Senomyx and PepsiCo extend sweet taste collaboration

By Adi Menayang

- Last updated on GMT

Senomyx and PepsiCo extend collaboration for three additional years

Related tags Sugar High-fructose corn syrup

The sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx 617 from Senomyx has been used in two PepsiCo brands, Manzanita Sol and Mug Root Beer, for the past year as a test run. The companies recently announced extending their collaboration.

PepsiCo is one of two companies​ (the other one is Firmenich) with rights to use Senomyx’s Sweetmyx 617, a FEMA GRAS ingredient claimed to enable significant reductions of both high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and beet/cane sugar (sucrose) in a variety of applications including carbonated soft drinks. 

With an amendment to PepsiCo and Senomyx’s Sweet Taste Program collaboration agreement, PepsiCo's research funding for Senomyx's Natural Sweet Taste Program is extended for three additional years through September 2019. 

Under the amended and restated agreement, Senomyx granted PepsiCo non-exclusive rights to natural sweeteners and natural flavor ingredients discovered, developed and selected under the collaboration for use in all non-alcoholic beverage categories.

During the extension, Senomyx will be entitled to $18 million in research and development payments over the three-year research period. PepsiCo retains the option to further extend the research collaboration for two more years, which would result in additional research funding commitments. Senomyx will also be eligible for milestone payments based on the achievement of predetermined goals as well as royalty payments upon the sale of products containing natural sweeteners or ingredients selected under the collaboration.

"We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with PepsiCo given our common objective of developing products that meet the growing demand for lower-calorie offerings,"​ stated John Poyhonen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Senomyx.

"PepsiCo is an industry leader, committed to reducing added sugar in their products and creating great tasting options for consumers."

Related news

Show more

Related products

Replicate full sugar taste.

Replicate full sugar taste.

Content provided by ADM | 25-Sep-2023 | White Paper

Sweetening solutions and flavor technology must work in unison to successfully achieve sugar reduction targets. Our latest white paper explains how ADM...

Sweet Stability: Sugar Alternatives and Blood Sugar Control

Sweet Stability: Sugar Alternatives and Blood Sugar Control

Content provided by ADM: Game-Changing Innovation in Nutrition | 31-Jul-2023 | White Paper

Health-aware consumers are searching for the best meals and ingredients to regulate their blood glucose through nutrition. This has led to a rise in at-home...

Sweet solutions: Soda fountain stevia breakthrough

Sweet solutions: Soda fountain stevia breakthrough

Content provided by Cargill Oils | 21-Mar-2023 | White Paper

Until now, solubility limitations have prevented Reb M stevia-based sweeteners from being used in fountain drink syrup formulations. Cargill experts have...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more