July 6, 2023
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 27


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMS Selection Guide for Food Safety and Quality

 Featured Content

Change Happens: Documenting Your Evolving LIMS

Laboratories never stand still. They constantly adapt to internal and external forces of change. Lab managers must anticipate and plan for organizational change to guide their labs’ long-term growth. Properly harnessed, change can become your lab’s competitive advantage. Use your LIMS to eliminate disruptions, embrace technologies, and improve compliance. In turn, your staff will have more time for more productive work while increasing your lab’s testing capacity. [Read More]

LIMS Integration Beyond the Lab Systems

Once your lab has adopted an informatics system (or two) and reduced the number of paper processes, you may think that your digital transformation is complete. But there is more that you could do to improve efficiencies and use your lab’s data to inform business decisions. This blog post will help you discover how LIMS integration with other systems and instruments can improve your workflows and boost efficiency, within the lab and across the organization [Read More]

Culture & Sensitivity Testing in Veterinary LIMS

Culture and sensitivity testing is used by veterinary laboratories to determine the presence of potential bacterial pathogens in an animal, and to guide selection of an appropriate antimicrobial treatment. Following identification of potential pathogens, the isolates can be tested for their sensitivity to various antimicrobials. The Matrix Gemini Veterinary LIMS starter system contains a template for a standard Culture and Sensitivity test.  [Read More]

How to Make a LIMS Support Your Lab’s Unique Workflows

Commercial off-the-shelf laboratory information management systems (LIMS) often come with pre-built protocols to help labs get up and running quickly. But if your lab solely relies on these pre-built protocols, you’re missing out on efficiencies that could give your business a competitive advantage. [Read More]

Maximizing insights during therapeutics antibody discovery and development

When developing therapeutic antibodies, selecting only the strongest candidates for further clinical development increases the chances of successful clinical trials. The important decision of candidate selection can only be done right with high quality, accessible data from which insights can be easily drawn. [Read More]

LIMS Wizards announces the official release of SampleVision™ v3.1

LIMS Wizards, LLC, a global scientific software solutions provider, announces that SampleVision v3.1 has been officially released for all clients and all verticals as of June 12, 2023.  [Read More]

STARLIMS & Infocom announce strategic partnership

STARLIMS and INFOCOM are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership. They are combining INFOCOM’s comprehensive presence in the business solutions space and their in-depth understanding of the industries with STARLIMS’ Informatics technology and solutions to grow the market in Japan. [Read More]

FDA Modernization Act 2.0, NAMs, and Their Impact on Laboratories

Thanks to a new U.S. law, drugs under development no longer need to be tested on animals before being administered to volunteers in human trials. Long-time animal rights advocates have lobbied for this action, while some people working in the pharmaceutical sector have claimed that animal testing may be both expensive and ineffective. What effects will this have on laboratory operations moving forward? What is required in order to adapt to this change? [Read More]

 Journal Articles

07/03/2023 - A web application to support the coordination of reflexive, interpretative toxicology testing

In this 2023 article published in the Journal of Pathology Informatics, Pablo et al. of the University of Washington School of Medicine present their work on developing a web-based application for better supporting the complex workflows of labs conducting pain-management-related toxicology and pathology testing. Noting a lack of support of these workflows among traditional laboratory information systems (LISs), the authors describe their approach to developing a system to meet their needs. After providing background and discussing the development approach, the authors present the results of their system implementation and performance analysis. After some discussion, the authors conclude that the "implementation of a purpose-built application to support reflex and interpretation workflows in a clinical pathology practice has led to a significant improvement in laboratory efficiency," adding that their custom, purpose-built application is able to "reduce staff burnout, reduce transcription errors, and allow staff to focus on more critical issues around quality."

 Upcoming Webinars

07/19/2023 - Webinar: The Three Ps of a Major LabWare Upgrade Project

07/19/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Optimizing Data Integration and Analytics with Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager™LIMS OData Service

 Upcoming Trade Events

07/27/2023 - Clinical Lab Expo 2023

07/21/2023 - Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics 2023

07/12/2023 - MedInfo 2023

 LIMS Bid Opportunities

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

07/25/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for The University of Iowa

07/25/2023 - Invitation to Bid: Laboratory Information Management System for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency

07/12/2023 - Request for Proposal: Cloud-based Laboratory Information Management System

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