February 23, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 8


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Laboratory Technology Special Edition

 Featured Content

02/23/2021 - Using a LIMS for Quality Control in the Mining Industry

Electric vehicles and wind turbines are fast becoming part of our everyday lives. In the UK registration of battery electric vehicles in 2020 doubled over 12 months, while on average wind energy provided 20% of the UK’s power needs (National Grid) and peaked at over 50% during recent storms.

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02/23/2021 - Breaking Down Data Silos in the Lab: How Integrated Data Management Systems Can Support Diagnostic Labs

Precision medicine is revolutionizing the way we approach modern healthcare by offering medical treatment customized for an individual patient. Medical decisions can now be tailored, or ‘personalized’ to an individual based upon predictions relating to therapeutic responses or risk of disease.

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02/23/2021 - Start or Scale Molecular Testing with Sunquest Mitogen™ LIMS

Sunquest Mitogen LIMS is a cloud-based, scalable, purpose-built solution for executing on molecular and genetic testing. Not only does our offering contain the critical components of a fully-featured molecular LIMS, but also it includes the patient accessioning and reporting features normally seen in a clinical laboratory information system.

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02/23/2021 - Antibody Testing: The Next Phase?

Antibody Testing: The Next Phase?

Antibody testing will become more important as vaccines start to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. New serology tests with high specificity for SARS-CoV-2 not only confirm past infections or immunizations but also quantitatively measure antibody concentrations. These capabilities enable widespread antibody surveillance, plasma screening ...

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02/23/2021 - 8 Ways a LIMS Adds Value to Your Lab

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is evidently a necessity for laboratories to manage their daily operations with greater efficiency. Pharma companies strive to ensure compliance, increase productivity, and align thoroughly with standard processes.

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 Journal Articles

02/15/2021 - Laboratory Technology Planning and Management: The Practice of Laboratory Systems Engineering

This guide by laboratory automation veteran Joe Liscouski takes an updated look at the state of implementing laboratory automation, with a strong emphasis on the importance of planning and management as early as possible. It also addresses the need for laboratory systems engineers (LSEs)—an update from laboratory automation engineers (LAEs)—and the institutional push required to develop educational opportunities for those LSEs. After looking at labs then and now, the author examines the transition to more automated labs, followed by seven detailed goals required for planning and managing that transition. He then closes by discussing LSEs and their education, concluding finally that "laboratory technology challenges can be addressed through planning activities using a series of goals," and that the lab of the future will implement those goals as early as possible, with the help of well-qualified LSEs fluent in both laboratory science and IT.
 Featured Jobs

2 weeks ago - Customer Implementation Manager (m/w/d)

Labforward - Berlin, Berlin 12435

APLLY HERELabforward is a cutting edge technology start-up developing ground breaking software products for laboratories and scientists.We have two core products: Labfolder - electronic laboratory notebook that allows...

2 weeks ago - Quality Software Specialist

Bausch & Lomb - Tampa, FL 33637

Bausch Health Canada is the international head office of Bausch Health Companies, one of the fastest growing international pharmaceutical companies dedicated to bringing quality health...

2 weeks ago - Senior Specialist, Informatics

Association of Public Health Laboratories - Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

PLEASE APPLY HERE: https://careers-aphl.icims.com/jobs/1231/senior-specialist%2c-informatics/job Senior Specialist, Informatics Job LocationsUS ID   2021-1231   # of Openings   1   Category   Informatics Salary 90,000-105,911 Position...

4 weeks ago - LIMS Admin

JRAD - Aberdeen, Maryland 21001

een, MD, US30+ days agoRequisition ID: 1300APPLYJRAD has an immediate need to fill a Horizon LIMS Administrator role in Aberdeen, Maryland.Roles/Responsibilities: Perform a wide variety of...


Computational Thinking and Big Data

This is an advanced University of Adelaide-created course that is released on the edX platform, and is part of a university MicroMasters Program. The scheduled 10-week course is designed to help learners to better "apply computational thinking in data science" using tools such as "mathematical representations, probabilistic and statistical models, dimension reduction and Bayesian models." The course is free; a certificate of completion costs $249. The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class is on-demand.
 Upcoming Webinars

02/24/2021 - Webinar: Using LabWare LIMS to Improve Your Lab’s Operational Effectiveness

02/25/2021 - Webinar: Digital Health, Big Data, and What Pharma Learned from COVID-19

03/03/2021 - Webinar: The Lab Must Go On

03/03/2021 - Webinar: Focused on the Future: How to Achieve Staffing Success in 2021

03/09/2021 - Webinar: Digital Maturity, Part 1: Why Does It Matter Now More Than Ever?

03/16/2021 - Webinar: Digital Maturity, Part 2: Why Does It Matter Now More Than Ever?

04/15/2021 - Virtual Event: Food Safety Hazards Series: Listeria Detection, Mitigation, Control & Regulation

 Featured Discussions

02/19/2021 - LIMS for Biobanks, Biorepositories and clinical trials

02/16/2021 - LIMS crash course

02/03/2021 - LIMS / ELN Cloud providers

01/28/2021 - Need HR Software for Small Business

 Other News

02/16/2021 - Verogen Debuts Forensic Genetic Genealogy Workflow That Makes Solving Cases Easier

02/16/2021 - New SampleVision™ portal by LIMS Wizards - Get Sample Results Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device

02/16/2021 - BioDiscovery introduces a major upgrade to its flagship NxClinical software system

02/16/2021 - IDBS and Scitara announce a strategic partnership to integrate the Scitara Digital Lab Exchange (DLX™) platform with Polar™ , IDBS' Biopharmaceutical Lifecycle Management (BPLM) platform

 Bid Opportunities

03/02/2021 - Request for Proposal: Agriculture Laboratory Information Management System

03/03/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Certification Compliance and Tracking Database

03/05/2021 - Request for Tender: Acquisition of a laboratory information management system specific to genetics for Limoges University Hospital

03/15/2021 - Request for Proposals: Veterinary Laboratory Information Management System

03/16/2021 - Request for Applications: Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) Analytical Support Services

03/19/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information System at the University of Colorado

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

03/24/2021 - Request for Proposals: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System for the Virginia DCLS

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Blaze Systems Corporation
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Kalleid, Inc.
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer
Sapio Sciences
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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