December 21, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 51


In This Issue

 Featured Content

12/21/2022 - North Pole Enterprise Improves Productivity with LabLynx LIMS

On the morning of December 26, 2019, LabLynx, Inc., a trusted laboratory information management system (LIMS) vendor in Smyrna, GA, received a peculiar email. Someone claiming to be Kris Kringle had visited and filled out a form requesting to connect with a LabLynx team member and schedule a demo of the ELab LIMS software solution. The entire LabLynx office was abuzz. [Read More]

12/21/2022 - Answers to Five Common Questions About Validation

If you operate computer software, at some point you may need to consider some aspect of validation. As an end user of any software, you benefit from the validation and testing that software underwent before it got to you. Validation of systems or instruments assures all parties that the object of the validation will function as intended. It is a valuable exercise for any organization, even those that aren’t in industries subject to government regulations around CSV. This blog looks at questions that many of the organizations we work with have around computer systems validation (CSV). [Read More]

12/21/2022 - Securing Your LIMS in the Cloud

Although it may seem counterintuitive, transplanting your lab’s data and workflows from your on-premises servers to a third-party’s cloud-based LIMS makes your lab more secure. Moving your lab’s operations into the cloud also splits responsibility for security between you and your cloud LIMS vendor. Security in the cloud is one factor laboratories must consider when adopting a LIMS. There are shared security responsibilities in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model and LabLynx’s cloud-based LIMS offers security advantages over an in-house application. [Read More]

12/21/2022 - Enhancing the scientific lab experience Part 1: The lab-centric environment

Digital transformation is the bedrock of an overall positive scientific experience in the lab. For truly successful digital transformation, both the physical and data lab environments need to be carefully brought together. Lab information management systems, or LIMS, are an ideal solution, effortlessly integrating these two settings. This two-part blog series explores how to use LIMS to enhance the overall scientific experience: in this first blog, we focus on how flexible interaction with LIMS can improve the lab-centric environment. [Read More]

12/21/2022 - Astrix Scientific Staffing Blog – A Guide to State Pay Transparency Laws for Employers Part 1

As pay transparency laws become increasingly common across the United States, employers must understand their obligations. The range of regulations varies by state. This is part one of our two series blog posts; we will cover the states that have statewide pay transparency laws, what those laws entail, who is affected, and what employers need to know. Stay tuned for part two of our blog posts that covers the rest of the states with salary transparency laws. [Read More]

12/21/2022 - The Logilab ELN website is now live and has got a lot more to offer

In a bid to reach the ears of people from regulated & non-regulated industries that are in need of paperless data capture solutions for their lab, we launched Logilab ELN, a cloud-based next-gen version of its  Electronic Lab Notebook solution in 2021, with the goal to make research and QC labs paperless. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

12/06/2022 - Application of informatics in cancer research and clinical practice: Opportunities and challenges

In the age of "big data," appropriately implemented informatics solutions have become more important than ever. This has become particularly important to the world of cancer research and the weighty analyses of "the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, and microbiome" of individuals. In this 2022 journal article by Hong et al., a review of the current state of cancer informatics is presented, addressing not only current informatics-supported applications but also challenges, opportunities, and future likelihoods. The authors conclude that not only "clinical oncology and research are reaping the benefits of informatics," but also that "with the further development of convenient and intelligent tools, informatics will enable earlier cancer detection, more precise cancer treatment, and better outcomes."

 Featured Jobs

3 weeks ago - Data Engineering, Lab RD

Pivot Bio - Berkeley, CA 94577

About Pivot Bio:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our products...

3 weeks ago - Technical Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based (HQ Lakeville USA)

Interested in LIMS and live in the USA? Are you a US citizen? Want to help Laboratories make the most of their informatics systems? We continue to grow our technical team...

3 weeks ago - Senior Software Developer – Remote, UK

Autoscribe Informatics - Reading, Berkshire RG7 8DA

Autoscribe Informatics is seeking to strengthen its Development team and invites candidates to apply for the role. The successful candidate will be involved in the...

3 weeks ago - Technical Sales Consultant – Software West Coast Territory

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based (HQ Lakeville USA)

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....

4 weeks ago - Sr Scientist / Analytical Chemistry - Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development

Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT 06102

Sr Scientist / Analytical Chemistry - Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development Work where every moment matters.Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work...

 Upcoming Webinars

01/25/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Managing the Lab Beyond the 4 Walls

01/12/2023 - Webinar: Practical Solutions to Drive Automation in Your Laboratory

 Bid Opportunities

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

01/06/2023 - Request for Information: Enhanced Pathways Utilizing Data Transport Mechanisms for the Acquisition of Cancer Data for NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) Program

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