October 31, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 44


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars


11/15/2018 - Webinar: Applications for Intelligent Clinical Workflows

11/28/2018 - Adding significant enhancements while maintaining your current STARLIMS implementation

 Journal Articles

Wireless positioning in IoT: A look at current and future trends

In this 2018 paper published in Sensors, e Silva et al. "highlight the importance of positioning features for [internet of things] applications and [provide] means of comparing and evaluating different connectivity protocols in terms of their positioning capabilities." Noting a lack of research on the topic of IoT connectivity solutions and how they are localized and tracked, the researchers present what related work there is on the topic, discuss positioning domains and systems, compare IoT technologies and enablers., and provide several case studies. They conclude "that power-domain positioning currently offers the best trade-off between implementation cost and positioning accuracy for low-power systems."

Implementation and use of cloud-based electronic lab notebook in a bioprocess engineering teaching laboratory

In this 2017 paper published in the Journal of Biological Engineering, Riley et al. of Northwestern University describe their experience with implementing the LabArchives cloud-based electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in their bioprocess engineering laboratory course. The ultimate goal was to train students to use the ELN during the course, meanwhile promoting proper electronic record keeping practices, including good documentation practices and data integrity practices. They concluded that not only was the ELN training successful and useful but also that through the use of the ELN and its audit trail features, "a true historical record of the lab course" could be maintained so as to improve future attempts to integrate the ELN into laboratory training.
 Featured Books

I Dream of IoT

 Featured Discussions

10/31/2018 - LIMS that are SAML or OIDC Complaint

10/26/2018 - Computerised System Periodic Review

10/11/2018 - ISO 17025- 7.8.4 Specific requirements for calibration certificates

10/10/2018 - IOT application in Laboratory

09/29/2018 - Archive CDS data from empower


How Business Process Analysis Can Benefit Your Lab Informatics Project

A LIMS is an Investment, not a Financial Drain

Saving Costs with LIMS

Keeping Track of Biosamples


10/31/2018 - Autoscribe Informatics Releases Advanced AQC and Multi-Sample Visualization

10/31/2018 - LIMS For Contract Laboratories

10/31/2018 - ACD/Labs® Releases Updates to its Foundational Spectrus® and Percepta® Platforms

10/31/2018 - LabCorp Enables Health Records on iPhone

10/31/2018 - Cyrus Biotechnology and OpenEye Scientific Software Announce Collaboration and Cheminformatics Integration to Expedite New Drug Design and Development with Cyrus Bench Platform

10/31/2018 - Rheonix Announces Launch of NGS OnePrep™ Automated DNA Extraction and Library Preparation Solution

 Upcoming Trade Events

11/08/2018 - NGS & Clinical Diagnostics Congress 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

02/11/2019 - HIMSS 2019

03/02/2019 - SLAS2019

03/14/2019 - Laborama 2019

03/17/2019 - Pittcon

03/26/2019 - Forum LABO Paris

 Bid Opportunities

11/05/2018 - RFP: Laboratory Information Management System

Solicitation Title: RFP: Laboratory Information Management System Number: Laboratory Information Management System Bids Due: 11/05/2018 4:00:00 PM Eastern The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority  is seeking to upgrade or purchase a new LIMS as part of an ongoing program to improve the quality and efficiency of its lab testing services operation. 

11/06/2018 - Request for Proposal: Medical Examiner Laboratory Information Management System

11/13/2018 - Forensic Case Management System - OT18204

The West Virginia Office of Technology is soliciting bids to establish a contract for a digital forensic case management system and on-premise support services. Solicitation: ISC1900000008 Closing Date: 11/13/18 2:30 PM EST

11/14/2018 - Project Tender: COTS Laboratory Information Management Solution

11/15/2018 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System and Hardware

11/27/2018 - Sugar Land Lab Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Upgrade

Solicitation ID: 582-18-82488 Response Due Date: 11/27/2018 Response Due Time: 2:00 PM Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice Solicitation Posting Date: 10/23/2018 Solicitation Description: To provide an analysis of the lab processes and to upgrade the Sugar Land Laboratory’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) including software and hardware upgrades. Specifically, this includes an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) system to allow for a more automated environment and reduce the Lab’s paper-based process. The ELN must be able to replace paper bench sheets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and allow for the design and configuration of electronic forms. The ELN must integrate with the current laboratory information management system (LIMS) platform (Labworks). The work under this Contract must be completed no later than August 31, 2019. http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/582-18-82488
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