July 19, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 27


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance

As the cannabis testing industry grows more and more, so does the need for laboratories to be able to trust a professional LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to ensure accurate and speedy results, reports, regulatory compliance and the many other aspects of data management required.
LabLynx Press is pleased to announce our new book to help Cannabis laboratories with the evaluation and selection of all types of informatics applications for managing cannabis testing and quality assurance.  To download your free copy of the ebook or purchase the print edition, visit:  https://www.limsforum.com/wiki_book/lab-information-management-lims-for-cannabis-quality-assurance/  You can also read the book on-line and discuss content and ask questions within the discussion groups on LiMSforum.

 Webcast Focus

JULY 19, 2017 - 2:00PM EST/6:00PM UTC: Getting to Phase 2 of Your LIMS Project

In this one hour webinar, we will examine strategies for ensuring that Phase 2 of your LIMS project gets implemented especially if your project has stalled at Phase 1. We will also explore how properly balancing the needs and requirements addressed in your LIMS implementation phases can maximize stakeholder satisfaction and therefore drive full adoption.

JULY 27, 2017, 11:30AM EDT/3:30PM UTC: Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS

The Webinar "Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS" provides an opportunity to learn how LIMS can automate your testing workflows right from sample registration to report generation. The webinar will showcase how you can meet regulatory compliance and quality standards with a LIMS.

LabWare LIMS Dashboards - A Practical Implementation

After implementing them, LIMS dashboards can provide valuable information to help manage the LIMS, the lab operation, and the lab data and information; just like the instrument panel of a car that provides the driver the status of the car being driven.

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.
 Recent News

07/19/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Next Generation of Complementary Technologies for Forensic DNA Analysis

Forensic scientists who need to differentiate genetic profiles in forensic DNA mixtures, such as those commonly associated with crime scenes, now have access to a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) STR panel from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The combination of Applied Biosystems Precision ID GlobalFiler NGS STR Panel v2 and Converge Software 2.0 is designed to effectively retrieve more information from these mixed, degraded or limited DNA samples.

07/19/2017 - Ten Healthcare Organizations Select BIO-key Fingerprint Biometric Authentication to Meet Multifactor Authentication Requirements

Organizations find fingerprint authentication faster, more convenient and more secure than alternatives such as passwords

07/18/2017 - LabKey Server v17.2 is now available

LabKey announces the release of LabKey Server v17.2! This release includes valuable enhancements to platform features and performance improvements.

07/18/2017 - Varian Eclipse Users Generate Highest Scoring Plans in International Treatment Plan Competition

Two highest scoring plans and 7 of the top 10 at the 2017 International Radiotherapy Plan Competition used Eclipse treatment planning software

07/12/2017 - Kailos Genetics Announces Strategic Investment and Partnership with In-Q-Tel

Kailos Genetics, a personalized medicine company offering a leading-edge suite of tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based assays, today announced a strategic partnership with and investment from In-Q-Tel, Inc. (IQT)

07/10/2017 - The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics: Summer 2017 Edition

LiMSwiki has just released the the latest LIMS and Lab Informatics Buyer's Guide. 
This guide originally started in 2011 with 15 LIMS/LI vendors that included pricing for those vendors. Today's edition has over 50 vendors including pricing and links to video demonstrations of their products. Also, there are comprehensive chapters to cover LIMS requirements and other educational information that is valuable for those seeking to learn more about LIMS in general.

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JULY 21, 2017 5:00 PM 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.

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.
 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.

AUGUST 23, 2017, 2:00PM EST/6:00PM UTC: ELN Implementations - Why they Fail to Realize their Full Potential

NEW DATE: 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.
 Upcoming Events

STEPMBER 27 - 28, 2017: 13th Pharmacovigilance 2017

SEPTEMBER 19 - 21, 2017: 16th Annual Laboratory Informatics

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2017: Cyber Security for Healthcare

SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2017: 3rd World Chemistry Conference

AUGUST 28 - 30, 2017 Cannabis Science Conference

AUGUST 21 - 25, 2017: Bioprocessing Summit 2017

AUGUST 15 - 18, 2017: Next Generation Dx Summit

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

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