March 16, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 11


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

WEBINAR - ELN Phase 2: Broadening the Utilization of Your R&D ELN

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 2:00pm EDTNow that you have used your ELN for some time and have gained more experience, it is a good time to take a step back, set some new goals, and analyze how your current ELN can be enhanced and expanded to meet those goals. Now is the time to start thinking about what’s next!

Cahier de Laboratoire Électronique (ELN) Phase II: Élargir l’utilisation

24 mars à 14.00 heures HAE Maintenant que vous avez acquis une certaine expérience avec votre ELN, c’est peut-être le moment de prendre du recul pour fixer de nouveaux objectifs, comme analyser la façon dont votre système actuel peut être amélioré et étendu à d’autres fonctionnalités pour un meilleur rendement.
 Event Focus

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.

MAY 17 - 20, 2016: [inform] 2016

May 17 -20, 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal | [inform] 2016 [inform] 2016 is Waters Premier Informatics Users’ Conference for communicating and collaborating directly with Waters’ software partners and users in the pharmaceutical, environmental, food and chemical industries. The agenda features innovative solutions for laboratory data management. Learn how you can maximize the value of your Waters' software.

QuaLIS Inventory a validated Inventory Management System

QuaLIS Inventory is a web based Inventory management system designed based on guidelines for GLP and FDA. Designed to meet the regulated laboratory handling a wide range of Inventory materials used in regulated labs. Items including but not limited to standards like reference material, primary standards, working standards, reagents (solid/Liquid) consumable etc.

LIMS - Buy or Build?

Many laboratory directors from different disciplines have asked this one question regarding LIMS: “Should we buy a LIMS or build our own?” In the early 90s and into the mid-2000s, it was not uncommon for a laboratory to create their own LIMS from scratch rather than using the commercially available options. Upon occasion, those laboratories would purchase an open source code LIMS and then hire programmers to make that LIMS their own.

How to Create Solid User Requirements for a System Application

"A house is only as strong as its foundation" - for a Laboratory Informatics solution (e.g. LIMS, ELN, CDS), the foundation for an implementation is the User Requirements document. Make sure that you have a strong and solid foundation before you implement.

The Legacy LIMS Folly

Many laboratories face this same issue. A dated, legacy LIMS exist. It lacks needed capabilities. It cannot be remotely accessed. No client portal exists. It does not integrate with all of the newer instruments. It cannot produce new, needed reports. It cannot effectively update QC reports. Its query functions are extremely limited. It is failing under the higher workload. It cannot operate on the “new” computers. Yet, it, that old LIMS, is vital to the day to day operation of the laboratory. “If we could just get by this one more year… We’ll replace it next year!” And that has been said for five years straight.
 Recent News

03/16/2016 - Business Information Management Further Enhances LIMS Capabilities

In many laboratory environments it is essential to ensure that staff are trained to use specific instruments and/or to conduct specific tests before the work is scheduled. Competency Tracker is a module that integrates seamlessly into the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics to allow monitoring of the training status and needs of staff

03/16/2016 - Genohm at the ISBER 2016 Biobanking Conference in Berlin

Lausanne, 14.03.2016: Join us at the ISBER Conference in Berlin from April 6 to 8, 2016. We will be at the Booth #31 of the conference venue at the Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstrasse 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany. Come to our Booth #31 and see SLims, our flexible and customizable platform integrating complete and compliant laboratory information and sample management solutions (BIMS/LIMS), workflow and protocol management (ELN) and organization of requests to the laboratory (order management) of Biobanks.

03/16/2016 - Freezerworks Founder and System Architect honored for Service to International Biobanking

Dataworks Development, Inc. (Freezerworks) is proud to announce that Cheryl Michels, founder, President and System Architect, will be awarded the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories’ (ISBER) Distinguished Leadership and Service Award for 2016. The honor will be presented at the group’s Annual Meeting, held this year in Berlin on April 4-8.

03/15/2016 - Visiopharm Powers Up With VIS 6.0

Today Visiopharm, the leading provider of quantitative digital pathology software for diagnostics and research launches Engine™ a new technology, which can leverage endless computational power for faster results in their new version 6.0 software for digital pathology.

03/14/2016 - Veritomyx Launches PeakInvestigator™ Software Services to Detect and Report Previously Hidden Mass Spectrometry Data

Software Processes Raw Mass Spec Data to Achieve 3-4X Resolution Increase, Revealing Peaks Hidden in Overlapped Data, Yielding New Discoveries from Existing Data

03/11/2016 - PDS Life Sciences Launches SEND Express™ to Help Companies Convert Data to Meet New FDA Standards

PDS Life Sciences, a leading global provider of software and solutions for life sciences research and development, has announced the launch of SEND Express™, a turnkey solution for the generation of Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND) datasets.

03/09/2016 - New Instruments and Software Designed to Improve Trace Elemental Analysis

Thermo Scientific iCAP RQ ICP-MS spectrometer and Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data solution help maximize efficiency and simplify method development

03/09/2016 - Native Mobile Capabilities Added to Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

Pharmaceutical QA/QC, oil and gas, chemical, water and environmental, food safety and contract laboratories can now offer always-on mobile connectivity to their Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software, providing access to data and insights for decision-making wherever and whenever they need it.
 LIMS Blog

An Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

An Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing

limsbookThe high demand for low-cost sequencing has driven the development of high-throughput sequencing, which is also termed as Next generation sequencing (NGS). Thousands or millions of sequences are concurrently produced in the next-generation sequencing process. Next generation sequencing has become a commodity. With the commercialization of various affordable desktop sequencers, NGS will be of reach to more traditional wet-lab biologists .

Drawing from the obvious goodwill and community spirit displayed on discussion forums, and exploiting the collaborative tools made available by the Wikimedia foundation, this free ebook: is designed to initiate the editing of a collaborative WikiBook on NGS.  Ultimately, our goal is to create a collective lab book that explains the key concepts and describes best practices in NGS.

Please download the free ebook or login with your Linkedin account and read it on-line.  Please post back comments for improvements.

 Upcoming Events

MARCH 22 - 24, 2016: MEDLAB Asia Pacific

APRIL 6 - 8, 2016: 4th Annual SynBiobeta London 2016 Conference

APRIL 12, 2016: CrimeLab 2016

MAY 18 - 20, 2016: CEM 2016 - International Conference and Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring

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