creativity to generate
IMAX Discovery is the business unit of Axxam GmbH dedicated to the discovery of novel flavors, fragrances and taste imparting or modulating ingredients isolated from nature or from chemical synthesis in support to the food, beverage, pet food, cosmetic and perfume industry.
Using state-of-the-art technology platforms, deep expertise around taste and olfaction, natural and synthetic products, we offer to our clients and partners a competitive support in finding innovative solutions for their needs.
Our philosophy is to provide the best innovative and effective solutions in line with the client needs and in support of the client future success.
The values driving IMAX Discovery in achieving its goals are shared by all the team members:
KNOW-HOW, QUALITY, INNOVATION, CREATIVITY and PASSION.
market & services
IMAX Discovery offers comprehensive and integrated solutions to support its clients and partners in the identification,
validation and development of new bioactive molecules for their specific projects.
Food & Beverage / Pet Food
Humans monitor the chemical composition of food and environment with three different sensory pathways: the taste system, the olfactory system and the somatosensory system.
Olfaction is one of the most fascinating senses, and very closely related to the sense of taste and to emotions and memories.
The demand for natural, organic active cosmetic agents is always a key driver of the cosmetics industry, and consumers are seeking for ethical and sustainable products from natural sources.
IMAX Discovery offers its clients and partners the opportunity to access:
– a proprietary natural compound collection of about 100,000 individual test samples comprising 13,500 pure natural compounds (NatPure), 63,000 purified fractions (PreFrac) and 21,200 pre-purified extracts (Advanced Extracts)
IMAX Discovery’s goal is to provide its clients and partners with solutions tailored for their specific needs and demands.
Such solutions are offered as selected services up to strategic discovery and development programs.
IMAX Discovery is positioned to identify and further develop innovative taste and odor modulating ingredients as well as cosmetic actives integrating the value chain of discovery and development from bench to product. In close cooperation with a network of partners, IMAX Discovery engages in creating innovative solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s needs of consumers and industry, particularly on natural products.
IMAX Discovery offers to its client different kinds of services to fit their specific needs.
FEE FOR SERVICE AGREEMENT
IMAX Discovery helps its clients to identify novel and innovative ingredients by performing screening campaigns on large compound collections of natural products and synthetic compounds, and compound profiling activities on its exclusive technology platforms using ingredients provided by the client.
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR FULL DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
IMAX Discovery offers to experienced partners in the food and flavor industry a pipeline of proprietary novel taste modulators to modify and improve the characteristics of existing formulations and in the cosmetics industry a wide portfolio of novel active ingredients.
news & press
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IMAX Discovery GmbH and Hit Discovery Constance GmbH, the two German subsidiaries of Axxam S.p.A., merged into Axxam GmbH.
Kokumi taste perception is functional in a model carnivore, the domestic cat (Felis catus).
Scientific Reports | (2021) 11:10527