March 31, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 13


In This Issue

 Featured Books

CannaQA Catalog & Price List

 Featured Content

03/31/2021 - Countering the First-Time Jitters of Master Data Creation in LabVantage LIMS

Are you about to undertake the creation of master data in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)? The dread that comes with knowing that it’ll be laborious and potentially frustrating can cause users to be wary. This can be true if you have to create master data templates in LIMS—but it does not have to be.

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03/31/2021 - White Paper: Five Areas Of Focus Positioning the Health System to Weather the Storm of COVID-19

Sunquest’s best-of-breed technology is best suited to deliver on both immediate and evolving laboratory needs, particularly with regard to fighting COVID-19. In this white paper, we focus on five key areas of laboratory workflow that are benefitting from technological support.

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03/31/2021 - Chemical, Petrochemical, Biofuels Processing Labs: LabLynx has your LIMS Solution

Chemical, Petrochemical, Biofuels Processing Labs: LabLynx has your LIMS Solution

Whether you’re doing oil and gas, petrochemical, hydrocarbons, biodiesel and alternative fuels or related testing, The LabLynx LIMS Solution for Oil and Gas provides you with all of the functionality you need, in a web-based, state-of-the-art solution. Petrochemical, biofuels and related development and processing, and the testing that supports...

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03/31/2021 - Canna Testing Laboratories: Where the Business Is

Canna Testing Laboratories: Where the Business Is

The pandemic may have created havoc on businesses almost everywhere, but hemp and cannabis continue to thrive and even gain momentum. Besides meeting food and drug safety standards, licensed cannabis producers must pass THC potency thresholds before their crops can be used to make medicinal, adult-use, or industrial cannabis products. Hemp is strictly regulated and monitored to guarantee it meets legal limits.

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03/29/2021 - Laboratories: Time to Transition back to Standard Clinical Diagnostics?

Laboratories: Time to Transition back to Standard Clinical Diagnostics?

Daily COVID-19 testing in the United States dropped precipitously as the latest surge ebbed and vaccines made their way into the population. But has the need for testing also dropped? Or could the demand for testing return? The answers to those questions will shape the near-term future for testing labs as they decide what investments to make in their operations.

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03/29/2021 - SLAS2021 HTS Workflows and Chemical Compound Libraries Available in the Automated Cloud Lab - Event Recap

Between January 25th-27th, Strateos was a proud participant at the SLAS 2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition where we had the opportunity to showcase our expanded product and services portfolio in support of HTS workflows in drug discovery and biopharmaceutical programs worldwide.

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03/24/2021 - Data Integrity for Scientific Data in Flight

Ensuring data integrity is an essential component of the biopharmaceutical industry’s responsibility to guarantee the safety, efficacy, and quality of therapeutics, and of FDA’s ability to protect public health. The FDA defines data integrity as the completeness, consistency.

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 Journal Articles

03/22/2021 - Named data networking for genomics data management and integrated workflows

Managing and sharing big data in the cloud has its own set of cyberinfrastructure challenges, and that includes genomic research data. With large data sets being stored in numerous geographically distributed repositories around the world, effectively using this data for research can become enormously difficult. As such, Ogle et al., writing in Frontiers in Big Data, present their efforts towards reducing these network challenges using an internet architecture called named data networking (NDN). After discussing NDN, the authors describe the problems that come from wanting to manage and use big genomic data sets, as well as how NDN-based solutions can alleviate those problems. They then describe their method towards implementing NDN with genomics workflow tool GEMmaker in a cloud computing platform called the Pacific Research Platform. Through their efforts, they conclude that "NDN can serve data from anywhere, simplifying data management," and when integrated with GEMmaker, "in-network caching can speed up data retrieval and insertion into the workflow by six times," further improving use of big genomic data in practical research.
 Featured Jobs

1 day ago - Clinical Laboratory Microbiologist

Vanguard Healthcare Staffing - Fort Payne, Alabama 35968

Job Description:The Clinical Laboratory Microbiologist will be tasked with determining the sensitivity & resistance of pathogens (bacteria and fungi) identified in patient samples to a...

1 day ago - Programmer Analyst II

Washington University - St. Louis, MO 63110

  SUMMARY Job Title: Programmer Analyst II – GTAC@MGI Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Remote city possible for seasoned candidate JOB TYPE/SCHEDULE...

2 weeks ago - Principal Software Engineers

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics - San Diego, CA 92121

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is expanding! We are looking for experienced Software Engineers in San Diego, CA to support new product development for next generation of...


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

04/14/2021 - Webinar: Current COVID-19 Testing Landscape: The Role of Antigen Testing in a Molecular World

04/16/2021 - Webinar: Spreadsheets for Life - 5 Ways to Successfully Align Spreadsheets & Modern QMS Tools

04/21/2021 - Astrix Webinar – Why Are Biotechs And Midsize Pharmaceutical Organizations Choosing Lab Computing, Scientific Application Support and Lab Ambassador Managed Services?

04/29/2021 - Webinar: Unraveling the role of LIMS in a manufacturing environment

 Featured Discussions

03/30/2021 - Decent OOTD external portal examples (that integrate nicely into a LIMS)?

03/29/2021 - LabWare x Empower interface

03/08/2021 - what is six sigma certification

 Other News

03/31/2021 - Proscia and Unilabs Enter Strategic Partnership to Advance the Use of Artificial Intelligence in High-Throughput Diagnostic Workflows

 Bid Opportunities

04/01/2021 - Request for Information: Licensing, implementation services and maintenance for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

04/02/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Argonne National Laboratory

04/07/2021 - Request for Offers: LabWare Software Upgrade

04/08/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the City of Dallas

04/15/2021 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

04/19/2021 - Request for Information: Health Information Technology (HIT) Modernization

04/27/2021 - Request for Proposal: Business Analyst to conduct a Needs Assessment of CGC Requirements for a Laboratory Information Management System

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

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