Ensuring medicines taste pleasant is necessary to achieve high levels of patient compliance, and this is especially important for user-friendly formulations which are tasted more intensely. Key to developing great-tasting products is reliable taste assessment. But how can developers achieve the best results, in the most resource-efficient way?
In this Q&A article, published in Contract Pharma, HERMES PHARMA’s Dr Detlev Haack (Head of Research & Development) and Dr Martin Koeberle (Head of Analytical Development & Stability Testing) discuss:
Why considering taste is so important when developing pharmaceutical products
Which factors affect formulation taste
How electronic tongue technology can be used to assess taste more reliably
How taste profiles can be used to guide product development