November 30, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 48


In This Issue

 Featured Content

12/07/2022 - 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]

12/07/2022 - Non-Classical Computing is Impacting the Digital Transformation of Life Sciences

High-performance computing is a fundamental enabler for Big Data, AI, and Advanced Simulations and non-classical computing architectures use parallelism, in-memory processing, and other mechanisms to dramatically increase computing throughput potential. Non-Classical computing platforms, such as quantum computing or large-scale (i.e., exascale) computing platforms, are making it possible to run previously impossible algorithms to compute in a reasonable time.  [Read More]

12/07/2022 - The Return on Investment for Laboratory Informatics

Image Laboratory work depends upon highly skilled people and sophisticated equipment to produce knowledge, information, and data. The cost, value, and ROI for those products are affected by the methods used to record and manage them. Producing knowledge, information, and data is one key aspect of laboratory work. Keeping it useable, accessible, and searchable over the long term is key to maintaining its value and realizing the return on your investment in laboratory space, equipment, and personnel. [Read  More]

12/07/2022 - Post-Event Recap: Pistoia Alliance 2022 Collaborate to Innovate Conference

Post-Event Recap: Pistoia Alliance 2022 Collaborate to Innovate ConferenceThe Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit organization that strives to lower barriers and overcome obstacles to innovation to transform life sciences R&D with a focus on collaboration across all levels from academia, biotech companies big and small to technology providers. The Alliance fosters pre-competitive collaboration with members working together as equals on projects that will benefit the industry as a whole—whether it is identifying the root causes of inefficiencies, working with regulators to adopt new standards, or helping researchers implement AI effectively—and more!  [Read More]

12/07/2022 - How Logilab SDMS helps Laboratories to enable 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance: Part 3

Nature of Logilab SDMS and its applicability for 21 CFR Part 11 Logilab SDMS is a closed system. Closed system means an environment in which system access is controlled by persons who are responsible for the content of electronic records that are on the system. [Read  More]

12/07/2022 - How To Prevent Candidate Ghosting

You found your ideal candidate. Their resume and qualifications are what you are looking for, and they impressed you and your hiring managers during the initial or follow-up interviews. They seemed equally enthused about the opportunity, and you follow up with them for the next steps and wait for their response. Days go by, no email responses, and they are not answering your calls. What happened? You have been ghosted.  [Read More]

 Journal Articles

12/06/2022 - Application of informatics in cancer research and clinical practice: Opportunities and challenges

In the age of "big data," appropriately implemented informatics solutions have become more important than ever. This has become particularly important to the world of cancer research and the weighty analyses of "the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, and microbiome" of individuals. In this 2022 journal article by Hong et al., a review of the current state of cancer informatics is presented, addressing not only current informatics-supported applications but also challenges, opportunities, and future likelihoods. The authors conclude that not only "clinical oncology and research are reaping the benefits of informatics," but also that "with the further development of convenient and intelligent tools, informatics will enable earlier cancer detection, more precise cancer treatment, and better outcomes."

 Featured Jobs

6 days ago - Data Engineering, Lab RD

Pivot Bio - Berkeley, CA 94577

About Pivot Bio:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our products...

1 week ago - Technical Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based (HQ Lakeville USA)

Interested in LIMS and live in the USA? Are you a US citizen? Want to help Laboratories make the most of their informatics systems? We continue to grow our technical team...

1 week ago - Senior Software Developer – Remote, UK

Autoscribe Informatics - Reading, Berkshire RG7 8DA

Autoscribe Informatics is seeking to strengthen its Development team and invites candidates to apply for the role. The successful candidate will be involved in the...

1 week ago - Technical Sales Consultant – Software West Coast Territory

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based (HQ Lakeville USA)

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....

2 weeks ago - Sr Scientist / Analytical Chemistry - Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development

Hartford Hospital - Hartford, CT 06102

Sr Scientist / Analytical Chemistry - Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development Work where every moment matters.Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work...

 Upcoming Webinars

01/12/2023 - Webinar: Practical Solutions to Drive Automation in Your Laboratory

12/15/2022 - Webinar: How ISO Management System Standards for InfoSec and Business Continuity Can Help with Food Safety

12/13/2022 - Webinar: The importance of point of care testing in pediatrics

12/07/2022 - Astrix Webinar – Simplify Secure Data Management with the LabVantage Customer Portal

 Bid Opportunities

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

01/06/2023 - Request for Information: Enhanced Pathways Utilizing Data Transport Mechanisms for the Acquisition of Cancer Data for NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End-Results (SEER) Program

12/16/2022 - Sources Sought: Media Lab Services - Laboratory Document Control and Continuing Education Services - Travis AFB, CA

12/13/2022 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for McMaster University

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

12/08/2022 - Invitation to Bid: Forensic Information Management System

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