Superior products by nature

Insempra is a biology-powered company enabling businesses to make superior products with nature. We combine bioscience and technology to grow matter for new and better products.

We are committed to driving the regenerative revolution to manufacture at scale in collaboration with nature.

About us

We grow lipids, fibers and functional ingredients

With our precision fermentation technology we use different chassis to grow customized matter that fits specific needs. Various microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria serve as our biological factories. We tap into the ancient technology that brought us beer and cheese to make superior products for everyday use.

Lipids

We grow oils locally, for cosmetic and food applications, replacing agriculturally and petrochemically sourced lipids, eliminating their negative impacts like deforestation.

Insempra Fibers

Fibers

Everyday materials such as polymers and textiles are based on petrochemicals. Our technology offers a biobased alternative.

Functional Ingredients

Scent, flavor, color, and other properties are what make our favorite food and personal care products particularly special. Increasingly, these ingredients come from exploitative processes. Our biological solution brings nature back to our senses.

Our approach

We are market-driven and technology-agnostic. We always start by looking at the product and the needs behind it, posing questions like: What are the challenges and opportunities? How can we make the product better for people and the planet at the same time?

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Latest news

Insempra and BII collaborate to accelerate biotech innovation

Insempra today announces the collaboration with the BioInnovation Institute (BII). The collaboration between Insempra and the BII will help identify early-stage innovation and technology to advance the development of sustainable solutions for the benefit of people, society and the planet.

Meet Tim Zeiske, Head of Data Science, Innovation & Automation Lipids

Meet Tim Zeiske, Insempra's Head of Data Science, Innovation & Automaton Lipids
Cell-Free Technology established at Insempra

Cell-Free Technology established at Insempra

Scent, flavor, color, and other properties are what make our favorite food and personal care products particularly special. Increasingly, these ingredients come from exploitative processes. At Insempra we build microbial strains that can convert renewable feedstocks to natural ingredients by precision fermentation - a natural process that is non-exploitative.
Insempra appoints two new members to its Scientific Advisory Board

Insempra appoints two new members to Scientific Advisory Board

Insempra today announces the appointment of Professor Michael Jewett, PhD and Professor Paul Freemont to its scientific advisory board (SAB). The SAB is comprised of world-renowned academics to provide scientific review and high-level counsel on the Company’s R&D to advance its development of intrinsically sustainable ingredients at scale. 

Meet Luisa Gronenberg, Head of R&D for Functional Ingredients & Strain Engineering

Meet Luisa Gronenberg, Insempra's Head of R&D for Functional Ingredients & Strain Engineering.

10 things Insempra looks for when scouting new tech

Finding partners that are a good fit for Insempra’s model means analyzing loads of academic institutions, SMEs, start-ups and innovative business units at corporations. We have created a framework of ten criteria to evaluate new technologies in order to make decisions more quickly. We use this framework while looking for new potential partners and collaborators.

Meet Dr. Volker Wagner-Solbach, Head of Scale Up, Supply Chain & Procurement

Meet Dr. Volker Wagner-Solbach, Insempra's Head of Scale Up, supply chain and procurement.

Q&A with Jens Klein, CEO & Founder of Insempra

Meet Jens Klein, CEO & Founder of Insempra
Insempra Fibers

Insempra, formerly Origin.Bio, announces strategic investment in Solena Materials

Strategic investment to support the foundation of Solena Materials, a spin-out from Imperial College London, accelerating the development of synthetic fibers for high-performance, intrinsically sustainable clothing

Origin.bio and Carbocycle join forces to revolutionize the chemical industry towards a regenerative future

Origin.bio, a biotechnology company, and the team of Carbocycle, a spin-off from Columbia University, are joining forces to produce tailor-made lipids torevolutionize the chemical industry towards a regenerative future.

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— and so does our community.

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