January 06, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 1


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

JANUARY 20, 2016, 2:00pm EST: Get the Most from your Waters Empower™ 3 Upgrade

Is there an upgrade to Waters Empower 3 in your near future? Join this webinar as we describe some of the most important new features of Empower 3 and outline a process that will ensure that your laboratory organization will “Get the Most from your Waters Empower 3 Upgrade”.
 Event Focus

JANUARY 23, 2016: SLAS2016

SLAS2016 takes place January 23-27 in San Diego, California. Programmed by scientists and engineers for peers interested in leveraging the latest in scientific technology. Best-in-class information, innovation and inspiration at the intersection of science and technology. See www.slas2016.org for details and to register.

JANUARY 25, 2016: 11th Laboratory Informatics Summit

Timelines are tighter than ever before and informatics teams must constantly adapt to the changing demands of research science. Furthermore, periodic updates to your systems calls for a comprehensive implementation and integration strategy to ensure compatibility with existing lab systems, and also between multiple different vendors. Learn how to better Implement, Validate, Integrate & Analyze your laboratory data and information systems at the 11th Laboratory Informatics Summit, taking place January 25-27, 2016 in Philadelphia. Download the agenda on the website for further info. See you in Philly!

Case Study: RTI Laboratories

Nationally recognized laboratory slashes operating costs and boosts productivity over 20% with Khemia's Omega 11

Best Blogs of 2015

A year in review of the Informatics Insider blogs - see which made the top 5 list
 Recent News

01/06/2016 - Speakers Sought for the Current Trends in Laboratory Information Systems Session at NEMC

“Speakers for the Current Trends in Laboratory Information Systems Session at NEMC (www.nemc.us) are currently being sought. The submittal deadline is January 29th, 2016.

01/05/2016 - Premaitha Health launches Workflow Manager system for the IONA® test to support clinical laboratory customers

Premaitha Health PLC (AIM: NIPT, “Premaitha” or the “Company”), developer of the IONA® test, the first CE-marked non-invasive prenatal (NIPT) in vitro diagnostic kit, has launched a bespoke information management system to support the Company’s global clinical laboratory customers with a paperless data tracking solution.

01/04/2016 - Sectra Acquires Medical IT Company

IT and medical technology company Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/) has acquired the Swedish company RxEye AB, which sells cloud-based IT services for efficient and secure remote viewing of medical images. The services are used, for example, by radiology, nuclear medicine and pathology departments, as well as by companies that sell teleradiology services.

01/04/2016 - OneBlood Implements Mediware’s Transtem™ Cellular Therapy Software

Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of software for healthcare and human service providers and payers, announced today that its Transtem Lab software is now being used in OneBlood’s cellular processing laboratory.
 Upcoming Events

MARCH 6 - 10, 2016: Pittcon 2016 Conference and Expo

PITTCON IS THE WORLD’S LEADING CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION FOR LABORATORY SCIENCE. This dynamic global event offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations and to find solutions to all your laboratory challenges. The robust technical program offers the latest research in more than 2,000 technical presentations covering a diverse selection of methodologies and applications. Pittcon also offers more than 100 skill-building short courses in a wide range of topics and the once-a-year chance to network with colleagues.

April 12 - 13, 2016: Compound Management in Industry and Academia Conference

The SLAS Conference on Compound Management in Industry and Academia will assemble key individuals who share the aims of providing their organizations the right compound at the right time and in the best possible quality, to allow the generation of meaningful screening, pharmacological, toxicological or ADME profiling data.

APRIL 19 - 20, 2016: 2016 Paperless Lab Academy

The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems.
 The LIMS Book

2015 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Lab Informatics Released

The LIMSforum group has released the 2015 Edition of the Complete Guide to LIMS & Lab Informatics. The electronic and print versions of the book are available at http://www.limsbook.com The eBook version is free. You can also send it to your Kindle. This new 2015 edition has over 400 pages of information with tons of information on features and functions for LIMS and LIS and complete vendor directories for LIMS, LIS, ELN, SDMS and CDMS products. There are over 30 LIMS vendors with complete pricing information as well. This resource is compiled from our LIMSwiki.org site so you will want to check back often as we will be releasing subsequent editions as the community updates the information. Any vendors who wish to be listed can do so by submitting your information and price lists to the LIMSwiki.org editor. Do get your free copy at: http://www.limsbook.com We also have a completely new site for the LIMSbook. It has many other books you will be interested in and all of them are completely free and open access. We will be adding a facility soon to allow you to create, publish and share your books freely. Also be sure and check out our search facilities. They will help you find just the information you need from our growing list of knowledge bases.


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