June 26, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 26


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

07/02/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

07/24/2019 - Webinar: Managing Change in the Lab – The People Side of Data Management Innovation

07/24/2019 - Webinar: Project Leadership: The Key to Excellence in Laboratory Informatics

 Featured Books

The Comprehensive Guide to Physician Office Laboratory Setup and Operation

 Journal Articles

Laboratory information management software for engineered mini-protein therapeutic workflow

Many laboratorians and researchers who have investigated open-source laboratory information management systems (LIMS) have run across LabKey Server. LabKey has been especially useful to those working with high-throughput assays, flow cytometry, genotyping/sequencing, proteomics, specimen tracking, and observational study data management. It's also an extensible LIMS, and as can be seen in this 2019 journal article by Brusniak et al., where they describe the process of updating LabKey to handle "generalized engineered protein compounds workflow that tracks entities and assays from creation to preclinical experiments." Noting rapid advances in protein therapeutics, the authors developed LabKey into Optide-Hunter to handle optimized peptides (thus, optides) and their production. After discussing its inner workings, the authors conclude that their open-source Optide-Hunter solution fits the bill for a "cost-effective and flexible LIMS for early-stage experimental pipeline development for engineered protein therapeutics development."
 Featured Jobs

2 weeks ago - LIMS Sales Person

LIMS4U - UK North, North UK North UK

One of my contacts, who are a well-known Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) company, is looking for an Account Manager to join their technical pre-sales...

3 weeks ago - Biostatistician

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We are seeking skilled Biostatisticians for a variety of levels/roles.  If you have either a Master's or a PhD and at least 2 years of...


Laboratory Information Systems Project Management: A Guidebook for International Implementations

While not a laboratory informatics course in itself, this APHL guidebook certainly contains a full class-worth of material. Developed over several years with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this guide collects comprehensive information from informaticians and laboratorians in multiple countries in regards to the implementation and project management of laboratory information systems (LIS) in the public health setting.

Introduction to Laboratory Informatics

This is a collection of free online introductory laboratory informatics courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The first two courses follow the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. A third course on laboratory informatics systems is in development. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.

A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work

This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.
 Featured Discussions

06/20/2019 - Lab Scope Requirements

05/23/2019 - Does anyone know of any software that is dedicated to collecting data from various instruments?

05/21/2019 - EAI / ESB Choice

05/21/2019 - LIMS to Instruments Connectivity via MIDDLEWARE

05/20/2019 - Chemistry Analyzers for Medium-Size Labs


Unlocking the Power of Deep Learning in Drug Discovery

Simplifying Results Collection and Approval in Laboratories

Achieving & Maintaining ISO 17025 Accreditation LIMS Suport


06/26/2019 - Enhanced Stability Testing with Matrix Gemini LIMS

06/26/2019 - Proscia Launches AI-Powered Digital Pathology Solution for Dermatopathology

06/26/2019 - Navitas Life Sciences Provides Improved Clinical Trial Oversight and Actionable Insights Enabled by OneClinical™ Analytics, Powered by ThoughtSphere

 Upcoming Trade Events

07/18/2019 - Southeastern​ 2019 Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention

07/18/2019 - Hemp/Cannabis Symposium on Networking, Sample Prep & Laboratory Testing

08/04/2019 - Clinical Lab Expo 2019

09/25/2019 - Pharmaceutical IT Congress 2019

10/22/2019 - LIMS-Forum 2019

10/30/2019 - Lab Innovations 2019

11/07/2019 - NGS & Clinical Diagnostics Congress 2019

 Bid Opportunities

06/27/2019 - Request for Information: MCDOT TSMO Laboratory for Technology Verification and Validation Processes

06/30/2019 - Request for Quote: Tissue & Implant Inventory Tracking Software

07/16/2019 - Invitation for Bid: Laboratory Analytical Testing/Sampling

07/31/2019 - Request for Responses: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software

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