August 8, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 32


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

08/09/2018 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Implementing a LIMS

08/10/2018 - Join LABTrack for a Free On-Line Webinar: KPI’s Point the Way

08/22/2018 - Webinar: Overcoming Critical LabWare Code Management Challenges

 Journal Articles

Wireless positioning in IoT: A look at current and future trends

In this 2018 paper published in Sensors, e Silva et al. "highlight the importance of positioning features for [internet of things] applications and [provide] means of comparing and evaluating different connectivity protocols in terms of their positioning capabilities." Noting a lack of research on the topic of IoT connectivity solutions and how they are localized and tracked, the researchers present what related work there is on the topic, discuss positioning domains and systems, compare IoT technologies and enablers., and provide several case studies. They conclude "that power-domain positioning currently offers the best trade-off between implementation cost and positioning accuracy for low-power systems."
 Featured Books

I Dream of IoT

 Featured Discussions

07/25/2018 - Med Device Tax Repeal

07/25/2018 - Regulated company does not want to perform UAT - is it compliant?

07/24/2018 - How big a deal is FDA's Case for Quality?

07/20/2018 - Grant Writing? Scientific Writing? Get our Expert's Tips.


Tips for working with Master Data in LabWare

LabWare’s Enterprise Laboratory Platform (ELP) provides a Laboratory Informatics Management System (LIMS) and an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) that function together as a single integrated solution with a common, shared database. The LabWare solution provides an extremely flexible platform based entirely on open standards that can be configured to meet nearly any business need. As much of LabWare’s functionality is data and template driven, the design and configuration of the master data (static data objects that are agreed upon and shared across the enterprise) is the most important aspect of any LabWare system. For both the initial implementation and ongoing activities, master data configuration has a dramatic impact on scalability and system maintenance activities. In this blog, we present a number of tips for master data configuration that will help to keep the core of your implementation solid and help to ensure that the system delivers a superior return on investment (ROI) over its lifetime for your organization.

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Automating Analytical Labs with a LIMS

Living a healthy and balanced live in today’s world is becoming more of a challenge. The human nature for growth, success, and profit don’t always go hand-in-hand with a sustainable eco-friendly environment. The latest industrial revolution has left traces from which the world has yet to recover. In the end, it is the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat that makes up the environment we live in. It is therefore paramount to provide safeguards against the deterioration of water, mitigate air pollution, and setup prevention of natural resource depletion. Governments and international organizations have already set up policies, regulations, and guidelines in order to achieve more control of pollution and protect the health of the general population. These regulations have set certain baseline standards but tend to become more strict as research discovers more distinct safety levels.

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08/08/2018 - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (in Dutch RIVM) selected iVention to deliver iLESLIMS for the Neonatal Bloodspot Prick Screening (NHS)

08/08/2018 - Waters UNIFI Mass Spectrometry Data Acquisition Technology Now Compatible with Mass-MetaSite and WebMetabase

07/31/2018 - Genohm specialists will contribute at the University of Côte d’Azur

 Upcoming Trade Events

09/06/2018 - India Lab Expo

09/10/2018 - Smartlab Forum

09/12/2018 - Thailand Lab International 2018

09/17/2018 - Genome Informatics 2018

10/02/2018 - World of Technology & Science 2018

10/05/2018 - HIS 2018

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

08/16/2018 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Replacement Project

08/31/2018 - Invitation to Bid: Laboratory Services New Jersey Department of Transportation

09/10/2018 - Request for Proposal - Professional Services to Support Internal Development of a Medical Examiner's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

DUE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018, 2:00 PM Tarrant County is requesting proposals for PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT INTERNAL DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDICAL EXAMINERS LABORATORY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LIMS) for the MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFFICE. RFP No. 2018-164 All documents related to this Proposal are available for download from the Bids/Requests for Proposals (RFPs) section of the Purchasing Page on the Tarrant County website.
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