June 21, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 24


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.

LIMS for Testing Laboratories - An Overview of Features and Compliance for Testing Laboratories

A laboratory that performs any type of test can be categorized as a testing laboratory. There are different types of testing laboratories such as food and beverage, environmental, cannabis, clinical, petrochemical, etc.

LIMS Consulting - Big vs. Boutique

While not always true, when it comes to LIMS consulting the size of the consulting company you elect to engage with does matter, but not necessarily in the way you would think.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JULY 20, 2017: Request for Proposal - Water Resources Laboratory Information Management System

Replacement of aged laboratory information management system to better manage laboratory operations and related data for Clermont County Wastewater Laboratory.

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.
 Recent News

06/20/2017 - ClinCapture To Showcase Advancements to Cloud-Based EDC Platform at DIA 2017

Drug Information Association (DIA) — Booth #1840 — ClinCapture, the pioneer of cloud-based Electronic Data Capture (EDC) technology, will showcase new features for its platform and product at the annual Drug Information Association conference. ClinCapture enables drug companies and clinical research contractors to run clinical trials faster, more efficiently, at lower cost and with fewer errors.

06/20/2017 - On-Demand Slide Printing Solution Helps Pathology Labs Reduce the Risk of Specimen Misidentification and Maintain Efficiency

Leica Biosystems today announced the addition of HistoCore PERMA S slide printing solution, expanding their portfolio of slide identification products. PERMA S is a compact, on-demand slide printer providing high-quality, consistent prints while maximizing patient safety at any microtome station.

06/19/2017 - New Imaging Systems Simplify Image Acquisition and Analysis for Life Science Applications

Life science researchers now have an easier method to capture images and analyzing data from protein and nucleic acid gels and western blots with the introduction of the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. With a streamlined interface and workflows, the new systems from Thermo Fisher Scientific are user intuitive and require minimal training while enabling the sensitive detection of proteins and nucleic acids.

06/19/2017 - PAREXEL Introduces Its Connected Journey™ of Newly Integrated Data-Driven Services to Simplify Drug Development and Commercialization

As life science companies increasingly seek to gain insights from diverse data sources to make drug development more efficient and effective, PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, is launching its Connected Journey™ of data-driven services.

06/15/2017 - IDT raises the bar for PCR-based genotyping with novel rhAmp™ SNP solution

Reflecting its mission to provide innovative solutions to the genomics community, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) introduces its unique rhAmp™ SNP Genotyping System, enabling researchers to make accurate and confident SNP calls both quickly and cost-effectively.

06/15/2017 - IDBS adds E-WorkBook Request to its cloud-based platform

IDBS has launched E-WorkBook Request, a work requesting and orchestration tool. It is available as a new module that runs on IDBS’ award-winning E-WorkBook Cloud platform. E-WorkBook Request allows researchers to track and schedule work with instant updates/

06/15/2017 - Further software upgrades for Matrix Gemini LIMS

The latest software release for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics provides greater bulk sample registration flexibility and enhanced features for visualisation and communications for users.

06/14/2017 - IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium™ announces LIVD™ specification for digital publication of LOINC to vendor IVD test results in clinical laboratories

The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium™ (IICC) today announced the LIVD™ specification for digital publication of LOINC to vendor IVD test results in clinical laboratories. Along with the IICC/IHE LAW Profile™
 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.

AUGUST 21 - 25, 2017: Bioprocessing Summit 2017

The Bioprocessing Summit convenes more than 1,000 international bioprocess professionals to share practical solutions for today's bioprocess challenges. Now in its ninth year, the event has grown to include 18 distinct conferences with weeklong programming.

AUGUST 15 - 18, 2017: Next Generation Dx Summit

Next Generation Dx Summit convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for valuable networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy.

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 26 - 29, 2017: 3rd Annual Biodefense World Summit / Rapid Detection for Food Safety

Third Annual Biodefense World Summit brings together leaders from government, academia, and industry for compelling discussions and comprehensive coverage on pathogen detection, sample prep technologies, point-of-care, and biosurveillance. Co-located with Rapid Detection for Food Safety symposium

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.
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