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Enhance mental and neurological health using psychobiotics,
one gut microbe at a time


Develop strains for therapeutic

Build a global probiotics
production & distribution supply chain

Prioritize R&D to deepen our proficiency of psychobiotics

Maintain the highest standards and deliver unmatched quality

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, L. plantarum PS128, was isolated from fermented vegetables.


"Just as 'Bened' comes from the Latin for 'blessing', I hope our research of novel psychobiotic strains will bring blessings and happiness to people all over the world."

-Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai,
Bened's Chief Founder

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

Chief Founder

Prof. Ying-Chieh Tsai, PhD


10+ years establishing and developing global business for biotechnology companies

Global Marketing Team, Co-founder

Led by Enchia Tsai, MSc in Psychology


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

CEO, Co-founder

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

R&D Team

Led by Prof. Tsai


  • 2021 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards - Probiotic Product of the Year - Winner

  • 2021 Taipei Biotech Awards - Go-Global Awards - Silver

  • 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 NutraIngredients-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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