Biomatters Ltd.

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Biomatters Ltd.
Type Limited
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Level 2, 76 Anzac Ave., Auckland, New Zealand
Area served Worldwide

Biomatters Ltd. develops and distributes laboratory informatics software, with a strong focus on the academic and business sides of the biological sciences.


Biomatters was founded in 2003[1] and released Geneious in 2005.[2]

In the fall of 2011, Biomatters opened its first offices in the United States "in response to growing customer demand."[3]


In 2009, Biomatters jointly won the University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge, which awarded them a loan to expand operations overseas.[4]

Biomatters was awarded the Microsoft Hi-Tech Emerging Company Award in May 2012.[5]

Technology and products


Geneious is a bioinformatics software solution with some LIMS-like features that manage sequence alignment, assembly, and analysis tasks in a variety of scientific fields.[1]


Product: Geneious
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[6]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[2]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?Y[2]
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?Y[2]
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?Y[6]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[2]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?Y[6]
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?Y[6]
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?Y[6]
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[2]
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biotechnology, high-throughput sequencing, life sciences


Pricing information can be found on the Geneious website here.

Note: A personal license allows a single named individual to use Geneious on up to three computers. A floating license allows multiple people to share a license.

Geneious Price List
License Type One-year subscription Three-year subscription Five-year subscription
Student Personal $200 $500 N/A
Academic/Government Personal $450 $1,050 $1,650
Academic/Government Floating $1100 $2,600 $4,200
Commercial Personal $1,250 $3,125 $4,995
Commercial Floating $2,495 $6,250 $9,995

Demonstration videos and other media

The following demonstration videos are available for Geneious:

Additional information

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Geneious". Biomatters Ltd. Retrieved 06 January 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Geneious - Features". Biomatters Ltd. Retrieved 06 January 2014. 
  3. "Biomatters opens North American offices". Biomatters Blog. Biomatters Ltd. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. Twose, Helen (30 May 2014). "Success: Export sales in company's DNA". The New Zealand Herald. APN New Zealand Limited. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. "Biomatters Wins Hi-Tech Emerging Company Award". Biomatters Blog. Biomatters Ltd. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Geneious - Organised Data". Biomatters Ltd. Retrieved 06 January 2014.