September 13, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 35


In This Issue

 Featured Journal Article

Electronic laboratory notebooks in a public–private partnership

This report shares the experience during selection, implementation and maintenance phases of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in a public–private partnership project and comments on users' feedback. In particular, we address which time constraints for roll-out of an ELN exist in granted projects and which benefits and/or restrictions come with out-of-the-box solutions. We discuss several options for the implementation of support functions and potential advantages of open-access solutions.  Click Here to read the full journal article
 Webcast Focus

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017, 2:00 EDT/6:00 UTC LIMS Renewal: Upgrade or Buy New?

Join us for a one hour webinar where we will explore strategies and methodologies that your organization should employ before making a decision on whether to upgrade your current LIMS or look for a new lab informatics solution.
 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!

SEPTEMBER 10 - 15, 2017: LabVantage Customer Training and Education Conference (CTEC) 2017

CTEC is a great opportunity to learn, meet colleagues from other companies and to have fun: See what’s new in LabVantage so you can plan your upgrades; Explore the future of LabVantage so you know what to anticipate; Learn best practices from the experts so you can optimize your processes; Influence the direction of LabVantage by providing feedback; Get trained to get the most out of LabVantage; Meet other customers to learn from their experiences; Speak with the LabVantage team for consultation

How to Meet Cannabis Testing Standards and Regulatory Requirements with LIMS

Watch the video or to download the presentation slides of this complimentary recorded webinar that delves into the current challenges of cannabis testing laboratories and how a LIMS plays an important role in effectively addressing these challenges. The webinar highlighted the market potential of the cannabis industry and role of LIMS in ensuring quality assurance and in meeting regulatory requirements.

Data Integrity in FDA-Regulated Laboratories

Verification of data integrity is a critical part of the FDA’s mission to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. As such, the FDA’s expectation is that all data which is submitted to the Agency is both reliable and accurate...

Accelerating Clinical Research Using Cloud Technology

With the aim of helping individuals overcome health issues, clinical research is an important field where doctors, drug experts and biologists work together to unravel the causative factors and suitable treatment plans for the most critical health problems.

LIMS Upgrade Project - Letter to Self

It has been a long road but the LIMS upgrade is finally complete, up and running, and validated. As I look back on this journey, I wish that I knew then what I know now.
 Recent News

09/13/2017 - Institute of Pathology Heidelberg Joins Thermo Fisher Scientific Center of Excellence Program to Drive Oncology Companion Diagnostic Development in Europe

Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed an agreement with the Institute of Pathology Heidelberg (IPH) to establish its Center of Molecular Pathology at Heidelberg University Hospital as the newest member of the Next Generation Sequencing Companion Dx Center of Excellence Program (COEP)

09/13/2017 - Utah Department of Health Selects Newborn Screening Software from STACS DNA and OZ Systems

The Utah Department of Health has chosen OZ Newborn Screening Suite, an end-to-end newborn screening (NBS) system from OZ Systems and STACS DNA, for the Utah Newborn Screening Program. The OZ Newborn Screening Suite will reduce delays between specimen collection at hospitals and delivery to the state laboratory, and will improve data quality and sharing to prevent the loss of newborn life through early detection of treatable conditions.

09/12/2017 - Invicro Acquires Imanova to Expand Global Imaging Capabilities

Combined business delivers world-leading imaging capabilities to drive improved decision-making from early drug discovery to late-phase clinical development.

09/12/2017 - iMDsoft Adds Mobile Front End for the MetaVision Clinical Information System

iMDsoft®, a leader in clinical information systems, announced that MetaVision® now offers a mobile front end.

09/06/2017 - Matrix Gemini LIMS Configurability Provides Unparalleled Flexibility

Booth H4, Lab Innovations 2017 NEC, Birmingham, UK, 1 - 2 November 2017. Visitors to Booth H4 will be able to see how the built-in configuration tools in Autoscribe Informatics’ Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) allow the software to be readily configured for any type of laboratory.

09/06/2017 - The Summer has been busy at Genohm!

It’s been a great summer for all of us. The community of clients using SLIMS, our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) + Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) platform keeps growing more and more. Today we announce the signing of several new clients. They are located in different countries and they differ in sizes and sectors of activity.

09/06/2017 - Genohm is Hiring!

Genohm is looking for two Lead Software Engineers to strengthen its team in Ghent, BE; and Application Engineers to strengthen its team in Ghent, BE.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE SEPTEMER 19, 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).
 Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, 2017: Biosimilars Europe Congress 2017

NOVEMBER 1 - 2, 2017: Lab Innovations 2017

SEPTEMBER 25 - 29, 2017: 15th Annual Global Forum - Temperature Controlled Life Science Supply Chains

SEPTEMBER 25 - 29, 2017: 15th Annual Discovery on Target

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2017: Cyber Security for Healthcare

SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2017: Global Biobank Week 2017

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