October 25, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 41


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.
 Event Focus

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.

Drive Data Sharing, Collaborative Research Among the Network of Biobanks Using Cloud

Biobanks play a pivotal role in biomedical research. To facilitate research for improving the health and welfare of individuals, communities and population, sharing of biospecimens along with health-related data among the collaborators is crucial.

Remote LIMS Work: Working Smarter

Have you considered the positives of remote consultants? Are you concerned about not having “face time”? In this blog post, we’ll address some of your concerns and also look at the value remote consultants can provide.
 Recent News

10/25/2017 - CloudLIMS October Newsletter is Now Out

Our October newsletter includes: A Poster from Global Biobank Week 2017 - "Research Collaboration using Cloud: How Biobanks can Collaborate to Accelerate Biomedical Research" in collaboration with Dr. Jim Vaught, Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation & Biobanking; Version Releases for CloudLIMS Lite; and much More!

10/24/2017 - Laboratory Informatics Leaders to Gather in Philadelphia

IQPC’s 14th Laboratory Informatics Summit, the nation’s foremost event addressing innovative solutions to leverage the modern lab will take place in Philadelphia, PA, this December 4-6, 2017. This summit will focus on key themes at the forefront of news today, such as leveraging the latest in machine learning to prepare for AI applications, forge strong vendor partnerships to enable seamless technology solutions, maximize the value-added of costly cloud computing, and implement effective change management to secure buy-in at all levels.

10/19/2017 - Labdoor launches new quality testing and certification services for dietary supplements brands

Labdoor today announces the launch of Labdoor Testing Services, a new testing and certification business that helps dietary supplements brands develop high-quality products and reach consumers looking for them.

10/19/2017 - IDBS takes Bioanalysis Informatics to the Cloud

Today IDBS has announced the release of its next-generation bioanalytical informatics solution. Leveraging the IDBS E-WorkBook Cloud platform, the solution provides an out-of-the-box capability that enables any bioanalytical lab to take advantage of industry-standard laboratory practices.

10/18/2017 - iPlanner Module For Matrix Gemini LIMS Allows Optimisation Of Laboratory Instrument Usage

Matrix iPlanner is an optional module for Matrix Gemini LIMS that optimises laboratory instrument usage by taking into consideration the booking of pre-requisite tests, the test order, sample availability dates, available instruments and their capacities. Matrix iPlanner is another example of how Autoscribe Informatics has enhanced the Matrix Gemini LIMS to further facilitate laboratory management and automation.

10/18/2017 - Abbott Informatics announces the launch of the latest STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution 11.0

Abbott Informatics launched STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing (QM) Solution 11.0, the latest version of its leading laboratory information management system (LIMS) platform for the global manufacturing industry. The new release includes upgrades and enhancements that will boost performance throughout the manufacturing lifecycle, make regulatory compliance more seamless, and improve cyber security.

10/18/2017 - ACD/Labs Announces Updates to its Spectrus Informatics Platform

V2017.1 release of ACD/Spectrus software introduces an innovative solution for impurity data management and exciting developments for deconvolution and analysis of mixtures
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE: NOVEMBER 22, 2017: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The City of San Diego (City), Public Utilities Department (PUD) seeks proposals from qualified laboratory information management system (LIMS) vendors for the procurement of an up-to-date, integrated LIMS for the Environmental Monitoring and Technical Services Division (EMTS) and Transportation & Storm Water Department (TSW).

NOVEMBER 16, 2017: Invitation to Negotiate - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The University of Florida ("UF") is seeking proposals from vendors with extensive expertise in a laboratory information management system (LlMS) to assist the University in centralizing and automating its College of Veterinary Medicine laboratory records system. It is the intent of the University to have comprehensive solution to assist in the daily workflow of a large veterinary hospital diagnostic laboratory that supports both inside and outside clients.
 Upcoming Webcasts

NOVEMBER 21, 2017, 16:00 (GMT +01:00): Stop Drowning in Paper! How Laboratory Information Management Systems Can Aid in your Data Integrity

Live Webinar - November 21, 2017 - 16:00 (GMT +01:00) Manual processes created to ensure Data Integrity are onerous by placing large paperwork overheads on analysts. Working with hybrid systems forces laboratories to manage two incompatible media formats: paper and electronic records. This presentation will show you how a laboratory information management system (LIMS) can facilitate automation of your processes whilst ensuring the highest standard of Data Integrity. If a process is automated, validated, and transparent, it not only becomes more user-friendly - it also makes it easy for regulators to conduct audits.

OCTOBER 31, 2017: Pilgrim Quality Solutions to Address Pharmaceutical Implications of CDER Metrics and Reporting

Pilgrim Quality Solutions is presenting a live webcast for pharmaceutical organizations on the implications of participating in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Quality Metrics reporting program.
 Upcoming Events

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

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, 2017: Biosimilars Europe Congress 2017

NOVEMBER 16 - 18, 2017: Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2017 Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 1 - 2, 2017: Lab Innovations 2017

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