July 12, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 26


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics: Summer 2017 Edition

LiMSwiki has just released the the latest LIMS and Lab Informatics Buyer's Guide. 
This guide originally started in 2011 with 15 LIMS/LI vendors that included pricing for those vendors. Today's edition has over 50 vendors including pricing and links to video demonstrations of their products. Also, there are comprehensive chapters to cover LIMS requirements and other educational information that is valuable for those seeking to learn more about LIMS in general.

 Webcast Focus

AUGUST 23, 2017, 2:00PM EST/6:00PM UST: ELN Implementations - Why they Fail to Realize their Full Potential

NEW DATE: Join us for this one hour, complimentary webinar in which we examine the reasons why ELNs fail to realize their full potential and what can be done to improve your chances of success.

Cloud Technology to Enable and Accelerate Clinical Data Management in Biobanking

Clinical research and pathology laboratories need to expedite research in order to provide better, faster and innovative treatments to patients. To achieve this objective, efficient clinical data management solutions are required that can minimize the time taken for patient care biobanking, and for drug research—including development and commercialization.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE JULY 21, 2017 5:00 PM 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.

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.
 Recent News

07/11/2017 - 13th Pharmacovigilance 2017 - “Ensuring safer drugs to market by analyzing latest developments in pharmacovigilance, drug safety and risk management”

27th & 28th September 2017, Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare, USA13th Pharmacovigilance 2017 will bring together top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and regulatory representatives under one roof that will address the key issues of the industry.

07/11/2017 - Innovation in Quality Assurance: New Sysmex BeyondCareSMQuality Monitor

Sysmex America, Inc., a leading provider of automated hematology and urinalysis diagnostic testing equipment as well as middleware information systems technology, today announced its latest innovation: a way to make quality assurance easier and more risk free than manual quality control processes.

07/06/2017 - USAMRIID Deploys Instem Software to Support Development of Biodefense Solutions

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, announced today that the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has acquired additional NOTOCORD software solutions to expand Safety Pharmacology testing processes at its facility in Frederick, MD.

06/30/2017 - Analytik Jena Sells AJ Blomesystem

Analytik Jena AG is selling all of its shares in AJ Blomesystem GmbH to the GUS Group. The sale of the previously wholly owned subsidiary and provider of comprehensive laboratory software management and information systems (LIMS) results from the strategic orientation of Analytik Jena AG, which will focus on its core business of lab analysis in the future.

06/30/2017 - New LIBS Software Provides Simple, Powerful Analysis with Graphical Approach

Flash Photonics is pleased to be distributing AtomAnalyzer(TM) software, which combines an intitive interface with advanced chemometrics for LIBS analysis

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.
 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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