Early BioXXX (XXX means anything that is equivalent to [.+] in Perl) projects were:
BioPerl (first people associated with this were Tim Hubbard, Jong Bhak, Steve Brenner, Alex Bateman, Astrid Reinhardt etc. Later by Georg Fuellen group in Germany)
BioJava (Jong Bhak and Astrid Reinhardt conceived this and proposed with a web site. However, practical development started by Mathew Pocock and others one or two years later)
The following are mostly by Jong's expansion of XXX to various areas of bioprogramming.
BioOS (Jong around 1995)
BioLinux and Biolux (Jong around 1995)
PerlShell (Jong around 1995)
Nowadays, there are perhaps thousands of BioXXX projects that sprang up independently by people all over the world.
One of the openfree listing site is found ad: openfree Biosite