August 23, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 32


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

SEPTEMBER 6, 2017, 1:30PM EDT/5:30PM UTC: Webinar - LIMS for the Cannabis QA Testing Laboratory

The LiMSforum will be holding an hour long educational webinar on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 where we will be discussing the Cannabis laboratory business and the use and application of LIMS to the Cannabis lab. Here is the link to the webinar:

If you are in the cannabis testing business or want to learn more about the application of LIMS to the cannabis lab, please join us for the this very important and educational webinar.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 9:00AM PDT/4:00PM GMT: How to Meet Cannabis Testing Standards and Regulatory Requirements with LIMS

This webinar provides insights on how a LIMS can help cannabis testing laboratories manage multi-analyte tests and test Chain of Custody (CoC), automate complete testing workflows, and meet quality standards and regulatory compliance seamlessly.

Wed, Aug 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM UTC: When to Upgrade SampleManager LIMS: The Critical Factors

Join Astrix Technology Group for a live webinar on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT as we detail the critical factors for when to consider a SampleManager upgrade.

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.
 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!

3 Areas a LES Can Drive Cost Savings

A Laboratory Execution System (LES) can minimize costs while maximizing quality.

Electronic lab notebooks: Can they replace paper?

Despite the increasingly digital nature of society, there are some areas of research that remain firmly rooted in the past; in this case the laboratory notebook, the last remaining paper component of an experiment. Countless electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) have been created in an attempt to digitize record keeping processes in the lab, but none of them have become a "key player" in the ELN market, due to the many adoption barriers that have been identified in previous research and further explored in the user studies presented here.

What the FDA’s Quality Metrics Reporting Program Means for Your Lab

 Recent News

08/22/2017 - Brooks Automation Announces the Acquisition of Software Assets from RURO, Inc.

Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS), announced today that it has acquired certain assets from RURO, Inc., based in Frederick, MD. These assets include the FreezerPro® web-based software which enables access to information on stored samples from any location on any device.

08/22/2017 - Sunquest Information Systems Announces the General Availability of Sunquest Mitogen™: Molecular LIMS and Genetic Analysis for Laboratories

Sunquest Information Systems announces a new world-class, comprehensive, and flexible platform to simplify and streamline molecular diagnostics laboratory management and genetic analysis and reporting for precision medicine - from wet lab to dry lab

08/22/2017 - New Mountain Capital Completes Investment in Sparta Systems

Partnership To Fund Leading Quality Management Software Provider During Its Next Stage Of Accelerated Growth.

08/21/2017 - CAP releases 2017 laboratory accreditation checklists with detailed requirements to improve laboratory quality

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released on August 21, 2017, the 2017 edition of its Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists. The checklists contain approximately 3,000 requirements that are used during laboratory accreditation inspections to help laboratories stay in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.

08/16/2017 - ACD/Labs Collaboration Provides NMR Data to Brazilian Biodiversity Natural Products Database

The NuBBE database (NuBBEDB) has been expanded to include predicted NMR data from ACD/Labs in support of research for the development of new drugs from natural products and sustainability of Brazilian biodiversity
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE SEPTEMBER 8, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Texas A&M AgriLife Purchasing, on behalf of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL), seeks sealed proposals to establish a contract for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in accordance with the specifications contained in the attached Request For Proposal (RFP) and supporting documents.

DUE SEPTEMBER 11, 2017: Solicitation for Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Consultant Support

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Consultant Support to the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

DUE SEPTEMER 5, 2017: Request for Proposal - Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Software for Meat and Dairy Inspection

Agriculture and Forestry, the Food Safety Branch (FSB), Alberta, Canada has a requirement for the supply of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software for meat and dairy inspection, inspection and investigation of facilities, licensing, inspector time and data collection software solution for billing purposes (AgFoodSafety system).

DUE AUGUST 29, 2017: Solicitation - Whole Genome Sequencing

US Department of Veteran Affairs/Veterans Health Administration: The VHA Million Veteran Program requires the services of High-throughput human whole genome sequencing.
 Upcoming Webcasts

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

 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

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