Givaudan enters research agreement

by Jeff Gelski
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Givaudan, Vernier, Switzerland, entered a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Redpoint Bio Corp. to discover and develop sweetener and savory enhancers and bitter blocker compounds.

Redpoint Bio Corp., formerly known as Linguagen, is a privately held company in Cranbury, N.J., that holds patents in the field of taste. Redpoint develops and commercializes products that improve the palatability of oral medicines and enhance the flavor and nutritional value of foods and beverages, including solutions to problems of bitterness, excess sugar and excess salt.

The collaboration will allow Givaudan to use Redpoint’s proprietary technologies and to acquire the exclusive worldwide rights to any licensed compounds for food and beverage products.

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