July 29, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 30


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Comprehensive Guide to Developing and Implementing a Cybersecurity Plan

 Featured Content

07/29/2020 - Taking Advantage of LabVantage LIMS Workflows

LabVantage LIMS WorkflowsLabVantage Workflow Designer is a LabVantage LIMS version 8 module that allows users to divide a complex laboratory process into manageable units of work to drive automation throughout the system. The module consists of functionality that guides users through the execution of predefined operations called Tasks. Samples and other laboratory data flow through the workflow,…

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07/29/2020 - Benchling Case Study Anthology: Pushing the Frontier of Life Science Innovation

From next-generation cell therapies, to CRISPR-based gene therapies, to biologically-derived materials, life science R&D has never been more complex or more varied. But despite the explosion in scientific techniques and applications, modern life science companies have one challenge in common: taming the complexity of their data. Paper notebooks, spreadsheets, and legacy software like ELNs and LIMS can’t handle the complexity of modern life science.

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07/29/2020 - Autoscribe Informatics Invests in MIDAS to aid Lab 4.0

Matrix Instrument Data Acquisition System (MIDAS) extended to drive integration and automation from a wide selection of laboratory instruments. Autoscribe Informatics, a leading global laboratory informatics provider, announced the latest release of the Matrix Instrument Data Acquisition System (MIDAS). This release continues the company’s commitment to helping their customers maximize the value of their laboratory informatics investment. By further supporting the integration of laboratory instruments and equipment to the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), MIDAS helps drive efficiency and quality within the entire organization

07/29/2020 - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Flows - Making the Complex Easy

The secret to successful LIMS implementations are understanding the pinch points and what information is important. This is never more true than in pharmaceutical manufacturing flows, where clear requirements can capture the flow and distill the complexity to craft a robust solution.

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07/29/2020 - The Sunquest COVID-19 Essential Suite

Extend your reach to physician customers and test for both active and past infections.

The Sunquest COVID-19 Essential Suite provides independent and state labs with a set of tools to quickly stand up testing and broaden interoperability reach to physician customers. The offering includes rapid implementation of electronic COVID-19 test orders and reliable results support, instrument connectivity, and workflows for both active and past infection through RT-PCR and serology testing.

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07/29/2020 - A Better Tomorrow! Navigating the Next Normal

Amidst the Covid19 crisis, industries have a unique opportunity to pause and reassess their future and long-term strategy. The Pharma Industry has the dual challenge of securing its feet on the ground and at the same time, saving the world! In this situation, are Pharma companies prepared to navigate the next normal successfully?
 Journal Articles

07/21/2020 - Existing data sources in clinical epidemiology: Laboratory information system databases in Denmark

In this data resource review, researchers at several Danish hospitals discuss how the country puts two laboratory information systems (LISs) that collect routine biomarker data to use, as well as how it can be accessed for research. The researchers explain how data is collected into the LISs, how data quality is managed, and how it is used, providing several real-world examples. They then discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their data as they relate to epidemiology, as well as how the data can be accessed. They emphasize "that access to data on routine biomarkers expands the detailed biological and clinical information available on patients in the Danish healthcare system," while the "full potential is enabled through linkage to other Danish healthcare registries."

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.
 Upcoming Webinars

08/19/2020 - Astrix Webinar – SampleManager Modules: Everything you need to know to get the most value from your SampleManager LIMS

08/25/2020 - Webinar: Cybersecurity Risk Management During a Pandemic: CISOs Share Best Practices and Lessons Learned

08/26/2020 - Webinar: LabWare LIMS can do THAT?

 Featured Discussions

07/24/2020 - Electronic Lab Notebook

07/02/2020 - Laboratory ICT documentation template

06/05/2020 - What are the procedure to get kosher certification?

05/23/2020 - LIMS Validation

05/20/2020 - Do LIMS System providers have interest incorporating Sensory Evaluation Analysis and Testing as part of their LIMS software suites?

 Bid Opportunities

07/31/2020 - Request for Qualifications: COVID-19 Testing and Laboratory Reserve Capacity

07/31/2020 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for Pathology

07/31/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

08/14/2020 - Request for Proposal: Deliver and Implement a Laboratory Information Management System

08/28/2020 - Intention to Publish: Expression of Interest (EOI) for the State-wide Single Digital Patient Record (SDPR)

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Blaze Systems Corporation
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific

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