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The South African National Bioinformatics Institute is partnering Bika Lab Systems in customising an Open Source Bika LIMS branch for genomic lab disciplines and biobanking, including the management of sample and data distribution. The current Bika branch for health care laboratories, Bika Health 3.1, which already fulfils clinical subject requirements, is the starting point for this venture
With all the extra functionality that 'creeped' in with the help of willing sponsors, eager developers and enthusiastic users...
Inkosi Bika LIMS 2 downloads continue at impressive rates despite the availability of Gaob Bika LIMS 3, presumably via dated links on download directories web-wide. To prevent confusion, the LIMS 2 download files have now been removed and the pages populated with directions to LIMS 3.
Migration of Bika's LIMS for health care, Bika Health, to version 3 and further functional enhancements for epidemiological surveillance, have been completed for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and installed in the first phase of an implementation project, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
A second release candidate for Gaob Bika LIMS 3 is available for download and has been implemented by early adopters
Funded by the EU Social Fund and Spanish Department of Education, Gaob Bika LIMS 3 is being implemented at two technical training colleges in Spain
3rd Alpha version of Gaob Bika LIMS 3 is available for download and is currently being reviewed and tested by Bika users. The on-line demonstration installations has been updated with the new functionality too
Bika LIMS experts are presenting a 2 week course early August on using Bika LIMS, its systems administration and programming principles. Maximum 5 trainees - book your place now!
The Bika Health Foundation's lemoene Smit, dr. Chris Larsen and experts from Latin America took part in the “Tecnologías de Información, como Herramienta en la Salud e Inclusión Social 2012” conference and workshops, Lima, Peru from 12 to 14 April
The Bika Health Foundation's lemoene Smit and dr. Chris Larsen will be taking part in the “Tecnologías de Información, como Herramienta en la Salud e Inclusión Social 2012” conference, Lima, Peru from 12 to 14 April next week
Bika & GNU Health will be scrutinised by postgraduates and faculty members attending a United Nations University workshop on Open Source health management information systems (HMIS) in resource-limited settings, as part of the collaboration between the United Nations University and GNU Solidario
"Release early, release often" is proving to be a good one - the first Gaob Bika LIMS 3 release egg provided valuable feedback and a 2nd is under way
Bika Health Foundation's Dr Chris Larsen presents a talk 'Addressing the fragile environment of e-health in resource-limited settings' at AfriHealth 2011, Nairobi, Kenya tomorrow. AfriHealth brings together researchers, medical practitioners and information technology personnel to share information on the use of ICT to improve healthcare in Africa and the practical mobilisation of healthcare projects
An on-line Bika LIMS 3 alpha release was made available on Plone 4.1 for peer review - looking very good indeed and showcasing further flexibility and automation
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