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Founder’s vision

“'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, Bened Biomedical chief founder

Our motto 

is "Honor God, Serve the World."

Our mission 

is to deliver psychobiotics that enhance mental and neurological health, one gut microbe at a time.

Our objectives

Develop strains for pharmaceutical application

Build a global probiotics
supply chain

Prioritize R&D to deepen our proficiency of psychobiotics

Maintain the highest standards for our process operations

Our roots

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.

Our people

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

Founder

Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai, PhD

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

Management

Frankie Cheng, MBA

10+ years establishing and developing global business for biotechnology companies

Business Development

Dr. Alain Delpy, PhD, 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

R&D Department

Led by Prof. Tsai

Recognition

  • 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

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