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Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative founded on the deep knowledge our farmers have aquired over generations. We make farming thrive and work together to take responsibility from field to fork.
AS-Faktor AB is a company dedicated to research and development (R&D) within the Svenska Lantmännen, one of the largest groups in Europe in food and agriculture with an annual turnover of more than SEK 37 billions.
AS-Faktor was founded in 1996 to develop and work up products from Swedish farms. AS-Faktor has since its start in 1996 been dedicated to R&D of the Antisecretory Factor (AF), a protein endogenous to the human body which was discovered more than 20 years ago by the Swedish scientists Professors Stefan Lange and Ivar Lönnroth at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.
We are working within three business areas; Medical Food, Animal feed for pigs, calves and horses and Pharmaceutical development, which is a spin-off from our medical food.
We began development by controlling the composition of the feed/food so that the body itself produces protein AF. This group includes among others the piglet feed Trygge® and SPC-Flakes®
Another group consists of naturally derived antisecretory proteins. We do this by feeding chickens with a special feed to get the hens to produce yolks with high levels of AF proteins. Here you find the product Salovum® which is sold in pharmacies.
The third group consists of a synthetic peptide, AF-16® . A copy of a piece of the natural protein has been produced in the laboratory. All products are protected by patents in many countries around the world.