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13 May 2008, Zwingenberg and Muttenz

BRAIN and Clariant entered a strategic cooperation in the segment of textile refining

The strategic collaboration is a prime example of adding value at both levels – technology and process. Using the combined know-how, market knowledge, as well as chemical and biotechnological experience enables both companies to improve the identification and development of innovative enzymes for the textile improvement. These achievements will help the long-time customers of Clariant to hold or to achieve competitive advantages within their key markets.

Although the research program started very recently, the synergistic effects are already obvious. Several highly promising enzymes with the dual potential to introduce new biological properties to the textile processing as well as optimise the process steps during their production are already identified.

“BRAIN and Clariant will use their joint expertise in biotechnology and chemistry with the goal to realise innovations for numerous industrial applications in the biological textile processing”, states Dr. Harald Sigmund, head of the R&D Enzymes Team within the TechCenter of Clariant, Reinach. “Through this cooperation with BRAIN, Clariant further intensified one of its central strategic goals, namely the focus on modern, value adding products.”

“Together with our strategic cooperation partner Clariant we want to develop new enzymes and based on our BioArchives create product innovations for the biological textile refining”, discusses Dr. Jürgen Eck, CTO of BRAIN AG. “We are glad to support Clariant expanding its excellent reputation in the development of innovative, biotechnological products and processes. Our successful strategic cooperation combines advantageously the long lasting white biotech experience of BRAIN with the exceptional expertise of Clariant within process- and product development as well as global sales and marketing.“

  

Die Suche nach interessanten mikrobiellen Enzymen aus dem BRAIN BioArchiv. Aus einem einzigen Lebensraum (Habitat) fallen mehr als 250.000 s
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Die Suche nach interessanten mikrobiellen Enzymen aus dem BRAIN BioArchiv. Aus einem einzigen Lebensraum (Habitat) fallen mehr als 250.000 sogenannte Metagenom-Klone an, welche dann auf biotechnologische Textilbearbeitung geprüft werden.
Die Suche nach interessanten mikrobiellen Enzymen aus dem BRAIN BioArchiv. Aus einem einzigen Lebensraum (Habitat) fallen mehr als 250.000 s
© BRAIN AG;

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Die Suche nach interessanten mikrobiellen Enzymen aus dem BRAIN BioArchiv. Aus einem einzigen Lebensraum (Habitat) fallen mehr als 250.000 sogenannte Metagenom-Klone an, welche dann auf biotechnologische Textilbearbeitung geprüft werden.

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