Senomyx, Inc. is focused on using taste receptor technologies to discover and develop flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply industries. These flavor ingredients include flavors, such as savory flavors and cooling flavors; and flavor modulators, such as sweet and salt enhancers, and bitter blockers. The Company has collaborative agreements with several of the packaged food, beverage and ingredient companies, including Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Firmenich SA, Nestle SA, and PepsiCo, Inc. The Company has developed taste receptor-based assays for use in its screening systems and to screen its compound libraries and identify potential flavor ingredients. The Company is developing flavor ingredients to enable its collaborators to reduce the levels of sugar, artificial sweeteners, salt and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in packaged food and beverage products.