August 29, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 35


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

09/04/2018 - Free LABTrack Webinar - Justifying an ELN

09/05/2018 - Join LABTrack for a Free On-Line Webinar: KPI’s Point the Way

 Journal Articles

systemPipeR: NGS workflow and report generation environment

In this 2016 paper published in BMC Bioinformatics, Backman and Girke discuss the R/Bioconductor package systemPipeR. Recognizing that the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data remains a significant challange, the authors turned to the R programming language and the Bioconductor environment to make workflows that were "time-efficient and reproducible." After giving some background and then discussing the development and implementation, they conclude that systemPipeR helps researchers "reduce the complexity and time required to translate NGS data into interpretable research results, while a built-in reporting feature improves reproducibility."
 Featured Books

An Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

 Featured Discussions

08/20/2018 - LIMS Integrated with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in a clinical laboratory

08/14/2018 - Impact of AI on Business and Society

08/08/2018 - Excel Validation

08/07/2018 - User requirements specification (URS) writing


Make Your Laboratory Results Report Unique

Our last blog talked about making your laboratory results report readable and informative, but how do you make sure it is still unique to your laboratory?

Using Third Party Applications to Enhance Your LIMS Data Visualization and Analytics Capabilities

The digital revolution is rapidly changing the landscape for scientific laboratories. Digital technologies like the internet of things (IoT) and cloud storage are allowing companies to generate and store more data than ever before. Yet, with the arrival of big data, the volume and complexity of data in modern laboratories can make managing this critical asset extremely challenging. Towards this end, Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) have become an invaluable tool in modern scientific laboratories for effective data management.

The Best Reasons to Use SLIMS for NGS

In the last few years, Next Generation Sequencing instruments and bioinformatics software have undergone tremendous progress. However, to get the most out of those revolutionary advances, NGS labs need one more tool. A LIMS automates lab work to maximize efficiency and minimize errors, ensures the quality of each sample’s metadata for secondary and tertiary analysis, is flexible enough to cope with the constant evolutions of lab workflows, and finally, allows the user to monitor and improve the quality and efficiency of the lab process.

08/29/2018 - New ELN Template and Mobile Apps in the STARLIMS Content Library

08/29/2018 - Differential Ion Mobility Interface Boosts Proteomics Workflow Performance

08/28/2018 - Biosero Receives FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Certification for Green Button Go Laboratory Automation Software

 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

10/09/2018 - STARLIMS Connect 2018

Please join us for the 2018 Abbott Informatics Customer Forum at the JW Marriott in Miami, Florida, October 9-12, 2018. We’ve designed the conference this year, with 2 tracks, an educational track and a technical track to offer content relevant to everyone that touches STARLIMS. From executives, managers, developers, and end-users, to those new to STARLIMS and long-term loyal customers, there will be something for everyone!

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

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.

10/10/2018 - Request for Tender: ACT Pathology Laboratory Information System

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ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems

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