News — Bika Lab Systems

By: Bika Lab S  11-11-2011
Keywords: Laboratory, South African Wine, African Wine

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A master’s thesis using Inkosi Bika LIMS, “Information Management in the Molecular Biology Lab: Wiki and LIMS” was successfully completed by Jascha Silbermann at the Research unit for Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics at TH Wildau University of Applied Sciences. Bika LIMS has thus far been perceived mainly as leading Open Source chemistry LIMS with applications in agriculture, food and beverages, environmental monitoring and water quality management.

The South African Wine Laboratory Association, SAWLA, over a period of months, sponsored a number of incremental improvements and new features to Interlab, Bika's web based LIMS for inter-laboratory proficiency testing. These are bundled in this release

Inkosi Bika LIMS 2.3.2 is available for download and features a number of enhancements and performance improvements aggregated from customisations sponsored by Bika clients and ongoing research and development

Lemoene presented Health, Bika's LIMS for public health laboratories, on behalf of the Bika Health Foundation at the 3rd International Workshop for e-Health in Emerging Economies, Luxembourg, 6 April, in a talk "Open Source laboratory management in resource-poor settings"

In another big contribution from the Bika LIMS Open Source community, Jascha Silberman of the TH Wildau University of Applied Sciences, developed an Ubuntu installer for Inkosi LIMS and made it available for free on the General Public License

The Bika team is proud to announce that Dr. Chris Larsen accepted an invitation to become a member of the Bika Health Foundation and we are looking forward to his continued contributions towards the Foundation's goal of sustainable LIMS in public health laboratories at resource-poor clinics

In a recent talk titled “Strengthening Trough the Development of Laboratory Information Systems”, Dr. Christoph H. Larsen presented Bika's LIMS for public health and clinical laboratories to the Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society (CCAS), the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Training Network (CHART) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at their 2nd Joint Meeting in Barbados under the banner “Cost Effective Management and Quality Laboratory Monitoring of Individuals with HIV and Coinfection with TB”

In the biggest contribution from the Bika Open Source community to date, John Yeko released a SQL back-end for Inkosi Bika LIMS 2.2. A public test installation is now available. Unsolicited, unreal

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The surge in Bika downloads continues with near 10 000 the past year

The Perishable Export Control Board goes live with Plone 3 and Event management by Bika CMS

New Bika Inkosi LIMS release is available for download and our on-line demonstration installation updated

A project to pilot Bika Health 0.2 interfaced to OpenERP and EMR Medical on a project at the University Hospital in Paramaribo, Suriname has been started

Following a pre-meeting 'hackathon', a Bika Health HL7 OpenMRS interface was successfully demonstrated at the 4th annual OpenMRS implementers meeting in Cape Town

Analysis and design for Tribos 1, Bika's LIMS for Tribology labs, has been completed with client sponsorship by Exertus laboratories

The Bika user list developed two distinct streams, sharing installation issues and another on general functionality. The first got too technical for many lab managers and LIMS analysts, and a Bika Open Source LIMS Analysis and Design discussion group has now been set up to continue these threads in layman terminology

A Bika Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for water quality management, Bika Water 1, was taken into production at development sponsor City of uMhlathuze's laboratory in Richards Bay, South Africa. The LIMS will be made available for download on the General Public License shortly and a configuration of an on-line demonstration installation is under way

An exciting new partnership has been formed between Bika Lab Systems and Trident Instrumentation - suppliers of high quality Infrared Radiation instrumentation and service providers to Wine, Milk, Grain and Feed & Forage laboratories in both the government and commercial sectors

An update to the successful Bika Inkosi LIMS 2.1 has been released and the on-line demo upgraded

The surge in Bika downloads is picking up after a rather long year-end hangover and passed 20 000 at the end of March

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