October 04, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 38


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

OCTOBER 26, 2017, 1:30PM EDT / 5:30 UTC: Webinar “A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work Part 1”

This webinar series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the webinar material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.

Leveraging Cloud Technology to Manage Processes and Data to Maintain High-Quality Storage Services at The University of Sheffield Biorepository

Founded in 2009, the Biorepository at The University of Sheffield is critical for the progress of health-related research. They provide storage services and high-quality human biological samples to research groups for supporting cutting-edge investigation in the areas of oncology and human metabolism; infection, immunity and cardiovascular disease; and neuroscience.

SampleManager LIMS v12 Upgrade

If your organization has an older version of SampleManager LIMS, we want to share with you several good reasons to upgrade, some new capabilities and functionality available in v12, and some strategies on how to go about upgrading your SampleManager LIMS.

Lab Informatics System Risk Assessment - Done! Now what??

The idea of “one-and-done” risk analysis puts your company at risk for quality and compliance issues. Managing Risk throughout the Laboratory Informatics Lifecycle is both a regulatory expectation and a business benefit when performed correctly.
 Recent News

10/04/2017 - Genohm at ASHG 2017 in Orlando, FL

Join Genohm at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). This year’s meeting will be held at the Orange County Convention Center South Building in Orlando, Florida, from October 18-21. You can find us at Booth #514 of the Exhibit Hall Floor.

10/04/2017 - Isomorphic Software shares a case study on Genohm

Genohm: Revolutionizing Lab Operation Digitization with SLIMS and Isomorphic Software's Smart GWT.

10/04/2017 - Top Workplaces Award given to CSols, Inc. for their Culture of Excellence

For the 4th year in a row, CSols, Inc. has been named a Top Workplace. The article shares how the awards are given and what CSols does different that employees value the most.

10/04/2017 - Australian Institute of Marine Science Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has chosen the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics to monitor workflow across its three operations sites.

10/04/2017 - New Release for the STARLIMS Content Library (Clinical, QM & Forensics)

Abbott Informatics announced today the release of new Mobile apps and Advanced Analytics Dashboards for the STARLIMS Content Library.

10/04/2017 - Client Management and Reflex Testing Functionality for Clinical and Testing Laboratories Further Enhances CloudLIMS Lite’s Capabilities

CloudLIMS, a leading laboratory data management informatics provider, today announced the release of the new version of its feature-rich, cloud-based LIMS, CloudLIMS Lite

10/03/2017 - NIDA Selects CALIBRE to Continue Support for Informatics Program Under New Contract

CALIBRE Systems, Inc. (CALIBRE) has been awarded a contract with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC). CALIBRE will provide clinical informatics and document management support.

10/03/2017 - Ginkgo Bioworks Taps Transcriptic's Robotics Software to Further Accelerate Automation in Organism Design

Five year, $10 million+ deal with robotic cloud lab will double Ginkgo's foundry output; increase scale of its synthetic biology innovation

10/02/2017 - Allscripts closes acquisition of McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions business

Allscripts today announced that it has closed its acquisition of McKesson Corporation’s hospital and health system IT business.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE OCTOBER 17, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

The City of Seattle, Police Department Forensics Latent Print Unit is soliciting proposals for an on-premise Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The City intends to contract with a single Vendor to provide installation and implementation services, training and future support and maintenance. The City wishes to acquire a system which has a consistent record of success as demonstrated by an existing, satisfied customer base by organizations similar in size, complexity and scope to the City. SaaS solutions will not be considered.
 Upcoming Events

JANUARY 24-26, 2018: 15th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology

HTC-15 will be the premier conference in hyphenated separation techniques in 2018. The conference has always delivered presentations from internationally renowned experts both from Industry and Academia combined.

DECEMBER 4-6, 2017: 14th Laboratory Informatics Summit

In the face of enormous R&D costs, it’s more important than ever to leverage every advantage the smart use of data has to offer. The 14th Lab Informatics Summit will help you seamlessly implement internal change management strategies and maximize strong external vendor partnership. Bringing together informatics experts from Pistoia Alliance, Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Pfizer, and more, this summit will facilitate actionable discussions and innovative solutions to push your pipeline to fruition.

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, 2017: Biosimilars Europe Congress 2017

Biosimilars Europe 2017 - A conference that offers a rare opportunity to its participants to understand and learn from top experts in the biosimilars field and to share experiences. The conference will also provide a platform to discuss the current vital issues, regulatory issues, market assessment and commercialization and globalization.

NOVEMBER 1 - 2, 2017: Lab Innovations 2017

The UK's only event dedicated to laboratory professionals. Lab Innovations in the only event in the UK that enables you to interact with nation’s leading laboratory professionals, from a diverse range of industries, all under one roof.

OCTOBER 17 - 21, 2017: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG

ASHG 2017 will feature invited presentations by the world’s leading geneticists, in addition to symposia, workshops, and abstract-driven sessions about new developments in basic, translational, and clinical human genetics research and technology.
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