Innovation examples

We develop disruptive bio-based products and solutions for industry, with a focus on nutrition, health and the environment. Find some examples below.


#MicrobialBatteryRecycling — Microbes can make lithium ion battery recycling more sustainable, more effective and even completely CO2-neutral.

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We CRISPR for You

#BRAINengineeredCas — With our own CRISPR-Cas genome scissors, we meet customer project goals faster and cheaper.

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Calorie-free plant-based sweeteners

#PlantbasedSweeteners – Our DOLCE R&D program was completed at the end of 2020, and gave rise to two approaches for BRAIN and the food industry.

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Sustainable metal extraction in the circular economy

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

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Biological wound management

#BiologicalWoundManagement 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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