October 5, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 40


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Fall 2022

 Featured Content

10/12/2022 - What Should You Realistically Expect to Pay for a LIMS?

Whether a lab is selecting a LIMS for the first time or replacing an old system, there are many factors that will affect the total cost of the new LIMS. Learn more about what your lab needs to consider so you can budget effectively and avoid unwanted surprises. [Read More]

10/12/2022 - Guide to Lab Security with a LIMS

Cybercrime is so pervasive that new data breaches seem to scatter personal information across the internet every day. An attack can hit any organization at any time. Laboratories face a particular challenge as they balance security with collaboration. Should hackers breach a laboratory’s systems, the resulting data loss can have severe financial, legal, and reputational consequences. This guide provides an overview of the cybersecurity landscape and explains how a laboratory information management system (LIMS) can improve lab security. [Read More]

10/12/2022 - Introducing STARLIMS Technology Platform V12.4

STARLIMS is pleased to announce the release of STARLIMS Technology Platform v12.4 (TP v12.4). This new release is available as an upgrade to all STARLIMS v10 – v12 customers. Upgrading the Technology Platform of your STARLIMS system is a quick and easy process that will bring new features, performance enhancements and other fixes to your system. [Read More]

10/12/2022 - LIMS for diagnostic & research labs involved in molecular, cytology, histology, NGS, NBS, translational medicine & bio-banking

Modern specialty diagnostic laboratories need an integrated LIMS that can handle molecular diagnostics, cytology, histopathology, NGS, FLOW, biochemistry, genetic cytology (Cyto / FISH)and microbiology related processes in a single system. Advanced detection of mutations, abnormalities in cells, chromosomes, karyotypes, DNA, gene, enzymes studies and biomarkers are very helpful in identification of potential source of disease and better patient care. [Read More]

10/12/2022 - Operationalizing Machine Learning in the Laboratory

In previous blogs we have shown how the Data Analytics Solution can be utilized in many different laboratory scenarios to help identify bottlenecks using Business Intelligence Capability, and then reduce testing and forecast sample throughput using the Machine Learning Capability. In this blog we will show how the Machine Learning (ML) models that have been built can be automatically trained, and how they can be operationalized within Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager™ LIMS itself – without the need to utilize external applications or platforms. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

10/10/2022 - Quality and environmental management systems as business tools to enhance ESG performance: A cross-regional empirical study

While this 2022 article published in Environment, Development and Sustainability isn't directly about laboratories and informatics system, its discussion of quality management systems (QMSs) and environmental management systems (EMSs) remains highly relevant to the regulatory- and competition-driven laboratory of today. As Ronalter et al. note, "growing societal and political focus on sustainability at the global level" places further pressure on businesses "to enhance their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance to satisfy respective stakeholder needs and ensure sustained business success"; laboratories and even laboratory software developers are not exempt from these pressures. The authors directly connect QMSs and EMSs to ESG performance in this paper, while highlighting "how combining these management systems can impact a corporation’s sustainable performance." Their study of ESG data is presented, and they conclude that adoption of such management systems "leads to positive developments" in workforce management, customer management, and supplier and stakeholder management, as well as in environmental efforts.

 Featured Jobs

2 days ago - Scientist IV, Infrastructure Analytical Development

https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.us/ - North Brunswick, NJ, New Jersey 08902

The basic purpose for the role of the Scientist IV is to work within a team in Analytical Development to support global innovation and product...

2 weeks ago - Senior Scientist Project Manager - Center for Anti-Infective Research & Development

Hartford Hospital - Hartford Hospital, CT 06102

Work where every moment matters. Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment...

1 month ago - Cannabis Lab Director, CSO, Tech Needed

AV Consulting Services, LLC - Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Michigan-based startup cannabis testing laboratory looking for a Lab Director, CSO and Lab Tech. Email alan@avconsulting-llc.com for details.

 Upcoming Webinars

11/16/2022 - Astrix Webinar Optimize Lab Efficiency Using LabWare LIMS KPI Dashboards

11/02/2022 - CSols Summit 2022: Exploring the Future of Lab Data Across Your Organization

10/27/2022 - The Astrix Innovators Forum - Astrix Webcast: How to Manage Logbooks Electronically – from Paper to Cloud

10/26/2022 - Understanding the Foundational Needs to Support AI/ML

10/19/2022 - Webinar – Agilent OpenLab CDS for Compliant Analytical Labs to Ensure Data Integrity, Security, and Traceability

 Bid Opportunities

12/31/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Laboratory eTools Repository

11/07/2022 - Request for Proposals: Public Health Level Seven (HL7) Data Transfer, Logging and Monitoring Services

10/31/2022 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the Maryland Department of State Police

10/31/2022 - Request for Proposals: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

10/18/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System Replacement

10/18/2022 - Request for Capabilities: Clinical Laboratory Middleware

10/14/2022 - Invitation to Bid: Cannabis Testing Laboratory Information System (LIMS)

10/13/2022 - Request for Proposals: Forensic DNA Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

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