a ­#Biobased­Future

We are a specialist in industrial biotechnology. With our innovative bio-based products and solutions, we contribute to value creation – from concept to production and beyond. We rely on biotechnology as a tool for a bioeconomy and for creating a bio-based future.

Innovation examples

BRAIN fermenter with graphic element

Advanced bioproducts

Buy our off-the-shelf products or team up with us for the joint development of new and customized products that will differentiate your business.

Our products and markets

Solutions based on nature

We develop innovative biobased products and solutions - on behalf of customers or in development partnerships.

Our tailor-made solutions

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Bioactives & Performance Biologicals – From receptor biology to active ingredients

Receptors play a key role in biological systems in terms of their perception of and interaction with the environment. They are are suitable targets for identifying compounds that can be used to maintain and improve health and well-being. Research on receptors in suitable model systems and the evaluation of potential modulators are the basis of BRAIN’s BioActives and Performance Biologicals Unit.

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Meet BRAIN Biotech at


10th International Congress on Biocatalysis

28 August 2022


Future Food-Tech Summit

22 September 2022


IFIB – International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy

29 September 2022

News & Views

Interested in getting to know more about what drives the company and its people to find biotechnological answers to the questions of today’s industries? Check out our stories here:

15 March 2022
HV 22

Annual General Meeting 2022

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10 February 2022
animal-free milk product

Cooperation for the production of animal-free milk protein

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7 February 2022
white bread

BRAIN Group expands its food enzymes business

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Selected innovations and services

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We CRISPR for You

With our own CRISPR-Cas genome scissors, we meet customer project goals faster and cheaper

We CRISPR for You
A scientist working on a bioprocess for battery recycling and a green battery

Creating #MicrobialBatteryRecycling

A truly green process for the recycling of lithium ion batteries – microbes can make lithium ion battery recycling more sustainable, more effective and even completely CO2-neutral.

Microbial Battery Recycling
Probiotic strains

Probiotics – mighty little helpers at your service

Probiotics (Latin “for life”) are living microorganisms having a health-promoting effect on humans and animals. With our proprietary collection of probiotic strains and a broad portfolio of technologies, we can be your partner for evidence-based development of probiotic products for various applications and markets.

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Calorie-free plant-based sweeteners

Our DOLCE R&D program was completed at the end of 2020, and gave rise to two approaches for BRAIN and the food industry.

Plant-based sweeteners

Sustainable metal extraction in the circular economy

Microorganisms from the BRAIN bioarchive extract precious metals from e-waste, ashes, slags and other waste streams in an environmentally friendly way.


Biological wound management

Aurase® is an enzymatic active ingredient developed by BRAIN for the treatment of open wounds. The active mechanism was inspired by the common green bottle fly.

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Healthy food without an off-taste

Based on unique cell-based assay systems, within its SALT programs BRAIN focusses on the reduction of salt in foods.

SALT Programs

Since 2021 we have been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption

ESG and Sustainability Report

Latest press releases

Press release, 20 June 2022

BRAIN Biotech publishes first ESG and Sustainability Report

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Press release, 30 May 2022

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hauer leaves Supervisory Board of BRAIN Biotech AG for personal reasons

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Press release, 30 May 2022

BRAIN Biotech AG: Ongoing Dynamic Sales Development and Rising Profitability, 6M Reporting

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Selected financial publications

Annual Report

Annual Report 2020/21

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Financial Publication

Sustainability Report 2022

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