March 8, 2023
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 10


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMS Selection Guide for ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories

 Featured Content

Allergen Testing is a Priority for Food Safety Labs

Testing in the food and beverage industry has been primarily centered on detecting microbial and chemical contaminants. These types of tests are vital to the general consumer, as these contaminants can cause illness outbreaks if not detected promptly. However, in the last two decades, food safety and testing labs find themselves not only testing for contaminants but also for food allergens. [Read More]

Implementing a RIM System and 2 Critical Steps to Success (Part 1)

There are many benefits of implementing an end-to-end Regulatory Information Management (RIM) system including the impact on regulatory compliance, speed to market, and revenue.  A robust RIM solution can optimize collaboration and streamlined processes driving higher quality work, faster. However, to reap these benefits, organizations need to ensure they have a strategy in place as they embark on this journey. [Read More]

Revolutionizing the Way Scientists Collaborate and Share Digital Scientific Content

L7 Informatics Inc. is excited to unveil the L7|HUB, a groundbreaking application that is set to revolutionize the way scientists collaborate and share digital scientific content, including data models, instrument connectors, manufacturing recipes, workflows, and many more. Current systems often fall short when it comes to collaboration and managing and sharing digital scientific content in a robust and repeatable manner. The L7|HUB changes that by providing scientists with an easy way to collaborate and share digital scientific content with their peers, colleagues, and trading partners. [Read More]

LIMS Wizards Unveils SampleVision v3.1 at Pittcon 2023

SampleVision Logo_EyeLIMS Wizards announced the launch of version 3.1 of SampleVision at Pittcon 2023 in Philadelphia. The latest version includes expanded interfaces to clinical systems (LIS, etc.) via HL7 format using Mirth Connect as well as to any or no LIMS (exporting direct to CSV). SampleVision v3.1 offers full regulatory compliance for life sciences customers via audit trail and electronic signatures as well as cutting-edge features like geolocation services, dashboards, configurable reports, image capture, and barcoding. [Read More]

Rationale For Companies to Upgrade Their LIMS

Although laboratory information management software (LIMS) automatically brings plenty of unique benefits to laboratories, like any technology, they become obsolete over time. Inevitably, a better version of it will be made available after multiple iterations, which will make it necessary to upgrade it in the future. [Read  More]

How QLIMS is Revolutionizing Your Laboratory: Interview with Jonathan from OnQ Software – PART 3

Vision and Mission A Bold Vision For a Significant Mission: Interviewer: You’ve shared a lot about your philosophy and core values behind developing and evolving your QLIMS into Version 9. If you were to summarize this vision in one sentence, what would be your mission statement? Jonathan: Our mission is to bring innovation to the scientific community that empowers every scientist to improve outcomes for humanity for a better life. [Read More]

Challenges for Women Scientists

Only three in ten scientists worldwide are women. Despite making up about 50 percent of college students in science disciplines, women are underrepresented in technical roles in industry and research, and an even smaller number of women hold leadership and management roles such as lab managers. [Read More]

Considerations for the Digital Laboratory

A truly digitally enabled environment offers up the potential for generating new revenue streams, and enabling leaner, more intelligent business models. Learn more about how Thermo Fisher Scientific is investing in digital capabilities and technologies that support labs of today and of the future, and the critical areas you should focus on to develop and maintain the necessary infrastructure for a digitally transformed lab. [Read More]

Logilab ELN and its applications across industries

Logilab ELN is a generic and dependable Laboratory Notebook application software, designed and developed by Agaram Technologies. It provides a fully configurable sheet template with a test-based workflow design to meet the needs of QA/QC and R&D operations for industries including pharmaceutical, life sciences, biopharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, environmental, food, feed, milling, and dairy. [Read More]

Semaphore Webinar: March 15th, 2023 - Semaphore Solutions presents “Clarity LIMS Office Hours”

Are you building a custom workflow and have questions not covered in the documentation or forums? Would you like to talk with leading industry experts in Illumina’s Clarity LIMS?

Semaphore Solutions’ Dr. Mark Luszniak and Katharine Kaye are leading subject matter experts translating complex laboratory workflows into Clarity LIMS. Mark and Katharine have worked cumulatively with hundreds of clients and have respectively 16 and 7 years of experience with Clarity LIMS.

If you’re stuck on a tough question or would simply like to come and participate in the discussion, please join us 1PM PST March 15, 2023 via a Zoom Call.

The agenda will consist of: A discussion of integrating common instruments; Open floor ‘question and answer’ discussion for participants; Call for topics for future Office Hours sessions

Astrix Webinar: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 – Solving Technical Challenges of Transitioning from On-Premises Server to Cloud Services for Empower 3 CDS

Presenter: Marcelo Soares, LIS Delivery Manager, Astrix Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Time: 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST


As organizations seek to modernize their IT infrastructures and move to the cloud, there are a number of technical challenges that need to be addressed. One of these challenges is the process of moving a chromatography data system like Waters Empower 3 CDS from an on-premises server to a cloud-based service. A successful migration to the cloud can result in increased scalability, flexibility, and accessibility of the chromatography data system, as well as improved collaboration and cost savings for the organization. In this webinar, using Empower 3 as a reference, we will explore the technical challenges associated with this process, focusing on key points such as: Data security; Data migration; Integration with third-party systems (LIMS, ERP, ELN, etc.); Regulatory compliance.

CSols Webinar: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - Creating a Modern, Efficient Laboratory with a LIMS

MARCH 29, 2023  |  2 P.M. EDT

Do you recognize inefficiencies in your laboratory?  Do you still have many laboratory processes that use paper?  Is it difficult to find and trend laboratory data?  If so, you may need to look at your processes and change your paper procedures to accomplish a digital transformation of your laboratory with a LIMS or an ELN. In one hour, you’ll hear tips from our strategic experts on how to evaluate and change your processes to make them more efficient before considering which LIMS is the best fit for your organization. There are many informatics choices by type, brand, and functionality. This webinar will show you how to apply a data-driven approach to select the proper laboratory informatics solution for your business. If you feel your lab can use more organization, less paper, less redundancy, and better overall efficiency, this webinar can be your guide.  

Astrix Webinar: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - End-to-End Regulatory Information Management: Case Study of a Veeva RIM Implementation

About the Webinar

  • Date:  3/29/23
  • Time: 1pm
  • Company: Astrix
  • Presenter: Heather Adinolfi, Integrated Business Analysis Practice Lead, Astrix


Multi-year, cross-functional software implementations take a village. Coordinating SMEs (Business and IT), business analysts, and vendor teams requires consistent oversight, diligent planning, realistic prioritization, and strong communication. Join us as we review the journey of an End-to-End Veeva RIM implementation at a top biopharma organization. In this webcast, you will learn:Approaches for aligning cross-functional processes and requirements; Best practices for maintaining transparency across workstreams; Tips and tricks for organizational change management.

RFP-2023-004 - Laboratory Information Management System: Close Date: Mar 17th 2023, 4:00 PM CDT

Milwaukee County invites responses from Suppliers qualified and experienced Offerors who supply Laboratory Information Management Systems (“LIMS”) including case management and toxicology modules appropriate for use by a Medical Examiner’s Office. Preference will be given to Offerors capable of providing a comprehensive SaaS LIMS which includes both case management and toxicology modules; however, the County will consider multiple awards to Offerors providing only case management or toxicology modules as well as on-premise solutions. [Read More]

Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System for Laboratory eTools Repository: Due: December 31, 2023

This is a request for information advising interested parties that the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is seeking information on providers of laboratory e-tools. Vendors will be asked to complete a questionnaire pertaining to their products/tools. APHL's intent is to include vendors and their products' information in an online interactive repository that will be available globally. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

03/06/2023 - Digitalization of calibration data management in the pharmaceutical industry using a multitenant platform

In this 2022 journal article published in Applied Sciences, Mustapää et al. turn to the calibration process of the pharmaceutical industry—as well as their regulatory- and standards-based requirements—as inspiration for building a proof-of-concept software platform that better ensures "the preservation of traceability and data integrity" of calibration data. After a lengthy and thorough background to the topic of laboratory calibrations and calibration data management, the authors present their proof of concept software platform, designed "to harmonize the data exchange between the parties of a calibration chain to enable automation of the data management processes in the receiving end." They then discuss the results of their efforts, challenges in advancing such metrology infrastructure, and topics that require further research. They conclude that the real use cases tested on their proof of concept "proved that the multitenant platform is an efficient means of organizing the exchange of [digital calibration certificates]," and that "the system would suit the requirements of other industries as well, providing cost-efficiency through economies of scale."

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