Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants. Independent testing by Columbia University has demonstrated Modular’s surfactant is ten-fold more effective at reducing surface tension and three times more water soluble than the leading marketed product, two important qualities for a superior, cost-competitive cleansing product.
Modular Genetics, Inc. has developed an automated gene engineering system, CombiGenix™, which can accomplish any gene engineering task. Modular can synthesize, modify, and recombine genes to create novel recombinant DNA molecules by the thousands. By linking this capability to our sophisticated, proprietary protein design tools and high throughput screening, Modular has created an automated platform for the evolution of proteins with enhanced functions. The CombiGenix™ system is covered by issued and pending US and foreign patents. Source