"Senomyx is starting 2009 with significant new advances," Snyder stated. "We have initiated development activities in support of regulatory filings for S0812 and other promising bitter blockers that met the criteria established by our partner. The Company is also continuing regulatory-focused development activities for S6973, our highly effective enhancer of the natural sugar sucrose. In addition, we are excited to have begun taste tests to evaluate potential new enhancers of salty taste."
During the past year, Senomyx increased the number of granted patents in its intellectual property portfolio of proprietary taste receptor technologies. As of December 31, 2008, Senomyx is the owner or exclusive licensee of 152 issued patents and 392 pending patent applications in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere.
"Senomyx is pleased to be continuing the significant steps forward made in our flavor programs during 2008 and to be entering 2009 with seven of the world's leading food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies as our development and commercialization partners," Snyder concluded.
* Savory Enhancer Program: The primary applications of the Company's savory flavor ingredients are to reduce or replace monosodium glutamate (MSG) and to enhance the savory taste of foods by combining Senomyx's savory flavors with other ingredients to create unique new flavors. Nestle began marketing a small number of new bouillon and culinary aid food products that contain Senomyx's savory flavor ingredients in the Pacific Rim and Latin America in mid-2007. During 2008, the number of products being marketed increased and the commercialization activities were expanded in these regions. Additionally, Nestle has been conducting product development and consumer testing with bot
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