January 10, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Featured Discussions

01/06/2018 - Accrediation based on test or method

01/05/2018 - What are the top cyber security threats to watch out for in 2018?

01/03/2018 - Auld Lang Sigh: Medical Device Tax returns

01/02/2018 - Medical Marijuana Training Event To Educate People Interested In Working In Industry

12/24/2017 - Please help me to know the basic difference between ISO 17025 :2005 and ISO17025:2017


Does your lab use #Slack? Many folks say it is a game changer for them.

Below is a discussion that I recently posted on Linkedin.  If you use #Slack or are considering it within your work environment, you will want to check out this lively discussion:

More LIMS Myths - Busted

One of our past blogs entitled “Top 5 LIMS and LIMS Consulting Myths – Busted!” was met with great enthusiasm.  Interestingly, several of the comments on this blog pointed out other LIMS myths and misconceptions.  After reviewing these and taking stock with several of my fellow lab informatics aficionados, we have decided to revisit this topic and present here several more LIMS myths that deserve public busting.

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.

01/10/2018 - World's First DNA-Based Traceability System Delivered To Secure Fertilizer Production

01/10/2018 - New Mobile Apps, Dashboard and Introducing Data Sources in the STARLIMS Content Library

01/10/2018 - Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina Sign Agreement to Provide Research Market Broader Access to Ion AmpliSeq Technology

 Upcoming Webinars

01/18/2018 - A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 3: Technology Planning & Education

The first webinar in this series introduced the subject of laboratory informatics, comparing the use of ELN, LIMS, LES, SDMS and instrument data systems in different laboratory settings. The second looked at how you can evaluate the Return on Investment in those technologies. The next session - Webinar 3 - will look at technology planning and education, and more specifically, how you can gain the benefits expected from your investment in informatics technologies. Effective planning, by people with a good understanding of laboratory technologies, is one of the key points in successfully applying informatics technologies to laboratory work. Most failures can be traced back to insufficient planning efforts.

01/25/2018 - Astrix Webinar – Ensuring the Success of Your Informatics Projects with Business Process Analysis

In order to remain competitive, modern scientific enterprises are facing increased pressure to improve operational efficiency, enhance innovation and reduce compliance risk. From system requirements to system design, companies are using workflow analysis to reduce the cost of their projects, optimize project design, and align project outcomes with business goals. In this webinar, we will focus on the specific application of business process analysis for the purpose of analyzing current (AS-IS) states and the development of future (TO-BE) state models that focus on process improvement, whether augmented by technology or not, and we will describe the discrete steps required to transform future state workflow diagrams into optimized plans for identifying requirements that are laser-focused on specific business needs.

01/26/2018 - Webinar: Key Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Next LIMS

Upgrading your LIMS or buying one for the first time? This webinar will provide you with essential questions you need to ask yourself and LIMS vendors to ensure your LIMS project is a success.
 Upcoming Trade Events

02/03/2018 - SLAS2018

02/22/2018 - Software Design for Medical Devices Europe

02/26/2018 - Pittcon

03/05/2018 - HIMSS 2018

 Bid Opportunities

01/15/2018 - Request for Quote: Laboratory Services

01/16/2018 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Analysis of Equine and Greyhound Blood and Urine Samples

01/18/2018 - Invitation to Bid: As-Needed Laboratory Analytical Services

01/25/2018 - Request for Proposal: Biomonitoring & Analytical Water Testing

01/31/2018 - Pre-solicitation Notice: Laboratory Testing Services

01/31/2018 - Request for Information: Laboratory Capabilities to Conduct Material and Component Level Tests on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Specimens from Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles

02/02/2018 - Request for Proposal: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Laboratory Services

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems
Astrix Technology Group

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