January 5, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 1


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Winter 2021

 Featured Content

01/05/2022 - 10 Ways to Ensure Data Integrity

Data Integrity can be expressed as the consistency and trustworthiness of data over the course of its lifecycle. The status of your data, or the process of guaranteeing the quality and validity...[Read More]

01/05/2022 - Why Data Integrity is Important to Life Sciences Organizations

What is data integrity?
Data Quality versus Data Integrity. Data Quality refers to the traits that determine the ability of information to suit an intended function, such as planning, decision making, and operations... [Read More]

01/05/2022 - Labs of the 21st Century: The Age of Digital Transformation

Starlims Post Thumbnail BlogThe life sciences industry is rapidly changing and always seeking to research and innovate in the most efficient and accurate way possible. The development of digital technologies opened the door to a world of possibilities for many scientific industries, especially those that are data-driven and rely on... [Read More]

 Journal Articles

12/06/2021 - Directions in Laboratory Systems: One Person's Perspective

Veteran laboratory automation/computing professional Joe Liscouski is at it again, this time releasing a perspective piece that takes elements from more than 15 years of writing and presentation, painting a nuanced approach to planning for the use of computer systems in the laboratory. In particular, this November 2021 work continues to expand on the importance of laboratory systems engineering in the laboratory of the future. After providing a full introduction, Liscouski examines both the past and present of laboratory computing and how the automation aspects of that computing affects laboratory personnel. He then goes on to espouse the benefits of a more industry-wide approach to addressing the technological and educational needs of laboratories of all types, particularly in regard to how standardization plays an important role. He then addresses laboratory work itself, how automation can move that work forward, and how to effectively apply that automation to the laboratory. Finally, Liscouski closes by emphasizing the importance of a "center for laboratory systems engineering" to help centralize the efforts mentioned in the guide. A sizeable appendix is included, providing more historical perspective to the work and its conclusions.

11/29/2021 - Fertilization following pollination predominantly decreases phytocannabinoids accumulation and alters the accumulation of terpenoids in Cannabis inflorescences

In this 2021 paper published in Frontiers in Plant Science, Feder et al. present the analytical results of Cannabis inflorescences that have been pollinated and fertilized, in an attempt to show that fertilization can affect phytocannabinoid accumulation, among other goals. Noting that growers have recently shifted to using seeds, which can despite feminization reveal to be male seeds five to ten percent of the time, the authors note that this type of research—rarely conducted—is particularly critical to answering questions about how pollination effects phytocannabinoid and terpenoid expression. After providing background information and reviewing materials and methods for their analyses, the authors discuss the results, noting in particular that "phytocannabinoid quantity predominately decreases after fertilization," terpenoid quantity can vary based upon the type of female plant, and that "individual terpenoid concentrations are differentially affected by fertilization." After further discussion, they conclude not only the three prior-mentioned findings, but they also by extension suggest that their findings indicate the "functional roles" of phytocannabinoids and terpenoids in Cannabis's plant life cycle.

 Featured Jobs

3 weeks ago - Manager, Laboratory Informatics Management Systems

JUUL Labs Inc - Durham, NC 27613

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Reporting to the Technical Lab Director – Regulatory Chemistry. The candidate will support the Chemistry and Regulatory Testing and regulatory submission for JUUL...

3 weeks ago - Manager, Laboratory Informatics Management Systems

JUUL Labs Inc - Durham, NC 27613

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Reporting to the Technical Lab Director – Regulatory Chemistry. The candidate will support the Chemistry and Regulatory Testing and regulatory submission for JUUL...

3 weeks ago - Technical Sales Consultant – Software Northeast USA Territory

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based, or Lakeville, MA 02347

Autoscribe Informatics is looking for a strong, well accomplished, Sales Consultant to join the sales team of our fast growing software and services informatics company....

3 weeks ago - Technical Consultant/Senior Technical Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based, Lakeville USA, or Reading UK

Interested in #LIMS and live in the USA or UK? Want to help Laboratories make the most of their #informatics systems? We are growing our technical team (again!). So...

 Upcoming Webinars

02/10/2022 - Webinar: Configuring Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) LIMS to Suit Your Needs

01/20/2022 - Webinar: The Analytical Landscape of Cannabis Testing - Session 1: Potency Testing

01/19/2022 - Webinar: Empower CDS Validation: The Next Phase

01/19/2022 - Astrix Webinar – Transforming Clinical Development via a Data Centric Platform Based Technology Approach

01/11/2022 - Webinar: How connected biological safety cabinets can support your lab - Best practices today & future trends

 Upcoming Trade Events

06/14/2022 - HIMSS Europe 2022

05/09/2022 - Pathology Informatics Summit 2021

 Bid Opportunities

02/21/2022 - Request for Proposals: Forensic Science Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

02/10/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory information management system (LIMS) for atmospheric radioactivity and trace analysis and emission monitoring

01/24/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to Act as Toxicology Database

01/23/2022 - Request for Proposals: Development of Electronic National Laboratory Information System (eN-LIS)

01/20/2022 - Request for Application: Building an Integrated Information Technology Infrastructure for State Regulatory Programs (U2F)

01/19/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Statistics Canada

01/18/2022 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Georgia Department of Public Health

01/10/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for the NHS Wales Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)

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