August 14, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 33


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

08/21/2019 - Webinar: STARLIMS ELN: Taking your lab to the next level

09/10/2019 - Webinar: What's new in laboratory informatics

09/12/2019 - Astrix Webinar – Digital Data Strategy for the Lab

 Featured Books

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Journal Articles

Next steps for access to safe, secure DNA synthesis

Where do technology, security, and the DNA synthesis market intersect? Most notably is the need for minimizing biological risks and maximizing the safety and security of DNA synthesis practices around the world. Diggans and Leproust of Twist Bioscience highlight this major intersection and discuss what they and the International Gene Synthesis Consortium (IGSC) view as the most important aspects of DNA synthesis to address in order to mitigate risks and improve global safety and security. Using the IGSC's Harmonized Screening Protocol as a base, the authors provide background on the subject and address current industry best practices and how they could be improved using cybersecurity and strong software testing methodologies. They also address how research funding priorities should be addressed to build and maintain databases, reduce risks, and "democratize access to sequence screening." The authors conclude that a multi-faceted approach of practices such as "red teaming," stronger investments in screening—particularly with oligonucleotide pools—and stronger efforts to "teach and promote the evaluation of the security implications of new synthetic biology techniques or materials" to practicing synthetic biologists will yield positive results for the future of DNA synthesis.

Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

This is a Microsoft-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced six-week course is designed to help learners "learn how to deploy, design, and load data using Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average two to three hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins July 16.
 Featured Discussions


08/02/2019 - Does your calibration management software allow you to define your own measurement uncertainty formula?

08/01/2019 - Technical Highlights Software testing



Conforming to TGO 93 Standards with QLIMS

Enhancing Data Integrity in Clinical Research with Blockchain Technology

Toxicology Billing Today – What Labs Should Verify About Billing Services.


08/14/2019 - Funded By FDA, C-Path And NORD To Launch Rare Disease Data Analytics Platform

08/14/2019 - NetDirector Cloud-Based PDF to DICOM Conversion is Live with American Health Imaging and Continues to Expand

08/14/2019 - MilliporeSigma Acquires BSSN Software to Accelerate Customers’ Digital Transformation in the Lab

08/14/2019 - GraphPad Software Acquires SnapGene, Forms Insightful Science

08/07/2019 - 15th Laboratory Informatics Summit Announced

 Upcoming Trade Events

08/23/2019 - Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) 2019

09/04/2019 - Cannabis Science Conference

09/06/2019 - Southern Hemp Expo

09/08/2019 - Computing in Cardiology 2019

09/14/2019 - New Jersey Cannabis Convention

09/15/2019 - International Cannabis Business Conference - Vancouver

09/19/2019 - India Lab Expo

09/23/2019 - CannMed 2019

10/30/2019 - Lab Innovations 2019

11/07/2019 - NGS & Clinical Diagnostics Congress 2019

 Bid Opportunities

08/21/2019 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Illinois Department of Public Health

08/23/2019 - Request for Proposal: Ohio Department of Health Laboratory Information Management System

08/26/2019 - Sources Sought: LIMS software programming and management services

08/30/2019 - Request for Proposals: Forensic Laboratory Case Management System (Manual Bids Only)

09/03/2019 - Solicitation of Interest: Forensic Evidence Tracking Software, Ancillary Equipment and Services

09/06/2019 - Request for Information: Maintenance and Support Service for OMH Clinical Laboratory Information Systems

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
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BioDot, Inc.
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