We change the world
Whether cosmetics, food, industrial applications or active ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry, 4GENE changes existing substances into modern and stable molecules through glycosylation. 4GENE is one of the leading innovators in the world in the area of aroma and flavor molecules which can be activated. 4GENE develops and produces natural, bio-technologically manufactured, flavor and fragrance precursors which can be activated as well as products for industrial applications and glycosylated active ingredients for pharmaceuticals.
4GENE offers programmable flavors and active ingredients for a wide variety of applications. The company was founded as a spin-off from the Chair of Biotechnology of Natural Products at the Technical University of Munich. 4GENE supplies leading companies from various sectors with their glycosylated molecules and the necessary know-how for their use.
Numerous patents as well as several successful financing rounds show the importance of the process of glycosylation – for numerous existing substances the principle even offers the opportunity to create completely new final products.
The 4GENE team: Fong-Chin Huang (2nd from left) Head of R&D, Tobias Vallon (3rd from left) Head of Production, Thilo Fischer (to right) Head of Application Development as well as Managing Director, Heimo Adamski (to left).
The 4GENE Strategy
As a scientific company, 4GENE works as a link between research and industry. A large number of substances can go through the process of glycosylation and receive a completely new range of uses. In direct co-operation, 4 GENE is the first to analyze the source material for its ability to be glycosylated. After successful optimization and production on a laboratory scale, the industrial process is set up by 4GENE or in co-operation.
The glycosylated molecule can be supplied in any quantity on request.