Reagents are used all of the time in organic chemistry, biology, and even in everyday life (via some testing kits). Despite this, you likely don’t yet know what a reagent is, and that’s probably why you’re reading this article. A reagent is a substance or compound that is added to another system to set off a…

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You may have heard the term “nucleic acids” before, most likely in relation to organic chemistry. Nucleic acid is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is later broken down into sugar, a mixture of organic bases, and phosphoric acid. In the most basic terms, nucleic acid is responsible for carrying information in the cell (and…

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Peptides are found in many different health and cosmetic products, with these containing various health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties, muscle building, and even anti-aging. Think of peptides like mini proteins; however, slightly different. For example, like proteins, these are found in a wide range of different foods, also containing amino acids, but in much smaller quantities.…

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A peptide is a small chain of amino acids, usually anywhere between thirty and fifty. Peptide synthesis, on the other hand, is the formation of the peptide bond between two amino acids. This process begins by adding one amino acid at a time, useful for creating precise sequences for modification. This article will examine peptide synthesis…

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As we’ve covered in a previous article, there are three main types of amino acids. These are essential, non-essential, and conditional amino acids. However, how are the twenty separate amino acids different, and what makes them unique? This blog post will discuss these differences in more detail, including the structure, how they are produced, and the…

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You’ve likely heard of amino acids before, whether at school, in passing conversation, or on certain food labels and other products. However, what are they, and why do we need them? This article will answer these questions and more, helping you better understand these acids. Let’s begin with a quick discussion on what exactly they are. What…

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The 2019 MARVIN AND ARLENE LARGE “PIONEER AWARD” was recently presented by the Beef Reproduction Leadership Team to James W. Lauderdale, Ph.D., in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of reproductive technologies in livestock and ongoing commitment to reproductive management in support of the U.S. beef cattle industry. Dr. Lauderdale earned a bachelor’s…

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Advanced ChemTech attended and exhibited at Tides: Oligonucleotide and Peptide Therapeutics Conference in San Diego, CA, May 20-23, 2019 and the American Peptide Symposium (APS) in Monterey, CA, June 22-27, 2019. Dr. Zeke Nims, with Orbit Discovery, was one of the winners of one of the ACT hosted drawings for an official Louisville Slugger(r) baseball…

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CreoSalus, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Steven K. Coventry, who has joined the CreoSalus team as General Manager.  Within this role, he will support the expansion of the CDMO peptide drug substance and drug product and sterile human and veterinary injection manufacturing services as well as work on/with the CreoSalus leadership…

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