October 11, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 39


In This Issue

 Journal Focus

10/11/2017 - LiMS Journal Fall 2017 Edition released

Lots of great open access informatics journal articles collected from a wide range of peer reviewed journals. There are some very interesting papers in this quarter's edition. Please check it out and start a discussion about any of the topics in this edition.
 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017, 2:00PM EDT/6:00PM UTC LIMS/ELN/LES: Uses, Overlaps, & Benefits

In one hour, learn the benefits and use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES), and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN). An informatics expert will discuss the specific uses and benefits of each application type. The webinar will also review the convergence of functionality that is taking place in this space as well as why an integrated multi-system solution may work best in your lab, department, or organization.

Why build your own?

I was recently at a conference and spoke to a small municipal laboratory prospect that had suddenly gone quiet about a year ago. In speaking with the laboratory manager, she told me they had purchased a modular LIMS and were “building it to be their own!”

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.
 Recent News

10/11/2017 - LabVantage Is First to Launch Compliant-Ready LIMS Addressing FDA Draft Guidance on Data Integrity

LabVantage Solutions, the leading provider of laboratory informatics solutions and services, announces the release of LabVantage 8.3, the newest version of its powerful LIMS software and first GxP-compliant solution for data integrity and auditing, to help drug manufacturers conform to the FDA draft guidance on "Data Integrity and Compliance with CGMP."

10/10/2017 - Emerson Acquires GeoFields, Inc.

Global software supplier expands Emerson’s expertise in pipeline solutions for oil and gas industry.

10/10/2017 - Today grit42 releases version 2.0 of their pre-clinical drug discovery software platform

grit42 has revamped their pre-clinical drug discovery platform with more features, new apps, as well as a fresh user interface developed through user tests.

10/09/2017 - First Bi-Directional Interface Between a Lab Information System (LIS) and a Digital Pathology Cockpit Creates a Single Immersive Environment for Pathologists to Review Cases and Report Diagnostic Findings

Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. and Lab Information System (LIS) company SCC Soft Computer announced today that they have successfully developed a bi-directional interface between the SCC LIS and Inspirata’s Digital Pathology Cockpit.

10/05/2017 - DNAnexus Launches Powerful Data Analysis and Management Solution for the NovaSeq™ Series of Sequencing Systems

DNAnexus CloudSeq provides a turn-key solution for rapidly scaling cloud-enabled bioinformatics infrastructure for research and clinical sequencing applications

10/05/2017 - elluminate® Data Intelligence Hub by eClinical Solutions Wins SCDM 2017 NextGen Technology Innovation Award

eClinical Solutions LLC, announced that the elluminate® Data Intelligence Hub was selected as the winner of the Society of Clinical Data Management (SCDM) NextGen Technology Innovation Award.

10/05/2017 - XIFIN Launches Next-Generation Sequencing Module; Expands Genomics-based LIS Workflow

XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, today announced that it has expanded its laboratory information system, XIFIN LIS Anywhere, with the launch of a next-generation sequencing module to provide advanced workflow functionality for laboratory sequencing operations and precision medicine.

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

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

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

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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

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

 Upcoming Events

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

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

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, 2017: Biosimilars Europe Congress 2017

NOVEMBER 1 - 2, 2017: Lab Innovations 2017

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

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