Other technical applications


Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is dependent on biotin for growth. Biotin is therefore added as a growth stimulant to the nutrient medium used in yeast fermentation. Also, many of the microorganisms used in modern biotechnology are biotin-dependent. Thus, biotin is added to the growth medium in such cases.


In cosmetics, biotin is used as an ingredient for hair care products.