Pharmaceutical companies must now count taste and
smell as new priorities during formulation development,
especially for paediatric and geriatric medicines. Commonly,
pharmaceutical laboratories have recourse to trained
sensory panels in order to assess the sensory features
of formulations. Fatma Ayouni, Technical and Application
Specialist at Alpha MOS, explains why the electronic tongue,
a taste analyser, and the electronic nose, a smell analyser,
are considered as alternative solutions that meet the
formulation department’s needs for safety, rapidity and
cost-effectiveness.

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