Senomyx is a biotechnology company that uses proprietary taste receptor-based assays and screening technologies to discover and develop novel flavor enhancers and taste modulators for the packaged food and beverage industry. The company believes that its flavor ingredients enable companies to improve the nutritional profile of products, including maintaining or enhancing taste. It licenses its flavor ingredients to collaborators on an exclusive basis. The company s flavor enhancer programs focus on the development of savory, sweet and salty flavor enhancers that allow for the reduction of monosodium glutamate, sugar and salt in food and beverage products. In addition, it has a bitter modulation program to improve the taste of food, beverage and pharmaceutical products. The company has product discovery and development collaborations with some of the world s leading food and beverage companies, including Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods and Nestl . Senomyx is headquartered in La Jolla, Calif.