Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd.

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Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd.
Type Proprietary Limited
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 10 Constantia Rd., Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Area served Africa
Products
Website BikaLabs.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/453308

Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd. develops and distributes open-source laboratory informatics software solutions for numerous industries. Like the majority of open-source businesses, Bika derives its income from support and other services, including a SaaS-hosted version of its flagship product Bika LIMS.[1]

The name "Bika" comes from the Zulu language, meaning "to report."[2]

History

Bika Lab Systems was incorporated in September 2005 but began operating as early as 2002, "identifying a need for affordable and easy to use information systems and instrument interfaces for small and medium size laboratories, customised to requirement."[3]

Technology and products

Bika LIMS is a free laboratory information management system (LIMS) solution released under a GNU general public license.

For more information, please see the Bika LIMS page.

References

  1. "Support and Service Provision. Hosting". Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd. https://www.bikalims.org/support-and-service-provision/index_html. Retrieved 04 October 2016. 
  2. "Bika Lims 2.1 Inkosi open source release". Laboratorytalk. 4 June 2008. Archived from the original on 08 October 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081008023520/http://www.laboratorytalk.com/news/bik/bik108.html. Retrieved 08 October 2016. 
  3. "About Bika". Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150918210126/http://www.bikalabs.com/aboutus. Retrieved 04 October 2016.