January 21, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 3


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

01/22/2020 - Computer System Validation – The Big Picture

01/28/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Supporting Your Laboratory Informatics Ecosystem with Laboratory Informatics as a Service (LIaaS)

 Featured Books

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Journal Articles

One tool to find them all: A case of data integration and querying in a distributed LIMS platform

In this early 2019 journal article published in the journal Database, Grand et al. of the Candiolo Cancer Institute present the fine details of their laboratory information management system (LIMS) Laboratory Assistant Suite (LAS) for cancer and other genomic research. Citing "a substantial mismatch between the LIMS solutions on offer and the functional requirements dictated by research practice," the authors describe the requirements they had for a LIMS in their institution and how they went about creating it. After describing the data models, functionalities, modular architecture, and its usage, the authors conclude that their LAS, in conjunction with a custom data management module, allows researchers to "execute complex queries without any knowledge of query languages or database structures, and easily integrate heterogeneous data stored in multiple databases," while also resulting in an improvement in data quality, a reduction in data entry and retrieval, and new insights with the enabled data interconnections.

Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

This is a University of Washington-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced four-week course is designed to help learners to better understand the "type of characteristics and skills needed for cybersecurity jobs and to provide a realistic outlook on what they really need to add to their 'toolkits'—a set of skills that is constantly evolving, not all technical, but fundamentally rooted in problem-solving." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average two to five hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins October 21, 2019.
 Featured Discussions

12/17/2019 - strategic partners for new LIMS app platform.

12/10/2019 - I am an instrument vendor and I have a question regarding data standard

12/10/2019 - Thoughts on hiring scientific freelancers

12/05/2019 - Mindray BC3600 and LIS connection problem

11/13/2019 - ELN Usage


2019 Lab Informatics Year in Review

LIMS Master Data Best Practices Part 4 – Quality Control

What Is the Value of a LIMS?


01/21/2020 - Waters to Acquire Andrew Alliance

01/21/2020 - Launch of Syngene’s next generation GeneSys image capture software

01/14/2020 - Lifepoint Informatics Launches App for DrChrono EHR Users to Manage Lab Reports

 Upcoming Trade Events

01/23/2020 - International Conference on Health and Medical Informatics Systems 2020

01/25/2020 - SLAS2020

02/12/2020 - Seed to Sale Show

02/17/2020 - SmartLab Exchange Europe

03/09/2020 - HIMSS 2020

04/21/2020 - Paperless Lab Academy 2020

 Bid Opportunities

01/23/2020 - Invitation for Tenders: Supply, Installation, Testing, and Commissioning of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

01/30/2020 - Request for Information: Sheriff's Crime Lab Laboratory Information Management System Industry Day

01/31/2020 - Request for Quotation: Chemical and Geotechnical Analyses of Environmental Samples

02/14/2020 - Request for Tender: Development, Testing, Configuration and Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

02/17/2020 - Request for Bids: Laboratory Information Management System for Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

02/21/2020 - Request for Bids: LIMS for Veterinary Laboratory Services

02/28/2020 - Presolicitation: Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System (APLIS)

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software
Paperless Lab Academy
Hudson Robotics, Inc.

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