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2017 ISO 17025

An ISO 17025 audit last year revealed a few shortcomings on the then Bika Certificates of Analysis with regards to the 2017 standard. Water quality laboratory, Test It, now sponsors fixing these for the single sample COA. A relief - never since Bika LIMS' first audit in 2004 did it not satisfy accreditation requirements

Thorough audit trails, role based authorisation, workflow management, reports and graphs and a regulatory inspector role, all adds to making certification easier, with much less admin and paperwork

Bika Cannabis

Bika Lab Systems is happy to announce achieving a grant to develop Bika Cannabis in the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition's Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (dtic SPII)
A mouth full, but a big part of the project budget is provided for. We are already well under way to the first milestone, Requirements Analysis, Functional and Technical Specification

Bika Cannabis adds workflow and configuration for commercial and inhouse analysis of medicinal and recreational marijuana products to Bika regular LIMS functionality
Collaboration opportunities
Cannabis testing laboratory Qure is currently prototyping a standard Bika Senaite LIMS installation configured for cannabis analysis and we would like to work with more labs in the US and Canada where regulatory seed-to-sale tracking systems are interfaced

Please contact us for collaboration opportunities. Interfacing your cannabis analysing instruments may also be considered for the grant - please share specs or example results files

Best regards
Team Bika
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