January 18, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 3


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

JANUARY 18, 2017, 2:00 EST: Get the Most from your LabWare LIMS™ Solution

In one hour we will explore how to get more value for your organization through optimizing, expanding, and upgrading your LabWare LIMS™.

Reducing the Unknowns: The Value of Lab Informatics Project Managers

On every project there are things that we know and things that we don’t know. It is the project manager’s responsibility to plan for and manage both the knowns and the unknowns in order to deliver the project on-time, within budget, and meeting specifications.
 Event Focus

FEBRUARY 19 - 24, 2017: Molecular Med Tri-Con

Why is the Tri-Conference the Premier Event on Molecular Medicine & Diagnostics? If you are working in diagnostics and drug discovery, this is the must attend event of the year. Attracting over 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2016, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Why attend the Tri-Conference? HEAR over 500 speakers from across all industries, all research fields, and from all over the world; CHOOSE from over 400 presentations and panel discussions; NETWORK with 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries; SHOWCASE your Research by Presenting a Scientific Poster (and save $50!); PARTICIPATE in one of 30 Roundtable Discussions; VIEW over 170 Scientific Posters; VISIT with over 200 companies in the exhibit hall

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 2, 2017: 15th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada

The premier source for the most relevant updates within the cold chain and temperature management logistics industry is returning for its 15th iteration with the latest information on Health Canada 0069, international GDP requirements, USP initiatives, GS1 Canada updates & more. Join us to cover key concerns involving regulatory, logistics, quality, packaging, security & overall supply chain management, network with your industry peers, and create innovative ideas that will shape the future of the industry.
 Recent News

01/17/2017 - John Muir Health to Install a Sectra Cloud-Based Archive for Enterprise Imaging

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that John Muir Health has purchased an archive to store radiology and cardiology studies in the cloud. All images in the enterprise will be archived in three geographically separate areas with fail-over capabilities.

01/12/2017 - American Academy of Forensic Sciences Holds 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 69th Annual Scientific Meeting will take place Feb. 13-18, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Themed "Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science" by AAFS President John E. Gerns, MFS, more than 4,000 national and international forensic professionals will assemble to discuss issues facing the profession and attend scientific sessions that focus on scientific advances that will affect the forensic sciences moving forward.

01/12/2017 - IDBS Launches The E-WorkBook Cloud: Combining the Most Powerful R&D Software Platform with the Benefits and Flexibility of the Cloud

IDBS has today launched The E-WorkBook Cloud, an enterprise, Cloud-based platform designed specifically to meet the future challenges of scientific and R&D data management.

01/12/2017 - Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Receives CE Mark Approval for ORTHO CONNECT™ V2.0 Middleware Solution

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global leader of in vitro diagnostics, today announced that its ORTHO CONNECT™ V2.0 middleware solution is CE Marked, signifying conformity with all EU regulation.

01/11/2017 - Genohm visits BGI, Beijing Genomics Institute, in Shenzhen

Genohm announces that Frederik Decouttere, the CEO of the company, is guest at the Headquarters of BGI, the former Beijing Genomic Institute, in Shenzhen, China. BGI, the former Beijing Genomic Institute, is one of the leading genome sequencing centers in the world. It’s headquarters are in Shenzhen, China

01/11/2017 - Invitrosoft will be at the 34rd IPM in Essen, Germany, held from 24th to 27th January 2017.

We look forward to meeting you at the 34rd IPM in Essen, Germany, held from 24th to 27th January 2017. We will be showing: Process Management and Control with integrated barcoding; Use of IVS as paperless tool; Automatic Production Planning with full traceability

01/11/2017 - LabVantage is Selected by Global Leader in Tooling and Wear Solutions

LabVantage Solutions, a global leader in laboratory informatics, announces that they have been selected to replace an existing, custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at Kennametal Inc.’s Quentin C. McKenna Technology Center in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A global industrial technology leader, Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. The company employs more than 12,000 team members worldwide and generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues last year.

01/11/2017 - The Long And The Short Of Environmental Sampling Management!

Autoscribe Informatics is providing two opportunities to have a close-up look at the new Environmental Sampling module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). A 4-minute video provides a short demonstration of this versatile module which has been designed in conjunction with a leading food safety organisation, Deibel Laboratories. For those who would like a longer and more detailed demonstration of the system, a recording of a webinar on the subject, recently presented by Autoscribe Informatics, is now available to view.

01/11/2017 - Call for Talks - NEMC Session - LIMS in the Modern Laboratory

In today’s environmental and/or municipal laboratory, the LIMS is playing an ever more critical role in centralizing and making available all data. LIMS are called on to help laboratories adhere to stricter quality control, handle more one-off projects, work with more third party programs and produce more advanced reports while maintaining stringent IT protocol. In this session, talks may include discussion on APIs, data analytics, advanced reporting modules both internal and external, SaaS or PaaS agreements versus internally housed LIMS, one-off applications, internal quality control “modules”, etc.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JANUARY 27, 2016 5pm AEST: Request for Expression of Interest - Provision of a Biobanking Laboratory Information Management System

New South Wales Health Pathology is calling for proposals to provide a Biobanking Laboratory Information System (BLIMS) to manage the receipt, processing, storage, retrieval, transportation, destruction and billing functions of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank.

DUE: JANUARY 19, 2017: Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Information Management System

State of Maine Department of Transportation
 Upcoming Webcasts

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2017: 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-Person Seminar (San Diego, CA, United States - February 2-3, 2017) - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-person Seminar" conference to their offering. This interactive two-day course will explore proven techniques for reducing costs associated with implementing, using, and maintaining computer systems in regulated environments. Today, the FDA performs both GxP and Part 11 inspections, the Europeans have released an updated Annex 11 regulation that expands Part 11 requirements and companies must update their systems and processes to maintain compliance.

JANUARY 26, 2017: The Top Five Mistakes Made in Selecting a LIMS and how to fix them

Live Webinar from Astrix on January 26th at 1PM EST. The LIMS selection process poses many risks to an organization. Join Astrix Technology Group as we provide a deep dive on the reasons why LIMS implenetations fail to achieve their goals and how to fix those issues.

JANUARY 19, 2017 3:00PM IST/9:30AM GMT: Role of Biobanks: Challenges & Opportunities in Cancer Research

This webinar focuses on discussing the prospective role of biobanking to facilitate the conduct of high quality research that helps enhance health and well-being of man kind.

JANUARY 19, 2017: Discover better designs, faster, and solve drug delivery challenges for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries

In order to design effective drug delivery devices one has to master the physics of liquids, solids, gases and any of their combinations. From drug formulation, drug transport all the way to drug delivery, from powders, solids to fluids and vapors, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be a powerful tool to tackle these challenging processes and enable design exploration for device design and process parameteroptimization. Examples of how CFD can optimize these processes range from modeling syringes and inhalers, mixing devices, particle deposition into lungs, assessing the efficacy of inhaled medications, or injections into the bloodstream or spinal fluid. In this webinar, we will discuss the role of 3D simulation for pharmaceutical and medical device design applications, specifically the digital twin concept for drug delivery devices.
 Upcoming Events

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

2020 ROADMAP for DIGITAL CONVERGENCE: Transforming scientific information into actionable insight.The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems. The PLA is recognized by Gartner as one of the best European Lab Automation events!

MARCH 8-9, 2017: Two Day Course - A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring and Validation of Water Systems (Burlingame, CA, United States - March 8-9, 2017) - Research and Markets

This 2-day course is particularly relevant to managers, supervisors, and operatives taking on new responsibilities related to water, but also for experienced water personnel to learn the true whys behind what they do and perhaps better ways of doing things.

FEBRUARY 13-18, 2017: AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual scientific meeting will have over 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events are presented. The AAFS consists of eleven sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties, and the annual scientific meeting gathers these professionals who present the most current information, research, and updates in this expanding field

JANUARY 23 - 26, 2017: NELAC - Forum on Environmental Accreditation

With over 250 attendees, the Forum on Environmental Accreditation is the only conference that brings laboratories, regulatory agencies, data users, sampling firms, and many other organizations to discuss cutting-edge changes in environmental laboratory accreditation and future directions in policy that will have a national impact. In addition to the committee meetings and general sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to attend technical training courses, see the latest products and services in the industry and be able to network with peers.
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