April 20, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 16


In This Issue

 Featured Books

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

 Featured Content

04/19/2022 - How a Regulated Lab Ended Up Owning the Code of a Commercial LIMS

A surprising number of labs today still use pen and paper to manage lab samples, analysis, and reporting. But for forward-looking labs, a laboratory information management system (LIMS) offers a way to work more effectively through standardized workflows, tests, and procedures.
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04/19/2022 - ELab for Cannabis: 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 navigate the complexities of cannabis testing. [Read More]

04/19/2022 - Florida Legislation Allows Nurses to Conduct Clinical Lab Testing

Registered nurses’ roles in Florida’s hospital laboratories will change on July 1. Previously, the state’s regulations did not let RNs perform clinical testing at some hospital laboratories without additional licenses. New legislation will let qualified RNs perform low-to-moderate complexity testing without that extra burden. [Read More]

04/19/2022 - Icelandic Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Uses Matrix Gemini LIMS to Report on Drunk/Drug Driving and Uncover Criminal Activity

Kri lyfjafraedi 200207 008The Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (RLE) configured the Matrix Gemini LIMS themselves, to meet their own unique needs. RLE is now using the LIMS to analyze drug and alcohol samples to support the police and the judiciary in Iceland.  [Read More]

04/19/2022 - On Premises or Cloud Based: Which LIMS Model Is Right for Your Lab?

Cloud Server Scales When you’re looking at what kind of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to implement for your organization, one of the first decisions you need to make is the hosting situation; will your LIMS be hosted on-premises (pay per license; PPL) or cloud hosted—either as platform as a service (PaaS) or software as a service (SaaS). [Read More]

04/19/2022 - Imaging Management and Approaches to Consider When Developing a Coherent Roadmap

The challenges to creating a solution for enterprise-wide image management may be numerous but they are not insurmountable. The key to easily overcome the challenges is to create a coherent roadmap with the participation of stakeholders as well as system architects and administrators. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

04/19/2022 - Cannabis sativa research trends, challenges, and new-age perspectives

In this 2021 journal article published in iScience, Hussain et al. of TU Dortmund University review more than two centuries of cannabis research and discuss its transition from herbal medicine to illegal drug, and back again. After a brief introduction, the authors lay out their review first by examining research trends dating back to 1783 and then discussing the modern understanding of Cannabis sativa L. in the scope of physiology and legal status. The authors then look at the genomic and transcriptomic analyses of the Cannabis plant and where that is pushing research and laboratory analysis. They also discuss therapeutic potentials revealed during COVID-19, as well as how some cannabis research has led to issues in the realm of patenting. They conclude that as research and testing trends continue to advance (e.g., as with AI-based genetic and molecular analysis), it will be "possible to obtain enhanced expression rates, which will lead to enhanced cannabinoid yields in an economically feasible manner," and pharmacological research advances will likely further highlight the "tremendous potential in drug discovery."

 Featured Jobs

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Autoscribe - Lakeville, MA 02347

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6 days ago - Project Manager/Technical Consultant - USA

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based, or Lakeville, MA 02347

If you like managing LIMS projects, have hands-on knowledge of LIMS and are looking for a new challenge then this role is perfect for you. (Office...

2 weeks ago - System Analyst (Korea)


STARLIMS provides leading Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) solutions that have served customers around the world for over 30 years. STARLIMS solution suite helps to...

2 weeks ago - Senior Technical Writer

STARLIMS - Hollywood, Florida 33120

STARLIMS provides leading Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) solutions that have served customers around the world for over 30 years. STARLIMS solution suite helps to...

 Upcoming Webinars

05/25/2022 - ResultWorks Webinar – A Case Study in Addressing the T Cell Tracking Challenges in Clinical Trials

05/05/2022 - The Astrix Innovators Forum - Webinar: Laboratory Process Optimization through Digital Assistants

04/28/2022 - Webinar: Using LIMS Data Analytics to Drive Laboratory Efficiency and Quality

04/27/2022 - Astrix Webinar Leveraging data analytics to derive valuable insights

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05/30/2022 - Request for Proposals: Kentucky State Police Drug Testing

05/13/2022 - Request for Proposals: Clinical Laboratory Services

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