October 20, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 42


In This Issue

 Featured Books

CannaQA Catalog & Price List

 Featured Content

10/20/2021 - Kalleid to Present at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)

This November, Kalleid will be presenting at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) November 15-17, 2021, together with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The topic of the presentation is: “Managing the Change: Lessons Learned from a Global ELN Implementation During the Pandemic” [Read More]

10/20/2021 - 5 Imperatives of Effective Supplier Quality Management

Fewer than 1 out of every 5 businesses has an effective supplier quality management strategy, according to LNS Research. And more so, those that do have an effective strategy, have a 16 percent lower cost of poor quality (COPQ).

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10/20/2021 - Multilingual Support in LIMS

One of the challenges in working within multi-national, multi-lingual organizations is that users may be using IT systems whose user interface cannot be presented in their first language. This can decrease efficiency and has the potential to increase mistakes and errors.

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10/20/2021 - Mr. LIMS Speaks: Change Management…Possibly the largest cost of implementing a LIMS

Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. These natural laws apply equally when applied to a LIMS implementation...

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 Journal Articles

10/05/2021 - An assessment of heavy metal contaminants related to cannabis-based products in the South African market

In this 2021 article published in Forensic Science International Reports, Viviers et al. present their findings of a wide assessment of heavy metals content in South African cannabis products. Noting a dearth of such research in the South African market, the authors acquired 310 samples (representing seven different sample types) from "cultivators of plants, producers of products, importers, resellers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers" and had them analyzed for their various residues. The authors turned to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <232>/<233> and the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Q3D to guide their analyses. After a brief discussion of materials and methods, the authors present their results and conclusions. They found "among all residues analyzed, a Class 1 residue will be present in a third of all samples" (cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury), 15% of all samples failed heavy metal analysis "when compared against the USP <232>/<233> and ICH Q3D oral specification limit," and 44% failed when compared to the specified inhalation limits. The conclude that "when considering the results obtained, it is exceedingly necessary to have an appropriate quality control system in place, especially for heavy metal residues analysis in the current South African market. "

 Featured Jobs

12 hours ago - Lab Informatics Project Manager

Agilent - Open to several locations in France and Belgium, Open .

We are looking for an Lab Informatics / IES Project Manager. As an Project Manager your will be responsible to deliver upon various projects, both internal and external,...

1 week ago - Technical Sales Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics Inc. - Lakeville, MA 02347

Autoscribe Informatics is looking for a strong, well accomplished, Sales Consultant to join the sales team of our fast growing software and services informatics company.Autoscribe...


Introduction to Machine Learning

This is an ITMO University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory five-week course will have you "learn modern methods of machine learning to help you choose the right methods to analyze your data and interpret the results correctly." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion, via a Verified track from ITMO, is available afterwards for $149 USD. (Note that the Audit track expires November 1, 2021.)

 Upcoming Webinars

11/04/2021 - Learn How Discovery Data Technology Enables Faster Discovery Research

11/09/2021 - Webinar: Leveraging Data Analytics to Streamline and Optimize Digital Image Management

11/18/2021 - Lab Automation, Tomorrow's Reality is Starting Today

 Featured Discussions

10/13/2021 - Does anyone use routerhosting services? are they any good?

10/06/2021 - How do you use technology to save time and automate some tasks in your laboratory?

10/06/2021 - Openchrom question

 Upcoming Trade Events

11/04/2021 - IMED (International Society for Infectious Diseases) 2021

 Bid Opportunities

10/22/2021 - Expression of Interest: Develop a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Solomon Island’s National Public Health Laboratory to Meet ISO/ IEC 17025 International Standards

11/04/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Pennsylvania Department of Health

11/12/2021 - Request for Tenders: LIMS system for PET radiopharmaceuticals

11/19/2021 - Request for Proposals: LIMS Replacement

11/29/2021 - Procurement Notice: Integrated Laboratory Information System

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