Vendor: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

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]


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.


  1. "Support and Service Provision. Hosting". Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd. 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. Retrieved 08 October 2016. 
  3. "About Bika". Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 04 October 2016.