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With more than 20 years of experience as service provider for life science industry, we have a clear mission:

Accelerating your innovation!

Our life science experts together with an outstanding collection of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and technology enable us to always fulfill our client’s needs at highest quality standards and maximum efficiency, saving you valuable research time and expenses.

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Company Profile

trenzyme GmbH is a privately owned German Contract Research Organization (CRO) offering a wide range of highly customized services in cell line development, iPSC differentiation and recombinant protein production.

Since 2000, trenzyme has been a valued research partner of national and international clients, ranging from academia and small biotechs to big pharmaceutical companies. Our scientific experts are continuously developing new and comprehensive solutions to provide reliable, up-to-date support for the individual and demanding projects of our clients.

Whether your needs lie in the development of assay cell lines, production cell lines, cell expansion, differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells or in recombinant protein production, trenzyme’s team is dedicated to delivering the ideal solution for you.



Your benefits from working with us


Since 2000, our highly qualified scientific experts employ their extensive experience to complete your project successfully and efficiently.


Our modular service packages are custom-tailored to your project and allow high flexibility. All services run under ISO9001 quality management standards.


We design project-specific solutions and your project manager keeps you constantly informed throughout the project to ensure maximum success.


trenzyme’s Mission

As full service provider for the life science industry, we have a clear mission:

Accelerating your innovation!

Our life science experts together with an outstanding collection of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and technology enable us to always fulfill our client’s needs at highest quality standards and maximum efficiency, saving you valuable research time and expenses.


trenzyme’s History

Dr. Reinhold Horlacher,  Founder, Managing Director & CSO

Reinhold holds a PhD in biology from the University of Konstanz (1996).

After his postdoctoral research in Konstanz and Boston, he was supported by the “Young Innovators” grant from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (1998 – 2000). During this period at the University of Konstanz, he developed and refined a method for the enzyme based in-vitro synthesis of the disaccharide trehalose. Reinhold founded the company trenzyme in 2000 – the company name is still a reminiscence of this first activity.

Until today, he acts as the managing director and CSO of trenzyme and is always highly motivated to find the ideal solution for the individual requirements of trenzymes clients.

The Milestones of trenzyme

timeline of the company history - 20 years trenzyme

trenzyme’s High Quality Standards

Our high quality management standards have been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 2009. The certification covers all areas from customer service and ordering to production processes and product delivery.

In addition, for documentation we use Limsophy RALIMS (Research and Laboratory Information Management System) which combines the advantages of LIMS and ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) systems. It allows professional and systematic data management by filing of R&D data and analytic data within one system. Limsophy RALIMS, developed by AAC Infotray, has been our system of choice since 2011. (Read online article about Limsophy RALIMS at trenzyme from Feb. 2012) The RALISM software facilitates the documentation needed for cGMP-compliant development projects.


“trenzyme is one of our preferred service providers for cell line development and molecular biology services. The impressive level of personal customer liaison and the scientific competence are decisive factors for us to cooperate with trenzyme for many years and even to intensify in the area of demanding iPS cell line projects.”

Dr. Margit Bauer & Dr. Ralf Heilker
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG, Biberach, Germany

“Due to the outstanding flexibility to address our particular project needs as well as the excellent quality of the provided services, trenzyme is one of our preferred service providers since many years.”

Dr. Steffen Schaffer
Evonik Creavis GmbH, Marl, Germany

“No need to take the pipet in hand while relying on trenzyme!”

Prof. Dr. R.G. Clerc
F. Hoffmann – La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland

“It was a pleasure to work with trenzyme. Our expectations were fully met. trenzyme’s team of professional scientific experts helped us to complete our objectives in time. We were also pleased with the quality of the documentation provided. In a nutshell, I can recommend trenzyme as a reliable service provider.”

Michael Samassa
Celonic AG, Basel, Switzerland

“We appreciated trenzyme’s very open communication throughout the project and the detailed documentation provided. We are really happy with the outcome and would absolutely come to trenzyme again in the future for any custom proteins. Thank you to the whole team for their skills and effort in a good result, it is very exciting for us to be able to work with this material!”

Dr. Jana Strula
ETH-Zurich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

“We highly valued the fast and excellent communication and the high flexibility of the team! For any future project we will preferably entrust in trenzyme’s protein production services.”

Dr. Thore Hettmann
Probiodrug AG, Halle/Saale, Germany

“We were astonished by trenzyme’s recently delivered custom ExoIN cell lines. Even “difficult-to-express” constructs show stable and robust expression. I highly recommend trenzyme’s cell line development service.”

PD Dr. Dieter Wicher
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

“We highly appreciate the collaboration with trenzyme on account of the following reasons: trenzyme provides high quality material and services; gives excellent advice. trenzyme has and ‘outstanding’ team, skilled and professional. Direct and uncomplicated communication.”

Dr. Roland Lange
Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Allschwil, Switzerland

“We have expanded and tested the clonal cell lines and we are extremely happy with their performance. Needless to mention, that it was possible because the process of generation of cell lines at Trenzyme was very efficient and robust. I would definitely be interested in getting the engineered cell lines from Trenzyme in the future, if the need arises.”

Harish V. Pai Ph.D.
Biocon Research Center, Bangalore, India


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