The BRAIN Group provides first-class research and development work, specialized production expertise and access to attractive markets. All companies act as self-sufficient entities yet interconnect to synergize in R&D and production in the fields of biotechnology and natural product chemistry.

Spin-offs for specific products from advanced R&D programmes serve the purpose of marketing and commercialisation, involving external expertise and capital providers.

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Building of BRAIN AG in Zwingenberg


Zwingenberg, Germany

BRAIN AG, based in Zwingenberg, Germany, serves as head office and innovation center for the international BRAIN Group and is the location that manages the strategic and administrative resources required for steering the firm's research and business activities. Established in 1993, the company was was transformed into a stock corporation in 2008 and went public in 2016. BRAIN possesses cutting-edge laboratories and technologies for scaling up to cubic meter scale.

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Building of Analyticon Discovery in Potsdam
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AnalytiCon Discovery

Potsdam, Germany

AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH possesses unique resources for discovering and developing actives based on natural products, and cooperates with companies in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industry all over the world. It is a global market leader, with libraries of natural ingredients with fully categorized structures and access to some 15 % of all known secondary substances and thousands of structures that have not yet been published. AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH was founded in 2000 and has been a member of the BRAIN Group since 2013.

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Building of Biocatalysts in Cardiff
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Biocatalysts Ltd.

Cardiff, UK

Biocatalysts Ltd. focuses on developing, producing, obtaining approvals for and distributing specialty enzymes. The company provides the rapid, cost-efficient and customized development of novel enzymes and owns the MetXtra™ metagenome library, which allows the rapid identification of tailored enzymatic solutions. With state-of-the-art enzyme production facilities and international sales structures at its disposal, Biocatalysts also offers its customers a portfolio for the direct purchasing of enzymes in several defined fields of application. Established in 1983, Biocatalysts has been a member of the BRAIN Group since 2018.

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Containers at Weissbiotech in Ascheberg


Ascheberg, Germany

A leading manufacturer of bio-based active products for the food industry, WeissBioTech GmbH supplies both large multinationals and medium-sized manufacturers of fruit juices, beer and wine, as well as industries that process starch and bioethanol. WeissBioTech was founded in 2002 and has been a member of the BRAIN Group since 2014.

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Warehouse of L. A. Schmitt Cosmetic Factory, Ludwigsstadt

L.A. Schmitt

Ludwigsstadt, Germany

L.A. Schmitt GmbH develops and produces cosmetics and wellness products in accordance with customers’ wishes and specifications. The highly-reputed company manufactures its own product lines and goods for retailing companies and wellness and cosmetics brands. The firm’s business activities center on individual client liaison, a sound knowledge base as well as a high degree of flexibility in its dealings with partners and customers. Founded in 1925, L.A. Schmitt has been a member of the BRAIN Group since 2009.

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Rockville, MD, USA

BRAIN LLC focuses on addressing key markets for the BRAIN Group in North America and on internationalizing BRAIN’s business. The company’s US office improves proximity to customers, steps up business development and strengthens connections in international research cooperation arrangements. BRAIN LLC was established in 2018.

Biological wound management
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Cardiff, UK

SolasCure Ltd., established in 2018 with the participation of BRAIN AG, is an independent company that focuses on the development, CE certification and marketing of medical products based on the novel Aurase® wound-cleaning enzyme discovered by BRAIN for the biological conditioning of chronic wounds.

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