August 17, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 33


In This Issue

 Featured Books

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

 Featured Content

08/17/2022 - Iterating a Validated Assay? You Need Effective Change Management

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]

08/17/2022 - Reducing Human Error Before and After Lab Testing

From a customer’s order to the final report, laboratory errors can appear at any time in the total testing process. As our in-depth guide “Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS” explains, you can prevent these types of laboratory errors by digitizing laboratory processes. Many sources of error are human, and it’s only a matter of when, and how often, people make mistakes. Let’s look at how a laboratory information management system (LIMS) from LabLynx reduces human error by automating manual activity throughout the total testing process. [Read More]

08/17/2022 - How Logilab ELN helps organizations to follow GxP Regulations

GxP is a set of regulations and quality guidelines formulated to ensure the safety of life sciences products while maintaining the quality of processes throughout every stage of manufacturing, control, storage, and distribution. The GxP standards were established by the Food and Drug Administration for a range of compliance related activities. [Read More]

08/17/2022 - Best Practices for a Data Migration Plan and Integration of a New Pharmacovigilance System

An effective data migration plan ensures your data is accurate and thorough during the critical transfer phase from the source platform to the destination platform. Once your team is assembled, it is crucial that they focus first on mapping, selecting, preparing, extracting, transforming, and transferring to the new system data that’s of the proper form and quality. [Read More]

08/17/2022 - Discover the Power of ApolloLIMS Backed by CliniSys Group

Earlier this year, ApolloLIMS and HORIZON Lab Systems were acquired by CliniSys Group to grow the organization’s community and public health diagnostics capability.  CliniSys is one of the largest providers of laboratory information systems (LIS), order entry and result consultation, and public health solutions in disease surveillance and outbreak management across the United Kingdom, Europe, and United States. [Read More]

08/17/2022 - Navigating LabWare’s Message Engine Template

Example 1 LabWare Message Engine WorkflowDoes your LabWare implementation connect to external applications, such as SAP, another LIMS solution, or an external database? Are there multiple interfaces between LabWare and those external applications? If so, your LabWare implementation will greatly benefit from the Message Engine Template, as it is LabWare’s standardized and validated way to connect with external systems. In this post, we’ll learn about how LabWare’s Message Engine works... [Read More]

 Journal Articles

08/16/2022 - An assessment of solvent residue contaminants related to cannabis-based products in the South African market

Following up on 2021 research on heavy metal contaminants in the South African cannabis market, Vivierset al. similarly describe solvent residue contaminant found in the same market in this 2022 paper published in Journal of Cannabis Research. Noting a dearth of such research in the South African market, the authors acquired 279 samples and had them analyzed in duplicate for a specific set of Class 1–3 solvents. The authors turned to headspace gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (HS-GC-MS) analysis , the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <467>, and the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Q3C to guide their analyses. After a brief discussion of materials and methods, the authors present their results and conclusions. They found among its analyzed 279 samples, "a total of 111 samples had at least one solvent analyte that failed the USP and ICH specification limit (37% failure rate)," with the failure rate increasing 2% for summed solvent concentrations. They conclude that "when assessing solvent residues present in samples against a set of pharmacopeial safety limits, it is evident that a large fraction of cannabis-based products in South Africa exceeds these limits."

 Featured Jobs

3 weeks 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...

4 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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

09/22/2022 - Webinar: Incorporating ISO 17025 into your laboratory

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

09/12/2022 - Pre-solicitation: On-Premises Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) for the University of Dundee

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

09/05/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia

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

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

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