February 08, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 6


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 2:00 PM EST (7:00 PM UST): 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.
 Recent News

02/08/2017 - Guy’s and St Thomas’ Bioresource Uses Matrix Gemini LIMS

The Biorepository at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Bioresource stores a variety of samples, including whole blood, plasma and sera. With some 30,000 samples from 5,200 volunteers and patients now collected, a Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics has been implemented to manage all aspects of sample handling and allow the most efficient use of freezer storage space. System actions include sample tracking, location recording and chain of custody reporting with full audit trails of all activities.

02/08/2017 - IDBS E-WorkBook for Chemistry Enables Achillion Pharmaceuticals to Go Paperless

Today, IDBS, a leading global provider of advanced software for R&D companies, announced that New Haven-based Achillion Pharmaceuticals has implemented the IDBS E-WorkBook for electronic laboratory data capture.

02/06/2017 - FDB and Translational Software Announce Collaboration to Deliver Pharmacogenomic Drug Knowledge

FDB (First Databank, Inc.), the leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, and Translational Software, Inc. (TSI), a leader in the intelligent use of genetic data for clinical decision support, today announced a collaboration to develop pharmacogenomics (PGx)-based drug knowledge within health information system workflows.

02/06/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Innovations Designed to Accelerate Research, Productivity and Discovery on Display at SLAS 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced new technologies that are designed to automate and standardize workflows, helping to boost productivity and efficiency for laboratories working in a range of research environments. The new solutions are on display February 6-8 at the 2017 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference, Booth 701, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

02/02/2017 - IDT first to market with complete Cpf1-based CRISPR genome editing system

Reflecting its drive to provide innovative solutions to the genomics community, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is the first genomics company to develop and bring to market a complete ribonucleoprotein-based Cpf1 CRISPR system. Expanded CRISPR toolkit includes Cpf1 and range of Alt-R™ support products, increasing the options available to molecular biology researchers

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.

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.
 Upcoming Events

MAY 22-24, 2017: 3rd Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Forum

Pharma Logistics Week presents the 3rd Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Forum, taking place May 22-24, 2017 in San Diego, CA! This event will gather keen-minded speakers and sponsors who will be sharing the most advanced theories to ensure patient safety, comply on a global scale, offer a new level of supply chain security, and more.

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 19-23, 2017: 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.

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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