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About CellTec Systems

CellTec Systems GmbH is a young spin-off of the Fraunhofer-Institute and the University of Lübeck. The company combines 25 years of experience in working on and with cell cultures with a committed entrepreneurial spirit. The young company is supported by the experienced investor FML Foundation as well as a leading global industrial partner in Rittal GmbH.

CellTec Systems GmbH carries out innovative research and development work in the field of industrial cell technology. Its activities focus on mass propagation processes for the production of food, diagnostics, test systems and other consumer goods.

The company has set itself the task of developing a new sustainable source of raw materials for various industrial sectors through the industrial use of renewable cell cultures. The work required for this is based on various patent families held by CellTec Systems GmbH.

They describe various technologies and products for the mass propagation of cells as well as for the processing of the cells obtained. These serve the production of different products, e.g.. the development of cell-based food (Clean Meat) as well as cell- and protein-based test systems are the focus of this work.

Who we are:

We are a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute Lübeck and the University of Lübeck under the direction of Prof. Dr. Charli Kruse.

Prof. Dr. Charli Kruse

PhD at the University of Rostock in the field of cellular regulatory mechanisms of animals.


Habilitation at the Medical University of Luebeck, Germany in the field of “Molecular Biology


Head of the Fraunhofer-IBMT Working Group “Cell Differentiation and Cell Technology” at the University of Luebeck, Germany


Foundation of the German Cell Bank for Wildlife “Alfred Brehm” CRYO-BREHM


Head of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Engineering EMB


CellTec Systems – co-founder and scientific director

For me, the greatest invention of the last century is cell culture. I am convinced that we are only at the beginning of a development that will enable an ever broader expansion of a cell-based economy and thus bring about completely new and environmentally friendly production processes.

Prof. Dr. Charli Kruse

Who we are
The 5th Industrial Revolution
based on animal cells, the raw material source of the future

What we do:

Isolate cells
Cultivate cells
Cell propagation
Pioneering – Scientific – Patent-protected
What we do

For whom we do it:

For future generations – together with:

Food industry

Turning animal breeding into cell breeding – to improve the world’s food situation

Pet food industry

Development of new raw material sources based on cell cultures

Medical industry

From treatment to healing – vaccines, test systems, tissue, wound healing

Chemical industry

Cellular test systems, enzymes, detergents

Cosmetics industry

Test systems based on complex cell culture models


We are developing the bio-reactor of the future for all the above-mentioned topics – with a patent-secured process.

For whom we do it