March 11, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 10


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

03/12/2020 - Webinar: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Laboratory Risk Assessments and Lessons Learned

03/25/2020 - Webinar: LIMS Configuration 101

03/26/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Enterprise Architectural Assessments for Integrated Laboratories

04/14/2020 - Webinar - Benchling for Lab Automation: Harness the full potential of your lab hardware

 Featured Books

Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States

 Journal Articles

Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole-Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry for multi-residue analysis of mycotoxins and pesticides in botanical nutraceuticals

In this 2020 paper published in the journal Toxins, Narváez et al. of Spain and Italy present the results of their attempt to use a specific type of chromatography and spectrometry in order to analyze the amount of mycotoxins and pesticides in nutraceuticals made from Cannabis sativa and other botanicals. The authors developed specific procedures associated with a "methodology using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole-Orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap HRMS)." After testing their methodology on 10 cannabidiol (CBD) supplements, they found numerous mycotoxins and dozens of pesticides. They conclude that their "results highlight the necessity of monitoring contaminants in food supplements in order to ensure safe consumption" while also demonstrating the effectiveness of their methodology in doing so.

Health Informatics: Data and Interoperability Standards

This is a Georgia Tech-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced five-week course is designed to help learners to better understand "the key standards for representing and sharing healthcare data." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average 10–11 hours a week of effort. Additionally, this course is part of Georgia Tech's professional certificate program titled Health Informatics on FHIR, for those wanting to take all three courses for their professional cert'.
 Featured Discussions

02/17/2020 - Is there a space for a new internationalized LIMS?

02/14/2020 - How to approach connecting instruments to a network

01/22/2020 - Vendor response to LIMS URS

12/10/2019 - I am an instrument vendor and I have a question regarding data standard


QLIMS for Cannabis Companies - Part 2 of 3: Research and Analytical Labs

Experience More From Your LIMS Vendor - Part 2: Implementation Phase

Software as a Biotechnology: How Benchling Extensions and Integrations Drive Life Sciences R&D

Building a Strong Data Foundation to Get Machine Learning and Automation Right

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research and Upcoming Events – March 2020


03/10/2020 - New White Paper - Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability

03/10/2020 - Nanalysis and ACD/Labs Announce Collaboration to provide ACD/Labs software with Benchtop Spectrometers at ENC 2020

03/10/2020 - Benchling for Lab Automation: Harness the full potential of your lab hardware

03/10/2020 - Benchling chosen for the ENTERPRISE TECH 30 — THE 2020 LIST

 Upcoming Trade Events

03/19/2020 - Laborama 2020

03/29/2020 - ASCLD 2020 Symposium

04/16/2020 - Benchtalk WEST

05/18/2020 - International Conference on Proteomics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

06/03/2020 - Paperless Lab Academy 2020

 Bid Opportunities

03/16/2020 - Request for Information: Enterprise Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

03/18/2020 - Request for Proposal: Biomedical Information Management and Analytic Support Services

03/19/2020 - Request for Bids: Supply, Installation And Configuration Of Laboratory Information Management System

03/19/2020 - Request for Proposals: Public Health Laboratory Information Management System

04/13/2020 - Request for Proposal: Fuel Quality LIMS

04/14/2020 - Presolicitation: OCONUS Fuels Investigation Lab Testing

04/24/2020 - Request for Proposals: Modern Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Maryland Department of Health Healthcare Facilities

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Paperless Lab Academy
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