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Opertech Bio Receives U.S. Patent for High-Throughput Taste Evaluation Technology
Date:9/2/2014

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

Opertech Bio, Inc., a company that has pioneered a new highly efficient, cost effective approach to sensory evaluation, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,820,265 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, encompassing high-throughput sensory discrimination technologies proprietary to Opertech.

“Opertech’s taste evaluation technology called Microtiter Operant Gustometer or MOG, is the first automated high throughput system for rapid characterization of taste sensory properties,” said R. Kyle Palmer, Opertech’s Chief Science Officer and inventor of the technology. “Before MOG, taste testing required many subjects, large amounts of test samples, and days to weeks for evaluation of only a few samples—all adding up to extensive expenditures in resources and dollars. MOG accomplishes the task on hundreds of samples in an afternoon, using far fewer subjects and much less sample at a fraction of the cost and with greater accuracy and consistency than previously possible,” he added.

Opertech’s proprietary technologies capture both hedonic (appetitiveness/aversiveness, or palatability) as well as chemosensory quality information from large numbers of samples in a short period of time. For example, Opertech’s MOG can be configured to accommodate a standard microtiter plate (a pharmaceutical 96-well plate) from which individual samples are dispensed/presented one at a time to a subject for evaluation with hedonic and chemosensory quality information captured/recorded for each sample in a short period of time (e.g., 96 samples can be tested and a sensory response recorded for each sample in 90 minutes or less).

The MOG Approach to Taste Evaluation

MOG is an entirely new approach to taste testing and measurement for both humans and animals. MOG is an automated high throughput system with the capacity to determine the taste characteristics of hundreds of
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