May 31, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 21


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

JUNE 21, 2017 2:00PM EDT/6:00PM USTC: ELN Implementations - Why they Fail to Realize their Full Potential!

Join us for this one hour, complimentary webinar in which we examine the reasons why ELNs fail to realize their full potential and what can be done to improve your chances of success.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE: JUNE 26, 2017 8:00 AM MST: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

University of Colorado: Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM), a part of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized, Medicine (BIPM) in the Department of Medicine seeks a laboratory information system (LIS) application to be used to manage information around laboratory protocols to provide an auditable record of activities and equipment.

True or False? All LIMS are the Same.

While it can appear from a macro point of view that all LIMS are the same, real differences come to light once you start examining the inner workings of different LIMS solutions.

Working remotely and the LIMS solutions

Now that cell phone and internet coverage are virtually everywhere, it is extremely difficult to disconnect from work. Believe me, I know; I’ve been hiking up the side of a mountain in NC and still received phone calls and emails. Answering work related phone calls while out of breath and telling your five year old to be quiet at the same time can be quite a challenge. However, that kind of service, whether in sales or technical support, is expected these days. Professionally, you are expected to be connected.
 Recent News

05/31/2017 - Genohm at SEASR 2017 in Tampa

The Genohm Team will be at the 2017 Southeastern Association of Shared Resources meeting in Tampa next week. Stop by the Exhibit Hall to check out the latest developments in NGS, Biobanking and Sample and Order management on Genohm’s SLims platform. You can find more info on the SEASR meeting here.

05/31/2017 - Abbott Informatics updates the STARLIMS Content Library with New Mobile Apps and New Advanced Analytics Dashboards

Abbott Informatics announced today the release of new Mobile apps and Advanced Analytics dashboards for the STARLIMS Content Library. Launched last year, the STARLIMS Content Library allows customers to discover new content for STARLIMS, view video tutorials, interact with live examples and download directly to their environments. It enables customers to leverage their existing investment in the STARLIMS platform.

05/29/2017 - SOPHiA AI Unlocks the Power of Exome Sequencing for Clinical Diagnostics

Sophia Genetics, announces the release of its Whole Exome Solution (WES) and Clinical Exome Solution (CES). Accessible through Sophia DDM®, the company's analytical platform for clinical diagnostic, these solutions are powered by new knowledge-driven DNA sample preparation kits, which allow clinicians to fully leverage the power of SOPHiA Artificial Intelligence (AI) to get access to broader, deeper and more meaningful clinical insights.

05/29/2017 - Digital-to-Biological Converter for On-Demand Production of Biologics Developed by Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

Synthetic Genomics, Inc. announced today the publication of a peer reviewed article describing the development and operation of its digital-to-biological converter (DBC) prototype that produced biologic compounds on-demand without any human intervention. The DBC integrates many of the synthetic biology tools developed by Synthetic Genomics for creating high fidelity and complex synthetic DNA all in one fully automated unit.

05/26/2017 - IDT partners with Illumina for NGS library preparation multiplexing and target enrichment

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT) today announced a broad partnership with Illumina, Inc. to provide improved library preparation multiplexing and target enrichment solutions for the next generation sequencing (NGS) market.

05/25/2017 - Bio-Rad Introduces Enhanced Options with its IH-Com Data Management Software for Managing Patient Results with the IH-1000 System

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for enhanced capability with its IH-Com data management software to manage patient results with the company's IH-1000 automated blood typing instrument.

05/24/2017 - The University of Sheffield Licenses CloudLIMS Lite for managing operations at Sheffield Biorepository, the provider of cloud-based laboratory management software announced today that The University of Sheffield has adopted CloudLIMS Lite, for managing their biorepository operations—by replacing their legacy spreadsheets—for recording biospecimen data.
 Upcoming Webcasts

SEPTEMBER 4 - 8, 2017: Pharma IQ’s SmartLab Academy

Five days of pharmaceutical industry experts and thought leaders sharing their knowledge and insights online. Pharma IQ’s SmartLab Academy is an online series featuring live interactive webinars, whitepapers, reports, podcasts, articles and interviews all focused on digital excellence within the laboratory.
 Upcoming Events

AUGUST 28 - 30, 2017 Cannabis Science Conference

Cannabis Science Conference is the world's largest cannabis science expo. This conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. This annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science.

JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2017: 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting offers 5 days packed with opportunities to learn about exciting science from July 30–August 3. Plenary sessions feature the latest research on CRISPR and the future of genome engineering, the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance, treating substance abuse and addiction, preserving fertility in cancer patients, and new frontiers in genomic sequencing.

JUNE 18 - 22, 2017: DIA 2017 Annual Meeting

Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting 2017. The DIA 2017 Annual Meeting is the largest, longest-running event in the life sciences industry designed to foster the international exchange of actionable insights to improve health globally through the advancement of lifesaving medicines and technologies. DIA 2017, themed “Driving Insights to Action,” will host more than 7,000 global health care professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device communities from more than 51 countries.

JUNE 12 - 16, 2017: World Preclinical Congress

World Preclinical Congress focuses on the very latest trends and technologies impacting preclinical drug discovery and development. World Preclinical Congress 2017 offers a unique opportunity for chemists, biologists, pharmacologists and translational scientists in industry and academia to come together with technology providers to network and collaborate. Coverage includes conferences and short courses on topics including: Medicinal Chemistry, Oncology, Screening, 3D Models, CRISPR, CNS, Drug Toxicity and Blood-Brain Barrier.
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