February 01, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 5


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 2:00 PM EST: Integrating STARLIMS™ with the Enterprise

Having to access multiple systems (such as LIMS, ERP, CAPA, MED, EDMS, LMS and EQM) or manually populate data from one system to another presents significant efficiency, productivity, and compliance challenges.
 Event Focus

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

2020 ROADMAP for DIGITAL CONVERGENCE: Transforming scientific information into actionable insight.The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems. The PLA is recognized by Gartner as one of the best European Lab Automation events!

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 2, 2017: 15th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada

The premier source for the most relevant updates within the cold chain and temperature management logistics industry is returning for its 15th iteration with the latest information on Health Canada 0069, international GDP requirements, USP initiatives, GS1 Canada updates & more. Join us to cover key concerns involving regulatory, logistics, quality, packaging, security & overall supply chain management, network with your industry peers, and create innovative ideas that will shape the future of the industry.

FEBRUARY 19 - 24, 2017: Molecular Med Tri-Con

Why is the Tri-Conference the Premier Event on Molecular Medicine & Diagnostics? If you are working in diagnostics and drug discovery, this is the must attend event of the year. Attracting over 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2016, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Why attend the Tri-Conference? HEAR over 500 speakers from across all industries, all research fields, and from all over the world; CHOOSE from over 400 presentations and panel discussions; NETWORK with 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries; SHOWCASE your Research by Presenting a Scientific Poster (and save $50!); PARTICIPATE in one of 30 Roundtable Discussions; VIEW over 170 Scientific Posters; VISIT with over 200 companies in the exhibit hall
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE FEBRUARY 23, 2017: Bid Solicitation- Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The State of Missouri has posted a bidding opportunity in the MissouriBUYS Statewide eProcurement System for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Clearing the Muddy Water: How LabWare Visual Workflows can Win Over Your Users

The difficulty and complexity of the LIMS interface can be so overwhelming that a user never gets to realize the amazing things a LIMS can do to make their work life easier.
 Recent News

02/01/2017 - LiMSfinder.com and LiMSforum.com are merging

The Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc. is pleased to finally announce that both our LiMSfinder.com and LiMSforum.com sites are merging together into one site. The new site is will be LiMSforum.com. We will be continuing to run the LiMSfinder.com site for about a month until we are sure that we have worked out all the kinks and issues. The reason for the merger of the two sites is so that we avoid information overlap and that we provide a new, robust interface that is mobile friendly and responsive in its design and to provide a complete new set of features that are not available at LiMSfinder.com.

02/01/2017 - Genohm releases a video about SLims v5.3 highlights

Last month we released the latest v5.3 version of SLims, our platform to digitize Life Science laboratories. We have now produced a short video with all the highlights of the new release. You will find a demonstration of all the features freshly released in the Content, ELN, Setup and Workflow sections.

02/01/2017 - DuraTherm PLUS+ is an ISTA-validated shipping solution for temperature-sensitive payloads

ACH Foam Technologies announces DuraTherm PLUS+™, an advanced cold chain shipping solution that assures payload temperatures remain between 2⁰ to 8⁰ Celsius for a 24-hour delivery window. Validated to International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 7D standards, DuraTherm PLUS+™ is available in summer and winter profiles to accommodate off-the-shelf seasonal packout solutions for pharmaceuticals and other products with acute temperature sensitivity.

01/31/2017 - Sparta Systems Releases Stratas® 2.0 Quality Management and Supplier Collaboration

Sparta Systems today announced the release of Stratas® 2.0. The latest release of the innovative cloud platform includes enhancements and new features within both the Stratas Quality Management and Stratas Supplier Collaboration solutions

01/30/2017 - Illumina Debuts VeriSeq™ Analysis Software (48 Samples), Optimized Data Analysis for Noninvasive Prenatal Testing

Illumina, Inc. today announced that it has declared conformity with the requirements of the IVD Directive and has applied the CE mark to an expanded VeriSeq™ NIPT Analysis Software for clinical laboratories in the European Union (EU).

01/25/2017 - LabVantage Announces ISO 9001:2015 Certification

LabVantage, the leading provider of laboratory informatics solutions and services, recently announced that the company achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. While LabVantage has always used international standards to create and sustain their practices and procedures, this certification provides solid evidence that the LabVantage quality management system meets the highest standards available. As a leader in the industry, this certification further distinguishes the quality of LabVantage products and services and will help the company maintain its competitive edge.

01/25/2017 - LabVantage Releases Latest Pharmaceutical-specific Solution – LabVantage 8 Pharma

LabVantage Solutions, the leading global laboratory informatics provider, announced the release of LabVantage 8 Pharma. The solution provides the pharmaceutical industry with a pre-validated, pre-configured LIMS. The goal of the solution is to reduce cost, reduce risk and improve lab efficiency overall.

01/25/2017 - New Functionality For Remote Usage Of Matrix Gemini LIMS

Autoscribe Informatics will be showcasing two new capabilities for remote usage of its Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at PITTCON 2017. The Matrix Gemini Field Analytics System extends the use of the LIMS to the field, allowing data to be recorded off-line and uploaded to the LIMS when an internet connection can be re-established. The new Web Portal allows third parties access to relevant data, reports and metrics produced in Matrix Gemini.
 Upcoming Webcasts

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2017: 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-Person Seminar (San Diego, CA, United States - February 2-3, 2017) - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-person Seminar" conference to their offering. This interactive two-day course will explore proven techniques for reducing costs associated with implementing, using, and maintaining computer systems in regulated environments. Today, the FDA performs both GxP and Part 11 inspections, the Europeans have released an updated Annex 11 regulation that expands Part 11 requirements and companies must update their systems and processes to maintain compliance.
 Upcoming Events

MARCH 20-24, 2017: CHI's 8th Annual Biotherapeutics Analytical Summit

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Eighth Annual Biotherapeutics Analytical Summit has grown from strength to strength year over year, covering a wide variety of product characterization topics ranging from post-translational modifications to bioassays, from process change to compliance, from developability to biosimilarity.

MARCH 20-24, 2017: 2nd Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit

Following the success of the inaugural Cancer Biotherapeutics conference in London, the the Immuno-Oncology Summit Europe 2017, to be held 20-24 March in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf Business District. With an expanded three-track program, attendees can now experience a full week of cutting-edge science and discussion.

MARCH 8-9, 2017: Two Day Course - A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring and Validation of Water Systems (Burlingame, CA, United States - March 8-9, 2017) - Research and Markets

This 2-day course is particularly relevant to managers, supervisors, and operatives taking on new responsibilities related to water, but also for experienced water personnel to learn the true whys behind what they do and perhaps better ways of doing things.

MARCH 5-9, 2017: Pittcon 2017 Conference and Expo

Pittcon is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. Pittcon attracts attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide.

FEBRUARY 21-22, 2017: 2nd Annual Biosimilars Summit

Discussions on key insights from thought leaders into the biggest challenges in the analytical and clinical phases of biosimilar drug development, from addressing current regulatory struggles, demonstrating the quality attributes needed to prove interchangeability, and successfully entering the market.

FEBRUARY 13-18, 2017: AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual scientific meeting will have over 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events are presented. The AAFS consists of eleven sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties, and the annual scientific meeting gathers these professionals who present the most current information, research, and updates in this expanding field
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