Research on natural products has generated a lot of interest since it can lead to the discovery and development of new drugs for treatment of various diseases. Two significant research had been carried out by The Faculty Of Medicine And Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

The research were done to determine the antioxidant activity and potential anticancer properties in mares’ milk, in comparison with human’s, goat’s and cow’s milk. The results concluded that Niemans FeramilchTM possess significant anticancer properties and also contains the highest anti-proliferation activity on CEM-SS (Leukemia) cells and it induced cancer cells’ destruction through apoptosis. A valuable nutritional component was identified and high anti oxidant activity had also been determined.

Since the early of March 2004, Setia Brothers Sdn. Bhd. has been in progress to solidify a partnership with a few government agencies and local universities in the area of R&D of the Niemans products, animal husbandries and agricultures such as :

1Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)Anti-tumor properties for Cancer and Leukemia 
2Universiti Malaya (UM)Anti-viral properties  for Dengue / Mosquito borne diseases
Preliminary studies for SLE (Lupus) 
3Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)Preliminary Studies on :
Diabetic Mellitus type 2
Deep Vein Trombosis (DVT)
4Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, IndonesiaFood and Nutrition Program
5Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinari Malaysia (JPVM)Horse’s breed genetic mapping 
6Veterinary Research Institute Malaysia ( VRI ) Mare’s milk protein.
7Institute of Medical Research, Malaysia (IMR)Cooperation with IPTA to conduct the ‘in-vivo’ test method. 
8Avanti Cell Science, ScotlandCell-based screening on a range of cell types with relevance to human disease, nutrition and well-being.