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AXXSense is the research platform of Axxam S.p.A. fully dedicated to the discovery and characterization of novel taste and olfactory modulating ingredients isolated from nature or chemical synthesis in support to the food, beverage, pet food, cosmetics and perfume industry.
AXXSense combines excellent know-how with state of the art platforms for the identification of new active ingredients using smart assay development, in addition to a unique collection of natural and synthetic products and an efficient down-stream development infrastructure.
Axxam offers its clients and partners integrated solutions across the entire discovery process starting from flavor, fragrance and cosmetic target identification and validation up to the selection and development of new bioactive compounds by providing services, tools and integrated solutions tailored to the specific needs of its clients and partners.
Choosing Axxam as research partner means to cooperate with highly skilled scientists having broad project experience and know-how.
Initially a perfect combination of biology and natural product chemistry,
Axxam has evolved and become a trustful partner of prominent flavor houses and food & beverage companies.
Since 2007, Axxam has developed the research platforms known under the current brand name AXXSense. Since then, Axxam has been involved in numerous successful R&D projects performed together with renowned companies in the food & beverage industry as well as flavor houses. Thanks to the long collaboration history, Axxam has gained an excellent reputation as innovator for new taste modulating ingredients and is trusted by various leading companies in the field.
Axxam scientists have established and validated a variety of proprietary technology platforms based on cellular assays utilizing taste and other sensory receptors, as well as natural product libraries and dedicated profiling strategies in order to facilitate the identification of new molecules acting as modulators of the basic taste modalities, temperature perception, spiciness and fat taste sensation.
Those exclusive proprietary technology platforms are continuously refined and optimized to always support the provision of top tier and best in class solutions to our clients.
AXXSense’s goal is to provide its clients and partners with solutions tailored for their specific needs and demands.
Such solutions are offered as selected services up to strategic discovery and development programs.
AXXSense is positioned to identify and further develop innovative taste and odor modulating ingredients as well as cosmetic actives integrating the value chain of discovery and development from bench to product. In close cooperation with a network of partners, AXXSense engages in creating innovative solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s needs of consumers and industry, particularly on natural products.
AXXSense offers to its client different kinds of services to fit their specific needs.
FEE FOR SERVICE AGREEMENT
AXXSense helps its clients to identify novel and innovative ingredients by performing screening campaigns on large compound collections of natural products and synthetic compounds, and compound profiling activities on its exclusive technology platforms using ingredients provided by the client.
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR FULL DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
AXXSense offers the possibility to set up a strategic partnership with the client for the identification of innovative flavors and taste imparting or modulating ingredients by conducting a screening campaign against its natural compound collection and/or its synthetic library under exclusivity.
AXXSense offers to experienced partners in the food and flavor industry a pipeline of proprietary novel taste modulators to modify and improve the characteristics of existing formulations and in the cosmetics industry a wide portfolio of novel active ingredients.