Ramon Bartl at Riding Bytes generously volunteered to do Bika LIMS 3.2's release management, and curation is currently under way. Backed by core Bika developers at Riding Bytes, Naralabs and Bika Lab Systems.
Certified Bika Professional and Riding Bytes MD, Ramon Bartl, graduated his MBA Masters cum laude at the Professional School of Business and Technology at Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His thesis on the impact of Email Netiquette will be published in the Journal of Applied Leadership & Management this Autumn. Download.
A proto-type biobank extension to Bika Health LIS was demonstrated by SANBI and Bika Lab Systems to co-sponsors B3Africa and enthusiastic reception at the Stellenbosch University Medical School over 3 days earlier this week.
Lead Bika developer Campbell Mckellar-Basset is available to present training to interested parties on his return from PloneConf 2016 in Boston on 23 October. In Europe, he will be joined by developers from certified professional Bika service providers Riding Bytes and Naralabs. Training content and locations will be flexible to suit sponsor participant's requirements and could include hands-on sprinting on required functionality.
Experienced Odoo, Plone API and JSON engineer Ramon Bartl formally joins the Bika Collective's core of certified Bika professionals.
We're proud to announce the release of version 3.1.11 of the Bika Open Source LIMS, a bug-fixes release for 3.1 Long Term Support series.
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
Talk to be presented by Bika at Pycon Namibia 2016
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
The Bika Open Source LIMS presentation at a country of Georgia LIMS and lab information flow workshop by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been uploaded, and thanks to the CDC Georgia office, in both English and Georgian!
Our May sprint saw great contributions from a number of project participants, no less our Google students. Thank you all. Downloads are climbing already as users start to upgrade.
After reviewing 25 proposals, projects and students were matched. All of the latter have been very active in functional designs and much appreciated bug fixing and feature coding from the Bika tracker, all of it in the Gaob Bika LIMS 3.1.8 release
Bika GSoC 2015 is under way.
This year, the Bika Open Source LIMS Collective is 1 of 137 organisations mentoring in the Google Summer of Code initiative, GSoC 2015
Following the release of Bika LIMS 3.1.7, our LIS for health care laboratories, Bika Health, has been upgraded to 3.1.6 too, inheriting the new LIMS code and adding more health care enhancements.
Bika LIMS 3.1.7 and the exciting new Graphite theme 1.1 were released and are available for download. 3.1.7 Is a minor release, but features enhancements and eight new instrument interfaces. Graphite improves usability and user experience, moving Bika away from the standard Plone UI towards an even cleaner design. Exciting times!
Valuable discussions are developing at the new LinkedIn LIMS Circus, and the Bika Health project page was published at Plone.org last week
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.
Bika Open Source LIMS is hitting it off at educational institutions around the globe, partnering UWC SANBI in biobanking and proud to announce first customisations for the University of Washington Department of Environmental Health & Occupational Health Sciences included in next LIMS 3 release. CAF at SUN has joined the fray with three implementations and requirements analysis for more.
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.
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
Released on Monday and the online demo upgraded. 1500 Downloads since
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
Bika Health Open Source LIS adds CLIA conformant health care functionality to Bika LIMS: Patients, Doctors, Referring Institutes, Clinical Cases, interfaces with clinical instruments and EMR or hospital systems. It is also used in veterinary settings with animal subjects and veterinarians in these roles, and forms the basis for Bika applications in bio-informatics and biobanks.
The Bika Open Source LIMS Collective is currently extending Bika Health for fully fledged Biobank management in collaboration with SANBI, funded by 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.