May 25, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 21


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2022 Edition

 Featured Content

05/25/2022 - What is the Ideal LIMS for Your Lab?

When it comes down to picking the products you’re going to use to help organize and streamline your lab’s operation, you can be faced with a bewildering array of options that range from well-known to little-known vendors, with investments that can be significant or “free”.  Is one of those the ideal choice for your lab?  This article will help you move to the best decision for both your immediate and future needs.  [Read More]

05/25/2022 - How to Get the LIMS You Need - Part 1

Icons8 team y Tw Xp LO5 HAA unsplash no credit neededThe decision to purchase a LIMS should be triggered by a business case. The business case identifies the reasons for purchasing a LIMS and, at the end, allows the success of the project to be measured. Linked to creating a business case is understanding the LIMS requirements and in particular where the LIMS will bring practical benefits to the organization. However, all too often the initial requirements are ill-defined, imprecise, and incomplete. This can make selecting the correct LIMS and LIMS supplier difficult and does not set the project up for success. [Read More]

05/25/2022 - Lab 4.0 – Building the Digital Lab of the Future

Digital technology is becoming essential for businesses across all industries. But in many ways, quality assurance (QA) laboratories — whether they are in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, environmental science or any number of other fields—are still operating with the kind of technology that was around in the 1990s. It’s time to step into the future. In keeping with the theme for the upcoming Analytica conference in Munich, Lab 4.0: digital laboratory for greater efficiency, we want to re-share our recent white paper; Building the QA Lab of the Future [Read More]

 Journal Articles

05/23/2022 - Potential of NIRS technology for the determination of cannabinoid content in industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

There are many approved methods for analyzing the cannabinoids from a given sample of the Cannabis plant, though some of them have downsides for the analyst. This is particularly notable in sample with significant quantities of acidic cannabinoids, which decarboxylate to their neutral cannabinoids with heat. This usually requires more non-destructive methods, such as near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). In this 2022 journal article, Jarén et al. of Universidad Pública de Navarra and Genscore Navarra S.L. in Spain provide their take on using NIRS methods combined with chemometric techniques to get quality results in analyzing cannabinoids, in comparison to using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). After introducing the current background on analytical methods for cannabinoid analysis, the authors describe their methodology and results. They conclude that "[t]he results obtained here demonstrate that NIR spectroscopy offers speed and simplicity unmatched by other traditional techniques." They add that "[a]ccordingly, it was tested as an alternative to conventional HPLC analysis for the evaluation of cannabinoid content, with promising results."

 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - Project Manager/Technical Consultant - USA

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based, or Lakeville, MA 02347

If you like managing LIMS projects, have hands-on knowledge of LIMS and are looking for a new challenge then this role is perfect for you. (Office...

1 week 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 continue to grow our technical team in 2022. Our...

2 weeks ago - LIMS Systems Analyst

insitro - San Francisco, CA 94080

The OpportunityAt insitro, we are shaping the future of drug discovery by combining human biology and machine learning to discover new therapeutics. At the heart...

2 weeks ago - LIMS Software Engineer

insitro - San Francisco, CA 94080

The OpportunityAt insitro, we are shaping the future of drug discovery by combining human biology and machine learning to discover new therapeutics. At the heart...

 Upcoming Webinars

09/14/2022 - Digital Roundtable Event – Why modern systems are needed for true digital transformation

07/14/2022 - Webinar: Using LIMS to Take Your Laboratory Paperless

06/22/2022 - Webinar: LIMS Upgrades – Ask The Experts Panel Discussion

06/07/2022 - Webinar: Deploying SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring in Kansas: A case study and adoption of high-throughput, automated sample processing

06/07/2022 - Webinar: Food Safety Tech Hazards Series: Listeria

05/25/2022 - ResultWorks Webinar – A Case Study in Addressing the T Cell Tracking Challenges in Clinical Trials

 Bid Opportunities

12/31/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Laboratory eTools Repository

06/20/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System Replacement

06/07/2022 - Request for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System for PET Center

06/06/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Vallejo Water Division

06/06/2022 - Notice of Proposed Procurement: Laboratory Information Management System for Statistics Canada

05/26/2022 - Request for Proposal: Wastewater Laboratory Information Management Software

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LabLynx, Inc.
Advanced Data Systems
Agilent SLIMS
Astrix Technology Group
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Blaze Systems Corporation
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Kalleid, Inc.
LIMS Wizards
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer
STARLIMS Corporation
Semaphore Solutions
Strateos, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Xybion Corporation
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