The Senomyx Sweet Enhancers covered under the new collaboration with Firmenich include S6973, a sucrose enhancer that enables up to 50% reduction of sugar in numerous product prototypes while retaining the natural taste, as well as related enhancers of sucrose that have other desirable physical properties. Senomyx is currently pursuing final development activities to support regulatory filings for S6973 in the U.S. and elsewhere.
In addition to the activities regarding the Sweet Enhancers, Senomyx had notable progress in its Bitter Blockers Program during the past quarter. Recent taste tests demonstrated that the Company's bitter blockers can provide statistically significant reductions in the bitterness of a variety of product prototypes and food ingredients including tea, cocoa, menthol, Rebaudioside-A, and the widely used sweeteners Acesulfame potassium (Ace-K) and saccharine. Regulatory-focused development activities for promising bitter blockers are underway.
"Reducing bitterness would be valuable for the many manufacturers who want to improve the taste characteristics of food, beverage, healthcare, and other products," Snyder stated. "We are encouraged by the data from our recent taste tests and the possibility of addressing the needs of potential new collaborators."
|SOURCE Senomyx, Inc.|
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