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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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June 2014

Shim, YY, B Gui, PG Arnison, Y Wang, MJT Reaney (2014) Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) bioactive compounds and peptide nomenclature: A review. Trends in Food Science & Technology 38(1), 5-20. Read More

Okinyo-Owiti, DP, LW Young, P-G Burnett, MJT Reaney (2014) New Flaxseed Orbitides: Detection, Sequencing and 15N Incorporation. Peptide Science. 102(2), 168-175. Read More

January 2014

Sharav, O, YY Shim, DP Okinyo-Owiti, R Sammynaiken, MJT Reaney (2014) Effect of cyclolinopeptides on the oxidative stability of flaxseed oil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62, 88-96.  Read More

November 2013

Article of the Top Crop Manager Magazine by Carolyn King in the Top Crop Manager Magazine, 39(15): 70-73. Read More

October 2013

Gluten-Free Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies! please go to PTC Facebook for more information. Read More

August 2013

Gluten-Free Flax Pancakes! please go to PTC Facebook for more information. Read More

Randall, KM, MJT Reaney, MD Drew (2013) Effect of dietary coriander oil and vegetable oil sources on fillet fatty acid composition of rainbow trout. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 93, 1-8. Read More

Flax Plant

(Linum usitatissimum L., Linaceae)