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Analysis and design for Tribos 1, Bika's LIMS for Tribology labs, has been completed with client sponsorship by Exertus laboratories
The Bika user list developed two distinct streams, sharing installation issues and another on general functionality. The first got too technical for many lab managers and LIMS analysts, and a Bika Open Source LIMS Analysis and Design discussion group has now been set up to continue these threads in layman terminology
A Bika Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for water quality management, Bika Water 1, was taken into production at development sponsor City of uMhlathuze's laboratory in Richards Bay, South Africa. The LIMS will be made available for download on the General Public License shortly and a configuration of an on-line demonstration installation is under way
An exciting new partnership has been formed between Bika Lab Systems and Trident Instrumentation - suppliers of high quality Infrared Radiation instrumentation and service providers to Wine, Milk, Grain and Feed & Forage laboratories in both the government and commercial sectors
An update to the successful Bika Inkosi LIMS 2.1 has been released and the on-line demo upgraded
The surge in Bika downloads is picking up after a rather long year-end hangover and passed 20 000 at the end of March
Bika anchor client BBK commissioned the development of bi-directional interfaces for their new Foss WineScan™ and FIAStar™ instruments. These are to be completed in time for Vintage 2009 harvest
SASEV, SAWLA and now SASS. The South African Spectroscopic Society joins Bika's portfolio of national scientific organisations
'Same same but different' - It's that time again, madly busy, another year. 10 December 2008
We are proud to announce to have received written confirmation that Bika Lab Systems was granted 50% of next phase Bika Health development cost by the SA Department of Trade and Industry's Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII)
BBK, Bika's anchor client in Worcester, South Africa, finished in combined first position in the SA Wine Laboratory Association's inter-laboratory proficiency testing scheme for 2008. BBK shared the top spot with Wynlab Services, Wellington, from a group of 45 participating laboratories
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!