May 25, 2016      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 14, Issue 21


In This Issue

 Event Focus

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.

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.

One instance, a second server or a second lab ID?

Many laboratories have at least two or more individual laboratories in their company’s organization. These laboratories may be close together or across the country; They may fall under similar or much different regulatory environments; They may act as parts of a whole or as an individual laboratory, quite literally subbing out samples to sister laboratories much like they would to any sub-contract laboratory. Upon occasion, even simple communication via the internet may be sporadic. Each laboratory is unique in its organization and thus there are different answers as to what will fit a particular laboratory best when implementing a LIMS.

The Best ELN - Revealed!

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

05/25/2016 - Matrix Gemini EM Facilitates Environmental Monitoring In Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology Or Medical Device Manufacture

Environmental Monitoring is an essential part of any pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology manufacturing process in order to show that the microbial and particulate content of all clean room air and work surfaces is below acceptable levels. Matrix Gemini EM from Autoscribe Informatics provides all the functionality to define a complete environmental monitoring protocol. It can be used in an FDA regulated environment and fully supports the requirements of 21CFR Part 11.

05/23/2016 - Ensure Free-Flowing Lab Data with New White Paper from METTLER TOLEDO

Data is only as good as the user's ability to access and use it. Explore how METTLER TOLEDO LabX® instrument control software can help users close gaps in traceability, total cost-of-ownership, and time savings with a new white paper available as part of the 2016 e-calendar of monthly gifts.

05/19/2016 - Frontage Bioanalytical Labs go paperless with IDBS E‑WorkBook 10

Frontage Laboratories, a full-service contract research organization (CRO) with labs in the United States and China, has selected IDBS E‑WorkBook 10 to be deployed across its laboratory facilities. In addition to serving as the global electronic lab notebook (ELN), the Pennsylvania-based bioanalytical (BA) laboratory is implementing the IDBS BA solution as its lab execution system.

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 - 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.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JUNE 17, 2016: Request for Proposal - Public Health Lab Information System

The Wake County Human Services Laboratory System supports the various Wake County Clinics from six sites. They perform both stat and routine testing and need a Lab Information System that will support both current testing requirements and any future expanded lab services.

DUE JUNE 10, 2016: Requeset for Proposal - LIMS Consulting

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“District”) requests proposals from any prospective Proposer for a LIMS Consultant
 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:

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