April 26, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 17


In This Issue

 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.
 Recent News

04/26/2017 - Genohm at ISBER 2017 in Toronto

Come see Genohm at #ISBER2017 in Toronto, Canada! The Genohm US Team is located at booth #204 and is happy to discuss how the Genohm SLims platform can help your lab overcome some of its innovation hurdles. You can also check out the latest developments in Biobanking, ELN, and Sample and Order management on the Genohm SLims platform.

04/26/2017 - Genohm releases the new version v5.4 of SLims

Genohm has just released the latest v5.4 version of SLims, its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) + Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) platform.

04/20/2017 - ImageMoverMD Announces EHR-Integrated Solution to Import Outside Medical Images

ImageMoverMD, a provider of enterprise solutions that integrate medical images with electronic health record systems, today announced the availability of ImageMover Media. ImageMover Media is a universal, web-based solution to import DICOM and non-DICOM medical images.

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.

Cloud Technology to Enable and Accelerate Clinical Data Management in Biobanking

Clinical research and pathology laboratories need to expedite research in order to provide better, faster and innovative treatments to patients. To achieve this objective, efficient clinical data management solutions are required that can minimize the time taken for patient care biobanking, and for drug research—including development and commercialization.

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.
 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.
 Upcoming Webcasts

Pilgrim Presents “The World of Quality Metrics” –APRIL 27, 2017, 12:00 PM EST/4:00 PM UST: A Live Webinar for the Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Industries

Pilgrim Quality Solutions, today announced the upcoming webinar, “The World of Quality Metrics – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” a 60-minute webcast addressing the role of quality metrics within the regulatory industry, and the initiatives launched by the medical device and pharmaceutical industries to integrate quality data into their manufacturing systems.
 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 9-12, 2017: ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibitions

The 2017 meeting of ISBER, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories will be held in Toronto, Canada at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel from May 9-12. The theme of the conference is: “ Due North: Aligning Biobanking Practice with Evolving Evidence and Innovation”.

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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