May 03, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

Is Your Lab Ready to Comply with Data Integrity?

In one hour, you will see some real world examples of where the biggest gaps and risks are with respect to data integrity and recommended ways to mitigate them.
 Event Focus

MAY 9-10, 2017: 10th Biosimilars & Follow-On Biologics Congregation 2017

10th Biosimilars and Follow-on Biologics Congregation 2016 conference will bring together top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and regulatory representatives under one roof that will address the key issues of the industry

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

05/03/2017 - Autoscribe Strengthens Technical Marketing and Support Team

Autoscribe Informatics has strengthened its technical marketing and support team on both sides of the Atlantic. Simon Wood has been appointed as Product Manager for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), while Maria Cortez joins as Technical Services Manager, North America.

05/03/2017 - 10th Biosimilars & Follow-On Biologics Congregation 2017

Uniting to analyze advanced commercial developments & to identify successful management strategies of Biosimilars” 9th – 10th May 2017, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel, London UK10th Biosimilars and Follow-on Biologics Congregation 2016 conference will bring together top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and regulatory representatives under one roof that will address the key issues of the industry.

05/03/2017 - Genohm at #kfg2017, the 2017 Edition of Knowledge for Growth in Ghent on May 18, 2017

Come to our Booth #62 and see SLims, our flexible and customizable platform integrating a complete and compliant laboratory information and sample management solutions (LIMS), workflow and protocol management features (ELN) and an order management module to organize requests to any laboratory.

05/03/2017 - ASTA's neonatal blood screening program deploys STARLIMS Public Health Solution

In 1990 the Costa Rican Ministry of Health launched a neonatal mass screening program for the early detection and treatment of inherited metabolic diseases and related disorders, including phenylketonuria, maple syrup disease and galactosemia, and hormonal deficiencies including congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The screening program is being carried out in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

05/03/2017 - CloudLIMS is Exhibiting @ ISBER 2017 Toronto, Canada

CloudLIMS, an ISO 9001:2015 certified software company, is exhibiting at ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting – International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). We are showcasing CloudLIMS Lite and BioTracer®, our laboratory informatics software products, at booth #405. This year, we are excited to present two posters at the event.

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.

AACR 2017! Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures

We are back from exhibiting at AACR 2017 and it was such a wonderful experience! We showcased CloudLIMS Lite and BioTracer®, our laboratory automation software products to over 21,000 participants. We also presented a poster entitled "Accelerating clinical research using cloud technology".

Can Upgrading to LabWare 7 Solve Life's Problems?

Is your LabWare implementation giving you headaches? Upgrading to LabWare 7 is a great opportunity to take advantage of a trove of new features and evaluate what LIMS can do for your lab.

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.

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).
 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.
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