Bio::Neos Celebrates Decade in Business

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bio::Neos, Inc., a provider of innovative software solutions for all areas of genetics and genomics research, is celebrating its 10th year in business.

The company was founded in 2004 by then Engineering students Steve Davis, Mike Smith, and Brian O'Leary, along with Tom Casavant, professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, and director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and biomedical engineering and ophthalmology professors Terry Braun and Todd Scheetz.

Over the years, Bio::Neos has grown from a student firm incubated in the university's Bedell Entrepreneurial Learning Center, through the Technology Innovation Center, to its status today as a thriving technology company at the University of Iowa Research Park's BioVentures Center. Bio::Neos has worked with a variety of clients throughout the nation and handled a highly variable workload in part with an extended network of subcontractors that they have established for project-based contract work.  This network, partially comprised of University of Iowa students, helps to expose engineering students to real-world software development projects and interactions with the community of developers of which they will enter upon graduation.

Today, five of the original six co-founders (Steve Davis, Mike Smith, Tom Casavant, Terry Braun, and Todd Scheetz) are still leading the company that has succeeded for a decade without any outside investments.

The company provides custom software consulting, bioinformatics consulting, and collaboration enhancement tools.