January 24, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 4


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

01/25/2018 - Astrix Webinar – Ensuring the Success of Your Informatics Projects with Business Process Analysis

01/26/2018 - Webinar: Key Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Next LIMS

 Featured Books

Cloud Computing Security Handbook

 Featured Discussions

01/17/2018 - Physical Security Comes Together to handle Cyber Threats, Public Safety, Security Technology

01/16/2018 - The Top HIPAA Threats Are Likely Not What You Think

01/14/2018 - What is Laboratory Staff Turnover Costing You?


Colibri Scientific Manages Studies and Streamlines its Entire Sample Operations using CloudLIMS Lite

Clinical LIMS Case Study: Colibri Scientific, a UK based company, provides flexible clinical sample services to clinical investigators, biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations running early phase clinical studies. Colibri Scientific understands the importance of quality samples in research, therefore, efficiently manages each and every aspect of sample operations during the entire sample life cycle.

CloudLIMS @The 2018 Emerald Conference, San Diego, USA

CloudLIMS is pleased to announce its participation at the 4th Annual Emerald Conference, hosted at the Hyatt Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, CA, USA, from February 15-16, 2018. The 2018 Emerald Conference Organizing Committee is hosting a dedicated poster session for the first time in 2018. Our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Arun Apte, is presenting a poster entitled "Cloud-based LIMS: A Quintessential Data Management and Workflow Automation Solution for Cannabis Testing Laboratories"

ISO 17025 Documentation within a LIMS Solution using Matrix Gemini LIMS - Part 3

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is used by laboratories to develop their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. This series of articles examines how a well configured LIMS, such as Matrix Gemini, can make a significant contribution to the fulfilment of ISO 17025 requirements in areas over and above the direct management of data related to sampling, testing and reporting. In Part 1 of the series we looked at how Matrix Gemini can help with the management of documents, while Part 2 focused on the management of corrective and preventative actions (CAPA).

Data is the Key in New UK Food Standards Approach

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a new 16 page white paper entitled ‘Regulating Our Future – why food regulation needs to change and how we are going to do it’.  The FSA is responsible for ensuring that an effective regulatory policy is in place to verify that food businesses meet their obligation to ensure that food is both safe and is what it says it is. This new document consistently highlights the importance of accurately reported data going forward, and for food manufacturers and processors, the use of an appropriately configured Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) could be an extremely important tool to help meet these requirements.
 Journal Articles

01/23/2018 - Information management for enabling systems medicine

This brief paper by Ganzinger and Knaup examines the state of systems medicine, where multiple medical data streams are merged, analyzed, modeled, etc. to further how we diagnose and treat disease. They discuss the dynamic nature of disease knowledge and clinical data, as well as the problems that arise from integrating omics data into systems medicine, under the umbrella of integrating the knowledge into a usable format in tools like a clinical decision support system. They conclude that though with many benefits, "special care has to be taken to address inherent dynamics of data that are used for systems medicine; over time the number of available health records will increase and treatment approaches will change." They add that their data management model is flexible and can be used with other data management tools.

01/24/2018 - Abbott Informatics Announces the Launch of the STARLIMS Clinical Solution V 9.1

01/24/2018 - Box Delivers Next Generation Compliance Monitoring With “Always-on” GxP Validation for Life Sciences

01/24/2018 - Autoscribe Informatics Announces Laboratory Execution System Module for Matrix Gemini LIMS

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/03/2018 - SLAS2018

02/22/2018 - Software Design for Medical Devices Europe

02/26/2018 - Pittcon

03/05/2018 - HIMSS 2018

 Bid Opportunities

01/31/2018 - Pre-solicitation Notice: Laboratory Testing Services

01/31/2018 - Request for Information: Laboratory Capabilities to Conduct Material and Component Level Tests on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Specimens from Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles

02/02/2018 - Request for Proposal: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Laboratory Services

02/14/2018 - Medical Examiner's Office Case Management Solution - Request for Proposal

The purpose of this document is to solicit proposals from qualified contractors in order to obtain a third party solution that replaces the current system, addresses the needs of the Medical Examiner’s Office and best fulfills the requirements detailed in this RFP document. The services provided by the selected contractor shall include: implementation, post-implementation, maintenance and on-going support.
Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems
Astrix Technology Group

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