April 28, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 17


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Laboratory Technology Special Edition

 Featured Content

04/28/2021 - ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

What You Need and How to Get It

Across industries, ISO accreditation is becoming a must-have for testing laboratories. This proof of competence reassures customers that your lab has the discipline and systems to produce consistently valid results. At the same time, ISO accreditation boosts your lab’s productivity. Yet the only quick, affordable way for a laboratory to achieve ISO accreditation is to have a laboratory information management system (LIMS). Here’s what you need to know about ISO accreditation and how a LIMS makes all the difference.

04/27/2021 - Cybersecurity for the Life Sciences R&D Ecosystem

Nearly 70 million strong, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce. This generation is tech savvy and, having grown up with 24/7 internet access, sees the world as being connected through technology...
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04/27/2021 - Abbott's Informatics Business Announces the Release of STARLIMS QM V12.2

The Informatics division of Abbott is pleased to announce the STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution QM12.2 release, which is built on the latest STARLIMS Technology v12 platform. [Read More...]

04/27/2021 - Case Study: Business Process Analysis and LIMS Selection for a Global Life Sciences Company

A global life sciences company focused on providing products for emerging public health threats staffs eight laboratories for product manufacturing, quality control/testing, and research and development. These laboratories prepare and test a range of products for direct sale and distribution to governments and...

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 Journal Articles

04/21/2021 - Popularity and performance of bioinformatics software: The case of gene set analysis

In this 2021 paper published in BMC Bioinformatics, Xie et al. examine big omics and gene set analysis, a common analytical technique for bioinformaticists. The authors argue that biomedical science researchers have not been using the best GSA methods among those that are actually available. They chose to conduct research of popularity and performance based on prior described validation strategies and existing benchmark studies. Noting that popular methods are not always the best methods, the authors conclude with five points from their research, including a need for deeper discussions and research about GSA methods and more rigorous validation procedures for GSA tools. They also provide examples of evaluational tools for GSA and other bioinformatics software.
 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - LIMS Consultant

Certified Group - Remote (Canada or US), Remote Remote

100 % Role for US and Canada candidates Hi LIMS Gurus, I’m trying to help out a partner of mine. We urgently need LIMS Developers,...

3 weeks 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...


Data Analytics and Visualization in Health Care

This is a Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) course that is released on the edX platform. The eight-week course is designed for students to learn how "to extract, analyze, and interpret data from patient health records, insurance claims, financial records, and more to tell a compelling and actionable story using health care data analytics." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $249. The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins June 15, 2020.
 Upcoming Webinars

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

04/29/2021 - Join us for a free webinar covering Bioanalytical Process Management

05/06/2021 - Joint Sunquest & Henry Ford Health System for Driving Efficient, High Quality, Personalized Care Via Integrated Reporting

05/19/2021 - Astrix Webinar - Computer System Validation: Best Practices and Navigating Challenges

05/19/2021 - Webinar: Discover Winning Strategies For Your SampleManager LIMS Implementation

 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

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

04/30/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Canadian Health Measure Survey

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

05/19/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Indonesia’s B/BTKL-PP Laboratories

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