Based in Palo Alto, Aromyx develops technologies that enable scientific, reproducible measurement and digitization of taste and scent. They’ve commercialized the human olfactory system.
Digitally replicating taste and smell in a repeatable way has been difficult for engineers, biologists, and chemists, in part because it requires a complex coordination of all three fields. But Aromyx, working with scientists at Stanford, has figured out how to reproduce the biochemical signals that our sensing organs send to the brain and measure those signals in a meaningful way.
The company’s EssenceChip is a disposable biosensor that can be adapted to a number of non-laboratory environments. The method underlying the technology is straightforward yet complex.