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The Bika Open Source LIMS Collective is currently extending Bika Health for fully fledged Biobank management in collaboration with SANBI, and funded through B3Africa, a European Union Horizon2020 project. Workflows for Sampling Kit Assembly, Document Management and Sample Preparation, and Qubit, Biodrop and Biorad interfaces have been completed and will be released as Bika Biobank in the not too distant future and integrated into the Biobank-in-a-Box platform at B3Africa.
Bika LIMS 3.1.10 bug fix launched, many issues resolved for the most stable LIMS release yet. More to come in Bika Health soon
Bika core developers Campbell McKellar-Basset (Bika Lab Systems, Cape Town) Jordi Puiggené (Naralabs, Barcelona) and Michael Williams from Limelyte Technology Group (USA) are training users and coders in 2nd week of November, Spokane WA
Bika LIMS 3.1.9 was released last week, and the online demonstration installation upgraded. Open Source LIMS rules
Bika Lab Systems and our client sponsors contribute to new Bika LIMS and LIS releases. New features and enhancements, more instrument interfaces
Jordi Puiggené at Bika Lab Systems' Barcelona partners Naralabs, leads a project that saw the Bika LIMS Collective accepted as mentoring organisation in GSoC 2015
We are proud to announce the Bika LIMS 3.1.6 release. Though mainly a bug-fix version, some small features and enhancements are included too. The release saw a sharp spike in downloads, at the writing of this, more than 1000 a day since its release 17 December
The Bika Collective today published news on 4 Open Source LIMS projects are coming together at higher education institutions
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