December 06, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 46


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

DECEMBER 6, 2017, 2:00 PM EST: 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.

Holiday Planning Tips for a Joyous LIMS Project

Let’s explore some of the holiday planning and preparation tactics that can be leveraged to help make your LIMS project a true celebration.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification: It’s a Big Deal

Virtually every corner of our life is touched by ISO standards. What began as a method for standardizing weights and measures has evolved into both a philosophy and a series of processes that maintain quality in just about everything we encounter on a day to day basis. Our health and safety, the food we eat, the cars we drive, the toys our children play with, the medical devices at the local hospital, the environment around us — they are all impacted in one way or another by the governing principle behind ISO: maintaining the reliability and efficiency of products and services in our lives.

Improving the Efficiency of Cannabis Testing Laboratories using Affordable Cloud-based Lab Information Management System (LIMS)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a flowering plant indigenous to Central and South Asia. The plant has been valued since ancient times for its psychoactive, medicinal, and fibrous properties. With the increasing legalization of both recreational and medical cannabis, there is a need for robust and reliable cannabis analytical testing to ensure consumer safety and potency.

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

12/06/2017 - Genohm and iSpecimen® Partner to Enable their Customers to Seamlessly Connect their Sample Inventories to the iSpecimen Marketplace

Genohm and iSpecimen today jointly announced that Genohm has established a partnership with iSpecimen to enable users of the SLIMS laboratory information management system to seamlessly connect to the iSpecimen Marketplace.

12/05/2017 - Mayo Clinic, National University Hospital in Singapore Announce Their First Direct Laboratory Interface in Asia-Pacific

Mayo Medical Laboratories, the global reference laboratory of Mayo Clinic, and National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore are now electronically linked via the widely used and secure Health Level 7 interface. The system enables NUH to order specialized Mayo laboratory tests and receive patient results in real time.

12/05/2017 - iSpecimen® Announces Data Connector Program to Seamlessly Connect Biospecimen Providers to the iSpecimen Marketplace

iSpecimen today announced the iSpecimen Data Connector Program, an initiative that enables health-care organizations to seamlessly connect their sample and data management systems to the iSpecimen Marketplace, making it easier than ever to offer their biospecimens to researchers.

11/29/2017 - GE Introduces Healthcare Technology Company to Revolutionize Blood Collection

Today, GE introduced Drawbridge Health, a privately-held healthcare technology company focused on enabling personal diagnostic testing — anytime, anywhere. Drawbridge Health is developing proprietary technology designed to integrate draw, collection and sample stabilization into a single device.

11/29/2017 - PreventionGenetics announces integration with FDNA's deep learning platform, Face2Gene to increase the diagnostic power of genetic testing

PreventionGenetics today announces integration of their genetic testing and interpretation services with FDNA's ( Face2Gene suite of applications (

11/29/2017 - CloudLIMS November 2017 Newletter is Out!

CloudLIMS November 2017 Newletter contains information about our latest release, as well as other items of interest.

11/28/2017 - Sample6 Pathogen DETECT Platform Acquired by IEH

Sample6 and IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) jointly announced today that IEH is acquiring all assets related to the Sample6 DETECT platform.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

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

Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory Information Management System
 Upcoming Webcasts

November 28, 2017 to December 19, 2017: STACS DNA Webinar Series Shows How Forensic DNA Casework Labs Save Time and Improve Quality with STACS®

STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today announces a new, live webinar series to show DNA laboratory analysts, managers and directors how forensic DNA laboratories significantly increase productivity, reduce errors, and improve data quality by using STACS-CW sample processing and lab management software.
 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.
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