April 19, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 16


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

APRIL 19, 2017 2:00PM EST/6:00 UST: LIMS Myths and Legends - Busted!

Learn the truth about the most common misconceptions surrounding LIMS and LIMS implementations. Let's set the record straight.
 Event Focus

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

Leading experts will discuss the future of clinical trials for 2017 and beyond! Don’t miss this key event to best utilize partnerships to increase vaccine distribution efforts, improve convenience and increase satisfaction for patients by including broader delivery methods of clinical trial materials and products!

MAY 22 - 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum

The premier industry event on global serialization regulations & guidelines!

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.

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

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.

Harnessing Cloud Technology for Biobank Informatics in the Age of Precision Medicine

In this era of precision medicine, biobanks play a very crucial role in accelerating the discovery and development of new drugs. The primary goal of a biobank is to store and manage massive volume of clinical, molecular and patient data generated from high-throughput methods such as microarray and next-generation sequencing.

Tracking Instrument Maintenance and Repairs within LIMS

Ask any seasoned analyst in a laboratory about the maintenance and repairs on a particular instrument they work on and they can speak volumes.

The LIMS Battle: IT vs. "The Lab"

This classic battle between IT and "The Lab" is usually fought on several fronts, and if not brought under control, can easily cause your LIMS project to falter.
 Recent News

04/19/2017 - ApolloLIMS to sponsor and exhibit at SAT 2017

ApolloLIMS will once again be sponsoring and exhibiting at this annual conference that allows members of the Southwestern Association of Toxicologists to meet and discuss industry trends. If you are there, stop by our booth to learn how ApolloLIMS can help manage your lab’s day-to-day workflow.

04/19/2017 - New Field Analytics System For Matrix Gemini LIMS Extends Use To The Field

The new Matrix Gemini Field Analytics System from Autoscribe Informatics extends the use of the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to the field. Further enhancing remote access capabilities for Matrix Gemini, the new Field Analytics System allows test data to be recorded off-line and uploaded to the LIMS when an internet connection can be re-established.

04/19/2017 - Abbott Informatics announces the launch of version 11.4 of the world-class STARLIMS laboratory information management system (LIMS)

Designed to improve the informatics infrastructure of laboratories in diverse industries, STARLIMS Technology Platform v11.4 includes a completely remodelled HTML5 subsystem to improve functionality across the board, and support desktop, server and mobile operating systems and technologies.

04/18/2017 - Geneious Biologics Set to Launch at Bio-IT World

Geneious Biologics, a next-generation cloud service developed to empower enterprises engaged in commercial antibody discovery and screening and significantly improve their success rates, will launch at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, in Boston MA, on May 23, 2017.

04/18/2017 - BtB Software's Introduces its Dairy Laboratory package for general release

BtB Software has updated our Dairy laboratory Software for testing of multiple samples from different sources. Designed for reference testing labs and Public Health. Customization is available on request

04/18/2017 - JusticeTrax moves LIMS-plus® v3.8 to Beta Testing

JusticeTrax, Inc., the leading provider of laboratory information management systems to the forensic science laboratory community has delivered a beta test version of LIMS-plus® version 3.8 to a subset of existing customers who will operate the application with a copy of their current database with years of records.

04/18/2017 - METTLER TOLEDO’s LabX Software Enhances Manufacturing Processes

SOLIDpower, a relatively young company with Italian and Swiss operations, was struggling to manually record and calculate the weighing results of a precise, layer-by-layer application of catalyst to its revolutionary fuel cells. A METTLER TOLEDO precision balance coupled with LabX® software proved to be the perfect solution for their recordkeeping headache.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE MAY 22, 2017: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Netherlands-Bilthoven: Medical information systems. European tender for the supply, implementation and maintenance of a laboratory information management system for the neonatal heel prick screening

DUE MAY 18, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The City of Hopewell – Hopewell Water Renewal (formerly Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility) is currently seeking proposals from qualified vendors for the purpose of replacing an existing Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

DUE: MAY 3, 2017: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

France-Orléans: Data-acquisition system The purpose of this contract is to acquire a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). This specific tool allows to manage the complete life cycle of the samples and associated analytical services in compliance with the quality and traceability requirements of the standards 17025, ISO9001, ISO14001 and the COFRAC accreditation standard.

DUE APRIL 27, 2017: Request for Proposal - Lab Information System (LIS) and Data Migration

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on behalf of its Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for Selection of a Vendor to Provide a pathology laboratory information system.

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.
 Upcoming Events

MAY 23-25, 2017: Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2017

With over 13 tracks, 14 pre-conference workshops, and three industry awards, the 2017 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo promises to be bigger than ever with more expert content, more industry insights, and more opportunities to build relationships that will drive the bio-IT industry forward.

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.

APRIL 20 - 21, 2017: MATT Annual Meeting 2017

Midwest Association for Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (MATT). MATT is a non-profit, Midwest regional organization of science professionals who have overlapping interests in Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM).
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