February 14, 2023
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 7


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMS Selection Guide for ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratories

 Featured Content

02/14/2023 - LIMS Optimization: Aligning a LIMS to the Way Your Lab Works

Changing the way your lab works to fit the rigid structure of an off-the-shelf LIMS does little to improve your lab’s performance. Implementing a LIMS that fits your lab’s unique capabilities will elevate performance and customer service. Configurability, extensibility, integrations, and customizations ensure LabLynx clients get the perfect LIMS solution for their labs, both today and into the future. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - Five Reasons Why You Will Want this Veterinary LIMS

Man Diff Vet The management of diagnostic testing in veterinary pathology laboratories is complicated because of the multiple species/breeds that must be supported, on top of the fact that animals cannot tell you what is wrong with them to point you in the right direction! Luckily Autoscribe has been supporting veterinary laboratories for many years and so our Veterinary LIMS has evolved, with customer feedback, to include many extras to help them provide a fast, efficient service in this highly competitive market. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - Astrix Blog – Data Migration Planning of your Pharmacovigilance System

In today’s ever changing Pharmacovigilance system organizations, companies often find themselves in a situation where it is advantageous to upgrade their pharmacovigilance system by migrating data from legacy systems into a new or even existing system.  A data migration project will often involve the use of ETL technology to assist. In this blog, we will discuss some of the benefits, challenges and best practices involved in using automated ETL (Extract-Transfer-Load) tools to migrate data from legacy systems to a new safety system. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - Protecting Personal Information in a LIMS

Collecting personally identifiable information (PII) increases your lab’s cybersecurity risk. Even if you don’t deal directly with the public, your business clients may send PII with their orders. You also keep data about your lab’s employees and contract staff. Storing this sensitive information in databases and spreadsheets with limited access control opens your lab to financial, legal, and regulatory repercussions. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - L7|ESP; Data+Intelligence for the Scientific Enterprise

L7 Informatics aspires to help life-sciences, research, and manufacturing organizations accelerate success in today’s data-driven world. As a comprehensive Digital Life-Sciences Platform, L7|ESP provides the environment for your scientists and engineers to co-innovate to improve process velocity, operational efficiency, and compliance via data-integrity, with continuous improvement and increasing ‘data+intelligence.’ [Read More]

02/14/2023 - Three reasons you should implement a LIMS in your lab

Whether you record it or not, every single process within the lab generates data. From the quantities of reagents used to sample tracking, a vast wealth of information is available—giving deeper insights and enabling scientists to run more efficient workflows. But the data is only useful if it is accurately captured and stored. A lab information management system, or a LIMS, allows you to manage your lab processes safely, efficiently, and digitally, unlocking the door to productivity and freeing up time so you can focus on the tasks that need your expertise. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - Building a Strong Foundation for the LabVantage ELN

Building a Strong Foundation for the LabVantage ELN Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) systems have revolutionized the way that laboratories record, organize, and access experiment data. In moving away from paper lab notebooks, the LabVantage ELN module offers a more secure, organized, and legible way of accessing and analyzing data. However, to fully grasp the benefits of the ELN module, it is essential to have a strong foundation. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - Astrix Blog – Decentralized Clinical Trial Trends

What becomes important, as the use of decentralized clinical trials expands, is the level of digitalization and how well various parts are connected. Moreover, the level of patience centricity, which can be thought of as customer centricity, can be enhanced as we are interfacing not only with sites, but with the patients and some of the longer-term vision within HCPs or other care entities, towards ‘value-based care outcomes’. [Read More]

02/14/2023 - How To Choose The Best LIMS Software For Your Lab

When it comes to managing a laboratory, choosing the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can make all the difference. LIMS software can streamline operations, increase efficiency, and provide valuable insights into your data. However, with so many options available, choosing the best LIMS software for your lab can be a daunting task. How to choose the best LIMS for your lab? [Read More]

02/14/2023 - SLAS2023: Strateos to Showcase Robotic Lab Automation Solutions

SLAS2023: Strateos to Showcase Robotic Lab Automation Solutions

Are you interested in discovering how AI and automation can be put to work in the drug discovery space?

Then join us at the first SLAS conference of the year in beautiful San Diego, CA, from February 25th – March 1st. It's an event not to be missed!  [Read More]

02/14/2023 - 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]

02/14/2023 - Agilent Announces New NovoCyte Flow Cytometer System Software for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the release of new NovoExpress software that introduces integrated compliance tools for NovoCyte flow cytometer systems. The compliance-enabling features enable users to meet regulatory requirements defined in FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

02/13/2023 - Effects of the storage conditions on the stability of natural and synthetic cannabis in biological matrices for forensic toxicology analysis: An update from the literature

In this 2022 journal article published in Metabolites, Djilali et al. present the results of a literature review "of studies performed on the effects of different storage conditions on the stability of cannabis compounds present in various biological matrices." Noting a growing need for accurate testing for the presence of cannabis compounds in humans, the authors first review the state of analysis among conventional biological matrices (i.e., blood, plasma, urine, and oral fluids) before looking at alternative matrices (i.e., breath, bile fluid, hair, sweat, cerumen, and dried blood spots). From their literature analysis, the authors made several conclusions about the various matrices, their collection methods, and their testing. Depending on the matrix, the authors recommended specific sample containers and storage temperatures among the conventional matrices, while noting that more research is required concerning laboratory testing of alternative matrices.

02/07/2023 - Health data privacy through homomorphic encryption and distributed ledger computing: An ethical-legal qualitative expert assessment study

In this 2022 article published in the journal BMC Medical Ethics, Scheibner et al. present an assessment of Swiss hospital and medical research experts' views on using advanced technical solutions towards "sharing patient data in a privacy-preserving manner." In particular, the authors examine homomorphic encryption (HE) and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the scope of European and Swiss regulatory frameworks. After an in-depth introduction on the topic, the authors present their methodology (an interview study) and their results, which touch upon five different information request scenarios. They then discuss the legal, ethical, and compatibility issues associated with using HE and DLT towards the problem of privacy-preserving patient data. They conclude that "a holistic approach needs to be taken to introducing HE and DLT as a mechanism for patient data management," one that tends "to recognize that social license and public trust from patients and physicians is as important as legal compliance."

 Upcoming Webinars

02/27/2023 - Webinar: Robots in the lab – Learn how automation can streamline your workflow

02/22/2023 - Five Ways Data Visualization Can Benefit Life Science Businesses, Today

02/22/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Connecting Science: How an Open and Collaborative Network Transforms Biopharma

02/15/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Case Intake: Key Considerations When Evaluating Solutions

 Bid Opportunities

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

03/10/2023 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for Medical Examiner's Office

03/08/2023 - Request for Proposal: College of Veterinary Medicine Electronic Medical Record System

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