August 10, 2023 Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 31

In This Issue

 Featured Books

Justifying LIMS Acquisition and Deployment within Your Organization

 Featured Content

How LIMS Integration and Connectivity Benefit Labs

LIMS are essential for managing data and information in modern laboratories. However, LIMS doesn't work in isolation in today's interconnected world. This article explores the importance of LIMS integration and connectivity and how it can benefit laboratories. The LabLynx LabVia family of products provides a pathway for the connectivity options available, including application programming interfaces (APIs) and data exchange protocols. [Read More]


LIMS in Dairy

The dynamic world of dairy processing has faced continuous regulatory demands, compelling them to adhere to the most stringent food hygiene and safety standards. In this blog post, we dive into the significant role of LIMS in the dairy industry. We will be exploring how it enhances quality control, optimises processes, and contributes to delivery of the dairy products to consumers. [Read More]


Global Value Web Partners with L7 Informatics to Drive Integrated Value Chain Processes for Better Patient Outcome

Global Value Web (GVW) is proud to announce a partnership with L7 Informatics, a thought leader in providing integrated technology platforms for Life Science and Pharma companies. Global Value Web’s expertise in connecting data across the value chain combined with L7 Informatics Technology enables handling the challenges of integrating datasets, preventing data silos, and bridging the gap between life sciences and healthcare data. [Read More]


Applying FAIR Principles to Lab Data: Six Challenges You Might Face

Clinical diagnostic laboratories can gain a significant advantage by ensuring their data conforms to FAIR principles - that is, data is easily findable, accessible,  interoperable, and reusable. But many labs don’t recognize the importance of FAIR data or they find that implementing these principles is challenging.  At Semaphore, we believe FAIR data sets forward-looking labs apart from their peers, giving them advantages when it comes to collaborating with other organizations and integrating new tools into their existing lab systems. [Read More]


Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Innovations

World-wide, people are trying to find solutions to water scarcity and quality problems with innovations in research, product development and water treatment techniques. Water treatment labs are turning to modern laboratory information management system (LIMS) software, like the LabLynx ELab LIMS, to automate field sample collection, improve sample tracking, manage quality control, and generate reports. [Read More] 


Join us at STARLIMS Virtual Connect 2023: September 18 - 20

Mark your calendars because STARLIMS Virtual Connect 2023 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to have you join us for this exciting virtual gathering.  STARLIMS Virtual Connect 2023 is not just another event: it’s an immersive experience designed to propel your labs into the future. Join us for stimulating conversations, solution updates, future-forward content, and peer-to-peer networking. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

08/07/2023 - Registered data-centered lab management system based on data ownership security architecture

"Islands" of information and data that are dispersed across an organization irregularly can lead to inefficiencies in workflows and missed opportunities to improve or expand the organization. This statement also holds true for college and university laboratories, who equally must face down issues with untimely data, lackadaisical data security, and ownership-related issues. Zheng et al. tackle this issue with their data-ownership-based security architecture, presented in this journal article published in Electronics. After providing an introduction and related work, the authors provide in-depth details of the methodology used to develop their secure lab data management architecture, followed by example cases using four different algorithms to find the most suitable solution for authorized encryption and decryption of shared data across the proposed system., which allows "relevant units, universities, and laboratories to encrypt data with public keys and upload them to the data register center to form a data directory." They conclude "that the proposed strategy is secure and efficient for lab data sharing across [multiple] domains."

 Upcoming Webinars

10/04/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Decentralized Clinical Trials and Digital Health: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges of Recent FDA Guidance


09/21/2023 - Webinar: Cloud hosted LIMS - 10 Things to Know Before You Jump


09/20/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Creating your Digital Lab of the Future: Blueprint for Next-Generation Laboratories


08/23/2023 - Webinar: Tips for Managing a LabVantage SaaS


08/16/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Streamlining Environmental Monitoring with LabWare LIMS: Maximizing Efficiency and Compliance

 Upcoming Trade Events

11/16/2023 - Paperless Lab Academy 2023 - USA


09/06/2023 - ACM-BCB 2023

 LIMS Bid Opportunities

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


08/25/2023 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System


08/22/2023 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Replacement


08/17/2023 - Request for Proposals: Water and Wastewater Laboratory Information Management System


08/17/2023 - Request for Proposal: Web-Based Clinical Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Rhode Island State Health Laboratory


08/14/2023 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System for the Taiga Laboratory

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