The development of own products is an integral part of the company strategy of ASA Spezialenzyme GmbH. Since the company was founded in 1991 numerous research and development projects have been carried out in the various areas of biotechnology. The following development projects were carried out in self-government, in cooperation with other companies or on behalf of third parties:


  • Production of high-grade chitosan by a new marine chitindeacetylase.

  • Development of a biotechnological production process for the production of pimaricin also enzymatic modified derivatives for the use as fungicides in plant protection.

  • Development of a procedure to produce of a bacterial phytase

  • Development of an oil binding agent based on biotechnological and chemical pretreated animal Skins

  • Enzymatic cleaning of phenol containing waste water

  • Development of algae as expression systems pharmaceutical and biotechnological relevant Proteins

  • Development of a process for the production of dextranase

  • Lipase-screening-kits (Development of new lipases for the organic Synthesis)

  • Enzymatic separation of pollutants from the soil Matrix

  • Improvement of the performance of small sewage treatment plants


An important partner in the field of research is the “Helmholtz-Centre for infection research” (HZI) in Braunschweig. The spatial proximity our company to the HZI enable numerous contacts to researchers and also the execution of joint projects especially on the field of genetic Engineering.