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Innovation: Germany’s first Company Builder in industrial biotechnology and chemistry.
Headquarters: Dortmund (BioMedizinZentrum)
Disruption/Innovation: evolutionary development of microbial production strains for feed & food additives, pharmaceutical proteins (e.g. nanobodies) and pharmaceutical nucleic acids (e.g. mRNA) using patented sensor technology for 1,000-fold faster screening of strain libraries.
Headquarters: Research Centre Jülich
Benefits: new, tailor-made production strains are generated by evolutionary methods, which achieve higher yields (added value) in a shorter time (costs) due to patentable features (right of prohibition / unique selling proposition).
Disruption/Innovation: artificial photosynthesis to produce chemicals from CO2 (greenhouse gas), water and renewable energy using synthetic biology.
Headquarters: Dortmund (Phoenix West) and Max-Planck-Institut Potsdam Golm (Laboratories)
Benefits: a novel raw material (formate) for the biotech industry, cost benefits, new markets for renewable energy and CO2-reduction.
Disruption/Innovation: production of a novel substance (ectoin) and its use in medical devices, cosmetics and veterinary medicine.
Headquarters: Dortmund (Phoenix West)
Benefits: better treatment of allergies, common cold, respiratory disease, dry eye/dry nose or inflammatory skin disease symptoms.
Disruption/Innovation: 3D bioprinting technology to create complex biological cell culture systems (organ models).
Headquarters: Berlin (Amperium)
Benefits: fast and precise production of organ models, which enable researchers to discover novel drugs and to engineer functional human tissues.
BELANO medical AG
Disruption/Innovation: development and distribution of a new generation of microbiotic actives. They are the basis of novel therapy approaches for (medical) cosmetics as well as to prevent diseases from and to support healing of so far poorly treatable indications.
Headquarters: Hennigsdorf (Berlin area)
Benefits: Based on the deep knowledge about the interactions of the microbial flora of skin and other mucous barriers and their impact of the human health, the BELANO medical AG has developed a set of patented actives which are able to support specifically healthy microbes and to remove pathogens.
Disruption/Innovation: development and production of patented silver sinter materials to join components in power electronics, lasers and sensors
Headquarters: Berlin (Adlershof)
Benefits: The electification of key sectors such as e-mobility and renewable energy is significantly defined by the performance of applied semiconductor switches. Conversion losses particularly as heat are a fundamental issue. Nano-Join's silver sinter materials exceed conventional lead and tin solders by an efficient heat removal with a simultaneously high conductivity. These can easily be substituted without adapting the equipment or the application process.
traceless materials GmbH
Disruption/Innovation: development and production of a novel fully biodegradable biomaterials with an outstanding sustainability which can be applied as plastic substitute in packaging, single-use products and coating.
Headquarters: Hamburg / Buxtehude
Benefits: traceless offers plastic processors and consumer goods industry a sustainable material alternative for many single-use applications.
Disruption/Innovation: The Actome technology enables the precise quantification and functional characterization of proteins and their interactions in the biomolecular research and, thus, offers the opportunity for groundbreaking innovations in the personalized healthcare.
Benefits: Based on its technology, Actome offers its customers products characterized by an unprecedented sensitivity for the analysis of protein-protein interactions in least samples. The Actome products can be applied in common sequencing and genotyping equipment (e.g. next generation sequencing. and digital PCR).