October 13, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 41


In This Issue

 Featured Books

COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, and Information Management in the Laboratory

 Featured Content

10/13/2020 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Further Expands COVID-19 Test Portfolio with Two New Antibody Tests

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. introduces two new SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests: the Thermo Scientific OmniPATH COVID-19 Total Antibody ELISA test, and the Thermo Scientific EliA SARS-CoV-2-Sp1 IgG test. These new tests for detecting COVID-19 antibodies expand the company's leading response to the pandemic, which ranges from molecular diagnostic tests and sample collection products, to personal protective equipment, to support of therapy and vaccine development and manufacturing. [Read More]

10/13/2020 - Specialty Chemical Manufacturer FAR Chemical Uses Matrix Gemini LIMS

Specialty chemicals manufacturer FAR Chemical is using Matrix Gemini LIMS to improve the efficiency of its operations By significantly reducing the time taken to test and approve samples in the laboratory, the hold-times of products in the reactors have been cut and the efficiency of the entire operation improved. [Read More]

10/13/2020 - Drug Companies Cited Over Lack of Stability Testing

The US FDA provides a comprehensive public record of the citations and warning letters [1] issued to Pharmaceutical Companies. This provides an excellent resource for those looking for guidance to improve quality and mitigate risk. In the 2019 Fiscal year 81 warning letters were issued, the most in recent history, continuing the upward trend of the previous years.
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10/13/2020 - Environmental Monitoring with a LIMS

Environmental Monitoring - Clean RoomThere are two ways to think about environmental monitoring. In environmental science, it involves field work: wastewater sampling, soil sampling, or outdoor air quality testing. The samples go to a lab, are processed, and results are reported back to the submitter. [Read More]

10/13/2020 - 8 Questions to Ask Your LIMS Project Manager

What should be considered in choosing a LIMS Project Manager (PM) to ensure your LIMS project is successful? What questions should I ask him/her?

10/13/2020 - On Demand Webcast – The Connected Lab – How digital transformation is changing the way we do science

Watch The On-Demand Webcast as part of our Partner Webcast Series Digital transformation is driven by the ability to better connect all aspects of the laboratory – devices, consumables, workflows, data and people – to accelerate science and drive laboratory productivity. Smart instruments and consumables are enabling laboratories to improve instrument and consumable usage reducing downtime and optimizing the use of laboratory supplies and capacity. [Read More]

10/13/2020 - How to Elevate Your Lab Through Technology

In this eBook, brought to you by Sunquest, learn how and why technology purpose-built  for each aspect of laboratory workflow is taking labs to new heights. Understand why a partner  that specializes in the lab — and only the lab — delivers greater value on your investment and  stronger advantages toward achieving your organization’s strategic imperatives. [Read More]

10/13/2020 - The Digital Lab. “What it is and How we get There”

There has been considerable amount of sizzle around the concept and benefits of a digital lab. The Webinar discussed  the vision and the benefits of the Digital Lab, and how 2 expert organizations are helping customers take tangible steps to start the journey. [Read More]
 Journal Articles

10/01/2020 - Data without software are just numbers

A growing trend in producing academic research is abiding by the FAIR principles, which state that produced research data be findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable. These, in theory, lend to the important concept of reproducibility. However, what about the software used to generate the data? Often that software is a home-grown solution, and the software and its developers are rarely cited in academic research. This does not lend to reproducibility. As such, researchers such as Davenport et al. have written on the topic of improving research output reproducibility by addressing good software development and citation practices. In their 2020 paper published in Data Science Journal, they present a brief essay on the topic, offering background and suggestions to researchers on how to improve research software development, use, and citation. They conclude that "[e]ncouraging the use of modern methods and professional training will improve the quality of research software" and by extension the reproducibility of research results themselves.

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.
 Upcoming Webinars

10/15/2020 - Webinar: Make Your Laboratory the Focus of Your Business

10/21/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Developing your Lab Informatics Roadmap Through Business Process Analysis

10/21/2020 - IQ OQ PQ: Help! What do I do?

 Featured Discussions

09/21/2020 - Staffing a new LIMS system effectively

09/14/2020 - Instrument Integration with LIMS

09/03/2020 - Covid-19: Professor Didier Raoult targeted by a complaint to the Order of Physicians

08/27/2020 - Best Software For Pathology Lab Management System

07/24/2020 - Electronic Lab Notebook

 Other News

10/13/2020 - Indica Labs Announces Launch of Enterprise-Wide, Cloud-Based Digital Pathology Deployment at NCI

10/13/2020 - TestDirectly Eliminates the Paper Requisitions That Cause Accessioning Headaches

 Bid Opportunities

10/15/2020 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the National Veterinary Laboratory

10/22/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

10/23/2020 - Request for Proposal: Seed Laboratory Management Software System

10/30/2020 - Request for Proposal: Veterinary Serology and PCR Assay Testing Services

11/04/2020 - Bid #OCWUT 20-20 - Laboratory Information Management System

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Blaze Systems Corporation
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
SCC Soft Computer
Sapio Sciences
Thermo Fisher Scientific

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