May 19, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 20


In This Issue

 Featured Books

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

 Featured Content

05/19/2020 - Integrating Laboratory Instruments with Waters Empower 3

Integrating Laboratory Instruments with Waters Empower 3 is a crucial initiative in many labs.  Modern analytical laboratories have experienced massive growth in data volumes over the last decade. In order to meet the challenge of turning this data into knowledge, laboratories are looking to automate and integrate laboratory operations and processes as much as possible in order to enhance data integrity and provide digital continuity throughout the product lifecycle.

05/19/2020 - Introducing SCC’s Research Information Systems Suite™

If you’re looking for a complete precision medicine solution for managing samples, processes, data, and analysis, look no further. We are (it can be something else, but something is needed to form the sentence)Introducing SCC’s Research Information  Systems Suite, offering an advanced workflow-processing center for genetics, genomics, proteomics, sequencing, and other lab experiments and tests.

05/19/2020 - Introducing the World’s Largest Laboratory and Genetics Information Management Systems - SCC Soft Computer

SCC Soft Computer is a privately held company founded in 1979 by Gilbert Hakim, SCC Soft Computer is one of the leading and most widely recognized providers of clinical information management systems for the healthcare industry and is at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, blood services, and outreach information systems software development. SCC Soft Computer offers full suites of integrated laboratory and genetics information management system solutions that enable our clients to optimize their workflows and increase productivity.

05/18/2020 - COVIDLiMS: Who’s Your PAHPA (Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act)?

LabLynx Joins the COVID-19 Fight by Introducing New CovidLiMS

What role can labs play in helping to meet the suddenly very relevant federal law recently re-authorized as the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAIA), Public Law №116–22? As we all continue to navigate through the unfamiliar waters of global lockdown, wearing of masks, gloves and other PPE, authorities are recognizing three main keys to successful pandemic prevention and management.

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 Journal Articles

05/18/2020 - BlueTrace: A privacy-preserving protocol for community-driven contact tracing across borders

This April 2020 whitepaper authored by Bay et al. of Singapore's Government Technology Agency presents BlueTrace, a privacy-preserving protocol that underpins Singapore's nationally deployed Bluetooth-based contact tracing system TraceTogether. The white paper describes the purpose of BlueTrace as addressing the key limitation of manual contact tracing: "an infected person can only report contacts they are acquainted with and remember having met." They describe the protocol's design considerations and implementation challenges, as well as how it meets interoperability requirements of health authorities considering its use. Finally they address potential security concerns surrounding the tech. They conclude that while not a stand-alone solution to solving contract tracing issues during a pandemic, Bluetooth-based automated tracing instances can still "ultimately coexist and support the pandemic response plans and processes of the public health authorities guiding us through" a pandemic. The authors also make available OpenTrace, an open-source reference implementation of BlueTrace, on GitHub.
 Upcoming Webinars

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

06/11/2020 - Webinar: What is a LIMS?

 Other News

05/19/2020 - Releases COVID-19 Data Lake V2

05/12/2020 - The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2020 Edition Published

 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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