November 15, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 44


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

NOVEMBER 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST: A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work Part 2

When you are considering lab informatics and automation projects, someone is going to ask “what is the return on the investment you’re asking for?”. How do you answer them? That is the purpose of this webinar, the second in this series entitled A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work.

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.

NOVEMBER 15, 2017, 2:00 PM EDT: CSols and LabVantage: Defining the Value of Integrating Instruments

In one hour, learn how to realize the benefits of instrument integration with your LabVantage LIMS. Join our group of experts as we discuss LIMS instrument integration approaches and techniques. Understand how you can start on the path to improved quality and productivity in your laboratory now!
 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.

Easy scheduling of LIMS activities with Matrix Scheduler

Matrix Scheduler is an optional module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics. Users can automatically schedule reports, worklists, registration of samples and more. In this way activities can be managed more efficiently and significant savings in staff time can be made.

SAP QM vs. LIMS: What's all the fuss about?

Why is there still such a debate raging between the use and benefits of SAP QM vs. LIMS? Is it a technical issue? A political/control issue? Or is it purely a cost issue? Let’s discuss these points and attempt to determine the true root cause of this debate.

Check out this Journal article on a new Free open source ELN for Chemists

I think this is something that has been needed for a while for chemists. Here is the journal article from the Journal of Cheminformatics:
 Recent News

11/14/2017 - A radiopharmacy LIMS with a pedigree second to none

SPECTra is the latest LIMS solution from LabLogic, specifically designed to improve efficiency and compliance within your radiopharmacy.

11/14/2017 - University of Maryland Division of Translational Radiation Sciences Selects Provantis Preclinical Software Solution

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, announced today that the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD has purchased the Provantis® preclinical software solution to automate and optimize study processes at its Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Program

11/13/2017 - Translational Software Announces New Pediatric Pharmacogenomic Solution to Help Determine Safe and Effective Medication Prescribing and Dosing Strategies

Translational Software®, Inc. today announced it has co-developed a pediatric pharmacogenomics (PGx) solution in collaboration with Inova Genomics Laboratory

11/11/2017 - IDBS takes Bioprocess Execution Solution to the Cloud

Latest E-WorkBook Cloud solution extends and strengthens IDBS’ Bioprocess domain offering.

11/09/2017 - STRmix™ Approved for Use in Four More U.S. Labs

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Union County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office Forensic Laboratory have joined 29 other U.S. labs in using STRmix,™ a sophisticated forensic software capable of resolving mixed DNA profiles previously thought to be too complex to interpret.

11/08/2017 - Speakers for NEMC 2018 - Laboratory Informatics Session

Robert Benz, Director of Sales & Marketing for Khemia Software is hosting a session at NEMC based on laboratory informatics. NEMC 2018 will be held August 6-10th in New Orleans ( If you are interested in speaking, please submit an abstract on NEMC’s website before Jan 29th, 2018 or you may contact Robert directly via email.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017: Sources Sought/Request for Informtation: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

DEA has a need to procure a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) tool product for the DEA Laboratories that would modernize, streamline and manage the cradle-to-grave activities of drug evidence once it is seized by the DEA.

DUE NOVEMBER 29, 2017: Request for Proposal: Medical Examiner's Office Case Management Solution

The City of Jacksonville, Florida requesting proposals to replace the current Medical Examiner’s Office Access Database with a new Electronic Medical Examiner’s Case Management System.

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).

DUE 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.
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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

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