Bika Lab Systems was established in 2002 (incorporated 2005) by Lemoene Smit and Inus Scheepers, identifying a need for affordable and easy to use information systems and instrument interfaces for small and medium size laboratories, customised to requirement.
Web clients were becoming popular but few LIMS were web based, merely web enabled legacy systems. And none of them open sourced. Bika Lab Systems sponsors and co-ordinates the Bika open source LIMS project, committed to keep the Bika code free and available and to maintain effective organisational support.
Bika positions herself as complete service provider for all of the LIMS implementation life cycle - requirements analysis, design, customisation and development, project management and quality control, documentation, systems integration, administration, hosting, customer training and support. Innovative designs, reliable systems, quality support for all laboratories big and small.