Our core technology is in producing fully synthetic mycolic acids and their sugar esters. These acids and sugar esters (sometimes called cord factors) are unique to mycobacteria and some related organisms. They are responsible for many of the properties mycobacteria display.
The mycolic acids are available in various stereochemical configurations, both with and without sugars attached, additional information below.
These compounds are available as research only materials. However commercial opportunities could be available using the Company’s IP under licence.
We are able to provide trehalose dimycolates with either identical or specific different mycolic acids attached.
Using fully synthetic compounds we are able to control which sugars are attached.
Available sugar esters: