October 18, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 40


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

OCTOBER 26, 2017, 1:30PM EDT / 5:30 UTC: Webinar “A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work Part 1”

This webinar series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the webinar material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017, 2:00PM EDT/6:00PM UTC LIMS/ELN/LES: Uses, Overlaps, & Benefits

In one hour, learn the benefits and use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES), and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN). An informatics expert will discuss the specific uses and benefits of each application type. The webinar will also review the convergence of functionality that is taking place in this space as well as why an integrated multi-system solution may work best in your lab, department, or organization.
 Journal Focus

10/11/2017 - LiMS Journal Fall 2017 Edition released

Lots of great open access informatics journal articles collected from a wide range of peer reviewed journals. There are some very interesting papers in this quarter's edition. Please check it out and start a discussion about any of the topics in this edition.

Drive Data Sharing, Collaborative Research Among the Network of Biobanks Using Cloud

Biobanks play a pivotal role in biomedical research. To facilitate research for improving the health and welfare of individuals, communities and population, sharing of biospecimens along with health-related data among the collaborators is crucial.

Remote LIMS Work: Working Smarter

Have you considered the positives of remote consultants? Are you concerned about not having “face time”? In this blog post, we’ll address some of your concerns and also look at the value remote consultants can provide.

Why build your own?

I was recently at a conference and spoke to a small municipal laboratory prospect that had suddenly gone quiet about a year ago. In speaking with the laboratory manager, she told me they had purchased a modular LIMS and were “building it to be their own!”
 Recent News

10/18/2017 - iPlanner Module For Matrix Gemini LIMS Allows Optimisation Of Laboratory Instrument Usage

Matrix iPlanner is an optional module for Matrix Gemini LIMS that optimises laboratory instrument usage by taking into consideration the booking of pre-requisite tests, the test order, sample availability dates, available instruments and their capacities. Matrix iPlanner is another example of how Autoscribe Informatics has enhanced the Matrix Gemini LIMS to further facilitate laboratory management and automation.

10/18/2017 - Abbott Informatics announces the launch of the latest STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution 11.0

Abbott Informatics launched STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing (QM) Solution 11.0, the latest version of its leading laboratory information management system (LIMS) platform for the global manufacturing industry. The new release includes upgrades and enhancements that will boost performance throughout the manufacturing lifecycle, make regulatory compliance more seamless, and improve cyber security.

10/17/2017 - Phosphorus Announces Launch of Genetic Testing SaaS Platform, Elements

The company's HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based software suite is an end-to-end solution for in-house genetic testing that provides complete administrative functionality through all stages of the clinical workflow.

10/16/2017 - Pilgrim Quality Solutions & The Knowledge Group to Wrap Up Risk Management Webinar Series for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced the final presentation in a panel format series hosted by The Knowledge Group, on current risk- and compliance-centric trends impacting quality processes within the Pharmaceutical industry.

10/12/2017 - PSSC Labs Partners with Biosoft Integrators to Debut Specialized Genetic Research Cluster at ASHG 2017

High functioning PowerWulf Bio Titanium Cluster provides unique turn-key solution for genetic research

10/12/2017 - Riffyn Introduces First-of-Kind Scientific Development Environment to Address $100B of Lost Productivity in Scientific R&D

Riffyn, a global provider of R&D software, announced the release of its pioneering Scientific Development Environment (SDE). The Riffyn SDE is a cloud-based application designed to reduce experimental error and speed R&D in the biopharmaceutical, industrial biotech and food industries.

10/11/2017 - LabVantage Is First to Launch Compliant-Ready LIMS Addressing FDA Draft Guidance on Data Integrity

LabVantage Solutions, the leading provider of laboratory informatics solutions and services, announces the release of LabVantage 8.3, the newest version of its powerful LIMS software and first GxP-compliant solution for data integrity and auditing, to help drug manufacturers conform to the FDA draft guidance on "Data Integrity and Compliance with CGMP."

10/11/2017 - SystemOne Introduces Aspect Reporter™ at Union Conference

Dramatically Accelerates Time to Result from Centralized Lab and Cuts Time to Treatment

10/11/2017 - Scientists Use Machine Learning to Translate 'Hidden' Information that Reveals Chemistry in Action

New method allows on-the-fly analysis of how catalysts change during reactions, providing crucial information for improving performance
 Upcoming Webcasts

NOVEMBER 21, 2017, 16:00 (GMT +01:00): Stop Drowning in Paper! How Laboratory Information Management Systems Can Aid in your Data Integrity

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT/8:00 PM UTC: Proscia Hosts Webinar on Digital Pathology Adoption Best Practices

 Upcoming Events

JANUARY 24-26, 2018: 15th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography and Separation Technology

DECEMBER 4-6, 2017: 14th Laboratory Informatics Summit

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, 2017: Biosimilars Europe Congress 2017

NOVEMBER 16 - 18, 2017: Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2017 Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 1 - 2, 2017: Lab Innovations 2017

OCTOBER 17 - 21, 2017: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG

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