August 02, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 29


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

AUGUST 23, 2017, 2:00PM EST/6:00PM UTC: 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.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 2017, 1:00PM EDT/5:00 UTC: Astrix Webinar – When to upgrade SampleManager LIMS – The critical factors

Astrix Technology is hosting a live webinar on Wednesday, August 30th at 1PM US EST for existing SampleManager LIMS users. For SampleManager customers, the decision to upgrade is often fraught with uncertainty: Should we upgrade? What is the cost-benefit analysis? Is the timing right now or should we wait? Learn from the experts at Astrix Technology Group about best practices for making the right decision for your organization.
 Event Focus

STEPMBER 27 - 28, 2017: 13th Pharmacovigilance 2017

13th Pharmacovigilance 2017 will bring together top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and regulatory representatives under one roof that will address the key issues of the industry. The entire program will cover the detection, analysis and prevention of adverse drug reactions.

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

The 16th annual Laboratory Informatics Summit 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!

Interfacing instruments, data systems, and information systems to LIMS: It can wait!

The benefits are clear, but why is it that interfacing systems and instruments to a LIMS tends to be one of the last things done during a LIMS implementation if it is done at all?

Meeting Modern Data Integrity and Compliance Requirements

Whether you are a drug manufacturer, clinical research organization (CRO) or pharmaceutical R&D company, the accuracy and completeness of data is critical for safe product development, and any breach of data integrity could have serious implications for human health.
 Featured Books

Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance

As the cannabis testing industry grows more and more, so does the need for laboratories to be able to trust a professional LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to ensure accurate and speedy results, reports, regulatory compliance and the many other aspects of data management required.
LabLynx Press is pleased to announce our new book to help Cannabis laboratories with the evaluation and selection of all types of informatics applications for managing cannabis testing and quality assurance.  To download your free copy of the ebook or purchase the print edition, visit:  You can also read the book on-line and discuss content and ask questions within the discussion groups on LiMSforum.

 Recent News

08/02/2017 - Further Expansion For Autoscribe Informatics In US

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and other database management applications, has moved into larger premises in Lakeville Corporate Park, Lakeville, MA. This expansion of the US operation follows a similar move by the UK headquarters of Autoscribe Informatics into bigger offices in December 2017.

08/02/2017 - SLIMS just got better !

Genohm has just released the latest v6.0 version of SLIMS, its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) + Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) platform.

08/01/2017 - New Book "Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance" Released

LabLynx, Inc., announces the publication of its latest book, "Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance," available in hard copy or by free download at

07/31/2017 - Instrumentation Laboratory Launches GEMweb® Plus 500 Custom Connectivity Worldwide

Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the launch of its Customized Connectivity solution, GEMweb Plus 500, to hospitals and hospital networks around the world.

07/31/2017 - IDbyDNA and ARUP Laboratories Announce Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Novel Infectious Disease Testing Using Metagenomics Software

IDbyDNA and ARUP Laboratories announce a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize novel next-generation sequencing (NGS) infectious disease tests that are more comprehensive, more sensitive, and more accurate than conventional tests.

07/28/2017 - Mar-Kov Launches Vittles Food Manufacturing Software Division to Provide Traceability, Inventory, Manufacturing, and Compliance Software to the Food and Beverage Industries

Mar-Kov has launched Vittles Food Manufacturing Software (, a division which will serve the food manufacturing industry. Vittles Food Manufacturing Software to provide focused solution for the food and beverage industry.

07/27/2017 - Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Introduces DxONE™ Clinical Information Management Tools

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics introduces its DxONE information management solutions, an integrated system of technologies and capabilities, designed to ease data access and usability.

07/26/2017 - Adds Robust Multi-analyte Testing Functionality to its Cloud-based LIMS, CloudLIMS Lite, the provider of SaaS laboratory data management solutions, has released a new version of its pay-as-you-go LIMS, CloudLIMS Lite. CloudLIMS Lite is a feature-rich LIMS assisting biobanks, clinical, research and testing laboratories keep track of their biospecimens and testing workflows. The new version is more efficient in facilitating testing and reporting of multiple analytes. This release empowers the sample testing workflows reducing their turnaround times.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE Aug 04, 2017: Request for Proposal - Consultant services for Laboratory Information Management System replacement

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Oakland California - Request for Proposal for a professional services consultant to support EBMUD‘s project to replace its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) by working with laboratory and IT staff to develop the requirements documents.
 Upcoming Webcasts

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1PM EDT: What Does FDA Approval of a Digital Pathology System for Use in Primary Diagnosis Mean for the Pathology Industry?

 Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2017: Cyber Security for Healthcare

SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2017: 3rd World Chemistry Conference

AUGUST 28 - 30, 2017 Cannabis Science Conference

AUGUST 21 - 25, 2017: Bioprocessing Summit 2017

AUGUST 15 - 18, 2017: Next Generation Dx Summit

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

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