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  1. Report No.1
    Bread and BagelsBread and Bagel are one of the most popular staple foods. Although there are many variables that determine which bread is considered delicious, in the report, we focus on various factors of “Taste” makeup, in order to find out the secret of what makes a popular choice.
  2. Report No.2
    Bitterness suppressionMasking of bitterness is one of the most important technology for pharmaceutical applications. Especially when looking at recent trends in Oral Disintegration Tablets, Oral Film and Pediatric drug developments, the masking of bitterness has become one of the primary focus in drug development. In this report, we take Cyclodextrine as an masking agent and used Gymnema(strong bitter tea extract) as the bitterness compound to demonstrate an correlation model between TS-5000Z and a sensory panel.
  3. Report No.3
    Shelf life of Green teaThe shelf life is very important description for food and beverage products. When it comes to taste, however, is considered one of the difficult areas to see whether a taste quality is maintained until its expiration date. In this report, 12-month taste data of bottled green tea is recorded to see how it is changed overtime with using Taste sensing system TS-5000Z.
  4. Report No.4
    MarketingThe Taste sensing system TS-5000Z employs the same mechanism as that of the human tongue, converting the taste of various substances in food and drugs into numerical data. The system is useful for “Marketing” “R&D” and “Advertisement”. Here are some actual examples used these fields.
  5. Report No.5
    Bitterness evaluation of ODT(Orally disintegration tablet)Masking of bitterness is one of the most important technologies for pharmaceutical applications as well as food flavoring applications. In this report, we’ve decided to look at recent trends in Oral Disintegration Tablets (ODT), Oral Film and Pediatric drug developments, the masking of bitterness has become one of the primary focuses in drug development. We evaluated 3 different Oral Disintegration Tablets to compare its bitterness intensity.
  6. Report No.6
    ChocolateChocolate is one of the most popular confections in the world. We have much choice of chocolate products in the market, such as, bitterness chocolate, milk chocolate etc. Other than its taste, chocolate manufacturer sometimes try to improve melt feeling of chocolate for “smooth melting”. We want to introduce some experimental result of the new product development.
  7. Report No.7
    Pediatric drugFormulating the pediatric better taste is as important for better adherence. The development of easy to take drug is very important especially for pediatric or geriatric as same as efficiency of drug. We would like to introduce 3 cases of drug formulation development worked by Japanese pharmaceutical companies (originator) for which our taste sensing system played an active role in taste adjustment between placebo and active drug or finding appropriate bitterness masking agent for the API.

Taste Sensors Testing Articles

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  • Obtain competitive information useful in all facets of business operation
    • R&D, QC, Marketing, Advertising, Sourcing and Competitor analysis
  • Reduce labor, time and cost associated with taste analysis
  • Consistent Quantification of taste information
  • Mathematical Optimization

The taste sensing system can analyze the taste of food, beverage or drug through lipid membrane sensors which mimic the mechanism of a human tongue, and the sensors selectively corresponds to each taste as well as the general taste of the sample. It can respectively determine the intensity of the after-taste, in addition to the initial taste, as numerical data. Furthermore, TS-5000Z & SA402B can eliminate the labor of sensory testing by sensory panelists as well as it can support R&D technicians in the fields of food, beverage or pharmaceuticals. Taste data derived from the system is also useful for advertisement due to numerical visualization which makes it easier for the buyers to understand the difference.
Here are some sample applications of how theTS-5000Z & SA402B system works.

『Marketing』

There are many factors that affect taste preference of food or beverage which varies by the customer’s age, ethnicity, and etc. For the forerunners of food or beverage, it is good to know what taste is most preferred by the targeted customer or region in order to determine the direction of a new product. The taste sensing system is very helpful in creating a “Taste-vs.-Sales” map by combining POS (Point of Sale) data and taste-data. Often times it is difficult to conduct numerous sensory evaluation for samples sold in the market that have similar taste, but, the TS-5000Z & SA402B can make such evaluation easy to do and makes creating a taste-map possible in a simple and objective way.

『Research and development』

There are some restaurants where it is always crowded and difficult to make reservations. Many factors may be involved as to why those restaurants attract customers, but we believe that the taste of food is one of the biggest and significant. So how can this factor be defined? The taste sensing system can break down whatever food or beverage sample into simple and easily understandable taste-information, which might be the key to unlock the secret of the great taste in popular food or beverage.
Another unique application of the taste sensing system is for optimization calculation. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many kinds of coffee products are sold at supermarkets and specialty shops. Taste is the most important element in the quality of coffee, which can differ according to species, producing areas, grades, degree of roasting, roast profiles and blends. Conventionally, professional coffee Blend Meisters determine the ratio of coffee beans to be blended, in order to meet the target taste. The taste sensor can be a supporting tool to determine which coffee to blend by using the optimization calculation method. If this method is introduced to coffee manufacturers, it will cut down the stock of coffee beans, reduce product costs, and speed up the development time.

『Advertisement and Quality control』

We sometimes have difficulty in choosing one product out of the many selections available at the supermarket. By printing the taste data on the food or beverage package, it would differentiate your product from other products which catch the buyers’ interest. The taste sensing system can also be useful for quality control which would help to maintain the same taste quality in the food or beverage product.