May 19, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 20


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

Translating Big Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease Webinar - May 24th - 1 pm ET

There is an urgent need to take what we have learned in our new "genome era" and use it to create a new system of precision medicine, delivering the best preventative or therapeutic intervention at the right time, for the right patients. This webinar will discuss how laboratory information management systems can help analyze "big data" in biomedicine in order to advance precision medicine.
 Event Focus

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.

JUNE 27-29, 2016: High-Content Screening Conference

This Conference will gather researchers, academics and industry professionals working in High-Content Screening to explore the latest advances and emerging technologies in the field. Hot topics include novel organisms, novel markers, new essays, novel microscopy techniques, image analysis and statistics.

The Best ELN - Revealed!

A quick, informal count of the ELN vendors shows grated than 50 commercial vendors with an additional half dozen of so Open Source solutions being ofered. With such a broad choice in ELNs the question of which is the best ELN is continually being raised.

White Paper - Data Integrity

Data integrity, an area of increasing priority in today’s laboratory world and "The focus area" when it comes to regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR Part 11 and Eudralex Annex 11. Considering the number of warning letters from USFDA and other such regulatory bodies issued to pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers across the globe, Data integrity is the "Buzz word" intoday’s audit.
 Recent News

05/18/2016 - Genohm at the 12th Edition of Knowledge for Growth in Ghent

Join us at the 12th edition of Knowledge for Growth in Ghent, Belgium on May 26, 2016. We will be at the Booth #10 of the conference venue at the International Convention Center, Van Rysselberghedreef 2 bus 1 – Citadelpark, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

05/18/2016 - Genohm is hiring: we have three open positions in Durham, NC

Genohm is looking for one SLims Engineer and two SLims Sales Rep to launch its new team in Durham, NC.

05/12/2016 - Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc., Adds OMNIlife science™, Inc. to Client Roster

Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc., developers of iTraycer, is pleased to announce the addition of OMNIlife science, Inc. to the company's client roster. OMNI is an orthopaedic device company focused on robotic-assisted total joint surgery as well as the design and marketing of high performance hip and knee implants.

05/12/2016 - TriCore Reference Laboratories And COPAN Announce Strategic Alliance With The Implementation Of WASPLab™

With the recent implementation of WASPLab™ and digital microbiology, COPAN Diagnostics, Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with TriCore Reference Laboratories. TriCore Reference Laboratories, the largest clinical laboratory in New Mexico, added COPAN’s WASPLab™ to its state-of-the-art laboratory to further enhance their ability to provide valuable health information that changes lives.

05/12/2016 - Sunquest Information Systems Announces Release of Sunquest Laboratory v8.0

New version includes significant enhancements to Sunquest Blood Bank. Sunquest Laboratory 8.0 enables laboratory and blood banking excellence by supporting multi-disciplinary, multi-site laboratories with state-of the art software designed to improve diagnostic capabilities, optimize laboratory operations and reduce medical errors.

05/11/2016 - LABWORKS LIMS Acquired from PerkinElmer by Labworks LLC – Future Never Looked Brighter

Labworks, LLC, announced that it has acquired the LABWORKS LIMS product line from PerkinElmer Health Sciences.
 The LIMS Book

Introduction to Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Oncology

Introduction to Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Oncology

limsbookThe has published the Introduction to Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Oncology. This book was provided courtesy of the wikibook project where the authors are a collection of community members who willingly and openly share their knowledge for the benefit of us all.

All publications within are of course free and open access with great educational articles, books and journals covering informatics topics for the Laboratory, Science & Healthcare. Please download all the publications you wish or you can login with your Linkedin account and read this book on-line:

 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE MAY 23, 2016: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Harris County is accepting proposals from qualified vendors to provide a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for Harris County Pollution Control Services (PCS) for one (1) year beginning approximately July 1, 2016.

DUE 5/25/2016: Request for Proposal - Water Information Management System

The City of Aurora is seeking a Water Information Management system to improve operational decision management with data integration components to allow for consolidation of data from multiple sources and networks, (i.e. SCADA and Laboratory Information Management System) and allow for trending, water and wastewater operational analytics for treatment facility managers and operators.

DUE MAY 25, 2016: Invitation for Bid - UW Milwaukee Laboratory Testing Services

Invitation to bid for Laboratory Testing Services to include all necessary testing and transportation supplies for delivery and pick up at no cost to UWM. This contract may be awarded in total or to multiple bidders. This contract’s primary user is the Norris Health Center (NHC)
 Upcoming Events

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

The CEM event brings together the International emissions monitoring community to network, trade ideas and discuss technology, methods, applications, legislation and standardisation relevant to all atmospheric pollutants which include particulates, SO2, NOx VOC, trace elements and greenhouse gases.

July 25-27, 2016: 12th Laboratory Informatics Summit

July 25-27, 2016 – Princeton, NJ A Comprehensive Discussion on Informatics from Genomics, R&D, Clinical, Quality, and Manufacturing Perspectives to Address Top Industry Challenges! We are bringing together the sharpest and most experienced minds in the industry to tackle these issues and help move the informatics space out of the clutter. This interactive program will allow for a higher level of discussion on how a more robust informatics structure can lead directly to increased R&D efficiency, faster & more effective clinical trials, reduced downtime in production, and most importantly, more time to focus on innovation when your data is accessed and analyzed with ease.
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