In addition, Ajinomoto, a leading global manufacturer of
food and culinary products, is introducing products that
contain a Senomyx flavor ingredient in Asia and another
key region. Ajinomoto has increased the number of prod-
ucts launched and has also selected several new Senomyx
flavor ingredients for potential marketing. Another
Senomyx partner, Firmenich, is continuing commercial
activities for Senomyx’s extremely effective enhancer of
the high-intensity sweetener sucralose (S2383).”
207 patents, with 362 patents pending, covering taste
receptor sequences and functions, screening assays,
new flavor ingredients, and product applications.
as safe) regulatory designation for S6973, the company’s sucrose enhancer, allowing it to be used in the
United States and in elsewhere other countries for
most food products and beverages such as flavored
milk, and ready-to-drink and instant coffee and tea.
include the identification of a new family of sucrose
enhancers with distinct physical properties that may
be advantageous for a broader range of beverages and
other product applications.
•;The;company;identified;flavor;ingredients;that;dem-onstrate a statistically significant amplification of the
sweet taste of fructose.
alone or in combination, can provide statistically
significant reductions in the bitterness of a variety of
product prototypes and food ingredients including
tea, cocoa, menthol, various proteins, and the sweeteners rebaudioside-A (a derivative of the stevia plant),
acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), and saccharine.
acteristics that indicate it could be involved in human
salt taste perception, and identified samples that are
active in screening assays based on this protein.
demonstrated a taste proof-of-concept and displayed
cooling properties that exceed those of commonly
Global Essence Receives Expansion Loan
Global Essence (Freehold, New Jersey) has received a
$200,000 expansion loan from TD Bank, with help from
the Economic Development Authority via its Main Street
Business Assistance Program ( www.njeda.com). As part of
the expansion, the company will add three new positions.
EFFA Relaunches as Flavor-centric Website
The European Flavour Association (EFFA; formerly
the European Flavour and Fragrance Association) has
relaunched its website at www.effa.eu/en.