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Following the release of Bika LIMS 3.1.5, our LIMS for health care laboratories, Bika Health, has been upgraded to 3.1.5 too, inheriting the new LIMS code and adding more health care enhancements
Dates for the 3rd Bika Training workshop were finalised: Thursday 20 - Friday 28 November with the option of an extra week Dev sprint.
Released on Monday and the online demo upgraded. 1000 Downloads since
We were approached last week by a development team asking for technical assistance with functions they have been coding on for a number of weeks - an 80% match to what we have started on for bioinformatics now. We hope to see their code released but it looks very much like we'd be following a different, and given the difference in Bika experience, more sustainable route.
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
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.