March 01, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 9

 

In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

MARCH 22, 2017 2:00PM EST/7:00PM UTC: Laboratory Information Systems, the Cloud, and You

With laboratory data becoming more and more digital, we need less physical space for paper strips and reports and more virtual space for ones and zeroes. However, more virtual space means more infrastructure which is costly.
 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.
 Articles

Economics and Sustainability in Biobanking - Dr. Jim Vaught

Biobanks come in many different sizes and serve various important purposes, including supporting basic, epidemiologic and clinical research. Biobanks are recognized as critical resources in the advancement of personalized or precision medicine. For complete article, please visit: https://cloudlims.com/blog/economics-and-sustainability-in-biobanking.html

Overcome Validation Challenges through Proper Planning

Let’s face it, if we don’t know where we are going, then how will we know when we have arrived? The same concept applies to Computer System Validation.

A hidden benefit within a LIMS: Human Resource information for laboratory personnel

Many of the broader laboratory based benefits of LIMS are well known: LIMS track samples from entry into the laboratory (in some cases even the field data and collection) to final analysis and disposal; LIMS track and document reagent and standards usage within the laboratory; LIMS generate reports and electronic data deliverables (EDDs). However, one important and often overlooked feature is that LIMS can also track and record human resource (HR) information.
 Recent News

03/01/2017 - Khemia Software will be exhibiting at the FSEA’s Spring Meeting and Technical Session

Khemia Software will be exhibiting at the FSEA’s Spring Meeting and Technical Session in Clearwater, FL on May 10th-12th.

03/01/2017 - Matrix Gemini LIMS Purchased By Agrihealth Veterinary Laboratory

The Agrihealth Group of companies, a leading provider of services that directly support the agricultural and food production industries across a number of countries, has purchased a Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics. The LIMS will be used by the Group’s veterinary laboratory.

02/28/2017 - Illumina Announces the iHope Network, an Expansion of Its iHope Philanthropic Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing Program

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced the launch of the iHope Network, a consortium of member institutions who have committed to providing clinical whole genome sequencing (cWGS) to underserved families. Today, the iHope Network consists of clinical laboratory members: Illumina, Genome.One, GeneDx, HudsonAlpha and their affiliate healthcare partners.

02/27/2017 - Wineman Technology CANalytics Platform Brings CAN Bus Test Technology to National Instruments LabVIEW Tools Network

Wineman Technology, Inc., a leading test solutions company, today announced the Wineman Technology CANalytics software is now available on the NI LabVIEW Tools Network.

02/22/2017 - IDBS and ChemAxon partnership extends to harness leading biomolecule handling technology

Today, IDBS announces that the strategic technology partnership with ChemAxon has been further strengthened. IDBS is now able to leverage ChemAxon’s Biomolecule Toolkit and BioEddie with its flagship E-WorkBook suite. The addition of the advanced biomolecule structure indexing and web rendering capabilities from ChemAxon complements IDBS’ deep-domain biology expertise and bolsters its single, cross-domain platform.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE MARCH 28, 2017: Request For Information - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The purpose of this notice is to obtain information, for planning purposes, regarding answers to questions the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) has related to commercially available off the shelf (COTS) Solutions for Laboratory Information Management System.

DUE MARCH 14, 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.
 Upcoming Events

MAY 22 - 25, 2017: Pharma Logistics Week

Join the One-Stop-Shop for the Entire Supply Chain at the only event where four in-depth programs are brought together under one roof: Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum – Spring, Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics, Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, and the Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labeling Forum. Create your own agenda from the various sessions from ANY program and expand the conversation.

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.

MAY 22 - 25, 2017: Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum - Spring

MAY 1 - 5 , 2017: 13th Annual PEGS Summit

PEGS Summit will return to Boston May 1-5, 2017 for another inspiring weeklong event providing an exclusive platform for collaboration and discussion amongst a variety of academic and industry perspectives. Network with world-class experts from pharma, academia, and government to share information, case studies, and best practices covering a vast area of biologic drug development and hear in-depth presentations on protein and antibody engineering, immunotherapy, oncology, expression, analytical, immunogenicity, and therapeutics.

APRIL 23-27, 2017: 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program to hear presentations most suited to one's personal interests by going back and forth among concurrent meeting tracks. Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program to hear presentations most suited to one's personal interests by going back and forth among concurrent meeting tracks.

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.
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