August 09, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 30


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

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.

Wed, Aug 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM UTC: When to Upgrade SampleManager LIMS: The Critical Factors

Join Astrix Technology Group for a live webinar on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT as we detail the critical factors for when to consider a SampleManager upgrade.

Electronic lab notebooks: Can they replace paper?

Despite the increasingly digital nature of society, there are some areas of research that remain firmly rooted in the past; in this case the laboratory notebook, the last remaining paper component of an experiment. Countless electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) have been created in an attempt to digitize record keeping processes in the lab, but none of them have become a "key player" in the ELN market, due to the many adoption barriers that have been identified in previous research and further explored in the user studies presented here.

Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS

CloudLIMS recenty hosted a live complimentary webinar on "Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS", presented by Mr. Rakhil Akkali, Product Analyst at The webinar provided insights on how a LIMS plays a pivotal role in automatic sample accessioning, sample tracking using barcodes, managing multi-analyte tests and test Chain of Custody (CoC), automated report generation, besides helping testing laboratories follow regulatory guidelines seamlessly.

To watch the video or to download the presentation slides, please visit the webinar section:

What the FDA’s Quality Metrics Reporting Program Means for Your Lab

Interfacing instruments, data systems, and information systems to LIMS: It can wait!

The benefits are clear, but why is it that interfacing systems and instruments to a LIMS tends to be one of the last things done during a LIMS implementation if it is done at all?
 Event Focus

STEPMBER 27 - 28, 2017: 13th Pharmacovigilance 2017

13th Pharmacovigilance 2017 will bring together top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and regulatory representatives under one roof that will address the key issues of the industry. The entire program will cover the detection, analysis and prevention of adverse drug reactions.

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

The 16th annual Laboratory Informatics Summit 2017 is designed to help you maximise the potential of your informatics software with case studies on streamlining LIMS processes, designing R&D facilities towards lab automation and a pre conference focus day designed to ensure your data is validated and inspection ready!
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE SEPTEMER 5, 2017: Request for Proposal - Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Software for Meat and Dairy Inspection

Agriculture and Forestry, the Food Safety Branch (FSB), Alberta, Canada has a requirement for the supply of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software for meat and dairy inspection, inspection and investigation of facilities, licensing, inspector time and data collection software solution for billing purposes (AgFoodSafety system).

DUE AUGUST 29, 2017: Solicitation - Whole Genome Sequencing

US Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Health Administration: The VHA Million Veteran Program requires the services of High-throughput human whole genome sequencing.
 Recent News

08/07/2017 - Geneformics Announces the First Truly Scalable Genomics Data Compression Solution to Accelerate the Migration of Precision Medicine to the Cloud

Geneformics D improves the efficiency of cloud-based upload, download, storage and archiving by up to 10X.

08/07/2017 - Bruker Introduces Software Package for Layer Analysis with XTrace Micro-XRF on Electron Microscopes

At the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2017 Meeting Bruker presented XMethod, the world’s first software package for the analysis of composition and thickness of single or multiple layers, based on data obtained by sample excitation with the XTrace micro-focus X-ray source for scanning electron microscopes (SEM).

08/03/2017 - MedicsPremier™ PM for Laboratories Supports Additional Practice Management Capabilities for Clinical, Toxicological, Genetic, and Esoteric Laboratories

Advanced Data Systems (ADS) is proud to announce that its already comprehensive MedicsPremier PM for Laboratories has been augmented to handle added, built-in capabilities for laboratory practice management

08/03/2017 - A Record-breaking 21,300 Attendees Came to the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting for Its Pioneering Research on CRISPR, Mobile Diagnostics, and Public Health Issues

Attendance at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo reached a record high at this year's conference in San Diego. Held from July 30-August 3, the meeting featured groundbreaking advances in diagnostic research and technology that will solve a broad range of challenging patient health problems.

08/02/2017 - Further Expansion For Autoscribe Informatics In US

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and other database management applications, has moved into larger premises in Lakeville Corporate Park, Lakeville, MA. This expansion of the US operation follows a similar move by the UK headquarters of Autoscribe Informatics into bigger offices in December 2017.

08/02/2017 - SLIMS just got better !

Genohm has just released the latest v6.0 version of SLIMS, its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) + Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) platform.
 Upcoming Webcasts

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

AUGUST 16, 2017 - Stay on-target with novel, high-fidelity Cas9

 Upcoming Events

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

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