May 12, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 19


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2021 Edition

 Featured Content

05/12/2021 - Critical Laboratory Information System Capabilities and Opportunities for End-to-End COVID-19 Testing

Sneak Peek! New Special Report on Labs and COVID-19. What should labs look for in an LIS for COVID-19? Get a sneak peak of this new Dark Report publication as we offer a free look at our chapter that covers how technology can accelerate COVID-19 testing, orders and results, interoperability, and reporting. [READ MORE]

05/12/2021 - QLIMS and its partners

OnQ Software is proud to make QLIMS, maybe the best LIMS out there, available around the globe. Together with our Partners we are standing next to our customers during and after their LIMS journey.

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05/12/2021 - Building the QA lab of the future

Digital technology is becoming essential for businesses across all industries. But in many ways, quality assurance (QA) laboratories — whether they are in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, environmental science or any number of other fields—are still operating with the kind of technology that was around in the 1990s. It’s time to step into the future.

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05/12/2021 - Laboratory Software Spotlight – Riffyn

Digitally Driving Data Analytics for Faster Product Development
Leaders of scientific R&D groups understand that an ecosystem of multi-disciplinary workflows drives innovation, such as high quality drugs and therapeutic agents. To stay competitive, product developers rely on data to make informed decisions. [Read More]

05/12/2021 - Case Study: LabVantage LIMS Implementation for a DNA Testing Laboratory

A leading diagnostics laboratory that specializes in DNA based testing was in the process of implementing a LabVantage LIMS. Recognizing the complexity of LIMS implementations, the group was interested in engaging a team of consultants to assist with developing a project strategy, establishing a project plan and providing LabVantage LIMS specific guidance to the project team. [Read More]

05/05/2021 - CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

The fragmentation of cannabis regulations poses a particular challenge for multi-state cannabis testing labs. Although the industry and state regulators are trying to align requirements and standards, testing labs still lose many of the benefits of multi-state operations. CannaQA is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that can help multi-state laboratories...

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 Journal Articles

05/03/2021 - Informatics-driven quality improvement in the modern histology lab

In this brief 2020 paper published in JAMIA Open, Seifert et al. of the University of Florida health system share their experiences with taking their Beaker LIS implementation and improving its data tracking capabilities, which in turn improved "trainee education, slide logistics, staffing and instrumentation lobbying, and task tracking" within their anatomic pathology laboratories. After a brief introduction, the authors demonstrate Beaker's status board and weaknesses, and then show how they used Beaker's MyReports module to develop an improved status board. They then state six significant challenges and how they used the adapted LIS tools to solve them. They conclude that "the technical and/or functionality framework that we demonstrated in this manuscript could be adapted by other institutions to address common problems encountered by anatomic pathology laboratories."
 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - Sr IT Project Manager - Portfolio Management

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Title: Sr. Project Manager – Portfolio ManagementDivision / Dept.: Information TechnologyLocation: Middleton, WI (Office or Home Based)Note: Full time, Benefits, Relocation Assistance AvailablePPD is a...

1 week ago - Validation Analyst II

PPD - Middleton, WI 53562

  Title: Validation Analyst II – Data Integrity Division / Dept.: Lab Support – IT Location: Middleton, WI (Office Based) Note: Full time, Benefits, Relocation...

3 weeks ago - LIMS Consultant

Certified Group - Remote (Canada or US), Remote Remote

100 % Role for US and Canada candidates Hi LIMS Gurus, I’m trying to help out a partner of mine. We urgently need LIMS Developers,...


Laboratory Technology Management & Planning

This document is based on a presentation delivered by chemist and automation consultant Joe Liscouski at the 2nd Annual Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma 2019 conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 22nd, 2019. It is not a verbatim transcript, but an expansion of the material presented. The presentation addressed the importance of effective technology management and planning within scientific work. With improved technology management and planning, "[t]hat work should yield better organized systems, reduced costs, better workflows, and improved ROI. How do you go about it? That is what we’ll start to address in this material."
 Upcoming Webinars

05/13/2021 - Solving the Connectivity Puzzle: The Lab Operating System of the Future

05/19/2021 - Astrix Webinar - Computer System Validation: Best Practices and Navigating Challenges

05/19/2021 - Webinar: Discover Winning Strategies For Your SampleManager LIMS Implementation

06/23/2021 - Expert Insights – Strategies for Leading a Successful Digital Transformation in the Laboratory

 Featured Discussions

05/02/2021 - LIMS for asbestos lab

04/28/2021 - Six Essential Features When Evaluating a LIMS for Reagent & Lab Inventory Management

04/07/2021 - Client looking to purchase large stake in LIS company

04/06/2021 - What is Hospital Management Information System & Software?

03/30/2021 - Decent OOTD external portal examples (that integrate nicely into a LIMS)?

 Bid Opportunities

05/17/2021 - Request for Offers: Laboratory Information System Maintenance

05/19/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information System (LIS) for Indonesia’s B/BTKL-PP Laboratories

05/29/2021 - Request for Quote: Supply of LIMS for the USAID-ETICA project in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

06/04/2021 - Request for Tenders: LIMS system for PET radiopharmaceuticals

06/11/2021 - Request for Tenders: Contract relating to the supply, configuration, commissioning and maintenance in operational conditions of a LIMS software package

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