May 12, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 19


In This Issue

 Featured Books

CannaQA Catalog & Price List

 Featured Content

05/12/2020 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Updates – May 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is our nation’s medical research agency and strives to make scientific discoveries that improve health and save lives. Founded in 1870, the NIH conducts its own scientific research through its Intramural Research Program (IRP), which supports approximately 1,200 principal investigators and more than 4,000 postdoctoral fellows conducting basic, translational and clinical research. In this blog, we will highlight recent ground-breaking NIH research.

05/12/2020 - Rapid COVID-19 Genome Sequencing Aids Outbreak Investigations

As countries begin to ease restrictions and allow some businesses to reopen, contact tracing and epidemiological studies will be critical to understand resurgence of potential COVID-19 outbreaks. Scientists not only need to know who is infected, they also need to rapidly identify which strain of the virus is spreading. To expedite such analysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific has now optimized its Ion AmpliSeq SARS-CoV-2 Research Panel for the Ion Torrent Genexus System.  

05/12/2020 - Matrix LIMS Used by Liverpool GCPLab in UK Wide Tracking of COVID-19 Patient Outcomes

The Liverpool Good Clinical Practice Laboratory (GCPLab) Facility directed by Professor Bill Greenhalf, has a crucial role in supporting the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium. To improve delivery and provide better standardisation the Glasgow team wanted to use the same MATRIX LIMS system as Liverpool, Autoscribe were asked to help and stepped in to provide licences for the MATRIX system, allowing remote access for Glasgow to the Liverpool database.

05/12/2020 - Benchling Insights: Intelligence to power your R&D

We are thrilled to announce Benchling Insights, a new solution for life science R&D companies to make faster, more informed decisions from their data. Insights is seamlessly integrated with all Benchling applications, and enables users to query, visualize, and collaborate around high quality, structured data that resides on the platform. Benchling enables the creation of higher quality data through a unified data model. Now, with Insights, our customers have the tools to make faster, more informed decisions about their scientific pipeline and operational processes, ultimately accelerating the pace of their research. Best of all, this product is automatically included in subscriptions to the Benchling Professional and Benchling Enterprise editions.
 Journal Articles

05/05/2020 - Health care and cybersecurity: Bibliometric analysis of the literature

Cybersecurity remains a vital consideration for entities within the healthcare setting, with academic researchers publishing on the topic frequently. But since computer security in healthcare first started getting researched in the mid-1980s, how have topical focuses shifted? What areas, if any, are underserved by current research? Jalali et al. attempt to answer those and other questions in this 2019 paper published in Journal of Medical Internet Research. Using bibliometric analysis as their tool, the authors conducted chronological analysis, domain clustering analysis, and text analysis on 472 English-language articles ranging from 1985 to September 2017. The conclude that "[d]espite the increase in research and attention to cybersecurity, there are persistent shortcomings in the research on cybersecurity," including implications that emerging cyber threats, physical security methodologies, and several human elements of cybersecurity have not been sufficiently captured in research. They worry that "a school of thought that knowledge, especially specific strategies and tactics, should not be shared openly," further suppresses research growth and utility.
 Upcoming Webinars

05/14/2020 - Webinar: The Flexible Scope of LIMS in Today’s Manufacturing Operations

05/20/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best LIMS for Your Organization

05/20/2020 - Webinar: How To Approach An Upgrade For SampleManager LIMS V12.2

05/28/2020 - Webinar: Complete Your R&D Transformation with Intelligent Sample Traceability

 Bid Opportunities

05/21/2020 - Request for Quotation: Bioinformatics Services for Breast Cancer Samples

05/26/2020 - Invitation for Bids: Medical Examiners Forensic Laboratory Analysis

06/01/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

06/12/2020 - Request for Proposals: Clinic and Long-Term Care Facility Laboratory Services

06/29/2020 - Request for Renewals and Applications: Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) Analytical Support Services

07/17/2020 - Request for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System for Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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