Who we are

Welcome to BASF in San Diego, California.

The San Diego site is one of BASF’s research hubs in North America and is the region’s biotechnology innovation center.

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We are BASF’s North American Biotechnology Innovation Center with an end-to-end capability platform offering product development and research services to both BASF and external partners and customers. Our digital and wet-lab R&D platform includes all steps of product development from gene discovery to large scale production of industrial enzymes, biobased chemicals and biocatalysts.

We are an integrated unit in San Diego, which combines R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property, Quality Management, Scouting, and Business Management. The units are either part of BASF Research, Care Chemicals, Nutrition and Health, Global Digital, or in the case of IP-Management belong to other competence centers.

Laboratories and expertise include:

  • Analytical, Applications & Formulations
  • Automation Technologies
  • Gene Product Discovery and Optimization
  • Molecular Biology and Biobased product strain development
  • Fermentation, Recovery and Process Scale-Up
  • Home Care
  • Bioenergy
  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Quality Control
Adrienne Davenport
San Diego Site Manager