Skip to content

Bika Lab Systems

Personal tools
You are here: Home Reads Press Releases Bika LIMS 1.1 released
Document Actions

Bika LIMS 1.1 released

Improved performance and easy customisation for all sample types Original date Published: February 2006

Bika LIMS 1.1 released – Improved performance and easy customisation for all sample types

Whereas sample specification in Bika 1.0 LIMS was wine laboratory specific and only customisable in the source code, a through-the-web schema editor in Bika 1.1 enables the creation of custom sample types to meet cross industry requirements. Schema editors, accessible from Bika's management panel, were also added for order attributes and client and contact configuration

A 'How to use the Bika schema editor' has been published at to assist laboratories in using it

Further customisation and developments for micro-biological, food and health laboratory requirements are currently being discussed with local and international prospects and partners on the Bika community site

With version 1.1, Bika also migrates to Plone 2.1, offering laboratories access to extensive content management capabilities and provides easy document management for client, laboratory or management purposes

Performance is another focus of the release – many optimisations throughout the code base were made for a noticeable improvement in performance

With Plone 2.1, Bika moves onto the long awaited Zope 2.8 application server and Zope object database ZODB 3.4. ZODB 3.4 has multi version concurrency control (MVCC) support, very important for high-traffic Zope sites. This should dramatically improve Bika's performance when used by many users concurrently

The Bika 1.1 update includes:

  • Plone 2.1 compatibility

  • Schema editors

  • Performance enhancements

  • Late analysis alerts

  • Analyses hyper-linked to job cards on requests

  • Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish translations contributed by Joris Goudriaan, Pierpaolo Baldan, Nuno R. Pinhão and Luis Espinoza

Download Bika 1.1 and technical release notes:

Bika LIMS open source community:

For more information about Bika Lab Systems, sponsor and official service provider for the Bika LIMS, please visit

Global implementation and support:

The Bika Team


Join a Bika mailing list



Latest partner information

should you not want to receive our quarterly newsletter,
please send an empty email to us from here:
if this copy was forwarded to you by  and you'd rather subscribe yourself,
please send an empty email to us at: - Home of Bika Lab Systems, implementers of web based open source LIMS, Plone hosting and content management systems   Powered by Plone, the open source content management system. Customised and maintained by Bika Lab Systems