July 21, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 29


In This Issue

 Featured Books

COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, and Information Management in the Laboratory

 Featured Content

07/21/2020 - Introducing STARLIMS QM 12.1 & Automated Validation Framework and Testing Kit

STARLIMS is pleased to announce the STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution QM12.1 release, which is built on the latest STARLIMS Technology Platform v12.0. 

07/14/2020 - New OnQ Software website is now live!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve updated our website and welcome all to visit and get in touch. Head to the QLIMS section to learn more about our own LIMS solution and other services. Our dealers section has details for who is representing QLIMS in your region. For information about LIMS in general and what the OnQ team is up to our blog is the place to go. We look forward to hearing from you.
 Journal Articles

07/14/2020 - HEnRY: A DZIF LIMS tool for the collection and documentation of biospecimens in multicentre studies

Effective biobanking of biospecimens for multicenter studies today requires more than spreadsheets and paper documents; a software system capable of improving workflows and sharing while keeping critical personal information deidentified is critical. Both commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and open-source biobanking laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are available, but, as the University of Cologne found out, those options may be too complex to implement or cost-intensive for multicenter research networks. The university took matters into their own hands and developed the HIV Engaged Research Technology (HEnRY) LIMS, which has since expanded into a broader, open-source biobanking solution that can be applied to contexts beyond HIV research. This 2020 paper discusses the LIMS and its development and application, concluding that it offers "immense potential for emerging research groups, especially in the setting of limited resources and/or complex multicenter studies."

Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

This is a Microsoft-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced six-week course is designed to help learners "learn how to deploy, design, and load data using Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average two to three hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins July 16.
 Upcoming Webinars

07/22/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Maximizing Efficiency of Your STARLIMS

07/22/2020 - Webinar: Digital Transformation Of The Lab – The First Steps

08/19/2020 - Astrix Webinar – SampleManager Modules: Everything you need to know to get the most value from your SampleManager LIMS

 Other News

07/21/2020 - Proscia Achieves Key Regulatory Milestone With Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) Certification

07/21/2020 - HORIBA Medical launches digital blood cell morphology QC, training and evaluation tool

 Bid Opportunities

07/23/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information System for Teagasc

07/23/2020 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Ballistic Laboratory

07/31/2020 - Request for Qualifications: COVID-19 Testing and Laboratory Reserve Capacity

07/31/2020 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for Pathology

07/31/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

08/14/2020 - Request for Proposal: Deliver and Implement a Laboratory Information Management System

08/28/2020 - Intention to Publish: Expression of Interest (EOI) for the State-wide Single Digital Patient Record (SDPR)

Become a Sponsor
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Blaze Systems Corporation
CSols Inc.
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Hudson Robotics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
OnQ Software
Paperless Lab Academy
SCC Soft Computer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

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