August 17, 2023 Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 33

In This Issue

 Featured Books

Choosing and Implementing a Cloud-based Service for Your Laboratory

 Featured Content

Myths of LIMS - Debunked (Part 1)

After 35 years in the Laboratory Informatics business Autoscribe Informatics have addressed multiple myths and misconceptions concerning laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and their implementation. Few of these hold water but may deter potential users who have much to gain from a well implemented LIMS solution. This two-part blog (part 2 here) addresses many of the most common myths and misunderstandings we have come across. [Read More]


20 Key Features to Look for in a Modern LIMS

When evaluating a laboratory information management system (LIMS) solution, you should consider several key features. Here are 20 critical features to look for. Remember that these features may vary depending on your specific laboratory requirements. Therefore, prioritize the elements most critical to your laboratory’s needs and make sure that the LIMS solution aligns with your long-term goals. [Read More]


4 measures of LIMS implementation success

How do you define success for a laboratory information management system (LIMS) implementation? No different than other software implementations, you might say an implementation is successful if it’s on time, on budget, and delivers the necessary features. However, at the end of the day, there is an even more important question—did you improve operations? [Read More]


Introducing STARLIMS Technology Platform TP 12.6

STARLIMS announces the release of STARLIMS Technology Platform (TP) 12.6, which will deliver new features, an improved browser-based mobility experience, and optimizations that further elevate the capabilities and performance of our system. [Read More]


Myths of LIMS - Debunked (Part 2)

Sharing LIMS misconceptions helps us focus on what is possible, and what is important for ‘our’ LIMS. Not all LIMS are the same so don’t be afraid to ask the ‘why’ question. Why is your LIMS different? Why is it designed like that? In part 1 we discussed myths around industry specific solutions, building LIMS in-house, and the (head office controlled) global roll-out. Part 2 provides more food for thought which we hope will help you choose the right LIMS to suit your needs. [Read More]


Laboratory Informatics in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Pulp and paper manufacturing is a sophisticated production environment that depends heavily on laboratory testing to both monitor production and help ensure product quality.  Through its workflow management, results management, audit trail, and regulatory support functionality, a LIMS system, especially the ELab LIMS from LabLynx,  can provide the support pulp and paper companies need to streamline lab operations and make it easier to produce, manage, access, and utilize lab data and information while reducing labor costs. [Read  More]


LIMS in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is known for its progressive approach to technology and innovation. The Dutch LIMS market is expected to grow at a steady pace and in the meantime renew their existing LIMS to one of the Next Generation. Therefore we had decided to bring our market-leading LIMS solution, QLIMS, to Europe.  [Read More]

 Journal Articles

08/14/2023 - Laboratory automation, informatics, and artificial intelligence: Current and future perspectives in clinical microbiology

In this 2023 journal article published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Mencacci et al. examine laboratory automation requirements and demands within the context of clinical microbiology laboratories. Using concepts from “total laboratory automation” (TLA), artificial intelligence (AI), and clinical laboratory informatics, the authors address not only the impact of these technologies on laboratory management and workflows but also on patients and hospital systems. Discussion of the state of the art leads the authors to note that the "implementation of laboratory automation and laboratory informatics can support integration into routine practice monitoring specimens’ quality, isolation of specific pathogens, alert reports for infection control practitioners, and real-time collection of lab trend data, all essential for the prevention and control of infections and epidemiological studies." The authors conclude that "prioritizing laboratory practices in a patient-oriented approach can be used to optimize technology advances for improved patient care."

 Upcoming Webinars

10/18/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Generating and managing structured, reusable data tables for data-driven submissions


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


09/28/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Automate Clinical Documents with Generative AI


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

 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


08/29/2023 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Request Web Portal


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: Laboratory Information System


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

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