We are Synbionik, the emerging
European leader in Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology is the sustainable and potentially cost-efficient production of compounds through genetic engineering in microorganisms. We are building a new & superior Synthetic Biology operating system - unlocking the global impact of sustainable and cost-competitive production.

What we focus on

Synthetic Biology can do anything a plant can do

  • All organisms produce substances via a series of conversion steps in their cells
  • These conversion steps are facilitated by enzymes which in turn are encoded in the genome of an organism
  • Genetic manipulation allows us to make changes in the genome of organisms that introduce new enzymes and result in the production of desired compounds

What we focus on

Synthetic Biology can do anything a plant can do

  • All organisms produce substances via a series of conversion steps in their cells
  • These conversion steps are facilitated by enzymes which in turn are encoded in the genome of an organism
  • Genetic manipulation allows us to make changes in the genome of organisms that introduce new enzymes and result in the production of desired compounds

How we make a difference

We are developing a superior operating system for biosynthesis
using a novel, differentiated approach

Starting organism

Our starting organism combines many favorable and hard-to-induce characteristics for biosynthesis…

Conversion to superior operating system

We convert it via genetic engineering into a superior operating system vs. existing Synthetic Biology operating systems

Cheaper and more efficient production

Flexible basis for the production of various compounds that is available off-the-shelf

Novel IP, leading to protection vs. competition

Benefits of novel operating system:

  • Uniquely fast uptake of input
  • Extremely fast conversion in products
  • Ultra-efficient use of input
  • Robust and tolerant
  • Flexible towards a wide range of products
  • Significant reduction in production cost
  • Shorter development time and lower cost

What we offer

Custom fit technologies for every step of your process

With cutting-edge synthetic biology methodologies and equipment, we design smart organisms tailored to your needs. We constantly improve our bio-factories and processes to offer you solutions that fit your budget and that accelerate the time to market.

Microorganism design process

Our operating system allows the design and construction of microorganisms to manufacture a molecule from simple and low-cost substrates, thereby enabling cost-effective processes.

Process innovation

In contrast to whole cell bio catalysis, our operating system pursues a new and holistic approach based on very early precursors such as glucose. The host metabolism is linked to the newly introduced metabolic pathways.

Get to know us

Our Team is combining scientific and entrepreneurial excellence


Leadership

Christoph Oldenburg,
Chief Executive Officer
(Managing Director)

Responsible for oversight of company and R&D activities

7+ years experiences in R&D and technology strategy in the biopharmaceutical industry Diploma (M.Sc. Equivalent) in Chemistry

Linus Willems,
Chief Commercial Officer
(Managing Director)

Prior Head of Investments at IONIQ Group (accompanied Synbionik right from the start)

B.Sc. Economics & Philosophy, M.Sc. in Management & Strategy


Renowned scientific, corporate and entrepreneurial advisors

Thomas Ebeling (Chairman)

Former CEO of Novartis Consumer Health, Novartis Pharmaceuticals & ProSiebenSat.1 Board member of Bayer & Lonza Group

Kemal Malik, MB BS

Former member of Bayer’s Board of Management, responsible for the Innovation Business Various roles with Bayer & Bristol-Myers Squibb

Prof. Dr. Till Opatz

Professor for Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Synthesis & Structure elucidation of natural products

Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann

Scientific Director, Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Culture Collection of Microorganisms & Cell Cultures, Expert in the field of Microbiology

Bernd Miehler

Former Executive Vice President at TeamViewer, including lead of IPO Senior Manager at A.T. Kearney

Jan Beckers

Founder and chairman of IONIQ Group Serial entrepreneur and investor (e.g. finleap, Heartbeat Labs), Entrepreneur of the Year

Nikita Fahrenholz

Founder of Lieferheld.de & Book A Tiger Voted #2 European Tech Entrepreneur Former McKinsey & Company consultant