March 9, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 10


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2021 Edition

 Featured Content

03/09/2021 - Sunquest Named 2021 Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

Sunquest has been named North American Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan for the category of laboratory information management system (LIMS) serving the molecular and genetic diagnostics industry. The award was granted after rigorous analysis of...

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03/09/2021 - Laboratory Software Spotlight – Scitara – Transforming Lab Connectivity

Scitara is a global provider of laboratory-specific, cloud-based laboratory software solutions for the life sciences and other science-based industries. Their solutions are powering the digital transformation of scientific laboratories by enabling them...

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03/09/2021 - Benchling for Education: How software is preparing the next generation of scientists

During a time of unprecedented changes to education across the globe, we’re proud to announce our newest initiative, Benchling for Education. As schools and universities continue to adopt remote teaching methods, the tools educators use for their...

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03/09/2021 - Extended Regulated Manufacturing LIMS Released by Autoscribe Informatics

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading global laboratory informatics provider, announced the release of an updated version of its Regulated Manufacturing LIMS. A configured solution, based on the proven Matrix Gemini LIMS solution, the Regulated Manufacturing LIMS is ideal for all...

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03/09/2021 - Rare Cannabinoids: The Next Big Thing for Canna Labs

Rare Cannabinoids: The Next Big Thing for Canna Labs

Rare cannabinoids may seem like the newest passengers on the cannabis hype train, but an element of science does lie at the heart of this new trend. The cannabis industry has noticed and has begun developing ways to make these cannabinoids a lot less rare — far in advance of state or federal regulations. Laboratories must be ready to provide...

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03/09/2021 - Benefits of a digitally connected QA Lab

The promises of difital transformation for laboratories are significant. As well as enhanced processes for laboratory technicians and analysts, there's a raft of broader business benefits to like remotre working capabilities and better turnaround time.

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03/09/2021 - Are You Tomorrow-Ready?

Is your Lab Tomorrow-Ready? Amidst the Covid19 crisis, industries have a unique opportunity to pause and reassess their future and long-term strategy. The Pharma Industry has the dual challenge of securing its feet on the ground and at the same time, saving the world!

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 Journal Articles

03/01/2021 - Accounting and the US cannabis industry: Federal financial regulations and the perspectives of certified public accountants and cannabis businesses owners

Cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) in U.S. states where cannabis is legal have long had difficulties finding the banking and financial services they require in a market where the federal government continues to consider cannabis illegal. Working in cash-only situations while trying to keep careful accounting, all while trying to keep the business afloat and clear of legal troubles, remains a challenge. This late 2020 paper by Owens-Ott recognizes that challenge and examines it further, delving into the world of the certified public accountant (CPA) and the role—or lack thereof—they are willing to play working with CRBs. The author conducted a qualitative study asking 1. why some CPAs are unwilling to provide services to CRBs, 2. how CRBs compensate for the lack of those services, and 3. what CPAs need to know in order to provide effective services to CRBs. Owens-Ott concludes that "competent and knowledgeable CPAs" willing to work with CRBs are out there, but the CPAs should be carefully vetted. And interested CPAs "must commit to acquiring and maintaining substantial specialized knowledge related to Tax Code Section 280E, internal controls for a cash-only or cash-intensive business, and the workings of the cannabis industry under the current regulatory conditions."
 Featured Jobs

2 weeks ago - LabVantage Technical Lead

NonStop Consulting - Remote, Remote Remote

Hi all, Im looking for someone with LabVantage experience for a Life Science company working with top Pharma and Biotech companies. This is a fully remote,...

4 weeks ago - Customer Implementation Manager (m/w/d)

Labforward - Berlin, Berlin 12435

APLLY HERELabforward is a cutting edge technology start-up developing ground breaking software products for laboratories and scientists.We have two core products: Labfolder - electronic laboratory notebook that allows...

4 weeks ago - Quality Software Specialist

Bausch & Lomb - Tampa, FL 33637

Bausch Health Canada is the international head office of Bausch Health Companies, one of the fastest growing international pharmaceutical companies dedicated to bringing quality health...

4 weeks ago - Senior Specialist, Informatics

Association of Public Health Laboratories - Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

PLEASE APPLY HERE: Senior Specialist, Informatics Job LocationsUS ID   2021-1231   # of Openings   1   Category   Informatics Salary 90,000-105,911 Position...


Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This is a Rochester Institute of Technology-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory eight-week course is designed to help learners "learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion from RIT is available afterwards for $249 USD. Two sessions are currently available: January 5 to March 2, and March 30 to May 25.
 Upcoming Webinars

03/10/2021 - Webinar: Using LabWare LIMS to Improve Your Lab’s Operational Effectiveness

03/18/2021 - Webinar: Steps for a Successful LIMS Project

03/24/2021 - Webinar: What does Computer System Assurance mean for my Lab Informatics Systems?

03/26/2021 - Webinar: Discover the Ideal Healthcare IT Cloud Model

 Featured Discussions

03/08/2021 - what is six sigma certification

02/19/2021 - LIMS for Biobanks, Biorepositories and clinical trials

02/16/2021 - LIMS crash course

02/03/2021 - LIMS / ELN Cloud providers

 Other News

03/09/2021 - Dotmatics licensing agreement with Compugen

03/02/2021 - Citrine Partners With Siemens to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Materials and Chemicals Industry

 Bid Opportunities

03/15/2021 - Request for Proposals: Veterinary Laboratory Information Management System

03/16/2021 - Request for Applications: Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) Analytical Support Services

03/19/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information System at the University of Colorado

03/19/2021 - Request for Proposal: Development of the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for the public health laboratory network with regards to communicable diseases, including COVID-19 laboratory testing

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposals: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System for the Virginia DCLS

03/26/2021 - Request for Proposal: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System

03/29/2021 - Request for Tender: Materials Laboratory Testing Data and Quality Management System

03/31/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System Replacement

04/29/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Cord Blood Bank

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Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer
Sapio Sciences
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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