November 29, 2017      
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

 Volume 15, Issue 45


In This Issue

 Webcast Focus

DECEMBER 6, 2017, 2:00 PM EST: CSols and LabVantage: Defining the Value of Integrating Instruments

In one hour, learn how to realize the benefits of instrument integration with your LabVantage LIMS. Join our group of experts as we discuss LIMS instrument integration approaches and techniques. Understand how you can start on the path to improved quality and productivity in your laboratory now!

NOVEMBER 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST: A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work Part 2

When you are considering lab informatics and automation projects, someone is going to ask “what is the return on the investment you’re asking for?”. How do you answer them? That is the purpose of this webinar, the second in this series entitled A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work.
 Event Focus

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

In the face of enormous R&D costs, it’s more important than ever to leverage every advantage the smart use of data has to offer. The 14th Lab Informatics Summit will help you seamlessly implement internal change management strategies and maximize strong external vendor partnership. Bringing together informatics experts from Pistoia Alliance, Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Pfizer, and more, this summit will facilitate actionable discussions and innovative solutions to push your pipeline to fruition.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification: It’s a Big Deal

Virtually every corner of our life is touched by ISO standards. What began as a method for standardizing weights and measures has evolved into both a philosophy and a series of processes that maintain quality in just about everything we encounter on a day to day basis. Our health and safety, the food we eat, the cars we drive, the toys our children play with, the medical devices at the local hospital, the environment around us — they are all impacted in one way or another by the governing principle behind ISO: maintaining the reliability and efficiency of products and services in our lives.

Improving the Efficiency of Cannabis Testing Laboratories using Affordable Cloud-based Lab Information Management System (LIMS)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a flowering plant indigenous to Central and South Asia. The plant has been valued since ancient times for its psychoactive, medicinal, and fibrous properties. With the increasing legalization of both recreational and medical cannabis, there is a need for robust and reliable cannabis analytical testing to ensure consumer safety and potency.

Easy scheduling of LIMS activities with Matrix Scheduler

Matrix Scheduler is an optional module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics. Users can automatically schedule reports, worklists, registration of samples and more. In this way activities can be managed more efficiently and significant savings in staff time can be made.

SAP QM vs. LIMS: What's all the fuss about?

Why is there still such a debate raging between the use and benefits of SAP QM vs. LIMS? Is it a technical issue? A political/control issue? Or is it purely a cost issue? Let’s discuss these points and attempt to determine the true root cause of this debate.
 Recent News

11/29/2017 - CloudLIMS November 2017 Newletter is Out!

CloudLIMS November 2017 Newletter contains information about our latest release, as well as other items of interest.

11/21/2017 - LabKey Server v17.3

We are excited to announce the release of LabKey Server v17.3! This release marks the launch of our newly redesigned user interface and includes a wide variety of other key feature and security enhancements.

11/17/2017 - Roche to acquire Viewics, Inc. to provide data-driven lab business analytics and add further digital capabilities along the laboratory value chain

Roche today announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics.

11/17/2017 - Cirdan wins major new contract in Australia

Cirdan has won a major contract with Northern Health in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth nearly £1m.

11/17/2017 - Sunquest Information Systems Partners with NGS Clinical Interpretation Leader, N-of-One

CellNetix, an anatomic pathology laboratory delivering genetic testing services, is working with Sunquest and N-of-One to expand and scale its delivery of excellence in molecular pathology.

11/16/2017 - Edico Genome Announces New Offering: Comprehensive Clinical Genomics Information System

Accelerated end-to-end solution enables clinical labs to rapidly develop and validate sequencing-based laboratory developed tests

11/15/2017 - Medidata Selected by ICON to Evolve Image Management and Accelerate Research Goals for Sponsors and Sites During Clinical Trials

Medidata provider of cloud-based solutions and data analytics for clinical research, and ICON, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced a new collaboration to enhance the management of medical imaging during drug development research.

11/15/2017 - FARO® Announces Acquisition of Dustin Forensics

FARO® announces the acquisition of Dustin Forensics, a digital forensic animation firm based in Adairsville, Georgia. The acquisition of a world-renowned forensics services firm represents the logical next step in actualizing the FARO® vertical business growth strategy.
 Bid / RFP / RFI Opportunities

DUE DECEMBER 15, 2017: Request for Proposal - Laboratory Information Management System

Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017: Sources Sought/Request for Informtation: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

DEA has a need to procure a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) tool product for the DEA Laboratories that would modernize, streamline and manage the cradle-to-grave activities of drug evidence once it is seized by the DEA.

DUE: DECEMBER 1, 2017: Request for Proposals - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The City of San Diego (City), Public Utilities Department (PUD) seeks proposals from qualified laboratory information management system (LIMS) vendors for the procurement of an up-to-date, integrated LIMS for the Environmental Monitoring and Technical Services Division (EMTS) and Transportation & Storm Water Department (TSW).

DUE NOVEMBER 29, 2017: Request for Proposal: Medical Examiner's Office Case Management Solution

The City of Jacksonville, Florida requesting proposals to replace the current Medical Examiner’s Office Access Database with a new Electronic Medical Examiner’s Case Management System.
 Upcoming Webcasts

November 28, 2017 to December 19, 2017: STACS DNA Webinar Series Shows How Forensic DNA Casework Labs Save Time and Improve Quality with STACS®

 Upcoming Events

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

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