June 28, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 25


In This Issue


LIMS for Testing Laboratories - An Overview of Features and Compliance for Testing Laboratories

A laboratory that performs any type of test can be categorized as a testing laboratory. There are different types of testing laboratories such as food and beverage, environmental, cannabis, clinical, petrochemical, etc.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JULY 20, 2017: Request for Proposal - Water Resources Laboratory Information Management System

Replacement of aged laboratory information management system to better manage laboratory operations and related data for Clermont County Wastewater Laboratory.

DUE: JULY 10, 2017 8:00 AM MST: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

University of Colorado: Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM), a part of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized, Medicine (BIPM) in the Department of Medicine seeks a laboratory information system (LIS) application to be used to manage information around laboratory protocols to provide an auditable record of activities and equipment.
 Recent News

06/28/2017 - Nigerian Public Heath Initiative Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

APIN Public Health Initiatives Ltd/Gte will be using the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics to manage the collection and testing of blood samples at 4 different sites in Nigeria. APIN is a leading non-government organisation in Nigeria in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS and other diseases of public health significance.

06/27/2017 - New SAFE Sens TrakStation® Pricing, Software Bundle

Blood Cell Storage, Inc. (BCSI), a world leader in pH sensing technologies, today announced significantly reduced pricing along with a new standalone software bundle for the SAFE Sens TrakStation® and TrakPod® non-invasive and continuous pH monitoring technology for IVF Incubators

06/27/2017 - DNAnexus Launches Novel Platform for Human Microbiome Research

DNAnexus, Inc., the global leader in genome informatics and data management, today announced the launch of the MOSAIC Microbiome Platform in collaboration with Janssen Research & Development, LLC and its Janssen Human Microbiome Institute (JHMI).

06/27/2017 - LifeNome Launches Six New DNA-based Personalized Wellness Apps in Sequencing.com's App Store

Sequencing.com, the world's largest marketplace for DNA-powered apps, and LifeNome Inc., a DNA-based wellness AI company, have announced that LifeNome's innovative apps are now available in Sequencing.com's App Store for DNA.

06/27/2017 - SeraCare announces QC software enhancements for higher confidence in NGS assay performance

SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of iQ™ NGS QC Management v2. iQ NGS QC Management software provides clinical NGS labs the tools and analytics necessary to easily assess, maintain, and demonstrate assay performance

06/27/2017 - ChemicalInfo Announces Joint Partnership with MOLBASE.COM

ChemicalInfo, providers of the most comprehensive online databases for chemical and pharmaceutical companies and those who do business with them, jointly announces a partnership with MOLBASE.COM, the world's leading chemical B2B platform, serving the global chemical, pharmaceutical, new materials and other industries.

06/26/2017 - Genomics England Adopts Illumina’s BaseSpace Variant Interpreter for Cancer

Illumina, Inc. and Genomics England announced today that Illumina is the primary variant interpretation and reporting software vendor for tumor and matched normal samples characterized as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

06/21/2017 - Swedish healthcare provider selects Sectra’s digital pathology solution for primary diagnostics

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Västernorrland County Council, in Sweden, orders Sectra’s solution for storing and reviewing digital pathology images.

06/19/2017 - New Imaging Systems Simplify Image Acquisition and Analysis for Life Science Applications

Life science researchers now have an easier method to capture images and analyzing data from protein and nucleic acid gels and western blots with the introduction of the Invitrogen iBright Imaging Systems. With a streamlined interface and workflows, the new systems from Thermo Fisher Scientific are user intuitive and require minimal training while enabling the sensitive detection of proteins and nucleic acids.
 Upcoming Webcasts

SEPTEMBER 4 - 8, 2017: Pharma IQ’s SmartLab Academy

Five days of pharmaceutical industry experts and thought leaders sharing their knowledge and insights online. Pharma IQ’s SmartLab Academy is an online series featuring live interactive webinars, whitepapers, reports, podcasts, articles and interviews all focused on digital excellence within the laboratory.
 Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 19 - 21, 2017: 16th Annual Laboratory Informatics

The 16th annual Laboratory Informatics Forum 2017 is designed to help you maximise the potential of your informatics software with case studies on streamlining LIMS processes, designing R&D facilities towards lab automation and a pre conference focus day designed to ensure your data is validated and inspection ready!

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2017: Cyber Security for Healthcare

IQPC’s Cyber Security for Healthcare Exchange: Encouraging Engagement, Innovation and Value-Focused Services While Maintaining Privacy, Security and Regulatory Requirements

AUGUST 28 - 30, 2017 Cannabis Science Conference

Cannabis Science Conference is the world's largest cannabis science expo. This conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. This annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science.

AUGUST 21 - 25, 2017: Bioprocessing Summit 2017

The Bioprocessing Summit convenes more than 1,000 international bioprocess professionals to share practical solutions for today's bioprocess challenges. Now in its ninth year, the event has grown to include 18 distinct conferences with weeklong programming.

AUGUST 15 - 18, 2017: Next Generation Dx Summit

Next Generation Dx Summit convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for valuable networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy.

JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2017: 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

The AACC Annual Scientific Meeting offers 5 days packed with opportunities to learn about exciting science from July 30–August 3. Plenary sessions feature the latest research on CRISPR and the future of genome engineering, the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance, treating substance abuse and addiction, preserving fertility in cancer patients, and new frontiers in genomic sequencing.
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