December 15, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 49


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States

 Featured Content

12/15/2020 - How to Conduct Effective User Acceptance Testing

Woman clicking computer screen with a green check mark and the words "Next. Click here for more information."According to a report from Forbes, 25 percent of technology projects fail outright; 20 to 25 percent don’t show any return on investment; and as much as 50 percent need massive reworking by the time they’re finished. Why is this the case?  It is a complex question that likely comes with complex answers.  Technical failures, scope creep, platform and performance issues, and the like all happen rampantly in enterprise IT organizations. [Read More]

12/15/2020 - How Labs Can Get Involved in COVID Screening Programs

How Labs Can Get Involved in COVID Screening Programs

Organizations, Businesses, Schools and Colleges everywhere need testing programs. Data-driven decision making has put laboratories squarely in the center of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Unfortunately, even CLIA-certified clinical diagnostic labs can’t contribute unless they have the resources to conduct COVID-19 molecular diagnostics testing. But now there may...

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12/15/2020 - Sunquest provides NGS Support from the Wet Bench to the Dry Lab

Molecular labs conducting next-generation sequencing (NGS) must analyze troves of data to interpret results. In addition to Sunquest Mitogen  LIMS, Sunquest also offers Sunquest Mitogen Genetics. This powerful genomic  analysis support software to helps labs more easily classify genetic variants  and quickly produce clinically-actionable patient reports. [Read More]

12/15/2020 - CSols University - SampleManager eLearning Courses

Promo code for December: GIFT40 to get 40% any or all three courses! CSols University has a series of three online courses that can help. In just a few short hours you can go from beginner to report and workflow guru, for 40% off in the month of December with coupon code: GIFT40. Gift yourself this month with in-depth SampleManager LIMS knowledge.
 Journal Articles

11/25/2020 - Analysis of phenolic compounds in commercial Cannabis sativa L. inflorescences using UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap HRMS

In this 2020 paper published in Molecules, Izzo et al. describe one of the first efforts to comprehensively analyze the polyphenol content of the inflorescences of Cannabis sativa L. Noting the rise of polyphenol-containing products due to polyphenols' reported health benefits, the researchers found a dearth of research analyzing them in the flowers of Cannabis sativa L. The authors describe their use of ultra high-performance liquid chromatography–quadrupole–orbitrap high-resolution mass spectrometry, as well as other spectrophotometric methods, to identify and quantify the polyphenols from four major cultivars in Italy. Of note was the Selected Carmagnola (CS) cultivar, which reliably contained the highest amount of many of the discovered polyphenols. They conclude that their results highlight the need for further research into the inflorescences of Cannabis sativa L. cultivars for polyphenols "to estimate their efficacy for future applications for nutraceutical purposes."

IoT Programming and Big Data

This is a Curtin University course that is released on the edX platform. The five-week course is designed for students to "learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and big data needs to your IoT designs." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. This course is also part of Curtin's Internet of Things MicroMasters program. The course requires on average four to six hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins February 24, 2020.
 Upcoming Webinars

12/16/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Leveraging Waters Empower 3 CDS Calculations to Assure Data Integrity in your Chromatography Lab

 Featured Discussions

11/23/2020 - Enviornmental Monitoring

10/21/2020 - Regulatory compliance expectations for LIMS applications in the modern world

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

12/15/2020 - Lonza’s MODA-EM™ Paperless Solution to be Implemented at the UK’s New Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

12/15/2020 - Life Science Labs Produce Accurate and Reliable Data with Biosero and Elemental Machines Integrated Technologies

12/15/2020 - ENPICOM and MiLaboratories join forces to power better Repertoire Sequencing data management and analysis workflows

 Bid Opportunities

12/18/2020 - Request for Proposals: Automated Microbiology Identification (ID) & Antibiotic Suseptibility Testing (AST)

12/31/2020 - Request for Information: Texas Department of State Health Services Public Health Regions Electronic Health Records

01/04/2021 - Request for Proposal: Department of Health Inventory Management System

01/13/2021 - Sources Sought: Identify LIMS software to support various laboratory functions to include logistics (supports consumable tracking and purchase), electronic notebook functions, data management, and reporting

01/14/2021 - Request for Proposal: Needs Assessment Consultant – Laboratory Information Management System

01/20/2021 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

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