April 14, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 15


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Laboratory Technology Special Edition

 Featured Content

04/12/2021 - Reducing Barriers to User Adoption of a New LIMS

Introducing a LIMS can be the best thing that ever happened to your organization. But proper planning, akin to a military operation, ensuring a wide range of inputs and training are key to reducing the barriers to adoption. When a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is introduced into a laboratory it quickly becomes a core part of the organization’s I.T. strategy.

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04/12/2021 - CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

The fragmentation of cannabis regulations poses a particular challenge for multi-state cannabis testing labs. Although the industry and state regulators are trying to align requirements and standards, testing labs still lose many of the benefits of multi-state operations. CannaQA is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that can help multi-state laboratories...

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04/12/2021 - Sunquest - New Webinar Series: Power to the Pathologist

Join Sunquest for a two-part webinar series focused on anatomic and digital pathology. Learn how LIS technology is advancing the work of today’s busy pathologist to support comprehensive, coordinated, efficient and high-quality care.


04/12/2021 - Towards a Modern LIMS: Dynamic Tables, No-Code Databases, and Serverless Validations

Scientific data that demands the flexibility of spreadsheets with the integrity of databases Back in 2018 I was tasked with implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for a genomic sequencing core facility at Weill Cornell Medicine. A LIMS is essentially a database with a few key features... [Read More]

04/12/2021 - Autoscribe's Manufacturing LIMS Highlighted at PITTCON

Autoscribe Informatics shows their latest Regulated Manufacturing LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at Pittcon 2021 Virtual conference & expo. One of a number of industry specific solutions the Manufacturing system is based on the proven Matrix Gemini LIMS and is ideal for all manufacturing organizations including those in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical, medical device and food production.

04/06/2021 - Astrix Customer Case Study – Managed Services for a Global Specialty Chemicals Company

A global specialty chemicals company was running Thermo Fisher Scientific SampleManager LIMS™ and Atlas CDS on an SQL server at a number of different sites to collect, store and report operational data. These systems were integrated with instruments, process control systems and SAP. The company initially used internal...

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 Journal Articles

04/07/2021 - Secure data outsourcing in presence of the inference problem: Issues and directions

Inference attacks occur when a (typically) malicious actor is able to infer from public information more sensitive information about a database or individual without directly accessing the original database or sensitive user information. That these sorts of attacks can be successful against applications and data on cloud-based infrastructure should not be a surprise to seasoned IT veterans. Recognizing these concerns, Jebali et al. examine the state of inference attacks in the cloud, the research that has been conducted so far on such attacks, and what can be done about them. Aside from examining a variety of security concerns in both communicating and non-communicating servers, the authors also address the inference problem, offering a potential solution that will in theory "optimize data distribution without the need to query the workload, then partition the database in the cloud by taking into consideration access control policies and data utility, before finally running a query evaluation model on a big data framework to securely process distributed queries while retaining access control." They conclude by recognizing more research must be done to test their proposed solution, and noting that past research has often overlooked other types of inference sources such as inclusion dependencies, join dependencies, and multivalued dependencies, which should be further examined.
 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - Sr. LIMS Developer

Mérieux NutriSciences - Chicago, IL 60611

We are looking for a Sr. LIMS Developer in 401 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611 USA. Your mission will be to:Lead or mentor technical...

2 weeks 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...

2 weeks 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...

4 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...


IoT Programming and Big Data

This is a Curtin University course that is released on the edX platform. The five-week course is designed for students to "learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and big data needs to your IoT designs." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. This course is also part of Curtin's Internet of Things MicroMasters program. The course requires on average four to six hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins February 24, 2020.
 Upcoming Webinars

04/15/2021 - Webinar: A Digital Platform approach for R&D Lab Execution

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

04/21/2021 - Webinar: Implementing STARLIMS at a Biopharmaceutical Organization

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

 Featured Discussions

04/07/2021 - Client looking to purchase large stake in LIS company

04/06/2021 - What is Hospital Management Information System & Software?

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

03/29/2021 - LabWare x Empower interface

 Bid Opportunities

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

05/03/2021 - Request for Tender: Procurement of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) including service and maintenance services

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
Kalleid, Inc.
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer
Sapio Sciences
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Strateos, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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