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Prairie Tide Chemicals Inc. (PTC) is a federally incorporated start-up company commercializing a platform of high-value cyclic peptides, present at high concentrations (0.5%) in the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum L., Linaceae). Using patented technology, PTC has the capability to recover up to 5 kg of peptide per ton of flaxseed oil. In recent studies, these peptides have shown exceptional promise as scaffolds for the synthesis of medically important drugs.

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April 2015

Liu, J, YY Shim, Y Wang, MJT Reaney (2015) Food Hydrocoll 49, 95-103. Read More


March 2015

Burnett, P-G, PD Jadhav, DP Okinyo-Owiti, A Poth, MJT Reaney (2015) J Nat Prod 78(4), 681-688. Read More

Shim, YY, LW Young, PG Arnison, E Gilding, MJT Reaney (2015) J Nat Prod 78(4), 645-652. Read More

Shim, YY, B Gui, Y Wang, MJT Reaney (2015) Trends Food Sci Tech 43(2), 162-177. Read More


January 2015

Shim, YY, MJT Reaney (2015) J Agri Food Chem 63(4), 1099–1106. Read More


July 2014

Okinyo-Owiti, DP, P-G Burnett, MJT Reaney (2014) Journal of Chromatography B. 965, 231-237. Read More


June 2014

Harper Government Supports: This new funding helps PTC develop to the next stage of bringing its flaxseed orbitide technology to market. Read More


April 2014

Shim, YY, B Gui, PG Arnison, Y Wang, MJT Reaney (2014) Trends Food Sci Tech 38(1), 5-20. Read More

Okinyo-Owiti, DP, LW Young, P-G Burnett, MJT Reaney (2014) Pept Sci 102(2), 168-175. Read More

Flax Plant

(Linum usitatissimum L., Linaceae)