May 5, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2020 Edition

 Featured Content

05/05/2020 - Strategies for Surviving an FDA Audit

As part of its mission to ensure public safety, the FDA inspects manufacturers or processors of FDA-regulated products to verify that they comply with relevant regulations. The FDA also inspects facilities that conduct clinical trials with humans and laboratories that conduct studies with animals or microorganisms when these studies are used to apply for FDA approval of a medical product. A typical inspection can last for 2-3 days and involves a number of key steps that you should be aware of.

05/05/2020 - Introducing STARLIMS Technology Platform V12

Abbott Informatics is proud to announce the availability of the STARLIMS Technology Platform v12. This milestone in the evolution of the Technology Platform (TP) brings numerous enhancements and fixes that will help with the proper operation and maintenance of your STARLIMS system.

05/05/2020 - Autoscribe Integrates Field Sample Planning and Scheduling Management

Bringing new levels of field sampling optimization, compliance and field data collection, Autoscribe Informatics has announced the integration of Trilogy TAPS sample planning and scheduling management software with its Matrix Gemini configurable laboratory information management system (LIMS). Integration of field data collection and laboratory activities is especially useful in water, environmental, waste and similar industries.

05/05/2020 - CSV to CSA: A Paradigm Shift in Computerized Systems’ Approaches – or not?

No more validation. CSV is a thing of the past. These are just some of the attention-grabbing headlines I’ve seen in various blogs and LinkedIn posts over the last 12 months about Computer System Assurance (CSA), and the reality couldn’t be more different. The U.S. FDA originally targeted their Case for Quality initiative (2011) at improving medical device quality and usability for patient safety. More recently, FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health has sponsored an industry pilot team1 under the CSA title to improve Computer System Validation (CSV) approaches, as the existing practices were identified as a barrier to the adoption of new technologies. But, really, how much difference can there be between Validation and Assurance?

05/05/2020 - Benchling Launches Integrated Analytics Solution to Accelerate Life Science R&D

Benchling, the leading life sciences R&D cloud, today announced the launch of Benchling Insights, a new solution that gives life sciences companies the ability to query, visualize and collaborate around high quality, structured data that resides on the platform. Benchling Insights delivers a 360-degree view of scientific programs and operations to drive faster, more informed decision-making.
 Journal Articles

04/27/2020 - Epidemiological data challenges: Planning for a more robust future through data standards

This week we turn back the clock a couple of years to 2018, when Fairchild et al.published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health their analysis of the challenges of epidemiological data reporting. With the march of COVID-19 today, their analysis and advice holds even more relevant today. In their paper, Fairchild et al. first introduced the state of epidemiological data reporting, particularly on the internet. They then discussed the three challenges that affect such reporting: user interface, data format, and data reporting issues. They concluded with nine clear best practices that should be followed when managing epidemiological data for release to the public. They imagined a scenario of a standardized platform adopted worldwide, "where global data could be easily collected without the challenges we currently face. This would in turn streamline epidemiological and public health analysis, modeling, and informatics, resulting in better public health decision-making capabilities."
 Upcoming Webinars

05/14/2020 - Webinar: The Flexible Scope of LIMS in Today’s Manufacturing Operations

05/20/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best LIMS for Your Organization

05/20/2020 - Webinar: How To Approach An Upgrade For SampleManager LIMS V12.2

05/28/2020 - Complete Your R&D Transformation with Intelligent Sample Traceability

 Other News

04/28/2020 - Proscia® Offers Concentriq® Digital Pathology Software for Remote Use in Clinical Practice in the United States

04/21/2020 - Eurofins Genomics U.S. launches new SARS-CoV-2 plasmid DNA controls and increases its capacity to produce probes and primers, all of which being key components of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing

04/21/2020 - Illumina Makes Software Toolkit Available Free of Charge to Support Worldwide Efforts to Combat COVID-19

 Bid Opportunities

05/12/2020 - Request for Bids: Laboratory Information System (LIS) for UW Veterinary Care

05/26/2020 - Invitation for Bids: Medical Examiners Forensic Laboratory Analysis

06/01/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

06/12/2020 - Request for Proposals: Clinic and Long-Term Care Facility Laboratory Services

06/29/2020 - Request for Renewals and Applications: Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) Analytical Support Services

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
Paperless Lab Academy
Hudson Robotics, Inc.

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