The Research and Development department is made up of experts in neuroscience, microbiology, specialists in aromatic active ingredients and galenics. These teams benefit from laboratories and pilot equipment in Terssac, at the headquarters of the Phodé group. They also cooperate with universities and research organisations throughout the world and participate in ambitious international research programmes.
Phodé’s research focuses on two main areas aimed at consolidating the science of olfaction:
Study on the impact of olfactory molecules on the brain and their consequences on the microbiota
Study of the impact of olfactory molecules on food consumption
Our research and development work has led to scientific publications and presentations at numerous conferences.
Our expertise allows us to highlight the properties of aromatic molecules.
It is a foundation of 25 years of know-how that we continue to develop.
All our active ingredients are derived from nature. Our researchers study and select natural molecules to create innovative and sustainable solutions.
Our laboratory works with more than 8000 active ingredients from nature. The selection of our active ingredients is a strategic issue for the company. Each active ingredient is therefore qualified by our laboratory. In 25 years, we have built up a database of referenced active ingredients. This library of active ingredients is constantly being expanded to create and innovate.
Each of our raw materials is carefully selected by our team of buyers. We are working on setting up channels for responsible and qualitative supply.
For the past 25 years, we have focused our research on the olfactory sense, the objective of our research being to explore the mechanisms of action of aromatic actives on the brain and behaviour.
Our R&D has built up a network of around 100 scientific and industrial partners around the world.
Our laboratories are located in the heart of our facilities. Aromaticians, expert technicians in analysis and galenics form a qualified and enthusiastic team.
We work with odours in all their forms and for all types of applications. Our products range from aromas, to masking agents, sensory solutions or odour destruction solutions. Find our solutions in our business pages!
We have developed specific analysis methods for raw materials, products, matrices, galenics etc.
Our laboratories are equipped with a wide range of recent analytical equipment. From identification to characterisation of aromatic compound profiles, we carry out analyses such as stability or ageing tests.
Aromatic molecules are volatile and very fragile. To preserve them, whatever their destination, our aromatic actives can benefit from our exclusive galenic technologies. This expertise enables the manufacture of “intelligent” powders.
Protecting without degrading, while allowing the effectiveness of the active ingredients.
Combining and potentiating the properties of the active ingredients.
Galenics adapted to the active ingredients, the target and the place of action.
From design to manufacturing in our factory, every stage of product development is carried out by our teams.
The adaptation of our industrial tools is an integral part of our innovation process. We develop a flexible and agile industrial tool.
From process modelling to pilot production, we do everything possible to ensure reliable and sustainable industrialisation.
Quality is an integral part of our DNA, our industrial site is ISO 22 000 and FAMI QS certified.
Marion Allaoua has been a researcher at Phodé for 8 years. She presents her work and the various research projects she is responsible for on a daily basis. Discover our world by watching the video.