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Opertech Bio Receives Fourth U.S. Patent Covering Pioneering Approach to Taste Testing and Measurement

January 28, 2020




PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 28, 2020 - Opertech Bio, Inc., a company that has pioneered a new, highly efficient and cost effective approach to sensory evaluation, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,542,926, the Company’s fourth U.S. patent encompassing its proprietary high throughput sensory discrimination technologies. Opertech Bio’s intellectual property portfolio also includes 7 foreign patents.


Opertech Bio’s technology platform presents a ground-breaking approach to the quantification of chemosensory characteristics of novel compounds, flavor ingredients, or new formulations that   surpasses   the   shortcomings   of traditional   taste   testing.  All   models   of   the   system (engineered for both humans and animals) operate under a common set of unique principles:


Automation: Every   aspect   of   the   platform   is   automated—sample   delivery,   recording a subject’s responses, data storage and analysis—minimizing the variability and mistakes due to manual operations that normally occur in traditional taste tests.


High Throughput: Opertech has invented and developed the first high throughput taste evaluation system, with a capacity for evaluating hundreds of samples in a day. Sample volumes typically are less than a milliliter, minimizing the costs of ingredients needed for testing and dramatically reducing any potential exposure risks to subjects.


Data-driven Process: The high throughput nature of our taste evaluation systems enables the rapid generation of large, robust datasets. As a result, only a few subjects are needed for any given test. Each system automatically moves the data from all tests, along with subject variables   and   details   on   samples   and   test   protocols,   into   a   database   where   it   can subsequently be mined and analyzed through directed queries.


Objective Measurement: All Opertech systems are designed for objective measurement of taste—no subjective ranking scales or verbal reports.


Experimental Flexibility: All sensory measurement systems are designed to accommodate as   many   configurations   of   experimental   design   as   possible.   Opertech’s   TāStation® (Taste+Station) is the most advanced in this respect, with its capacity to simultaneously measure multiple dimensions of taste properties.


Opertech   Bio’s   technology   efficiently   provides   robust   results—low   variability   and   high repeatability—with rapid turnaround.


About Opertech Bio, Inc.

Opertech Bio has developed a pioneering approach to measuring taste, a multi-billion dollar market covering the food and beverage, flavor ingredients, pet food, and pharmaceutical industries. Opertech Bio’s technology can be used to discover new flavor ingredients, measure palatability and optimize flavor formulations. For more information, please visit the Company's website at



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Chief Executive Officer                                        

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