Biology and chemistry clipart libraries for with Bioicons 06 Jun 2022


Bioicons is a collection of free custom shape libraries containing open source icons for life science applications. The website lets you select one or more shape libraries, and open them in the editor on the web.
Bioicons can be used to create a wide range of illustrations with

Bioicons is developed by Simon Duerr as an open source project on Github.

With these icons, you can create scientific illustrations, educational content, lifecycle diagrams, infographics, informative flyers, and more.

Open source supports extensions and integrations

Our open source jgraph/drawio repository on Github has encouraged many third-party integrations, in addition to our own apps and extensions for Atlassian software, Notion, Google Workplace, and Microsoft Office.

See the range of integrations

Use the Bioicons libraries in a diagram

  1. Go to the Bioicons extension page at
  2. Select the libraries that you want to use.
    Select the shape libraries on Bioicons that you want to use in
  3. Click Launch

After a short loading time, the icon libraries you selected will be displayed in the left panel above the built-in shape libraries.

Hover over any shape in these libraries to see a larger preview, including the icon’s title and license information.
Hover over an icon in the Bioicons shape libraries to see a preview and license information

Note: Because the Bioicons are served, the Search Shapes feature won’t list results from these libraries.

Tips for creating illustrations and infographics in

Export to a wide range of formats including SVG and PNG images which you can embed in websites or documents.

Change the page scale to resize your diagram quickly for printing.

Store the diagram file in Google Drive or One Drive, and embed your illustration in Google Docs or in Microsoft Word/Powerpoint. Teachers and students can share diagrams easily in Google Classroom.

Search for additional clipart and icons at the top of the left panel - has a huge library of shapes and clipart.
Hover over an icon in the Bioicons shape libraries to see a preview and license information

Drag your favourite or oft-used icons from the drawing canvas into the scratchpad on the left.

Enable the Infographics shape library to use timelines and circular flowcharts. Enable the Arrows for a variety of arrow shapes.

  • Click More Shapes at the bottom of the left panel to enable or disable the shape libraries.
    Enable the Infographic shape library to use the timeline and roadmap shapes

Change the connector styles and shape styles to match the Bioicons in your diagram using the Style tab in the format panel on the right. You can also add gradients on arrow shapes for clear visual explanations.

For a hand-drawn informal look, enable the Sketch style.
Style your diagram to match the Bioicons you have used and to add clear visual explanations

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