The very beginning of our company was back in 1950, where a
major meat packer, Vigo Østergaard had a vision of using
slaughterhouse offal for the production of more
valuable products. For this purpose Vigo Østergaard started a
production of Lung Heparin as well as of Plasma powder for
animal feeds. The production took place in the buildings belonging
to - and in the vicinity of - Copenhagen Slaughter Houses to
secure an easy and stable supply of raw materials.
After a management buy-out Biofac A/S was founded 1955as an independent company. The basic idea was to use nature's own raw materials for the production of active ingredients mainly for the pharmaceutical industry as well as sophisticated basic ingredients for nutraceuticals. During the following years, active ingredients such as Intrinsic Factor and Stabilized Rumen Extract were developed.
From this modest beginning grew a modern company with a broad range of animal origin products mostly used by pharmaceutical, veterinary and cosmetic companies.
Today's production takes place in six modern factories in Denmark.