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Biotrend is a research-based company specialized in the development, optimization and scale-up of bioprocesses.

Our advanced services help designing cost-competitive processes that are robust at industrially relevant scales, particularly in the area of industrial and marine biotechnology.

We are experienced in dealing with a wide range of natural or genetically modified microorganisms.

We work with real-life renewable raw-materials to produce a wide range of products, from biomass to chemicals, biopolymers or recombinant enzymes.

Our advanced bioprocessing know-how has been serving clients from small biotech startups to global corporations.

Advanced Services

Process development and optimization

  • Devise cultivation strategies aiming at maximizing productivities, yields and titers.
  • Advanced process optimization strategies, based on a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the biological system.
  • Process integration with raw material pre-processing and with downstream processing.

Process scale-up, de-risking and validation

  • 2L, 10L, 50L and 250L bioreactors available for thorough scale-up studies and process de-risking.
  • Direct access to facilities from 1,000L to 200,000L fermentation capacity through a network of partners.

Experienced with biodiversity


Actinobacillus succinogenes
Alcaligenes latus
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens
Bacillus megaterium
Basfia succiniciproducens
Burkholderia sacchari
Corynebacterium glutamicum
Cupriavidus necator
Cupriavidus taiwanensis
Escherichia coli
Hydrogenophaga pseudoflava
Lactobacillus casei
Lactobacillus reuteri
Mycobacterium sp.
Pseudoalteromonas sp.
Pseudomonas citronellolis
Pseudomonas putida
Pseudomonas sp.
Rhodococcus sp.
Rhodothermus marinus
Sphingomonas sp.
Sphyngopyxis macrogoltabida
Sulfitobacter sp.
Vibrio sp.

Yeasts and fungi

Aureobasidium pullulans
Cryphonectria parasitica
Hanseniaspora uvarum
Kazachstania turicensis
Kluyveromyces lactis
Metschnikowia pulcherrima
Saccharmoyces cerevisiae
Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Torulaspora delbrueckii
Yarrowia lipolytica


Aurantiochytrium sp.
Schyzochytrium sp.


Chlorella vulgaris

Real-life materials,
diversified products

Real-life materials,<br />
diversified products
Real-life materials,<br />
diversified products

Latest news

Enabler of circular bioeconomy

Enabler of circular bioeconomy

10 Feb 2019
Biotrend extracted and purified biowaste-based PHBV which could be effectively processed by extrusion and by electrospinning.
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Funguschain progress meeting at Biotrend

Funguschain progress meeting at Biotrend

05 Nov 2018
Biotrend welcomes the Funguschain partners to the 24 Month meeting in Portugal.
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3D printing

3D printing

23 Oct 2018
100% bio-based renewable materials for injection moulding and 3D printing.
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