The name 'Bened' comes from the Latin word for 'blessing.'
"I hope our research of novel probiotic strains will bring blessings and happiness to all people."
-Ying-Chieh Tsai, chief founder of Bened Biomedical
Honor God, Serve the World.
Deliver psychobiotics that enhance mental and neurological health, one gut microbe at a time.
Develop strains for pharmaceutical application
Build a global probiotics
production & distribution supply chain
Prioritize R&D to deepen our proficiency of psychobiotics
Maintain the highest standards for our process operations
Bened Biomedical Co., Ltd. was founded in 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan. One of its founders, Professor Ying-Chieh Tsai (National Yang-Ming University), has spent decades studying fermentation and probiotics. It was in his lab where Bened’s first psychobiotic, Lactobacillus plantarum PS128, was isolated from fermented vegetables.
30+ years researching fermentation and the microbiome and developing functional probiotics
Director of the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) Taiwan
Director of the Department of Biochemistry at NYMU School of Medicine
Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai, PhD
10+ years establishing and developing global business for biotechnology companies
Led by Alain Delpy, PhD, MBA
25+ years of international business experience in the USA, the EU, China, and Taiwan, including as Greater China region general manager of a Fortune-500 company
Recipient of the 2020 Asian Association of Business Incubation Torch Entrepreneur Award
Frankie Cheng, MBA
Led by Prof. Tsai for more than three decades, our research team studies the human microbiome and develops functional probiotics, with a primary focus on psychobiotics
Led by Prof. Tsai
2020 Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI) - Torch Entrepreneur Award
2020 Future Market Insights - Top 10 Global Psychobiotic Player
2019 Taiwan Bio Industry Organization Awards - Emerging Company of the Year
2018 Project of Subsidies & Incentives For Taipei Industry - Outstanding R&D
2018 NutraIngredient-Asia Awards – Probiotic Product of the Year - Winner
2017 AABI - Torch Award for Internationalization
2017 SME Innovation and Incubation Center - Winner
2017 National Innovation Award (Agriculture and Food Biotechnology) - Winner
2017 Fenox Startup World Cup - Regional Champion in Taiwan