Quantified – Repeatable – Brutally Objective
VitroSense profiling delivers objective and quantified comparisons of development formulations, benchmarks and competitor products to reduce dependence on expensive and time-consuming sensory analysis.
- Developers of cosmetics or foods rapidly screen candidate formulations for subsequent sensory panel testing.
- Pharmaceutical formulators compare sensory-determining properties when the presence of an API prohibits in-vivo assessments
- Ingredient and excipient manufacturers demonstrate how customers’ formulations are enhanced by the presence of their addition.
We measure your development formulations and your target benchmarks:
…and present the results in accessible and easy-to-use ways:
Benchmark Similarity Scores:
Formulation A = 45% Formulation B = 67% Formulation C = 91%
You can drill down into the data for more detail:
Formulation C is closest overall match and closest for rub-out.
Formulation B is a match for rub out only.
A is poor match, particularly for pick-up.
…allowing you to make informed choices for re-formulation.
An alternative to sensory analysis? How does it work?
The sensory attributes of materials, such as skin feel of topicals and mouthfeel of foods, are the aggregate result of a range of fundamental physical properties. We measure a whole slew of those properties on designated benchmarks and supplied development formulations. Measurements are performed on calibrated and repeatable equipment with expertly-developed test protocols. The closeness of match of benchmarks and development formulations is calculated, both as an overall figure and then in more detail for specific attributes (pick-up, application, rub-out, after-feel etc) and we present that information using simple everyday language in a manner that ensures even the least technical personnel can draw valuable conclusions.
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