The Research and Development at Suomen Rehu is based on intensive scientific research that's performed in a network of Finnish and international research partners. The main aim of our R&D is development of new feeds, feeding programs and feed ingredients assuring good health and productivity of animals, both for Finnish market and export. Responsibility in all operations, animal and environmental welfare are fundamental issues of the development.
During the last years Suomen Rehu's R&D has had a strong focus in the intestinal health related issues. "Health starts in the intestine" represents the importance of intestinal health and microbial balance for the animals. The results achieved are, among other things:
The intestinal health related research is carried out in a research network together with private research companies, industrial partners, universities and research institutes in Europe. It aims:
Our main research partners are:
Alimetrics Ltd is an independent company providing contract research and technical service for the food & feed industry, animal & human health sector, and other industries where their business is subject to microfloral interactions.
Glykos Finland Ltd.
Glykos Finland Ltd. is an independent research service company focusing its activities on glycomics research and development of functional carbohydrate products for pharmaceutical, food, and feed industries. The application areas of the company's technology include drug discovery, carbohydrate-based food ingredients, and functional food and feed product candidates. Glykos's technology has its roots back in 20 years of academic research in the area of glycobiology.
Our research includes development of new research methods, in vitro screening and simulation trials, different mode of action studies in vivo and clinical trials in Research Institutes and Farms. The expertise of the Research Network is based on multiple disciplines: microbiology, physiology, glycobiology, biochemistry, immunology and biomathematics.
In vitro screening:
Complex carbohydrate analysis:
Microbial and immunological analysis:
Clinical trials in vivo: