November 9, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 45


In This Issue

 Featured Content

11/09/2022 - LIMS Selection Workbook for All Laboratories

When planning a project of any type, it makes perfect sense to initially research and detail the specifics of the project to lay a solid foundation to work from. This is particularly true with software development, where careful initial planning is vital to ensuring the project is legitimate in the eyes of critical stakeholders and will meet specified goals. This demands the creation of a software requirements specification.  Many specification documents for laboratory informatic systems have been compiled over the years. This updated version incorporates standards and regulations and provides a guidance-based approach to building a spec document for your LIMS. A solid set of LIMS requirements can act as a checklist when determining which LIMS vendor is right for your laboratory. [Read More]

11/09/2022 - Common Change Management Challenges and How to Address Them

No organization, no matter how large or small, is safe from missteps in their efforts to progress and evolve. Mergers and acquisitions are the largest and loftiest of all change efforts a company can set out to achieve, with roughly 70 to 90 percent of them failing abysmally according to the Harvard Business Review. Failure isn’t limited to large-scale change pursuits, though. HBR cites studies that indicate a staggering 60-70 percent rate of failure for all organizational change projects  [Read More]

11/09/2022 - Robotics + LIMS Software = Win-Win for Manufacturing Labs

With all that’s going on in the world and its economies today, there’s no better time for manufacturers to turn to robotics solutions. From labor shortages and inflated material costs to supply chain backups and a potential recession, manufacturers are faced with many challenges. Those manufacturers who must design, produce, and test their products in controlled laboratory environments are no exception. [Read More]

11/09/2022 - How ESG Initiatives Are Impacting the Workforce

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in the business world. From large corporations to small businesses, more and more organizations are looking for ways to incorporate ESG Initiatives principles into their operations.  But what does this shift mean for the workforce? How are employees responding to these changes – and what does it mean for your business? [Read  More]

11/09/2022 - QLIMS New LES Module – Interactive Digital SOPs

We are pleased to announce the addition of our new LES (laboratory execution system) functionality to the QLIMS platform further enabling Lab 4.0 and the paperless, digital laboratory.  [Read More]

11/09/2022 - Selecting a LIMS? Why Services Are Just as Important as the Product

Whether you’re choosing your first LIMS or thinking of upgrading to a different platform, it’s tempting to focus solely on product features and capabilities. But that’s only looking at part of the equation. It’s equally important to consider the services available for the product through the vendor and/or third parties. [Read More]

11/09/2022 - The Future of Clinisys: Comprehensive Laboratory Solutions

Clinisys’ recent merger with Sunquest Information Systems & the subsequent acquisition of HORIZON Lab Systems, and ApolloLIMS has created the world’s largest laboratory informatics provider. Together now as Clinisys, we have over 3,000 customers in 34 countries, & our solutions power laboratories across the world that span healthcare, life sciences, environmental sciences, & public health. [Read More]

11/09/2022 - How Logilab SDMS helps Laboratories to enable GLP Compliance - Part 3

Logilab SDMS has been designed and demonstrated to be fit for purpose in a GLP environment and introduced in a pre-planned manner. The system’s operational validation process during its original product development as well as any project implementation stage includes requirement specification, design documentation, industry coding standards, unit and system testing processes with test documents and reports. [Read More]

11/09/2022 - Astrix Announces Landmark PV Preparedness Self-Assessment

Since Pharmacovigilance programs are designed to manage—if not prevent—surprises, preparedness is a focus of enabling vigilance. To support executives tasked with managing their company’s PV and Safety risk, Astrix has developed the first-of-its-kind Program Preparedness Self-Assessment. Just as Open-Source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible, the Astrix PV Preparedness Self-Assessment is being made freely available for use by the PV/Safety community. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

11/07/2022 - Exploration of organic superionic glassy conductors by process and materials informatics with lossless graph database

Like many other scientific disciplines, materials science is seeing many advances thanks to advanced computer systems that records large volumes of data and analyze it with speed. However, this data capture, analysis, and sharing has its challenges in material science, requiring more sophisticated systems. Hatakeyama-Sato et al. highlight this fact with their materials informatics software platform that "losslessly describes the relationships of structures, properties, and processes as graphs in electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs)." After describing the impetus for developing the platform, the authors explain its use within the context of materials informatics using a specific use case involving hundreds of experiments related to organic superionic glassy conductors. The authors include the methodology for those experiments and a wealth of supplementary information, while concluding their platform enables direct data sharing of material research, which "will improve scientific communication and accelerate integration of material knowledge."

 Featured Jobs

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 Upcoming Webinars

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

11/10/2022 - Astrix Webinar: Decentralized Clinical Trials – Adoption, Trends, and Measuring Impact

 Bid Opportunities

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

12/12/2022 - Request for Submission of Materials: Physiological Laboratory Information System

12/01/2022 - Request for Responses: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

11/18/2022 - Request for Proposal: Latent Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services

11/14/2022 - Request for Qualifications - Consultant for Assessment and Implementation of Laboratory Information Systems

11/10/2022 - Request for Information: Laboratory Inventory Management Software Solution

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