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Bika Health Foundation director Lemoene Smit, LIMS analyst at Bika Lab Systems, introduced the newly established non-profit foundation at the 2nd Global LIS conference in Hanoi, Vietnam recently, presenting Bika's Health LIMS. He found time to meet health ministry delegates, talk open source LIMS and contribute to technical discussions
Following earlier proposals to differentiate more clearly between Bika's open source LIMS community and commercial activities, Bika shareholders established the Bika Health Foundation to focus on health laboratory systems but with wider scope than LIMS only
A big surge in downloads after the release of Bika LIMS 2 Inkosi saw the total pass the 15 000 mile stone unnoticed...
Bika LIMS 2.1 Inkosi 'The Chief' is the next major public release of the professionally supported open source LIMS by Cape Town company Bika Lab Systems and was released 26 May on a general public license, free to download, install and use.
Inkosi hits the ether. First release is 2.1.0
Bika Mail 7. The Chief, a fellow and SaaS
According to the Tiobe Community Index - based on hits on major search engines - Python is now the seventh most popular programming language. Python had the largest increase in ratings of any language in 2007 and has become the de facto glue language at system level.
A new alpha release of Bika LIMS 2 Inkosi has been installed on-line for evaluation, version 2.0.21. Check back, we will regularly post news as we head towards a first official release
Our best wishes to everybody in the Bika community for 2008!
The benefits of professional open source LIMS
Bika Interlab 1.2 GPL release · Web-based open source proficiency testing software
Imminent first release of Bika Interlab required modifications to the Bika LIMS 1.2 base it is skinned over. This is Bika LIMS 1.2.5, released today
Soon to be released Bika Interlab 1.2 has been successfully rolled out at upgrade sponsors the South African Wine Laboratory Association
Bika Lab Systems provides Plone content management services and hosting to LIMS clients, and uses Plone extensively in-house. As secure on-line document repository and through products like Help and Software Centres at www.bikalabs.com. With our growing expertise, servers to spare and responding to increasing demand, Bika now brings stand-alone Plone hosting and CMS services actively to market
Bika LIMS 2 is now available as alpha test version for early evaluation and feedback by interested labs. LIMS 2 came through initial in-house testing with flying colours
We are very happy to report that the project to customise our open source LIMS for health laboratory implementation has started
Its been a busy week in the news for Plone, the web content management (CMS) platform Bika is built on. Reinout van Rees blogged the exponential rise and diversity in the number of Plone sites and providers and then Plone came out tops in a study of 40 CMS products, both open source and proprietary, at CMSwatch.com
Bika Lab Systems' presentation at the 3rd Annual Laboratory Management Conference, Johannesburg 21 May 2007
"New information-management system to improve mineral analysis" - an article on Bika Fire Assay published on 23 March 2007 in Mining Weekly announces Bika's entry to the geology and mining sector and features an interview with Lemoene Smit, Bika project manager, analyst & designer
Current BikaMail #5, 'Tell it as it is', is our latest newsletter and the first under new title, BikaMail. 'Tell it as it is' and earlier newsletters are now available on-line and per news feed