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Bio-based products and solutions for industry

BRAIN is a pioneer of industrial biotechnology. With our innovative bio-based products and solutions in the areas of nutrition, health and the environment, we support the development of business and the economy towards a greater level of bioeconomic activity. We support our customers from the industry on their path to sustainable processes and products.

Focused on delivering solutions to our customers’ application needs we deliver value from concept to commercialization and beyond.

Fermentation at Biocatalysts
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Consolidated capabilities

All companies in the BRAIN Group act as interconnected entities in the fields of research and development, process development and production, or as suppliers in specialty markets.

A view into BRAIN’s molecular biology lab
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Driving innovation

BRAIN AG serves as the head office and innovation center of the international BRAIN Group. Ever since its inception in 1993, it has been a driver and high-tech pioneer in the fields of industrial biotechnology and the bioeconomy.


News & Views

21 January 2021
BRAIN fermentation

Two steps forward, one step back – the path to perfect fermentation

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14 December 2020
BRAIN's bioarchive

Ten years of Nagoya Protocol

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18 November 2020

Skin regeneration at the flick of a switch

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Strategy and business model

BRAIN focuses on the marketing of product-scalable business options. These are based on the BRAIN Group’s product offering to industrial customers (B2B business) as well as on products developed together with industrial partners and subsequent license-based marketing. Tailor-made solutions developed on the basis of R&D performance payments in the context of R&D partnerships comprise a further business option. A third business option is to develop our own product candidates.

Product sales

The BRAIN Group offers around 130 specialty products for B2B. This portfolio is constantly fueled by project realizations from our New Business Development pipeline.

Products & Markets

Tailor-made solutions

BRAIN has a long track record of dedicated contract R&D programs with industry partners. We offer joint development of customer-specific solutions and exclusive R&D partnerships.

R&D partnership and cooperation

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