Center for Systems Biotechnology

Applied research to solve industry needs and accelerate technologies in Chile and Latin America.

Center for Systems Biotechnology

What we do

We do applied research to solve the needs of the Chilean and Latin American industry, from large companies to medium, small and start-ups. We co-create solutions with our clients, accelerate technologies and turn patents into products.

Research areas


Agrifoods and ingredients

We add value to agro-industrial waste with a focus on a circular economy, create functional foods and smart ingredients, and work on sustainable agriculture and bee health.


Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems

We formulate products to improve productivity and disease control of aquaculture species, innovate in diagnostic methods and support aquaculture diversification programmes.



We design sustainable solutions in bioprocesses, evaluate agricultural and aquaculture residues to generate energy and investigate sustainable uses of water.


Laboratory Services

We execute laboratory procedures with high quality standards in biology, chemistry and bioinformatics.

Projects and services


Fraunhofer Chile supports the application of companies to innovation programs

FCR-CSB supports the application for subsidies and tax reductions from Corfo to incorporate R&D into the productive sector. 


FCR-CSB helps to access the R&D Law

We help companies to identify and apply their projects to the R&D Law and support their technical and financial rendering process.


Roadmap to boost productive R&D&I

We design R&D&I strategies based on the detection of opportunities and technical and commercial needs of a company or productive sector.


Our services and projects

Discover the most relevant information about our projects and services, summarized on a single page.


Polymer to clarify and modulate Brett in wines

PANI traps compounds that give red and white wines undesirable characteristics.


Detection of viruses and microorganisms

We apply LAMP, a highly sensitive technology to detect pathogens and other microorganisms, in samples of animal, human and environmental origin, delivering results in less than 2 hours.

News and Press Releases



How to diagnose and control Varroa destructor in the hive

The mite can cause losses of 20% to 80% of honey production. Experts, including Leslie Vallejos, from Salud Apícola Latinoamérica, provide recommendations to detect their presence and treat the affected hives at El Mercurio Campo.



"The industry must participate in the solutions of the country's greatest challenges"

The Minister of Science, Andrés Couve, says in Diario Financiero that "Chile has an excellent scientific capacity, but its links with the private sector are limited." He adds that by investing in R&D, companies "demonstrate their competitiveness."




Lessons from the pandemic for centers of excellence

Adaptation, innovation, internal proactivity, and multilateral cooperation are some of the formulas that the 70 Chilean centers of excellence, including Fraunhofer Chile, had to apply in 2020. The DF highlights these and other challenges.


Pilar Parada, general manager of Fraunhofer Chile, elected one of 100 Women Leaders

The recognition, granted by newspaper El Mercurio and the organization Businesswomen, highlighted the contribution of the also director of our Center for Biotechnology Systems for the high presence of female researchers on its staff and the work to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the field.


Fraunhofer Chile holds its second 2019 Board of Directors

The Board Director, Johann Feckl, highlighted the optimism with which he sees the achievements made, while the interventions included the role of the foundation in the reality that the country lives today.


Seminar on technologies for Industry 4.0 was successfully held in Santiago

With more than a hundred attendees, the international seminar Industry 4.0: Revolutionize your business and productivity, organized by Fraunhofer Chile and Fraunhofer IIS in Santiago, was held in Santiago on October 23th.



Fraunhofer showed its research projects applied to the agriculture of the future

Experts from different lines of research presented their projects in the fields of bee health, pollination, solar energy for agriculture, use of waste from agroindustry to produce biomass and biogas, recovery of maize and wheat waste, and development of high-value products from honey and propolis.



Authorities from O'Higgins Region visit Agro PV project facilities

Representatives of the public sector and agricultural business met the pilot farm in Lampa where vegetables are grown and photovoltaic energy is generated on the same surface of soil.



Fraunhofer researchers to the rescue of pollinating bees!

A team of national and foreign researchers from Fraunhofer Chile are working on two projects that seek to promote the activity of native bees - in Chile more than 450 species - as potential wild pollinators in orchards. Learn more about their work and the progress of both projects, funded by Bayer Germany and Syngenta, in the following articles in RedAgricola magazine:




CeTA Pilot Plant getting Closer to Construction in Carén Park

The Board of Directors presented to the rector of the University of Chile a vision of the facilities where new healthy foods can be climbed and formulated.




Bee Health 2020 shares project progress with RM Agricultural Regional Ministerial Secretary (seremi)

José Pedro Guilisasti visited Fraunhofer Chile's offices and laboratories to learn about the work of its researchers with beekeepers in the Metropolitan Region.



Imagining the future with one step in the industry

Co-creating innovative solutions for large companies, SMEs and startups is the seal that will stamp to Fraunhofer Chile its new general manager, Pilar Parada. Desalinizing water with 60% energy savings, a food for salmon that reduces the use of antibiotics and a technology to tackle pollution in aquaculture are examples she discusses in an interview with Diario Financiero.