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.

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Advanced bioproducts

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Our products and markets

High-tech based on nature

We apply a world class biotechnology portfolio to the unique BRAIN BioArchive. We offer R&D partnerships and extract customer value, overcoming single technology limitations.

Our tailor-made solutions

Meet BRAIN Biotech at

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18 July 2021


Future Food Tech London

30 September 2021


E-Waste World Conference

30 November 2021

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:

9 June 2021

Commitment to greater Food Safety

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21 May 2021

An Alternative CRISPR-Cas Tool for Genome Editing

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11 May 2021

John Monks appointed MD of BioSun Biochemicals Inc.

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BRAIN Biotech Innovations

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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

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 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

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


Natural compounds to trigger taste and skin sensations

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

Model systems

Latest press releases

Press release, 8 June 2021

BRAIN actively supports the UN Global Compact

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Press release, 28 May 2021

BRAIN Biotech AG H1 ‘20/’21 Results

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Press release, 12 May 2021

BRAIN Biotech AG expands stake in successful enzyme producer Biocatalysts Ltd.

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Selected financial publications

Annual Report

Annual Report 2019/20

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