August 25, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 34


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2020 Edition

 Journal Articles

08/18/2020 - Comprehensive analyses of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a public health virology laboratory

With COVID-19, we think of small outbreaks occurring from humans being in close proximity at restaurants, parties, and other events. But what about laboratories? Zuckerman et al. share their tale of a small COVID-19 outbreak at Israel’s Central Virology Laboratory (ICVL) in mid-March 2020 and how they used their lab tech to determine the transmission sources. With eight known individuals testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus overall, the researchers walk step by step through their quarantine and testing processes to "elucidate person-to-person transmission events, map individual and common mutations, and examine suspicions regarding contaminated surfaces." Their analyses found person-to-person contact—not contaminated surface contact—was the transmission path. They conclude that their overall analysis verifies the value of molecular testing and capturing complete viral genomes towards determining transmission vectors "and confirms that the strict safety regulations observed in ICVL most likely prevented further spread of the virus."

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'.
 Upcoming Webinars

08/26/2020 - Webinar: LabWare LIMS can do THAT?


09/02/2020 - Uncomplicating LIMS Validation

09/02/2020 - Webinar: Accelerate Viral Vector Production with Benchling

09/23/2020 - Astrix Webinar – R&D Enterprise Architecture for Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

 Featured Discussions

07/24/2020 - Electronic Lab Notebook

07/02/2020 - Laboratory ICT documentation template


06/05/2020 - What are the procedure to get kosher certification?

05/23/2020 - LIMS Validation

05/20/2020 - Do LIMS System providers have interest incorporating Sensory Evaluation Analysis and Testing as part of their LIMS software suites?

04/28/2020 - Deficiencies in current LIMS systems

 Other News

08/25/2020 - Proscia and UMC Utrecht Establish Center of Excellence to Accelerate Adoption of Computational Pathology in Clinical Practice

08/17/2020 - Swittons Introduces Smart IoT Devices for Pharmaceutical Lab Digital Transformation Initiatives

08/17/2020 - METTLER TOLEDO and TetraScience Collaborate to Power the Digital Lab Movement

 Bid Opportunities

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

08/28/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System

09/07/2020 - Invitation to Bid: COVID-19 Lab Testing Services

09/13/2020 - Request for Quote: Environmental Laboratory Services

09/30/2020 - Request for Quote: Materials Testing and Laboratory Analysis Services

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