June 07, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 22


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 Jun 16, 2017: Sources Sought Notice - National Forensic Laboratory Information System

The objective of this contract is to have the appropriate level of skilled contract personnel to effectively manage and support the NFLIS program as directed be the Government. The expected outcome is to continue and enhance NFLIS operations.

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.
 Recent News

06/07/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific and Biognosys Announce Co-Marketing Agreement to Create Industry-Leading Data-Independent Acquisition Workflows

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., announces a co-marketing agreement with Biognosys AG, leader in next-generation proteomics, to provide a comprehensive, efficient workflow to enable library creation and data processing for Data-Independent Acquisition (DIA) studies, through the combined use of Orbitrap mass spectrometers and Spectronaut Pulsar software.

06/07/2017 - New Software and Cloud-based Solutions Let Scientists Gain More Insight From Their Data

Customizable software and cloud-based tools help scientists be more productive to help accelerate metabolomic and proteomic discoveries

06/06/2017 - Agilent Technologies Introduces New GC/Q-TOF System Enabling Greater Exploration of Unknown Chemical Samples

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a new high-resolution, accurate-mass system designed for laboratories doing food and environmental testing, life science research, forensics and chemical analysis.

06/06/2017 - Novatek International Selected As Partner for Automation of Boehringer Ingelheim's Global Environmental Monitoring Program

Novatek International has been selected by Boehringer Ingelheim as their approved Vendor and Partner for a worldwide solution for Environmental Monitoring Software. Boehringer Ingelheim plans to implement and validate the NOVA-EM (Environmental Monitoring) solution at multiple sites worldwide.

06/05/2017 - Pilgrim Quality Solutions & The Knowledge Group Present Pharmaceutical Industry Webinar Series

Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced it is sponsoring a series of live webinars, presented by The Knowledge Group, on current risk- and compliance-centric trends impacting quality processes within the Pharmaceutical industry.

06/01/2017 - Accenture to Acquire LabAnswer, Expanding Its Life Sciences and Cross-Industry Research and Laboratory Informatics Capabilities

Accenture to Acquire LabAnswer, Expanding Its Life Sciences and Cross-Industry Research and Laboratory Informatics Capabilities

06/01/2017 - Seacoast Laboratory Data Systems Announces New Version of their Comprehensive Lab and Billing Solution

Seacoast Laboratory Data Systems, a nationwide leader in providing customizable software solutions and services for commercial and hospital outreach laboratories, recently announced a new version of their comprehensive lab and billing solution.

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.
 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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