August 31, 2023 Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 35

In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMS Selection Guide for ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories

 Featured Content

Look Ma, No Hands! The Future of Hands-free Technology in the Lab

Hands-free technology has come a long way since Bluetooth headsets first appeared in 1999. Advancements in voice recognition and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the way we interact with devices. Future advances in hands-free technology will bring exciting possibilities to various lab settings across every industry. In this blog post, we’ll look at how hands-free technology in the lab began, where it is today, and what it may do for the lab of the future. [Read More]


A Fully Integrated View of LIMS for Manufacturing R&D

In the case of a manufacturing R&D laboratory serving a range of clients not only as an R&D resource but also as a quality and support/troubleshooting partner, there comes a time when the ever-increasing stockpiles of project documentation in the form of spreadsheets and, even worse, paper, become an unmanageable drain on staff resources, efficiency and therefore an unacceptable cost of time and money. This can be remedied with LabLynx's fully integrated LIMS solution. [Read More]


Semaphore Solutions - Clarity LIMS Office Hours

Semaphore Solutions will be offering another“Clarity LIMS Office Hours”session for all Clarity LIMS users on Wednesday, September 13th at 1pm PST/4pm EST.  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? [Read More]


Mastering the Art of Vendor Selection: A Comprehensive Guide

In today's competitive landscape, labs face the challenge of finding the right vendor to meet their growing software needs. However, for many smaller labs without internal development resources, relying on commercial vendors becomes a necessity. The process of vendor selection can be daunting, especially considering the wide range of options available. In this blog post, we'll dive into the intricacies of vendor selection, exploring the critical steps and considerations to ensure a successful partnership. [Read More]


LIMS in the UK

The United Kingdom plays a pivotal role in the world of technological advancement. After we dived into ‘LIMS in Germany’ and ‘LIMS in the Netherlands’, today we will explore the realm of LIMS in the UK.  From R&D investments to dynamic market growth, the UK’s journey through the LIMS landscape is fascinating and inspiring. [Read More]


Package Testing Labs: Unsung Heroes in Quality Consumer Products

The LabLynx ELab laboratory information management system (LIMS) for package testing laboratories optimizes your lab for environmental, mechanical, and chemical testing. The ELab LIMS is pre-configured with methods, workflows, and reports common to the industry, which facilitates conformance with ASTM, ISO, International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), European Committee for Standardization (CEN), Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), and other standards. [Read More]


Green Tech for Greener Biobanking: How Biobank Software Leads the Decarbonization Drive

The need for decarbonization is becoming increasingly urgent as the world grapples with the severe consequences of climate change. With growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions across various industries, it is inevitable that the energy-intensive nature of biobanks, responsible for storing valuable biological samples, comes under scrutiny. Biobanks, essential repositories of biological materials, play a critical role in scientific research, healthcare advancements, and drug development. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

08/21/2023 - Transforming healthcare analytics with FHIR: A framework for standardizing and analyzing clinical data

In this 2023 journal article published in Healthcare, Ayaz et al. present their work on a "data analytic framework that supports clinical statistics and analysis by leveraging ... Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)." After providing significant background on the topic, as well as a review of the literature on the topic, the authors discuss the initial preparations that went into developing their framework, followed by the results of their implementation. The authors also present a two-part example with use cases that puts the framework to a test. After discussing the limitations and results of their framework, the authors conclude that it effectively "empowers healthcare users (patients, practitioners, healthcare providers, etc.) to perform advanced data analysis on patient data used in healthcare settings and represented in the FHIR-based standard."

 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


09/13/2023 - Semaphore Solutions Presents: Clarity LIMS Office Hours

 Upcoming Trade Events

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


10/24/2023 - HIS 2023


09/06/2023 - ACM-BCB 2023

 LIMS Bid Opportunities

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


08/31/2023 - Request for Proposals: CDC Chemical Inventory & Waste Management System

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