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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 the unique BRAIN Bioarchive. We offer R&D partnerships and extract customer value, overcoming single technology limitations.

Our tailor-made solutions

Meet BRAIN at

Virtual Event

NutrEvent 2021

26 January 2021

Weurman Flavour Research Symposium

3 May 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:

18 November 2020

Skin regeneration at the flick of a switch

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11 November 2020

Award for efficient knowledge transfer

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26 October 2020

Enzyme development as team work

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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 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

The scope of the DOLCE program is to build a partnership for the development, and production of plant-based sweet solutions – new plant-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 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 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

Information on handling SARS-CoV-2 at BRAIN

Dear Customers, dear Ladies and Gentlemen, we want to update you on how BRAIN is dealing with the situation imposed on public life in Germany during the Corona pandemic.

Further information

Latest press releases

Press release, 15 October 2020

Two experts join the BRAIN AG Supervisory Board

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Press release, 15 September 2020

BRAIN AG Presents New Strategy at Capital Markets Day

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Press release, 31 August 2020

BRAIN is pleased with its results for the first nine months of the 2019/20 financial year

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Selected publications

Annual Report
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Pioneering Bioproducts – BRAIN Annual Report 2018/19

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Company Profile

Pioneering Bioproducts

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