Our mission is to provide more sustainable and high performance Biosurfactants for industries and to replace the use of synthetic surfactants from everyday products.


TeeGene Biotech is a spinout venture from Teesside University, which is pioneering the use of biosurfactants in a range of household, environmental, cosmetic and biomedical applications.


Our vision is to become the leader in the production of biosurfactants in industries. We have already unique in biobased surfactant manufacturing, with the novel strains and techniques that were developed in-house.

What we do?

TeeGene supply non-toxic and biodegradable biosurfactants produced via microbial fermentation.

We are equipped with modern lab facilities and some of the best expertise in biosurfactant research & development.

We have also successfully increased the amount of biosurfactants produced using some of the novel microorganisms discovered in Northeast England.


Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Chairman & Director
Prof Jane Turner, University Rep. & Director
Prof Grant Burgess, Scientific Advisor (Biotech)
Dr Christopher Ennis, Scientific Advisor (Chemistry)


Analytical Facilities
Biosurfactant Characterisation


TeeGene supply Biosurfactant samples for promotional purposes.

We provide the Research & Development services for industries on various aspects of the research, such as:  Process development services, biosurfactant characterisation and more.

We also provide the Biomedical research facilities for specific biosurfactants as inhibitors or enhancers.

Public Engagements

Best Business Start-up Award


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