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Research Wire: Senomyx Explores Taste Receptors for New Flavor Ingredients

Posted: May 12, 2008

Senomyx recently announced that its research and license agreement with Nestlé has been extended by two years. The agreement focuses on Senomyx's work in taste receptor research, yielding new flavor ingredients for application in dehydrated, culinary and frozen foods. The deal is structured to give Senomyx royalty payments on sales of Nestlé products containing Senomyx's ingredients. Nestlé has already commercialized food products containing savory materials developed under a separate Senomyx program. Senomyx's research and commercialization agreements include both flavor houses and finished products companies, including Coca-Cola Co., Firmenich and Ajinomoto. Of note for 2008: