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Pioneering Bioproducts

BRAIN is a pioneer of industrial biotechnology. We create innovative solutions applying a world class biotechnology portfolio to our BioArchive. We deliver value from concept to commercialization and beyond.

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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

Pioneering bioscience

BRAIN applies a world class biotechnology portfolio to a unique proprietary BioArchive. We offer research & development partnerships and extract customer value, overcoming single technology limitations.

Our tailor-made solutions

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EFIB 2019

30 September 2019
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SEPAWA Kongress 2019

23 October 2019
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Food Ingredients Europe

3 December 2019
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BRAIN innovations

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Healthy food without an off-taste

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


Bio-based freshness and product stability

Edible plants provide bioactive compounds that combat harmful organisms. BRAIN’s FRESCO program identifies the best anti-microbial candidates.

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Calorie-free natural-based sweeteners

The scope of the DOLCE program is to build a complete partnership for the discovery, development, and production of natural-based sweet solutions – new natural-based sweeteners and sweetness enhancers.


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.


Sustainable metal extraction in the circular economy

Microorganisms from BRAIN’s BioArchive can extract precious metals from ores and waste streams with low environmental impact.


Natural compounds to trigger taste and skin sensations

In the TRiP2Application programs, BRAIN offers unique cell-based assay systems for the identification of novel ingredients for food & cosmetics. In addition, cell models developed by BRAIN enable the development of biological deodorants and aluminum-free antiperspirants.

Model systems
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100 years of Bauhaus and the Bergstrasse

BRAIN is taking the opportunity of the 2019 Bauhaus anniversary to showcase its architectural heritage. In cooperation with the city of Zwingenberg and the Savings Bank Cultural Foundation of Hesse-Thuringia, the company will be the hub of numerous cultural events come autumn. These will be accompanied by a light projection on the building under the direction of lighting artist Helga Griffiths.

100 years of Bauhaus and the Bergstrasse

Latest press releases

Press release, 30 August 2019

BRAIN AG shares strong nine-month figures demonstrating growth in all areas

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Press release, 25 June 2019

BRAIN AG sells its entire stake in Monteil Cosmetics International GmbH

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Press release, 29 May 2019

BRAIN AG achieves significant growth in the first half of the 2018/19 financial year

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Selected publications

Company Profile

Advanced Bioproducts & Tailor-Made Solutions

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Annual Report

Living networks – BRAIN Annual Report 2017/18

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