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New Book: The Pharmacology of Taste Edited by Drs. Kyle Palmer and Guy Servant

Congratulations to Kyle Palmer, Opertech’s Chief Science Officer, on the publication of The Pharmacology of Taste, volume 275 of the classic series Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. Dr. Palmer, along with Guy Servant, VP Biology at Firmenich, are the editors of the book. The Pharmacology of Taste is comprised of contributions by leading scientists from the field of chemosensory research, presented all together in the context of pharmacological principles of receptor function. The chapters cover all levels of scientific inquiry, from molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying taste signaling to its manifestation in overt behavior. The overarching objective of this volume is to inspire the application of concepts and methods of pharmacology to the study of the chemosenses. For more information and to order the publication click here.

Dr. Palmer also wrote the introductory chapter of the volume titled Why Taste is Pharmacology. The Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology is one of the most authoritative and influential book series in pharmacology. It provides critical and comprehensive discussions of the most significant areas of pharmacological research, written by leading international authorities. Each volume in the series represents the most informative and contemporary account of its subject available, making it an unrivalled reference source.

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, 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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