Given the inherently bitter taste of many active pharmaceutical ingredients, a key challenge for developers is how best to use flavorings and taste-masking technologies to make oral dosage forms taste more pleasant. With traditional methods of assessing taste suffering from a number of important limitations around variability and efficiency, could the use of electronic tongue technology offer a more effective solution?
In this article featured in Manufacturing Chemist, Dr Detlev Haack (Director of Research and Development) and Dr Martin Koeberle (Head of Analytical Development and Stability Testing) discuss:
- Why taste development is important to meet modern consumers’ expectations and differentiate products in the marketplace
- The key factors to consider when designing great tasting pharmaceutical products
- How electronic tongues can overcome the ethical and variability challenges associated with traditional taste assessment
- How electronic tongue technology can accelerate formulation development and deliver more reliable results