August 3, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Featured Content

08/03/2022 - ELN – An ideal replacement for Paper Notebooks

ELN is developed to replace paper notebooks so that scientists and researchers can record and search their records much more easily and archive their data onto another electronic device. An ELN allows lab professionals to access, share, and analyze data using a computerized system. ELN software is an advanced application that allows lab professionals to maintain critical experimental information in digital form, making it easily retrievable, more secured, and reusable for future experimental needs instead of adopting outdated and manual approaches. [Read More]

08/03/2022 - 7 Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clinical Diagnostics LIMS

Managing your clinical diagnostic laboratory’s information has become as important as managing the laboratory itself. More data-intensive technologies, more comprehensive regulatory compliance, and other trends require an effective laboratory information management system (LIMS) to effectively manage all that data.  Turning to an effective vendor selection process is among the most important of those lessons. Naturally, we think LabLynx should top your list! But how do you truly know a vendor is a good match? These seven steps will help you find the right LIMS for your laboratory. [Read More]

08/03/2022 - How Your Lab Can Represent Workflows Effectively

Day-to-day lab operations rely on workflows to manage people, tasks, and systems so that work follows a consistent process every time. Defined workflows help ensure that all the steps are done in the correct order, are free from errors, and meet regulatory requirements. But, representing lab workflows can be difficult. [Read More]

08/03/2022 - COVID Infections Surge While Laboratory Testing Wanes

iStock-1310117462 COVID cases have re-surged this summer in many regions of the US. New omicron variants are largely the cause of new waves of infection, fueled by increased summer travel and relaxed mask requirements. “Customers are telling us they’ve been ramping back up since May 2022 to handle more COVID testing,” says Robert Benz, marketing manager for HORIZON, now also part of Clinisys. The CDC COVID data tracker shows a steady rise in reported cases starting in the middle of March 2022. [Read More]

08/03/2022 - Working with a LIMS Consultancy – The Help You Didn’t Know You Need

working with lims consultants Yes, shelling out money for a third-party consultancy may seem counterintuitive when you’re contemplating making a big investment in a laboratory informatics management system (LIMS). However, the value companies gain by working with a LIMS consultancy provides multiple dividends. As laboratory staff, you are the expert in your research field, and no one expects you to also understand the intricacies of deploying a LIMS; that’s why consultancies exist. LIMS implementations are our specialty and we’re here to help.  [Read More]

08/03/2022 - 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful LIMS Implementation

Jason goodman Oalh2 Moj Uuk unsplash sml no credit needed Buying a LIMS can seem overwhelming given the choice of solutions on the market. This ten-step guide helps you through the process and arms you with the questions you need to ask.  [Read More]

08/03/2022 - LIMS Add Competitive Advantage to CDMOS

Contract and development manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) are a major resource in pharmaceutical & biotech product development, not only for smaller companies lacking research and manufacturing facilities but also for large organizations needing specific expertise. Lab information management systems (LIMS) are a key element in successful CDMOs, helping them transition to Industry 4.0 during the research and development phase, with synergies that even ease the path to manufacturing. [Read More]

08/03/2022 - The Impact of Organizational Change Management in Selecting a Pharmacovigilance System

Selecting a new pharmacovigilance system is a big decision that the company will have to live with for many years into the future. At Astrix, we advise our clients and assist in leading the process of selecting a new system which also involves organizational change management. A critical aspect to any change like this is to ensure that there is a strong alignment with the leadership team and everyone involved in the selection process. That cohesion is imperative. [Read More]

08/03/2022 - EVENT RECAP 20/15 Visioneers Webinar - Event Recap

EVENT RECAP 20/15 Visioneers Webinar - Event RecapStrateos had the pleasure of participating with Evariste Technologies in a webinar hosted by 20/15 Visioneers, about cloud lab automation-as-a-service being leveraged to accelerate cycle times for faster drug discovery. 20/15 Visioneers is invested in R&D, IT and informatics solutions to improve efficiencies, collaboration and harmonization driven by FAIR data principles, in silico initiatives and automated cloud labs.  [Read More]

 Journal Articles

08/01/2022 - Anatomic pathology quality assurance: Developing an LIS-based tracking and documentation module for intradepartmental consultations

In this 2022 paper published in Journal of Pathology Informatics, Dundar et al. of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics describe an add-on for their laboratory information system (LIS), an electronic intradepartmental consultation system for anatomic pathology (AP), and how it impacted their facilities. After a brief introduction and background, the authors describe the methods used to adapt an AP consultation system into Epic's AP Beaker. Noting that 7.3% of all case work was consultation, they broke down the results of implementing the more automated system and discussed how the new system improved management and documentation of the consultation process. After discussion of their results, the authors conclude that their more automated system implemented in the AP Beaker LIS improves their processes and documentation, provides better tracking of consultation cases, which in turn plays "a vital role in preventing misdiagnosis and improving pathology reporting and trainee education."

 Featured Jobs

6 days ago - Clarity LIMS Developer

Elastic Solutions, Inc. - Remote, CA 94005

Location: RemoteCandidates Need EITHER specific Clarity LIMS exp OR very strong Python skills and very strong background in molecular diagnostic workflows particular to NGS.Company DescriptionOur client...

2 weeks ago - Laboratory System Administrator

Seattle Public Utilities - Seattle, WA, Washington 98104

Position DescriptionAn online application including response to the supplemental questionnaire must be fully completed for consideration Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking an experienced Laboratory System Administrator (ITP-B) to...

2 weeks ago - Sr Software Developer – Laboratory Information Systems

Regeneron Genetics Center - Tarrytown, New York 10591 are looking for a Senior Software Developer - Laboratory Information Systems who will configure, customize and system admin the information systems supporting the Regeneron...

2 weeks ago - Laboratory Information Coordinator

TidalHealth - Salisbury, Maryland 21804

The Laboratory Information Coordinator receives, distributes, and processes blood and body fluids/specimens from inpatient, outpatient and outreach locations. The LIC coordinates information between laboratory sections...

2 weeks ago - Medical Laboratory Scientist

TidalHealth - Salisbury, Maryland 21804

The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) is responsible for the performance, evaluation and correlation of test procedures and assists in the selection and evaluation of test...

 Upcoming Webinars

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

09/14/2022 - Webinar: The Past, Present, and Future of Laboratory Automation

08/30/2022 - ResultWorks Webinar – Emerging Technologies’ Impact on Digital Transformation in Life Science

 Bid Opportunities

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

10/14/2022 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the Maryland Department of State Police

09/09/2022 - Request for Proposal: LIS for Blood Bank, Blood Donor Center, Transfusion Service, and HLA Laboratory

09/01/2022 - Request for Proposals: Forensic DNA Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

08/31/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management Solution

08/16/2022 - Request for Tender: Clinical Laboratory Information System

08/15/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to the Department of Medical Genetics at Oslo University Hospital HF

08/15/2022 - Request for Offer: Clinical Case Management and Investigation System (CMIS) with an Electronic Health Records (EHR) Component

08/09/2022 - Pre-market Engagement Event: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the U.K. Office for Product Safety and Standards

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