October 23, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 43


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

10/24/2019 - Webinar: Colorado Hospital Association Tackles Opioid Epidemic Head on with Analytics

10/29/2019 - Webinar: An Introduction to CLIA Regulations: What You Need to Know and Document

11/07/2019 - Webinar: Lab Automation

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Fall 2019

LIMSpec 2019-r1 Edition

 Journal Articles

Identification of Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) retailers by means of multivariate analysis of cannabinoids

In this 2019 article published in Molecules, Palmieri et al. demonstrate their ability to use nine cannabinoids, a specific analytical method, and multivariate analysis—without any other identifying information—to identify the retailer of 161 hemp samples from four retailers. Highlighting the fact that simply using analyses of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) "to extrapolate the phytochemical composition of hemp" may be insufficient in some cases, the researchers turn to high-performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) and partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) to identify hemp sample origins. The authors note that using their techniques, "92% of the hemp samples were correctly classified by the cannabinoid variables in both fitting and cross-validation." They conclude "that a simple chemical analysis coupled with a robust chemometric method could be a powerful tool for forensic purposes."
 Featured Jobs

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Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

This is a University of Washington-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced four-week course is designed to help learners to better understand the "type of characteristics and skills needed for cybersecurity jobs and to provide a realistic outlook on what they really need to add to their 'toolkits'—a set of skills that is constantly evolving, not all technical, but fundamentally rooted in problem-solving." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average two to five hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins October 21, 2019.

How the UK Biobank is Revolutionizing Precision Medicine

Target Analysis S.A. is the new QLIMS distributor in Greece

Future Proofing Your Lab to Match the Pace of Innovation


10/23/2019 - Worldwide Clinical Trials Implements ClinSpark eSource Platform

10/23/2019 - Astrix Will be Attending the 2019 LabVantage Customer Training and Education Conference (CTEC)

10/23/2019 - LabTwin Partners with Life Science Incubator and Accelerator ABI-LAB

10/09/2019 - Accelerate your career in Life Science

 Upcoming Trade Events

10/30/2019 - Lab Innovations 2019

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

11/18/2019 - 15th Lab Informatics Summit

 Bid Opportunities

10/29/2019 - Invitation to Bid: Wastewater Laboratory Testing Services

10/31/2019 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Services for the Stormwater Water Quality Program

11/15/2019 - Request for Information: Electronic Order and Reporting for Texas Department of State Health Services

12/31/2019 - Request for Quote: Concrete Materials and Laboratory Testing

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