New Surfactant Technology
Protea has developed an extensive line of acid-labile surfactants for use in sample preparation, electroelution, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, and other life science research workflows. The Progenta line of acid labile surfactants has been designed to provide an optimal combination of powerful detergent properties and rapid degradation kinetics, for conversion of the detergent molecules into smaller organic compounds that do not posses surfactant properties or present as contaminants in subsequent analyses. Each surfactant has been completely characterized by NMR to accurately determine the degradation characteristics and the critical micellular concentration (CMC) for a measurement of detergent strength. The Progenta family of surfactants includes anionic, cationic, and zwitterionic detergents, which provide for a wide range of surfactant properties and applications. Competing products suffer from weaker surfactant properties, slower degradation kinetics under harsher conditions, and the production of larger breakdown products that present as oily contaminants for downstream workflows.

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