Vendor:Biomatters Ltd.

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Biomatters Ltd.
Type Limited
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Level 2, 18 Shortland St., Auckland, New Zealand
Number of locations 2
Area served Worldwide
Subsidiaries Biomatters, Inc.

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 the fall of 2018, the company announced it would be changing the name of its Geneious product to Geneious Prime.[2]


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 Biologics and Prime

Geneious Biologics is a version of Geneious Prime that "consolidates data in a secure and shareable cloud environment, speeding up candidate selection and ensuring reproducibility."[6]

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


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 group license allows multiple people to share a license.

Geneious Price List
License Type One-year subscription
Student Personal $200
Academic/Government Personal $575
Academic/Government Group $980 for 2 seats
$2,450 for 5 seats
$4,600 for 10 seats
Commercial Personal $1,900
Commercial Group $3,600 for 2 seats
$9,000 for 5 seats
$17,500 for 10 seats

Demonstration videos and other media

Biomatters has numerous demonstration videos available on their YouTube channel.

Additional information


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Geneious - About". Biomatters Ltd. Retrieved 15 October 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Geneious Desktop Software to be Renamed to Geneious Prime". Biomatters Ltd. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2019. 
  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. "Therapeutic Antibody Discovery". Biomatters Ltd. Retrieved 15 October 2019.