January 11, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

JANUARY 18, 2017, 2:00 EST: Get the Most from your LabWare LIMS™ Solution

In one hour we will explore how to get more value for your organization through optimizing, expanding, and upgrading your LabWare LIMS™.
 Event Focus

FEBRUARY 19 - 24, 2017: Molecular Med Tri-Con

Why is the Tri-Conference the Premier Event on Molecular Medicine & Diagnostics? If you are working in diagnostics and drug discovery, this is the must attend event of the year. Attracting over 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries in 2016, the Tri-Conference has grown into a diverse event, focusing on Molecular Medicine, specifically on Discovery, Genomics, Diagnostics and Information Technology. Why attend the Tri-Conference? HEAR over 500 speakers from across all industries, all research fields, and from all over the world; CHOOSE from over 400 presentations and panel discussions; NETWORK with 3,500 drug discovery and development professionals from over 40 countries; SHOWCASE your Research by Presenting a Scientific Poster (and save $50!); PARTICIPATE in one of 30 Roundtable Discussions; VIEW over 170 Scientific Posters; VISIT with over 200 companies in the exhibit hall

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 2, 2017: 15th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada

The premier source for the most relevant updates within the cold chain and temperature management logistics industry is returning for its 15th iteration with the latest information on Health Canada 0069, international GDP requirements, USP initiatives, GS1 Canada updates & more. Join us to cover key concerns involving regulatory, logistics, quality, packaging, security & overall supply chain management, network with your industry peers, and create innovative ideas that will shape the future of the industry.
 Recent News

01/11/2017 - Genohm visits BGI, Beijing Genomics Institute, in Shenzhen

Genohm announces that Frederik Decouttere, the CEO of the company, is guest at the Headquarters of BGI, the former Beijing Genomic Institute, in Shenzhen, China. BGI, the former Beijing Genomic Institute, is one of the leading genome sequencing centers in the world. It’s headquarters are in Shenzhen, China

01/11/2017 - Invitrosoft will be at the 34rd IPM in Essen, Germany, held from 24th to 27th January 2017.

We look forward to meeting you at the 34rd IPM in Essen, Germany, held from 24th to 27th January 2017. We will be showing: Process Management and Control with integrated barcoding; Use of IVS as paperless tool; Automatic Production Planning with full traceability

01/11/2017 - LabVantage is Selected by Global Leader in Tooling and Wear Solutions

LabVantage Solutions, a global leader in laboratory informatics, announces that they have been selected to replace an existing, custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at Kennametal Inc.’s Quentin C. McKenna Technology Center in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A global industrial technology leader, Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. The company employs more than 12,000 team members worldwide and generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues last year.

01/11/2017 - The Long And The Short Of Environmental Sampling Management!

Autoscribe Informatics is providing two opportunities to have a close-up look at the new Environmental Sampling module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). A 4-minute video provides a short demonstration of this versatile module which has been designed in conjunction with a leading food safety organisation, Deibel Laboratories. For those who would like a longer and more detailed demonstration of the system, a recording of a webinar on the subject, recently presented by Autoscribe Informatics, is now available to view.

01/11/2017 - Call for Talks - NEMC Session - LIMS in the Modern Laboratory

In today’s environmental and/or municipal laboratory, the LIMS is playing an ever more critical role in centralizing and making available all data. LIMS are called on to help laboratories adhere to stricter quality control, handle more one-off projects, work with more third party programs and produce more advanced reports while maintaining stringent IT protocol. In this session, talks may include discussion on APIs, data analytics, advanced reporting modules both internal and external, SaaS or PaaS agreements versus internally housed LIMS, one-off applications, internal quality control “modules”, etc.

01/10/2017 - OptraSCAN Selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH for Digital Pathology System for Brain Injury Studies

OptraSCAN has been chosen by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH to provide a high-speed, high-throughput, high-capacity, high-content digital slide scanner that is fully equipped with confocal and widefield fluorescence imaging modalities that are seamlessly integrated with image acquisition, image processing and quantitative image analysis software.

01/09/2017 - IBM and Illumina Partner to Standardize Genomic Data Interpretation

IBM Watson Health and Illumina, Inc. today announced a groundbreaking partnership to expand access to genome data interpretation by integrating Watson for Genomics into Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub and tumor sequencing process. The collaboration is designed to help standardize and simplify genomic data interpretation.

01/05/2017 - Core Informatics Releases Sanger Sequencing and Microarray Genotyping Apps

-- Core Informatics today announced the release of two new genomics workflow solutions for use on the Platform for Science. The apps provide new capabilities for researchers and technicians executing microarray genotyping and Sanger sequencing workflows, and complement Core's existing solutions for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflows.

01/04/2017 - Bruker Announces Acquisition of SCiLS GmbH to Advance MALDI Imaging Software Solutions for Life Science, Pharma and Pathology Research Applications

Bruker today announced the acquisition of SCiLS GmbH in Bremen, Germany. SCiLS develops innovative software tools such as statistical analysis software, sophisticated visualization viewers, and secure cloud-based services for collaborative interpretation of complex mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) data sets. Financial details were not disclosed.

01/04/2017 - Multi-National Pharmaceutical Company Deploys Kneat's E-Validation Platform Across All Sites

kneat.com, inc. is pleased to announce that a large multi-national pharmaceutical company has deployed the Kneat Gx platform to replace many of its paper-based validation and GxP testing processes within their highly regulated manufacturing facilities world wide. The Kneat Gx platform provides a compliant e-validation solution that enables life science companies to become efficient and compliant with an automated process that has traditionally been manual, in-efficient and paper-based.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JANUARY 13, 2017: Requst for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

The purpose of this solicitation is to establish a contract to provide and implement a Commerical Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Laboratory Information Management System for the State of Minnesota Office of MN.IT Services, for itself and on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Infectious Disease Laboratory (IDL).

DUE JANUARY 27, 2016 5pm AEST: Request for Expression of Interest - Provision of a Biobanking Laboratory Information Management System

New South Wales Health Pathology is calling for proposals to provide a Biobanking Laboratory Information System (BLIMS) to manage the receipt, processing, storage, retrieval, transportation, destruction and billing functions of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank.

DUE: JANUARY 13, 2017: Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Agri-Food Laboratories (AFL) of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Alberta, Canada) require a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to replace the legacy system known as the Agri-Food Information Management System (AIMS).

DUE: JANUARY 19, 2017: Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Information Management System

State of Maine Department of Transportation
 Upcoming Webcasts

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2017: 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-Person Seminar (San Diego, CA, United States - February 2-3, 2017) - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications: 2-day In-person Seminar" conference to their offering. This interactive two-day course will explore proven techniques for reducing costs associated with implementing, using, and maintaining computer systems in regulated environments. Today, the FDA performs both GxP and Part 11 inspections, the Europeans have released an updated Annex 11 regulation that expands Part 11 requirements and companies must update their systems and processes to maintain compliance.

JANUARY 26, 2017: The Top Five Mistakes Made in Selecting a LIMS and how to fix them

Live Webinar from Astrix on January 26th at 1PM EST. The LIMS selection process poses many risks to an organization. Join Astrix Technology Group as we provide a deep dive on the reasons why LIMS implenetations fail to achieve their goals and how to fix those issues.

JANUARY 19, 2017: Discover better designs, faster, and solve drug delivery challenges for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries

In order to design effective drug delivery devices one has to master the physics of liquids, solids, gases and any of their combinations. From drug formulation, drug transport all the way to drug delivery, from powders, solids to fluids and vapors, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be a powerful tool to tackle these challenging processes and enable design exploration for device design and process parameteroptimization. Examples of how CFD can optimize these processes range from modeling syringes and inhalers, mixing devices, particle deposition into lungs, assessing the efficacy of inhaled medications, or injections into the bloodstream or spinal fluid. In this webinar, we will discuss the role of 3D simulation for pharmaceutical and medical device design applications, specifically the digital twin concept for drug delivery devices.
 Upcoming Events

APRIL 4 - 5, 2017: Paperless Lab Academy 2017

2020 ROADMAP for DIGITAL CONVERGENCE: Transforming scientific information into actionable insight.The Paperless Lab Academy is the ideal learning platform, for those considering consolidating, integrating and simplifying laboratory data management systems. The PLA is recognized by Gartner as one of the best European Lab Automation events!

MARCH 8-9, 2017: Two Day Course - A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring and Validation of Water Systems (Burlingame, CA, United States - March 8-9, 2017) - Research and Markets

This 2-day course is particularly relevant to managers, supervisors, and operatives taking on new responsibilities related to water, but also for experienced water personnel to learn the true whys behind what they do and perhaps better ways of doing things.

FEBRUARY 13-18, 2017: AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual scientific meeting will have over 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events are presented. The AAFS consists of eleven sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties, and the annual scientific meeting gathers these professionals who present the most current information, research, and updates in this expanding field

JANUARY 23 - 26, 2017: NELAC - Forum on Environmental Accreditation

With over 250 attendees, the Forum on Environmental Accreditation is the only conference that brings laboratories, regulatory agencies, data users, sampling firms, and many other organizations to discuss cutting-edge changes in environmental laboratory accreditation and future directions in policy that will have a national impact. In addition to the committee meetings and general sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to attend technical training courses, see the latest products and services in the industry and be able to network with peers.
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