January 26, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 4


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States

 Featured Content

01/26/2021 - Avoiding Food Crime in the Supply Chain

Dreamstime xl 22879958 smallWhile Quality Assurance and Quality Control are vital parts of the work laboratories carry out in the food and drink sector, their role in avoiding and preventing food crime should not be overlooked and neither should the role of the Laboratory Information Management System in this vital area. [Read More]

01/26/2021 - Agilent Announces Enhanced Mass Spectrometry and Automation Software Solutions to Support Regulatory Compliance Guidelines

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces the release of MassHunter Workstation Plus 11.0, MassHunter Networked Workstation 11.0, and MassHunter BioConfirm. The latest revision of these software enables data integrity consistent with the regulatory requirements from the US FDA and EU EMEA guidance, providing user management, checksums, tamper detection, and audit trails for MassHunter Acquisition, Quantitative Analysis, and MassHunter BioConfirm.

01/26/2021 - Astrix Case Study – Selecting a LIMS for the Laboratory


Increased biopharmaceutical R&D outsourcing, exponentially growing data volumes, and new technologies have led to a growing complexity in laboratory workflows. At the same time, laboratories are being asked to reduce costs and increase quality, compliance, and efficiency. This challenging work environment has made highly functional Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) an operational necessity. [Read More]

01/26/2021 - Sunquest Mitogen LIMS in Action

Sunquest Mitogen™ LIMS is a purpose-built workflow management tool for molecular and genetic testing. Watch this new video to see how it can start helping your lab become more efficient while scaling for volume and complexity. [Read More]

01/26/2021 - SCC Soft Computer’s Blood Bank Product Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SCC Soft Computer’s SoftBank.web™ version 25.6 received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). SoftBank.web™ has enhanced features to increase productivity in the laboratory while maintaining compliance with safety regulations. SoftBank.web™ enables the delivery of a web-based user interface allowing SoftBank.web™ to be accessed using your web browser, with business logic running on either LINUX or IBM AIX operating systems. [Read More]
 Journal Articles

01/18/2021 - Timely delivery of laboratory efficiency information, Part I: Developing an interactive turnaround time dashboard at a high-volume laboratory

In this 2020 article published in the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine, Cassim et al. describe their experience developing and implementing a system for tracking turnaround time (TAT) in a high-volume laboratory. Seeking to have weekly reports of turnaround time—to better react to changes and improve policy—the authors developed a dashboard-based system for the South African National Health Laboratory Service and tested it in one if their higher-volume labs to assess the TAT monitoring system's performance. They conclude that while their dashboard "enables presentation of weekly TAT data to relevant business and laboratory managers, as part of the overall quality management portfolio of the organization," the actual act of "providing tools to assess TAT performance does not in itself imply corrective action or improvement." They emphasize that training on the system, as well as system performance measurements, gradual quality improvements, and the encouragement of a leadership-promoted business culture that supports the use of such data, are all required for the success of such a tool to be ensured.
 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - DQM Developer

EarthSoft - Concord, MA 01742

EarthSoft is hiring a developer (or three) to work cooperatively on our Data Qualification Module software and communicate with our clients and our our large...

2 weeks ago - Laboratory Manager

Goldstone Partners - Aurora, CO 80045

Summit Biolabs, located in Aurora, Colorado is harnessing the power of saliva-based diagnostics for early detection of head and neck cancer. As a result of...


Computational Thinking and Big Data

This is an advanced University of Adelaide-created course that is released on the edX platform, and is part of a university MicroMasters Program. The scheduled 10-week course is designed to help learners to better "apply computational thinking in data science" using tools such as "mathematical representations, probabilistic and statistical models, dimension reduction and Bayesian models." The course is free; a certificate of completion costs $249. The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class is on-demand.
 Upcoming Webinars

02/03/2021 - Webinar: The 2021 Healthcare Cybertrend Research Report

02/10/2021 - Successful Strategies for Completing Technical Documentation Projects - A webinar sponsored by Kalleid

02/16/2021 - Webinar: Good practices in data analytics

02/25/2021 - Webinar: Digital Health, Big Data, and What Pharma Learned from COVID-19

 Featured Discussions

01/12/2021 - Archiving LIMS data

01/05/2021 - Lab News is seeking pitches for potential content on the Cannabis Industry

11/23/2020 - Enviornmental Monitoring

09/21/2020 - Staffing a new LIMS system effectively

 Other News

01/26/2021 - FrontRunnerHC's new electronic order entry system LabXchange helps expedite COVID-19 testing process

 Bid Opportunities

01/27/2021 - Request for Proposals: ERP/LIMS/CMMS/MES Consultation Services

01/29/2021 - Request for Proposal: Veterinary Laboratory Information Management System

02/01/2021 - Invitation for Bids: Deployment of an information system for the clinical biology laboratories of Chirec

02/02/2021 - Request for Tender: Labor- Informations- und Management-Systems (LIMS) für das Landeslabor Schleswig-Holstein am Standort Neumünster

02/04/2021 - Request for Information: Market Consultation Pathology Workflow and Laboratory Information Management System

02/19/2021 - Request for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System

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

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