Development of bespoke sniffing tests

We develop bespoke sensory test systems for use in quality assurance (QA) practices or for olfactory training purposes based on your specific needs. The process of naming, assigning and evaluating food aromas or odors relating to articles of everyday use or raw materials not only requires expertise but also suitable reference systems. We offer bespoke standards in the form of reference solutions or user-friendly odorant pens, as well as other formulations and sachets.

Test systems are designed to deliver defined odor characteristics of either single odorants or in mixtures, which can be used as reference odors, for example for use in QA at the supply chain, or for training purposes by way of odor threshold assessments or validation of sensory panel performances. Such test sets can include assessment methods for establishing anosmia (olfactory dysfunction).

Our sensory test systems are validated chemo-analytically to ensure reproducibility and shelf-life. In addition, our in-house sensory training can educate your staff on best practices for sensory assessments, or can assist your trained sensory panel in optimizing its performance on specific products or target odors.

Range of services

  • Development of customized analytical methods for investigation of diverse issues
    e.g. evaluation of aftertaste

  • Monitoring of dynamic release processes of odorants in real-time via in vivo or in vitro studies
    Proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) and proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOFMS), with calibration using an advanced Gas Calibration Unit (GCU-a)