A BPS19 Recap

With the team just having returned from BPS, we thought we would touch upon three topics we heard a lot about while there. These are culled from previous blog posts, yet their contents retain relevancy.


Of course, there were numerous inquiries about Amyloid β, with its continued applications for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease research. The link to the PepTalk below is from 2017. Peptides International offers many products and resources related to Amyloid β, found here.

A New Fibril Structure of Amyloid β-Protein (1-42)

Another reoccurring discussion at the PI booth was centered on Antimicrobial Peptides. These were generating a lot of interest and Lugdunin, LL-37, and the Defensins were chief among these. The PepTalk from 1/30/2017 focused on the former.

New and Improved Antimicrobial Peptides!

Probably the most popular type of peptide we had inquiries about were the Cell-Penetrating Peptides (CPPs) and Membrane Permeable Peptides (MPPs). One of our earlier Peptalks, dating from 2015 addressed the pros and cons of this class of peptides.    

Cell Penetrating Peptides

Since then, we have featured CPPs in two subsequent PepTalks, both from just last year.

An Inside Job: Destroying Cancer Cells with a Peptide

Probing the Matrix

Our list of Cell-Penetrating Peptides is available here.

We are always love hearing feedback from our customers and investigators in the lab – what are your areas of interest and topics you might like to see explored in future PepTalks? (They do not have to be BPS related.) Send us an email and let us know! The mission of the PepTalk blogs is to make it relevant to our audience.


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Robert Brousseau

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Robert Brousseau, the Director of Marketing and Catalog Sales Development at Peptides International, has a wide range of responsibilities that include maintaining the Peptides International brand integrity and creating and implementing all materials related to marketing the company's product line. He is also tasked with the catalog portfolio sales.  Since joining the company in 2004, he has incorporated media that now includes printed material such as product brochures and the long-running PEPNET newsletter, along with the company Website, social media, email and other outlets.  Additionally, he assists the staff with IT issues they encounter.  Bob has a background in graphic design, marketing, and advertising, in addition to project management and packaging.  He received his B.A. in Art from the University of Louisville, with additional post-graduate studies in education and design.