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Sensing the Future Through Innovation.

Discovery & Development...
Senomyx discovers and develops innovative flavor ingredients using our unique proprietary technologies. We believe that our novel flavors, flavor modifiers, and bitter blockers will enable food and beverage companies to improve the nutritional profile of their products and/or achieve a competitive advantage while maintaining or enhancing taste. Our flavor ingredients are commercialized directly by Senomyx or through partnership agreements.

The Company's key flavor programs focus on the discovery and development of savory, sweet and salt flavor ingredients that are intended to allow for the reduction of MSG, sugar and salt in food and beverage products. In addition, Senomyx has a bitter blocker program to reduce or block bitter tastes and thereby improve the taste characteristics of foods, beverages and pharmaceutical products. Senomyx also has a cool flavor program for the discovery of novel flavor ingredients intended to provide a cooling taste effect for confectioneries, foods and beverages, as well as oral care and OTC healthcare products. Eleven Senomyx flavor ingredients have received regulatory_approvals in the U.S.; many of these have also been granted approval in additional countries.

Senomyx has entered into product discovery and development collaborations with several of the world's leading food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies. These collaborations provide Senomyx with research and development funding, milestone payments based upon achievement of research or development goals, and royalties on sales of products incorporating our flavor ingredients. We are primarily responsible for the discovery, development and regulatory approval of our new flavor ingredients and our partners are responsible for sales and marketing of products that contain our ingredients.

Commercialization via Royalty-Based Collaborations...
Under Senomyx’s commercialization agreements, each collaborator will bear the costs and responsibilities for manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing its consumer products that contain Senomyx flavor ingredients. This arrangement is intended to allow Senomyx to benefit from our collaborators' brand recognition, global market presence, established sales and distribution channels, and other industry specific expertise. The Company has received commercialization revenues that include royalties on sales of products incorporating its flavor ingredients from Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Commercialization via Direct Sales...
Senomyx has initiated a new direct sales program intended to accelerate and expand commercialization of our flavor ingredients. In addition to having established licensing collaborations for commercialization, Senomyx is also selling certain of our pure, also commonly referred to as ‘neat’, Complimyx® flavor ingredients to flavor companies that can incorporate them into proprietary flavor systems for their customers. Senomyx’s internal commercial organization handles sales and marketing, as well as supply chain management of third party manufacturers.

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