Posted at 27 February 2019

Feline taste cell lines: a promising tool for palatability investigation in cats

ACHEMS 2019 | Poster Session V | April 17th | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Palatability enhancers performance is classically measured through sensory evaluations conducted with animals This crucial development step is time consuming and requires a high number of individuals.

 

Dr Emilie Leclerc, Research Scientist at Diana Pet food, will present a new in vitro cellular tool that could be used to identify novel palatable ingredients for cats, while reducing the number of sensory evaluations with animals. 

 

Based on cat taste cell populations obtained from genuine cat taste cells, this high throughput screening (HTS) tool is able to mimic cats’ answer to taste compounds.

 

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