Takasago dedicates significant R&D effort to revealing the sensory characteristics of flavors and fragrances and their effects on subjects.

Psychophysiology Platform

Takasago is a pioneer in developing technologies related to aromachology: the science of the effects of aroma on physiology and psychology. Measurement of responses from the central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, immune system and endocrine system are combined to investigate the effects of aroma on respondents including stimulant/sedative effect, stress reduction and sleep improvement.

Sensory Evaluation Platform

Consumers around the world evaluate aroma, a complex mixture of volatile components, in accordance with their culture and sensitivity. In the field of aroma research, sensory evaluation is widely used in combination with instrumental analysis. In addition to research on sensory evaluation under well-controlled laboratory conditions, methods to evaluate in real world environments are essential.