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Symrise Partners With BRIAN and AnalytiCon Discovery

Posted: April 2, 2007

Symrise GmbH & Co. KG (Holzminden, Germany) has entered into a strategic alliance with biotechnology specialists BRAIN AG (Zwingenberg, Germany) and AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH (Potsdam, Germany). The main goal of the partnership is to allow Symrise to further expand its development of innovative, all-natural cosmetic active ingredients and aroma molecules. AnalytiCon Discovery is leading company in the field of generating and utilizing diverse natural product compound libraries featuring fully elucidated structures. In addition to its libraries, the company brings into the partnership its natural product specific expertise for structural optimization. BRAIN AG is a leading industrial biotechnology company that develops new bioactive natural compounds as well as proprietary enzymes for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. As part of the partnership, its customized cellular based screening platforms will be made available to Symrise with the goal to identify novel bioactive substances for innovative cosmetics.

Of the alliance, Symrise member of the managing board Achim Daub said, “In the growing cosmeceutical market we identified a huge potential for our company following an innovation-oriented product strategy using bioactive natural compounds. The cooperation with the two leading biotech companies BRAIN AG and AnalytiCon Discovery GmbH perfectly supplements and strengthens our own research and development strategies.”