhanced Community Portal

Sparta Systems, the global leader in quality management system (QMS) software, today announced the launch of a new Sparta Community Portal. The portal serves as an online gateway to product information, immediate help, expert knowledge and the latest community news, giving customers the tools to be successful while using TrackWise, Stratas, and 123Compliance QMS platforms.

03/27/2017 - ACD/Labs Highlights NMR Prediction Software Collaboration at ENC 2017

ACD/Labs NMR prediction software implemented as a learning tool for the power of first principle in computational chemistry at the University of Waterloo

03/23/2017 - Optra Health Launches New Knowledge Informatics Platform to Automate Clinical Genomics

Optra Health today announced at the ACMG Clinical Genetics Annual Meeting the launch of its computational platform iPhronesis™ Knowledge Automation for Clinical Genomics using proprietary advanced natural language processing (NLP) algorithms and deep machine learning unique to the marketplace, as well as iPhronesis™ Cognitive Workbench “ICW” for automating literature and data review. The iPhronesis platform enables rapid data curation, ACMG-guided variant classification and clinical reporting.

03/22/2017 - New Web Portal For Matrix Gemini LIMS

Autoscribe Informatics is launching its web portal for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at PITTCON 2017. This allows third parties who do not use Matrix Gemini directly, but have a legitimate need to access relevant data, to be able to view and download reports and metrics produced in Matrix Gemini.
 Upcoming Events

MAY 22 - 24, 2017: Clinical Trial Supply Logistics & Temperature Management Forum

Ensuring timely distribution and formulating key forecasting methods to avoid clinical trial disruptions. We have gathered the sharpest minds from Eli Lilly, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Anthera, Genentech, and many more to optimize inventory processes, package and labeling, multi-vendor management, and new forecasting ideas that demonstrate safety, efficacy, and dosage in your clinical trial supply chain at the: Clinical Trial Supply Logistics & Temperature Management Forum

MAY 22 - 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum

Welcome back to the premier industry event on global serialization regulations & guidelines! With the guideline in the serialization process underway and approaching, it appears as though there are two different categories that pharmaceutical companies currently fall into: those who have and those who have not. While the industry is well aware of the regulatory deadlines in both the United States and across the globe, there are still matters to be clarified. But what exactly is not clear? One of the biggest concerns is the deployment process and how this will affect current and future products. The Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum will conduct various conversations focusing on the complexities associated with integrating a serialization process at your organization, as well as the possible solution for the impeding issues. Participate in the conversation!

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 22-24, 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.

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

The world’s largest event for temperature-controlled life science supply chains is heating up the cold chain in California for the first ever West Coast iteration in San Diego this Spring. Join us and leading experts from big & small pharma, biotechs, academia, and consortiums to collaborate with all supply chain partners, bridge the gap between clinical and commercial supply chains, remove costly product loss and much more. The future of pharmaceutical cold chain logistics is happening now. Play a part in the progression with us and help design a future-proof temperature controlled supply chain.

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.
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