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]


Product: Geneious Prime
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[7]
Data and trend analysis?Y[7]
Data and equipment sharing?Y[7]
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[7]
Import data?Y[7]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[7]
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?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?Y[8]
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
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


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