April 05, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 14


In This Issue


Pittcon 2017 - Where Did Everybody Go?

The time of the massive conference/tradeshow is gone and it will not likely return. And even though we realize this intellectually, it is always jarring to go to Pittcon and see its diminished state.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE APRIL 21, 2017: Request for Proposal - Lab Information System (LIS) and Data Migration

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on behalf of its Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for Selection of a Vendor to Provide a pathology laboratory information system.

INFORMATION ONLY: United Kingdom - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute — Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) The University plans to undertake a procurement exercise in the summer of 2017 for the provision of a software system that will facilitate management of sample handling in core facilities.

DUE APRIL 20, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Ocean Systems Laboratory, Inc. seeks proposals for LIMS system for laboratories located on St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. On location training is a requirement. A requirements document has been prepared for use by vendors in preparing proposal.

DUE APRIL 7, 2017: Request for Proposal - Consulting Services for Laboratory Information Maagement System (LIMS)

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking to upgrade the current Sample Manager LIMS from version SM 10.2 to SM 11.2 in order to increase functionality, accuracy, efficiency, and reduce Monitoring and Research (M&R) reliance on Information Technology support.
 Recent News

04/04/2017 - Sparta Releases Stratas 3.0 and TrackWise Intake

Sparta Systems today announced the release of Stratas 3.0 featuring TrackWise Intake. The new capability is a web interface powered by Stratas 3.0 that enables a company to collect potential quality or compliance issues anywhere at any time from non-TrackWise users.

04/03/2017 - Sapio Sciences Announces The Immediate Availability Of Exemplar LIMS/ELN 9.0

BALTIMORE, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapio Sciences LLC is pleased to announce the release of Exemplar LIMS/ELN 9.0. With this Exemplar LIMS software release Sapio has significantly expanded the scalability of both the LIMS and ELN to support huge amounts of data without impacting general system performance. Many other key features have been added to extend Sapio's technological and usability leadership position including a responsive interface and color coded fields.

03/30/2017 - Dotmatics Puts Powerful Enumeration and Cheminformatics Analysis into the Hands of Chemists

Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, today announced Reaction Workflows (RW), a major new application within the Dotmatics 5.1 suite that lets scientists quickly and easily define and execute common cheminformatics tasks, such as library enumeration, structure normalization and compound profiling, in a graphical workflow environment.

03/30/2017 - Siemens closes Mentor Graphics acquisition

With the recent closing of its acquisition of electronic design automation (EDA) software leader, Mentor Graphics Corporation (Mentor), Siemens sets out to underscore the significant customer value it envisions for both Electronic Systems and Integrated Circuit (IC) design tools. Mentor is now part of Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, making the combined organization the world's leading supplier of industrial software used for product design, simulation, verification, testing and manufacturing

03/30/2017 - BioRAFT Acquires ChemTracker IP to Enhance Its Laboratory Safety Applications

Laboratory safety software company BioRAFT announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Stanford University to acquire the license to the ChemTracker brand and intellectual property. The agreement will enable BioRAFT to combine ChemTracker's powerful chemical safety and regulatory information database with BioRAFT's enterprise solution and user-friendly interface. Development will begin immediately on a ChemTracker module within BioRAFT.

03/29/2017 - Philips and PathAI team up to improve breast cancer diagnosis using artificial intelligence technology in ‘big data’ pathology research

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and PathAI, a company that develops artificial intelligence technology for pathology, are collaborating with the aim to develop solutions that improve the precision and accuracy of routine diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The partnership aims to build deep learning applications in computational pathology enabling this form of artificial intelligence to be applied to massive pathology data sets to better inform diagnostic and treatment decisions.

03/29/2017 - SCIEX Announces New Biotransformation Solutions for Routine and Comprehensive Metabolism and Biologic Catabolism Studie

SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, announced today the latest additions to its growing line of solutions for pharmaceutical drug discovery and development. The Routine Biotransform Solution and the Advanced Biotransform Solution are powered by SCIEX’s new MetabolitePilot™ Software 2.0.

03/27/2017 - ACD/Labs Highlights NMR Prediction Software Collaboration at ENC 2017

ACD/Labs NMR prediction software implemented as a learning tool for the power of first principle in computational chemistry at the University of Waterloo
 Upcoming Events

MAY 22 - 24, 2017: Clinical Trial Supply Logistics & Temperature Management Forum

Ensuring timely distribution and formulating key forecasting methods to avoid clinical trial disruptions. We have gathered the sharpest minds from Eli Lilly, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Anthera, Genentech, and many more to optimize inventory processes, package and labeling, multi-vendor management, and new forecasting ideas that demonstrate safety, efficacy, and dosage in your clinical trial supply chain at the: Clinical Trial Supply Logistics & Temperature Management Forum

MAY 22 - 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum

Welcome back to the premier industry event on global serialization regulations & guidelines! With the guideline in the serialization process underway and approaching, it appears as though there are two different categories that pharmaceutical companies currently fall into: those who have and those who have not. While the industry is well aware of the regulatory deadlines in both the United States and across the globe, there are still matters to be clarified. But what exactly is not clear? One of the biggest concerns is the deployment process and how this will affect current and future products. The Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum will conduct various conversations focusing on the complexities associated with integrating a serialization process at your organization, as well as the possible solution for the impeding issues. Participate in the conversation!

MAY 22 - 25, 2017: Pharma Logistics Week

Join the One-Stop-Shop for the Entire Supply Chain at the only event where four in-depth programs are brought together under one roof: Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum – Spring, Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics, Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, and the Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labeling Forum. Create your own agenda from the various sessions from ANY program and expand the conversation.

MAY 22-24, 2017: 3rd Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Forum

Pharma Logistics Week presents the 3rd Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labeling Forum, taking place May 22-24, 2017 in San Diego, CA! This event will gather keen-minded speakers and sponsors who will be sharing the most advanced theories to ensure patient safety, comply on a global scale, offer a new level of supply chain security, and more.

MAY 22 - 25, 2017: Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum - Spring

The world’s largest event for temperature-controlled life science supply chains is heating up the cold chain in California for the first ever West Coast iteration in San Diego this Spring. Join us and leading experts from big & small pharma, biotechs, academia, and consortiums to collaborate with all supply chain partners, bridge the gap between clinical and commercial supply chains, remove costly product loss and much more. The future of pharmaceutical cold chain logistics is happening now. Play a part in the progression with us and help design a future-proof temperature controlled supply chain.

MAY 1 - 5 , 2017: 13th Annual PEGS Summit

PEGS Summit will return to Boston May 1-5, 2017 for another inspiring weeklong event providing an exclusive platform for collaboration and discussion amongst a variety of academic and industry perspectives. Network with world-class experts from pharma, academia, and government to share information, case studies, and best practices covering a vast area of biologic drug development and hear in-depth presentations on protein and antibody engineering, immunotherapy, oncology, expression, analytical, immunogenicity, and therapeutics.

APRIL 23-27, 2017: 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 12th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program to hear presentations most suited to one's personal interests by going back and forth among concurrent meeting tracks.
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