We put the olfactory and taste receptors from the human nose and tongue into disposable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) SBS-format plastic well plates. The loaded well plate is a single-use disposable sensor that records how a chemical affects the receptors.
Once exposed to a chemical, the plate is placed in a commercial plate reader, and the data can be shared back with Aromyx through the Cloud, to gain access to the full Aromyx platform. The Aromyx platform includes the Allegory software suite, AromaGraph family of visual analytics, recommended taste/scent recording standards, additional data from the Aromyx online database of taste and scent data and related machine-learning algorithms.
The Aromyx Scent and Taste Cloud holds the promise of digitizing and standardizing human sensory data, and enabling its flow into analytics, lab equipment and other scientific and computational tools.